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Singapore: Importance of the use of a registered mark in a revocation action

Singapore: Importance of the use of a registered mark in a revocation action

21 November 2022

In Singapore, a registered trademark may be susceptible to cancellation if it has not been used within five years from completion of registration, or if such use has been suspended for a continuous period of five years or more

Growing laws for growing fraud!

Growing laws for growing fraud!

21 November 2022

An all-hands-on-deck approach by India to curb misinformation in Digital India

Be Aware if you are using ‘about’ in a patent claim!

Be Aware if you are using ‘about’ in a patent claim!

21 November 2022

Use of the term “about” in a claim is quite common, where the inventor is not sure or unable to pinpoint the exact weight or percentile or volume or thickness, size of particle, etc., of essential elements of the invention to specially address the cl...

Trademark advertising in India through Google Ads – Current scenario

Trademark advertising in India through Google Ads – Current scenario

21 November 2022

India has been pro-actively dealing with trademark registrations, infringements and safeguarding proprietor’s rights with respect to their trademarks of concern.

James Bond declared a well-known mark

James Bond declared a well-known mark

21 November 2022

Are the marks below confusingly similar?

Singapore: Dispute over trademark rights to famous “Eng’s” noodle shop decided in favour of late founder’s heirs

Singapore: Dispute over trademark rights to famous “Eng’s” noodle shop decided in favour of late fou...

17 October 2022

A June 2022 decision by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) provided a first instance ruling for a trademark dispute pertaining to the name of a famous noodle shop in Singapore.

India puts teeth into surrogate advertising laws

India puts teeth into surrogate advertising laws

17 October 2022

The laws on surrogate advertisements have mostly been silhouetted against the commercials featuring CDs, sodas and mouth fresheners and enforced by the self- regulating body called the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI).

“Visual effects” and “ocular impression” essential to prove design infringement

“Visual effects” and “ocular impression” essential to prove design infringement

17 October 2022

In a recent judgment passed by Delhi High Court, the court granted injunctive relief to Diageo Brands against Great Galleon Ventures on grounds of infringing Diageo’s registered design; however, no injunction was granted on ground of passing off.

Sociedad Anonima Damm v Hijos De Rivera, S.A. [2022] SGIPOS 6

Sociedad Anonima Damm v Hijos De Rivera, S.A. [2022] SGIPOS 6

05 September 2022

The Applicant, Hijos de Rivera, S.A. and the Opponent, Sociedad Anonima Damm are beer producers based in Spain. Both parties co-exist in Spain, Europe and UK, but as they grew beyond those territories they began to get embroiled in disputes.

Free trade? Not so much?

Free trade? Not so much?

05 September 2022

India is one of the largest consumers and producers of black tea in the world with the states of Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Kerala leading the brigade. Darjeeling tea was one of the first few success stories in India, which has not just recei...

Looking Beyond The Novelty Lines

Looking Beyond The Novelty Lines

05 September 2022

Inventions already in the public domain are not patentable. Novelty or anticipation are determined with reference to the statement of the claim of the patent application and they are likely to be tested during the entire life span of 20 years of a pa...

English Translation: A Must!

English Translation: A Must!

05 September 2022

There is no disputing the advantages of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) system which, as of April 2022, has 156 member countries. Not only is the applicant able to defer national phase application costs but is given time to assess the strength of...

Strategizing brand protection and management to augment company value

Strategizing brand protection and management to augment company value

30 August 2022

Without a proper trademark strategy, a company may become vulnerable to unnecessary challenges, including lawsuits around the company’s valuable IP assets. Madhu Rewari explains how building a strong brand protection and management strategy has a dir...

On amendment to a Markush claim during patent invalidation proceedings

On amendment to a Markush claim during patent invalidation proceedings

29 August 2022

Alternate standfirst: China’s patent examination guidelines provide specific principles for amending a Markush claim during invalidation proceedings. The history of Markush claims in China, and the two prevailing theories in the interpretation of suc...

Thailand’s first judgment to test ecommerce platform liability for IP infringement

Thailand’s first judgment to test ecommerce platform liability for IP infringement

16 August 2022

With the growth of technology and internet use, consumers are increasingly shifting toward online shopping. Ecommerce platforms have created useful and practical online transactions for products across borders.

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