Metro Shoes files a case in Bombay HC against Flipkart

Recently, Metro Shoes filed a trademark infringement  case against Flipkart alleging that the defendant is retailing products under a brand recognized as ‘Metronaut’ which is similar to the eponymous brand name of Metro. The complainant added that by using the same brand name, the e-commerce company is selling several products, including shoes. Lawyer Piyush Shah, […]

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5 Coffee Varieties of India Achieve GI Tag

    5 coffee varieties that are being grown in India made their place amongst the Geographical Indication (GI) tag achievers. It is expected that this step will make the producers happy by helping them to earn the maximum cost for their ace produce. The coffee varieties that were awarded GI tag by the Department […]

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Indian Startup’s Patent Application faces opposition by Margento

Margento, a globally known provider of mobile transaction solutions made this month a concerning phase for a Bengaluru-based Indian Startup – ToneTog by filing a patent opposition against their DOV (data-over-voice) technology application. Fintech startup ToneTag who filed the patent application was founded in the year 2013 by Kumar Abhishek. However, later, it had been […]

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Bombay HC: Defendants in Trademark & IPR dispute were fined Rs 5 Crore

Intended to deter people from practising the unlawful undertakings of making profits illegally, the Bombay High Court (HC) took a strict step. In a case filed this year, Justice SJ Kathawalla punished the defendants who were selling poor-quality pipes on a renowned company’s name. Mahatma Gandhi once said, “There is a sufficiency in the world […]

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Why Intellectual Property Rights are Important in Current Era?

In the modern world, intellectual property rights have a significant influence on international trade and indigenous trade of every nation. With the advent of digitalization, there are high chances of creative ideas being stolen by any third party, without any prior permission. The importance of intellectual property protection fluctuates in a different part of the world. […]

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Bombay HC Sentences Oil Proprietor in IPR Dispute

The Bombay High Court has convicted an oil proprietor of an edible oil company for 8 weeks for “brazen breach” of the March 2017 order,   for copyright infringement of Cargil India Pvt. Ltd, the Indian arm of the US multinational giant. Justice SJ Kathawalla of Bombay High Court was hearing the plea made by Cargil […]

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Google and IPRS Sign A Music Licensing Deal for India

The Indian Performing Right Society Limited (IPRS) has granted the music license to the tech giant, Google, permitting the company to utilize its group member work collection across Google-owned YouTube and other related services in the country. Registered under the Copyright Act, 1957, the IPRS is a copyright body, of music owners, including composers, lyricists, […]

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Protection of Industrial Designs in India

Industrial Design Protection is meant for fortifying the distinct and unique characteristics of surface pattern, shape or colour combination which, when applied to a functional article (two- dimensional, or three dimensional), enhances aesthetics and refines the visual appearance of the design. In India, the Design Act, 2000, regulates the mechanism of the industrial design registration. […]

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Enforcement and Protection of Trademark Rights in Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, the Trademark Act of 2009 and the Trademark Rules, 1963 present a legal basis of dealing with the mechanism of registration and protection of trademarks. According to the 2009 Act, the registered proprietor of a trademark in respect of any goods or services owns the exclusive rights to the use of the trademark […]

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