Protection of Intellectual Property (IP) in the Metaverse

With the Metaverse and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) being the common buzzwords as of late, the USPTO (US Patent & Trademark Office) has been experiencing a significant rise in the number of¬†Trademark Applications filed in the virtual sphere to safeguard the products and services. The dramatic rise in e-commerce in the last two decades saw many […]

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Can You Trademark A Hashtag?

All ardent social media users are aware of the latest trend of using hashtags to spread the word across a wide range of users for bolstering consumer engagement. Often, hashtags help businesses reach out to their target audience and connect with them, which may further help them attain and achieve goodwill and raise awareness about […]

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3D Shape Trademark on Cars

Trademarks indicate the origin of a product. While they commonly consist of a brand name or logo, the shape of a product may also be an indication of its origin. However, shape marks are not easy to register. For being registered as a trademark, the 3D shape of a product must be shown to have […]

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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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How Was 2019 a Good Year for Intellectual Property in India?

With the advent of 2020, you might be looking for novel and stronger strategies that can help you grow your business in the present cut-throat competitive era. However, to build a new strategy in such an era where competitors and competition keep on increasing day-by-day, it is always better to step ahead after being aware […]

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Japan Seeks to Reinforce Intellectual Property for Fruits and Veggies

With the advent of the year 2020, there comes news that Japan is planning to strengthen Intellectual Property (IP) control over its premium products, like fruits and vegetables being sold overseas to prevent its high-end crops from being grown and then sold as the products of other countries. As per Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, […]

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USPTO Rules In Favor of Disney over Trademark Dispute

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has recently dismissed three Trademark Applications filed in association with the Tron blockchain project. The decision has been made after the American media giant – Disney submitted the notices of opposition and claimed that the acceptance of these applications would result in brand confusion. What’s the Case? […]

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Intellectual Property Rights in Bangladesh: The Nation Has a Long Way to Go

Intellectual Property (IP) refers to that category of property, which includes intangible creations of the human intellect. It fundamentally encompasses trademarks, patents, copyrights, and industrial designs. And if we talk about Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs), then these refer to the exclusive rights provided to owners over the unique creations of their minds for a specific […]

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Global Intellectual Property Filings: India Secures Tenth Position

With continuous growth in Intellectual Property (IP) filing activities worldwide, India has witnessed a remarkable upsurge in Industrial Design, patent, and trademark filings in the last year, i.e., 2018. Where on one side, the nation saw more than 20% hike in trademark filing, on the other side, it witnessed a rise of 13.6% in the […]

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