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Late filing of evidence in a trademark opposition proceeding, pardoned!

Late filing of evidence in a trademark opposition proceeding, pardoned!

30 April 2021

This matter pertains to registration of the mark “BEABA” at the IPOS filed under No. 40201909817Y in the name Biba (Zhejiang) Nursing Products Co., Ltd. (the applicant), and an opposition thereto by BEABA (the opponent).

Piercing the veil of anonymity: Remedies and challenges in curbing technical support scams

Piercing the veil of anonymity: Remedies and challenges in curbing technical support scams

30 April 2021

The need of the hour is close cooperation between law enforcement agencies across the world through mutual legal assistance treaties and IT companies for spearheading the consumer awareness campaigns against such scams.

Use of patents as spokes in competitors' wheels

Use of patents as spokes in competitors' wheels

30 April 2021

Diesel S.P.A. v. Bontton Sdn Bhd: The own name doctrine and the court’s power to make declarations of non-infringement

Diesel S.P.A. v. Bontton Sdn Bhd: The own name doctrine and the court’s power to make declarations o...

31 March 2021

Does the Malaysian Court of Appeal have discretionary powers to grant a negative declaration in respect of infringement?

IT’s Intermediary Guidelines, 2021: Willful blindness and lack of proactive steps will deny safe harbour

IT’s Intermediary Guidelines, 2021: Willful blindness and lack of proactive steps will deny safe har...

31 March 2021

A significant section of these rules is dedicated to regulating intermediaries in the news and media space.

The reach of the right to repair patented goods

The reach of the right to repair patented goods

31 March 2021

It is normally believed that once a patentee has sold patented goods, the purchaser gets the exclusive right to use the goods as he deems fit. But is this this case?

Singapore: “Champengwine” application denied due to the grounds of bad faith

Singapore: “Champengwine” application denied due to the grounds of bad faith

28 February 2021

Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne and Institut National de l’Origine et de la Qualité v. Keep Waddling International Pte. Ltd. [2020] SGIPOS 10. Issued September 9, 2020.

Sandbox for personal data protection: India aims to foster innovation, ensure privacy, achieve transparency

Sandbox for personal data protection: India aims to foster innovation, ensure privacy, achieve trans...

28 February 2021

What is sandboxing, and what does it mean for India's Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 (PDP)?

Determination of jurisdiction when an arbitration clause is part of a contract

Determination of jurisdiction when an arbitration clause is part of a contract

28 February 2021

Siddhast Intellectual Property Innovations Pvt. Ltd v. The Controller General of Patents Designs Trademarks (CGPDTM)

Gromark Consumers Enterprise & GK Laboratory (Asia): IP mediation

Gromark Consumers Enterprise & GK Laboratory (Asia): IP mediation

31 January 2021

The IPOS recently had a successful mediation in October 2020, where the parties reached a mutually beneficial outcome in a span of just eight hours.

The burgeoning of fraud by infringing domain names with hidden or incorrect WHOIS data. Where does the liability lie?

The burgeoning of fraud by infringing domain names with hidden or incorrect WHOIS data. Where does t...

31 January 2021

Does the current system encourage liability-free infringement and is a fraudulent activities breeding ground?

Court condones delay in filing written statement during Covid-19

Court condones delay in filing written statement during Covid-19

31 January 2021

The Supreme Court of India in Suo Motu Writ Petition (C) No. 3/2020 took cognizance of the difficulties that may be faced by the litigants and extended all limitations under general and special laws with effect from March 15, 2020.

Valentino S.p.A loses to Matsuda & Co. over dispute in trademark name ‘Valentino’

Valentino S.p.A loses to Matsuda & Co. over dispute in trademark name ‘Valentino’

30 November 2020

Valentino S.p.A. v Matsuda & Co [2020] SGIPOS 8

Go digital and be simple in 2020 with new patent rules in India

Go digital and be simple in 2020 with new patent rules in India

30 November 2020

New patent rules aim to benefit startups and SMEs, as well as female patent applicants.

Claim miners: Working around the patented claims

Claim miners: Working around the patented claims

30 November 2020

Claim mining is a technique by which a later inventor can work around the claimed patented invention.

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