Intellectual property strategies for India31 August 2021
Having a strong intellectual property strategy is essential to long-term protection of your IP rights. Pravin Anand shares some of his firm’s most successful strategies.
Right to cross-examination of an expert witness: Absolute or discretionary?31 August 2021
Cross-examination is an excellent tool in the hands of expert lawyers, particularly in contested patent cases to find the veracity of the expert or demolish the correctness of the technical position taken by the experts. D.P.S. Parmar examines the us...
CNIPA commissioner proposes ways to tackle post-pandemic IP protection challenges04 November 2021
Dr. Shen Changyu, commissioner of the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) proposed three actions for IP offices to address IP protection challenges under the post-Covid 19 era: coordinate the top-level design of IP, constantly...
IP awareness initiatives in India28 October 2021
Indian businesses are slowly transforming from being simple trading enterprises to manufacturers, service providers and creators of intellectual property. Gradually, research and innovation are taking centre stage, especially for startups, to enable...
Date of design registration: Understanding versus reality28 October 2021
The Honorable High court of Karnataka was dealing with an appeal arising out of order dated March 6, 2020, passed by the city civil court in Bengaluru, in a civil suit bearing No. O.S. 235/2019. In 2019, Greenchef Appliances Limited instituted a suit...
Comparative advertising: Drawing the fine line between puffery and disparagement28 October 2021
Comparative advertisement refers to a marketing and promotional strategy whereby an entity’s products or services are presented as superior in comparison to a competitor’s by drawing the advantages of one’s products over the competitors’ products eit...
India seeks exclusive trademark right for basmati rice in Sri Lanka26 October 2021
The basmati rice saga involving India, Pakistan and intellectual property rights continues as India applied for exclusive trademark registration
Japanese Patent Office Refuses Request To Register Demon Slayer Costume26 October 2021
The Japanese Patent Office issued a "Notice of Reasons for Refusal," stating that the trademark could not be registered because the Tanjirou Kamado design resembles a "checkerboard pattern." Shueisha (Demon Slayer manga publisher) responded in writin...
Initiative To Assist SMEs To Expand Globally Launched13 October 2021
To help 100 micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) protect their trademarks and compete in global markets, a program known as Juan For The World (JFTW) was launched.