Category - Intellectual Property

Infringement of Trademark in case of Deceptively similar marks

  M/S MAHASHIAN DI HATTI LTD. Vs. MR. RAJ NIWAS, PROPRIETOR OF MHS MASALAY Brief Background of the case:- The Plaintiff company is engaged in the business of manufacturing and selling spices & condiments, which are being sold under its registered logo (comprising "MDH" within three hexagon device, on red colour background) and  is registered  since 31st May, 1991… Read More

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Twitter denied IPR for “Tweets”

Twitter is an exemplary model for a lot of social media. Since the publication of the first tweet in 2006, the company has grown to over 175 million registered, users averaging 95 million tweets a day. Its enormous growth and popularity has often been compared to Facebook™s rise, although such comparisons have been debated. The… Read More

File your responses for trade marks proceedings electronically for speedy processing

The processing of trade mark applications is done electronically and the ExaminationReport made available to the public on the IPO website. Accepted cases are automaticallypublished in the weekly Trade Marks Journal. Applicant's responses to the examination reportare also considered electronically by an authorized officer. While the office is taking steps todigitize all such received responses… Read More

IPR Trainings at National Institute of Intellectual Property Management (NIIPM)

Training Schedule of the NIIPM National Institute of Intellectual Property Management (NIIPM) is a Central Government Organization under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry engaged in conducting Training, Awareness programs on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) i.e.  Patents,  Designs, Trademarks & Geographical Indications. Such IPRs are considered as a barometer of R&D activities, encourages technology transfer,… Read More

Oh Sorry ! Trademark registered by mistake

It has come to knowledge that in the trademark database, the  status of pending / registered trademarks have appeared wrongly in quite a number of cases possibly due to wrong entries in the system that has occurred over a period of time. A status change module has now been developed by NIC to allow certain authorized officials… Read More

Manual of Geographical Indications – Practice & Procedure

Geographical Indications as being used currently includes both the above concepts and it refers to "... indications which identify a good as  originating in the territory of a country, or a region or locality in that territory, where a given quality, reputation or other characteristic of the good is essentially attributable to its geographical origin."(Article 22.1 of the TRIPS… Read More

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