Key Points – Trademark Registration and Protection in Nepal

In the present highly competitive business environment, economies across the globe are becoming increasingly knowledge and technology-oriented, due to which, Intellectual Property (IP) has gained significant importance too. In line with this global development, Nepal has recognized the value of IP as well. There is indeed a growing trend in the nation both on the […]

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Madras High Court Restrains Patanjali from Using the ‘Coronil’ Trademark

The controversial drug, Coronil (claimed as a cure for COVID-19), by yoga guru Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurved Ltd, has quite recently received a blow, with the Madras High Court restraining the company from using the ‘Coronil’ trademark. Justice CV Karthikeyan has passed the interim order valid till 30th July 2020 on the plea of Arudra Engineering […]

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Instagram Opposes the Registration of Instagem Trademark

The widely known photo and video-sharing social networking platform, Instagram, has quite recently filed an opposition before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) against the Trademark Registration of the word INSTAGEM by Market Organization Inc. In its opposition filed, Instagram has claimed that the INSTAGEM trademark will cause a lot of consumer confusion and […]

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What will happen if you are late in Getting your Trademark Renewed?

In most of the nations across the globe, the duration of Trademark Protection for registered trademarks is ten years; however, indefinite trademark protection can be achieved if the registered trademark is renewed once every ten years. Lateness in filing a trademark renewal application can lead to many complications for the owner, like increased fees, penalty, or losing […]

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University of Washington Wins Patent for its Innovative Air Filtration Technology

The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has quite recently issued a patent to the University of Washington (a public research university in Seattle, Washington, founded in 1861) for a new form of energy-efficient and high-capacity air filtration technology developed at the UW Sensors, Energy, and Automation Laboratory. The design, which pairs the particle-repelling plates […]

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Understanding the Different Types of Patents under the Patent Law of the US

A patent protects the discoveries and inventions, which are novel, non-obvious, and useful. There are three types of patents under the Patent Law of the United States, namely, utility patents, design patents, and plant patents. Each patent type protects a specific type of discovery or invention and has different eligibility requirements; however, it is also […]

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Netflix Secures ‘Space Force’ Trademarks Ahead of the US Armed Forces

The Netflix original comedy, ‘Space Force,’ starring Steve Carell and based on the new branch of the military launched by President Donald Trump, has quite recently obtained the Trademark Rights for the name before the US government. Space Force is the space warfare service branch of the US Armed Forces. According to various reports, the […]

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Understanding the Utmost Importance of Trademark Registration in India

If you are planning to create your brand, you must come up with something one of a kind to prevail in the present highly competitive business environment. The real thing is, either you provide an entirely dynamic service or product or opt for differentiation because there is a lot of marketplace share upon which people […]

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Redfin’s Cofounder Sues Redfin Alleging Patent Infringement

David Eraker, the cofounder of Redfin (a Seattle-based real-estate company founded in 2004), has quite recently filed a Patent Infringement lawsuit against Redfin to stop it from making use of the image-based rendering patents owned by Surefield (a real estate company founded by David Eraker in 2012). The lawsuit is filed at United States District […]

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Tile Files Four Trademark Infringement Lawsuits Corresponding to Unauthorized Sales

Tile Inc., an American consumer electronics company specializing in providing wireless tracking devices and services, has quite recently filed four Trademark Infringement lawsuits against CellnTell Distribution Inc., 888 Digital Inc., S&W Dealz, and Digital Pavilion Electronics. The four lawsuits are filed in the New York Northern District Court, New Jersey District Court, Massachusetts District Court, […]

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