The Role of Trademark in Cultural Appropriation

We have seen countless instances where massive public uproar emerged when brands have come up with merchandise that ‘borrowed’ elements from different cultures. WIPO defines ‘traditional cultural expressions’ as including “music, dance, art, designs, names, signs and symbols, performances, ceremonies, architectural forms, handicrafts, narratives, and many other artistic or cultural expressions.” The role of a […]

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Colour Trademarks in the Pharmaceutical Industry

A trademark aids the customers in identifying the goods and services of one undertaking from those of others. In the present fast-paced society, conventional marks are not the only type of marks available that are worthy of obtaining trademark protection. Colours and colour combinations play a significant role in differentiating the goods in the market. […]

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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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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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Top Five Reforms Made to Trademark Law of Canada in 2019

After around five years of anticipation, sweeping reforms to the Trademark Law of Canada had finally come into force on 17th June 2019. Well, these changes that have influenced the Intellectual Property (IP) industry are many in numbers, and being familiar with all of them may appear a bit arduous and frustrating. Hence, to help […]

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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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How to Copyright Your Website’s Content?

Your website content, especially when it impacts your revenue is a valuable thing that you must not want to lose in the hands of others. Hence, keeping it out of the reach of people who might desire to copy and redistribute it without your consent is crucial. Copyright Registration is one of the best sources […]

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Delhi HC Passes Directions on Documents for Trademark Infringement Cases

The Delhi High Court (HC) recently has passed a slew of directions associated with the documents needed to be mandatorily filed along with a complaint in Trademark Infringement concerns. The specific order was passed by a Single Judge Bench of Justice Pratibha M Singh following a plea challenging an order of the Trial Court that […]

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