Celebrity Rights under Intellectual Property

Have you ever wondered whether a celebrity has rights over his or her name, personality, the image in society, photographs, and publicity? The answer is a definite yes. The term celebrity comes from the Latin word ‘celebritatem,’ which means the condition of being famous. Today, actors, authors, artists, politicians, models, athletes, musicians, singers, television personalities, […]

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A careful dissection of the Madrid System

It is appropriately established that the Madrid System is bifurcated into the Madrid Agreement (1891) and the Madrid Protocol (1989). It was a welcoming introduction in the realm of trademarks for it sought to marshal and leave tangle-free the filing of trademarks abroad, which was regarded as being quintessential since trademark laws in all jurisdictions […]

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Colour Trademarks in the Pharmaceutical Industry

A trademark aids the customers in identifying the goods and services of one undertaking from those of others. In the present fast-paced society, conventional marks are not the only type of marks available that are worthy of obtaining trademark protection. Colours and colour combinations play a significant role in differentiating the goods in the market. […]

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Fluid Trademarks

With the rapidly evolving digital economy, even brands have started to push their trademark boundaries by not only putting their registered trademarks into practice but also evolving them. Such marks, known as “Fluid Trademarks,” have now become a novel approach to brand marketing. Fluid trademarks are variations of the originally registered trademarks, which coexist with […]

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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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