Can Common Terms Be Trademarked?

A trademark is typically a sign, logo, symbol, word, phrase, design, or combination of them, which identifies the product or service of a particular brand. It recognizes the corporate identity of the brand. To sell the product, using the brand name makes it a trademark. However, one should keep in mind that the Trademark Rights […]

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Can Trademark Protection be Extended to Cryptocurrency?

Cryptocurrency has been subjected to constant attention in the past few years for its revolutionary nature. The presence of cryptocurrency is constantly growing, and therefore, it needs the law to transform along with it to address its administration and execution. Several courts have had trouble in applying substantive Trademark Law to this field of technology. […]

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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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Brand Protection Strategy and Intellectual Property

Technology and science are ever-evolving in times of digitization and globalization. For keeping in pace with the demands of the consumers as well as stakeholders of a business, the law comes in handy. This article will project some light on the intermingling role of Intellectual Property (IP) in the domain of brand protection in the […]

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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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What will happen if you are late in Getting your Trademark Renewed?

In most of the nations across the globe, the duration of Trademark Protection for registered trademarks is ten years; however, indefinite trademark protection can be achieved if the registered trademark is renewed once every ten years. Lateness in filing a trademark renewal application can lead to many complications for the owner, like increased fees, penalty, or losing […]

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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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FNHI Subsidiary Worksport Secures U.S. Trademark

FNHI (Franchise Holdings International Inc.), the parent company of Worksport Ltd., has now reached a significant Intellectual Property (IP) milestone with the recent granting of the sole trademark rights to the Worksport name for light truck tonneau covers in the United States. Worksport and FNHI CEO Steve Rossi said that the granting of this trademark […]

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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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Intellectual Property Protection For Your Mobile Apps

In today’s rapidly transforming digital world, mobile apps are continuously evolving. While being a friend that carries almost every work related to our day to day life, mobile apps are something that has made us go ‘on-the-fly.’  Be it emailing, transferring money, or shopping online, mobile applications appear as one of the best ways of […]

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