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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US Court Orders Apple to Pay $500 Million over PanOptis 4G Patent Violations

A Texas court has quite recently ordered the American multinational technology company, Apple Inc., to pay even more than $500 million, near about Rs. 3, 742 crores, in damages and interest for 4G Patent Violations held by Intellectual Property (IP) Company PanOptis. According to the local media, the US tech giant – now worth almost […]

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InterDigital Files two Patent Infringement Cases against Xiaomi in Delhi HC

InterDigital (a US-based mobile technology research and development company specializing in providing video and wireless technologies for mobile devices, services, and networks across the globe) has quite recently filed two Patent Infringement cases against Xiaomi (a Chinese electronics company headquartered in Beijing) in the Delhi High Court. According to InterDigital, the Chinese phone maker has […]

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Understanding the Critical Elements of a Cost-Effective Legal Department

Without any second thoughts, controlling the costs in a legal department can, at times, prove to be exceedingly challenging, specifically when it comes to a growing business. Although it is imperative to protect and maintain the legal rights of businesses adequately, it is equally imperative to ensure that the legal and business strategies are well-aligned […]

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IBM Files Second Lawsuit against Zillow Alleging Patent Infringement

The American multinational technology company, IBM (International Business Machines Corporation), has quite recently escalated its legal battle by filing a second lawsuit against Zillow (an American online real estate database company) alleging Patent Infringement. According to IBM, Zillow has infringed upon its patents to build a real estate search engine. In the lawsuit filed on […]

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Twitter Disables Trump’s Retweet over Copyright Claim by Linkin Park

The widely known social networking platform, Twitter, has quite recently disabled a campaign-style video retweeted by President Donald Trump on 18th July 2020 over Copyright Violation. The video, which had music from Linkin Park (American rock band from Agoura Hills, California), disappeared from President Trump’s Twitter feed on 18th July 2020 with the notification – […]

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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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