Intellectual Property Theft: A Menace

With the advancement of technology and the overreaching effect of cyberspace, cyber crimes have also witnessed a surge. Of these crimes, Intellectual Property (IP) theft is one of the many, which involves stealing copyright, patents, industrial designs, etc., by using the internet and computers as a medium. Copyright and trade secrets like software, secret formula/recipes, […]

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Is there a Nexus between Unfair Trade Practices and Trademark Law?

Before getting into a comprehensive analysis of how unfair competition is intertwined with trademarks, the question that needs to be asked is, what is unfair trade practice? Unfair trade practices refer to the use of various deceptive, fraudulent, or unethical methods to get business. Unfair trade practices include misrepresentation, false advertising of a good or […]

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Plain Packaging in the Tobacco Industry and its Impact on Trademarks

Plain packaging refers to the laws or regulations requiring that cigarettes are to be sold in standardized packs without any stylized trademarks, logos, or colors. Instead of branding information, the cigarette packs are dominated by graphic health warnings and other legally required information and tax-paid stamps with only minor space reserved for the brand name […]

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Tile Files Four Trademark Infringement Lawsuits Corresponding to Unauthorized Sales

Tile Inc., an American consumer electronics company specializing in providing wireless tracking devices and services, has quite recently filed four Trademark Infringement lawsuits against CellnTell Distribution Inc., 888 Digital Inc., S&W Dealz, and Digital Pavilion Electronics. The four lawsuits are filed in the New York Northern District Court, New Jersey District Court, Massachusetts District Court, […]

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Local IT Company Sues Microsoft Alleging Trademark Infringement

Azure Knowledge Corporation, an Ahmedabad-based Information Technology (IT) company, has quite recently filed a lawsuit in the city civil court against the tech giant Microsoft Corporation and its Indian arm, Microsoft India, alleging Trademark Infringement. DV Shah, the judge for the lawsuit filed, had issued notices to the defendants on 10th February 2020 itself, and […]

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Nirma Won Trademark Infringement Case Against a Rajasthan-based Salt Company

Gujarat-based Nirma Limited, a name trusted in almost every household across India for its wide range of quality products, like cosmetics, soaps, salt, etc., has won a Trademark Infringement case against a Rajasthan-based salt company. A local Court restrained the Rajasthan-based salt company from promoting and selling its products not just under the brand ‘Neema […]

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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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Calcutta HC Grants Relief to Republic TV in Trademark Infringement Suit

The Calcutta High Court (HC) has recently granted relief to Arnab Goswami’s AGR Outlier Media Asianet News Pvt. Ltd. (plaintiff) in passing off lawsuit citing infringement of Republic TV’s trademark. The Trademark Infringement suit had been filed against Shailputri Media Pvt. Ltd. (defendant) running an internet portal under the domain name ‘www.republichindi.com,’ obtained on May 6, […]

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5 Things to Consider While Preparing a Trademark Strategy

In today’s advanced world, where most of the entrepreneurs have a common understanding that trademarks are vital for businesses, some often overlook the importance of putting a precise trademark strategy in place. Merely put, most of us know that a trademark can be a unique letter, word, sign, symbol, or combination of these things, which […]

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