Patenting IoT Technology: Challenges and Solutions

The advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) was undoubtedly the phase when the number of interconnected gadgets outstripped the number of human beings on the planet. Now, if we consider the path covered so far and the road ahead, the number of continuously increasing IoT gadgets reached 8.4 billion in the year 2017 and […]

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Planning to File a Patent Application? Don’t Miss on These 5 Points

Amongst many different things inventors need to do to succeed, applying for a patent is the most vital one. Sadly, most of them often either ignore or delay carrying out this significant task for a variety of reasons, like lack of knowledge regarding the law, insufficient budget, etc. Undoubtedly, waiting to File a Patent Application […]

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Virgil Abloh’s Off-white Sued for Trademark Infringement

New York-based marketing and creative agency, OffWhite Productions has filed a Trademark Infringement case against Virgil Abloh’s OffWhiteTM. It claimed that the defendant is infringing its trademark rights by using a name similar to its brand name. The case filed by complainant contains many claims, such as: OffWhite Productions has been utilizing its Registered Trademark […]

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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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Victoria’s Secret’s recent message to rising rival by means of Trademark Applications

Victoria’s Secret, an American retailer of women’s lingerie, throws shade at its budding rival ThirdLove, an online Lingerie startup by filing an application for trademark registration at the US Patent and Trade Office (USPTO). Whilst ThirdLove might be disrupting the business on women’s lingerie, Victoria’s Secret still considers itself as consumers “first love”. Although, the […]

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Apple’s ‘Think different’ versus Swatch’s ‘Tick different’

‘Think different’ is a very famous advertising slogan used by Apple since 1997. Swatch, a Swiss watchmaker, advertised its watch using the slogan ‘Tick different’. This led to a legal trademark dispute between both the companies in which Apple lost to Swatch two times in recent weeks. Swatch, advertised and promoted its NFC- capable watch […]

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Kellogg’s ‘Fruit Loop’ opposition rejected

The Fuller’s brewery of Britain achieved a successful outcome when the UK  Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) rejected a trademark opposition brought by the American food manufacturing company, Kellogg.  On May 2, 2019, Thursday, the UKIPO issued a decision in favor of the brewery, stating that Kellogg’s couldn’t bespeak reputation of its ‘Froot Loops’ brand in […]

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Chinese Trademark Law amended for the fourth time

On April 23, 2019, a new amendment of the Chinese Trademark Law was passed at the 10th Session of the Standing Committee of the 13th National People’s Congress by adopting two new sets of regulations. The Trademark Law in China has been amended three times in 1993, 2001 and 2003 respectively, and this fourth amended […]

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Intellectual Property Rights in India

With the rapid globalization of the Indian economy, “Intellectual Capital” has become one of the significant drivers in the current international trade. Intellectual Property Rights are the legitimate rights given to people over the innovations of their minds. Recently, these rights have attained protection and recognition. The National Intellectual Property rights policy in India was […]

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