How to Transfer Trademark Rights in India?

With time and continuous advancements in almost every industry worldwide, trademarks has become one of the fastest emerging and most exclusive Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) in India. A trademark, which identifies and differentiates the products or services of a business from those of others, is beneficial for not just brands but consumers as well. It […]

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Facebook Tries to Secure Trademark for the Term “Book”

After successfully getting the trademark for common, generic words ‘Face’ and ‘Book’ in the United States nearly 13 years ago, Facebook, one of the leading social media giants is presently attempting to accomplish the same in Europe. Seeking to secure the word ‘Book’ under Trademark Protection, the social media giant applied for the same in […]

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Copyleft – Everything You Need to Know About This IP License

We are living in a rapidly advancing era where the Internet has made it ever-harder to prevent unauthorized users from stealing one’s hard work. In such a malicious age, there might be hardly anyone who isn’t aware of the Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs). There are several IPRs that one can get to keep his original […]

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Starbucks Clashes with an Alaska Company over Trademark

Starbucks, a Seattle-based coffeehouse chain famous for its signature roasts, light bites, etc., is clashing with a small Alaska company, Mountains & Mermaids over a trademark. The coffee giant said that the term Siren’s Brew, which this Alaska Company wants to use as a Registered Trademark is very similar to Starbucks’ branding Siren’s Blend. As […]

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Intellectual Property Rights and MSMEs: Bridging the Gap

The Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) play a crucial role in adding to the growth and success of a country’s economy. However, when it comes to the protection and management of their strategies and ideas, they often lose out. Hence, there is a dire need for emphasizing Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) that can safeguard […]

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Fashion Label Michael Kors Sues New Haven Flea Market Over Counterfeit Sales

Michael Kors LLC, a fashion house of luxury accessories and ready-to-wear, has recently filed a lawsuit against the operators and vendors of The Boulevard Flea Market on Ella T. Grasso Boulevard over selling counterfeit products bearing the company’s brand for years, in spite of several repeated warnings. The lawsuit filed includes the names of the […]

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How to Avoid Intellectual Property (IP) Issues in Today’s Virtual World?

Virtual reality, abbreviated as VR, is not a new technology. It has been around us, in one or the other form, since the mid-twentieth century. However, it has achieved tremendous popularity now due to the vast advancements in technology and mobile data services. As the prices of VR devices are continuously becoming affordable to ordinary […]

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Delhi High Court pulls up Prasar Bharati for using the word ‘Dish’

On 16th July 2019, the Delhi High Court (HC) restrained India’s largest public broadcasting agency, Prasar Bharati from infringing the trademark ‘Dish’ of Dish TV. Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw through an interim order revealed that it is unexpected of the public sector enterprise infringing the mark of another company, and hence, the defendant was restrained […]

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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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How do Copyrights work with Social Media?

Social media platforms facilitate businesses with lots of opportunities to connect with the internet surfers and convert them into customers. With the help of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and many other famous social media platforms, companies can target and drive immense traffic to their website. Undoubtedly, sharing various types of images and content on these widely […]

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