Can QR Codes be Trademarked?

Those in the print industry have been eager to adopt quick response codes over the past few years. The relatively new advent allows the marketers to put the barcodes on several different items and allow smartphone users to scan them and discover more information. A QR (shorthand for ‘Quick Response’) code is a machine-readable matrix […]

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How to Obtain a Well-Known Trademark Status in India

A regime for the protection of well-known marks was first introduced by the Paris Convention in Article 6bis, which provides that: “The countries of the Union undertake, ex officio if their legislation so permits, or at the request of an interested party, to refuse or to cancel the registration, and to prohibit the use, of a trademark […]

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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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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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Netflix Secures ‘Space Force’ Trademarks Ahead of the US Armed Forces

The Netflix original comedy, ‘Space Force,’ starring Steve Carell and based on the new branch of the military launched by President Donald Trump, has quite recently obtained the Trademark Rights for the name before the US government. Space Force is the space warfare service branch of the US Armed Forces. According to various reports, the […]

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How to Monetize Your Trademarks?

No matter whether you have developed a fitness club, industry’s interesting technology, or a global agency, you as a businessman must protect every aspect of your Intellectual Property (IP). Undoubtedly, there are several ways in which you can do so, but the most vital one is registering your business’s or products’ actual name and the […]

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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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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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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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