28 March, 2014
The importance/ impact of terms in agreements and terms of the agreement were brought to fore in the recent ruling of ITAT, Delhi in DDIT v. JC Bamford Excavators Ltd. [Order dated 14-3-2014]. The assessee had entered into an agreement with its subsidiary JCB India, deputing certain personnel who received payment for services rendered (claimed to be technical services), which ...
Every seller, perhaps, fancies being distinctive and successful and the applicant in re Frankish Enterprises Ltd (decided in 27-2-2015) certainly got the combination right. The TTAB reversed the refusal to register a mark consisting of a truck cab body in the design of a fanciful, prehistoric animal with the word JURASSIC ATTACK. The registration was sought for entertainment ser...
22 April, 2014
A mere laudatory expression cannot be trademarked. It should be something more, but not just informational though it may be identified with the goods. The applicant (in re Innovation Ventures, LLC, 25-3-2014), found out that it can be quite difficult to write an advertising slogan which would laud, inform and also serve to identify source of goods. His slogan ‘HOURS OF ENERGY N...
24 March, 2014
In Fritolay Division v. Princeton Vanguard the defendant found how difficult it could be to trademark a centuries old food item. Pretzel said to have originated in Germany dating to the 16th century is a baked bread with intertwined knot like appearance as if hands folded in prayer. The different flavours, glazing with sugar, uses of pretzel and transition form a handcrafted ar...
International Trademark Association (INTA) will be organising its 137th Annual Meeting from 2nd to 6th May 2015, in San Diego, California.
This conference will have sessions to discuss certain topics like Trademark and IP Issues in Latin America, using private investigators without losing license to practice law and paving the way for the next generation of trademark lawyers.
Some of other ...
22nd February, 2012
Area-based exemption as available to units located in specified under-developed areas has been more often subject of dispute vis-à-vis other areas where such exemption is not available. Availability of Central Excise exemption to units set up or expanded before 31-3-2010 in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh has been recently clarified by the Central Board of Excise and Cust...
14th December, 2011
The Reserve Bank of India has, on 13th December, 2011, delegated its powers of compounding of FEMA contraventions, to its Regional offices/branches. RBI’s Circular No. 57, cites customer service and operational convenience as reasons for such delegation.
As per the latest amendments, for delay in reporting of inward remittance and for delay in filing of form FC-GPR aft...
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