Intellectual Property Law in Bangladesh

History of the IP system in Bangladesh The earliest legislation found to protect IP in Bangladesh was the Patents, Designs, and Trademarks Act of 1883. However, it was repealed, and the new Patents and Designs Act of 1911 and the Trademarks Act of 1940 were enacted respectively. Then, in 2003, both these Acts were amended, […]

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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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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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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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Global Intellectual Property Filings: India Secures Tenth Position

With continuous growth in Intellectual Property (IP) filing activities worldwide, India has witnessed a remarkable upsurge in Industrial Design, patent, and trademark filings in the last year, i.e., 2018. Where on one side, the nation saw more than 20% hike in trademark filing, on the other side, it witnessed a rise of 13.6% in the […]

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All About Two Vital Trademark Symbols – TM & ®

Undoubtedly, most of us know that a trademark is a type of Intellectual Property (IP) that comprises a recognizable word, sign, symbol, or expression used to distinguish products of a particular source from those of others. However, this is not all. To get the expected benefits from trademarks, you need to be aware of all […]

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Facebook’s Calibra Sued for Trademark Infringement over Identical Logo

Facebook’s cryptocurrency project named Libra has hit another roadblock as Current, a mobile banking app, has sued its Calibra subsidiary for Trademark Infringement over the similarity of logos. According to the complaint submitted on 10th October 2019 in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, Current alleges that Calibra’s logo isn’t […]

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Role of Cease & Desist Letter in Trademark Infringement

Trademark Infringement is a serious matter that often disturbs the functionality and ambiance of the Intellectual Property (IP) industry. Hence, one should address this issue as soon as it gets discovered. In the present era, on one side, companies or individuals who infringe trademarks do not comprehend the legal implications of cloning or using a […]

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