How to Overcome the Refusal of Trademark Application in China?

With the continuous increase in the activities of filing Trademark Applications in China, the total number has exceeded around 30 million. Well, it is undoubtedly beneficial for the applicants in particular and the nation as a whole. However, if considered in the view of the enormous volume of already existing trademark applications and registrations, the […]

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IPRs in Bangladesh: The Nation Has a Long Way to Go

Intellectual Property (IP) refers to that category of property, which includes intangible creations of the human intellect. It fundamentally encompasses trademarks, patents, copyrights, and industrial designs. And if we talk about Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs), then these refer to the exclusive rights provided to owners over the unique creations of their minds for a specific […]

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Google Gets Patent from India

Google, the most used web search engine, has recently received a patent from India for its technology that emphasizes monitoring the quality of food within the containers by using sensors. This technology cannot just showcase the food quality condition in real-time but also store data for analysis. Besides, it can inform the user that the […]

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Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) Chief to Head WIPO

The chief executive of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) – Daren Tang – has recently been put up for the position of director-general of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). WIPO is one of the fifteen dedicated agencies under the United Nations and was created to encourage creative activities as well as promote […]

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5 Things to Consider While Preparing a Trademark Strategy

In today’s advanced world, where most of the entrepreneurs have a common understanding that trademarks are vital for businesses, some often overlook the importance of putting a precise trademark strategy in place. Merely put, most of us know that a trademark can be a unique letter, word, sign, symbol, or combination of these things, which […]

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Patenting IoT Technology: Challenges and Solutions

The advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) was undoubtedly the phase when the number of interconnected gadgets outstripped the number of human beings on the planet. Now, if we consider the path covered so far and the road ahead, the number of continuously increasing IoT gadgets reached 8.4 billion in the year 2017 and […]

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HC to Hear Suit amid Tea Board and ITC over GI Protected Darjeeling Logo

The Tea Board that had fought and lost the case over the Darjeeling logo in the Calcutta High Court (HC) early this year has recently appealed against the decision in the division bench of the Court for a judicial interpretation to comprehend the importance of the logo. Arun Kumar Ray, deputy chairman of the Tea […]

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Someone Attempts to Trademark a Slogan “OK Boomer” With USPTO

As the slogan “OK Boomer” has gained remarkable attention in the mainstream beyond Generation Z, someone has applied for the Trademark Registration of “OK Boomer” with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). TikTok, the incredibly popular video-sharing app, has emerged as a launchpad for various viral memes and internet trends, including “OK Boomer” […]

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How is Industrial Design Crucial for Wrist-based Wearable?

Watches or wrist-based wearable that offer heart-rate monitoring, no doubt, have a quite similar look to their mechanical or analog counterparts. Around all of these gadgets have familiar wrist bands, watch faces, and even the internal components like a photoplethysmography (PPG) sensor that makes the heart-rate measurement or other operations possible in these devices. PPG […]

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LG Enters Patent Infringement Dispute against Hisense

South Korean Electronics Maker LG Electronics Inc., on 5th November 2019, has announced that it filed a Patent Infringement lawsuit against Hisense, alleging that the Chinese TV manufacturer has violated its TV-related patents. LG announced that it filed complaints against Chinese and American branches of Hisense in the central district court of California for allegedly […]

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