Singapore: Importance of the use of a registered mark in a revocation action21 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!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!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 scenario21 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 mark21 November 2022
Are the marks below confusingly similar?
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 laws17 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 infringement17 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.  SGIPOS 605 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?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 Lines05 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!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 value30 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 proceedings29 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 infringement16 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.