Laws for Registration of Well-known Marks in India

WHAT IS A WELL-KNOWN TRADEMARK? A well-known trademark is a trademark which is widely known to the prominent section of the public and enjoys a relatively high reputation. If any other party uses that protected well-known mark on their products or services, it would be deemed a sign that the product or service is associated […]

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Nepal Enforcement And Protection Of Trademark Rights

  In Nepal, the mechanism of enforcement and protection of a trademark is governed by the Patent, Design and Trademark Act (PDTA), 1965 (2022). Under Section 18 of this act, a trademark registered by any person is valid for 7 years from the date of application. Department of Industries (DOI), within the Ministry of Industries, […]

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Skechers USA, Inc & Ors v. Pure Play: Summary Judgement

A massive fine of Rs. 87 lacs was imposed by the Delhi High Court on Pure Play in the Skechers USA, Inc and Ors v. Pure Play IP case of infringing the Intellectual Property Rights of Skechers by manufacturing and selling rip-offs of a Skechers’ GoWalk3 series shoes. On May 2016, Skechers filed a suit […]

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Prada is Still Fighting for its Alligator Hatchlings

Prada, an Italian luxury brand, which uses exotic skins to manufacture its pricey accessories, is still fighting a legal battle over alligator hatchlings with Caporicci USA Corp., a Florida-based alligator contractor. The multi-million dollar battle had started in 2017 when the Miami-based supplier couldn’t offer Prada the 15,000 hatchlings it had officially paid for. To be […]

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Gentle Monster Sues Malik Yusef for Fraud and Breach of Contract

Gentle Monster, a Korean sunglasses, and optical glasses brand have sued Kanye West’s former friend and collaborator, Malik Yusef for allegedly defrauding their eyewear brand of more than $2.5 million. Gentle Monster had collaborated on a music project with Malik Yusef, G.O.O.D Music associate to promote a song for a new product “Collection 13” that […]

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Ariana Grande Sued for Posting her Paparazzi Photos without Permission on Instagram

Ariana Grande, an American singer, songwriter, and actress are being sued by a New York-based paparazzi photographer, Robert Barbera, for copyright infringement. In the documents filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, the professional photographer, Robert has claimed that the singer has posted the pictures which he had taken […]

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US Judge Sides with Louis Vuitton over Pooey Puitton “Parody” Case

French fashion house and luxury retail company, Louis Vuitton, commonly known as LV has won the adjournment of a lawsuit which was filed by a toymaker named MGA Entertainment that accused the French fashion brand of attempting to disrupt its sales of a poop-shaped toy purse, called “Pooey Puitton”. The company was actually apprehensive that […]

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Louis Vuitton takes on Belle International over Copycat Sneakers

Louis Vuitton, a France fashion house and luxury retail company, is suing two Belle International (women’s shoe retailer in China) subsidiaries for infringement in connection with its Archlight sneakers. According to the Louis Vuitton’s complaint filed in an intellectual property high court in Hong Kong, Belle International (China) and Best Able Footwear – both subsidiaries […]

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