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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Cybersquatting of Domain Names

The internet boom had reverberating outcomes of which the expansion of Trademark Law was one. Consumerism and commercial activities over the internet brought with it the challenge of Domain Name disputes because of dilution and infringing acts. Although the issues exist within the realm of trademarks, they still need a thorough reading in the light […]

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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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Trademark Registration in Afghanistan

The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, in recent years, has increasingly interested not just domestic but also foreign businesses, including companies from the post-soviet nations. A vital thing to consider when planning to do business in Afghanistan is acquiring rights to trademarks. And it is possible only by ensuring successful Trademark Registration in Afghanistan. As trademarks […]

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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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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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IBM Patents Smartwatch that Unfolds into a Tablet

IBM, one of the biggest tech giants worldwide, has successfully patented a smartwatch that unfolds into a tablet or smartphone. The Patent Application is based on the concept that seems implausible today but could turn real in the future due to rapid enhancements in display technology. The firm applied for the patent in the year […]

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Prime Inc. files a trademark infringement case against Amazon

Prime Inc. based in Springfield, Missouri has filed a case alleging trademark infringement against Amazon for using the word “prime” on its shipping trucks and other vehicles causing losses to Prime Inc. and profits to Amazon. Prime Inc. filed the case on 2nd July, 2019 in the US Federal Court located in the Western District […]

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