By Prashant Reddy
In a new dimension to enforcement of trademark rights in India, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) of the Government of India has reportedly initiated action against two firms for allegedly infringing the registered trademarks of the public sector enterprise, Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL).
As per news reports, the alleged infringers were conversion agen...
By Nidhi Verma
According to the Indian Patents Act, 1970 (‘the Act’), a product patent gives an exclusive right to the patentee to prevent third parties, who do not have his consent, from making, using, offering for sale, selling, or importing the patented product into India till the product patent is valid. Further, a process patent gives the patentee an ...
Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA) will be organising its 66th Council Meeting from 8th – 11th October, 2016 in Bali, Indonesia.
This meeting will have brief discussions on whether plain packaging legislation may be a breach of a country’s WTO obligations. The meeting will also consider upon different updates on the plain packaging...
International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) is organising World Intellectual Property Congress from 16 to 20 September, 2016 in Milan, Italy.
This Conference will focus on all types of intellectual property rights including patents, trademarks and copyrights.
Sessions in this conference will also witness discussion on the f...
International Trademark Association (INTA) will be organising its 138th Annual Meeting from 21st to 25th May 2016, in Orlando, Florida.
This conference will have sessions to discuss certain topics like International Trademark Law and Practice and Anticounterfeiting Solutions for Brand Owners.
Some of other topics which will be deliberated upon include:
International Intellectual Property Law Association (IIPLA) will be organising Global IP Summit 2015 from July 29-30, 2015 in London, UK.
Sessions I, II & III will witness discussion on the topics like Infringements & Enforcement of IP Laws, Litigation Strategies in IP, and Intellectual Property in European Region.
Other sessions will co...
AIPPI will be organising World Intellectual Property Congress from 14to 17 September 2014 in Toronto, Canada.
This Conference of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) will focus on all types of intellectual property rights including patents, trademarks and copyrights.
The workshop sessions in this conference will witness discussion on the followin...
International Trademark Association (INTA) will be organising its 136th Annual Meeting from 10 to 14 May 2014, in Hong Kong.
On 11th May, 2014 sessions will be held on following topics:
Competition Law and Intellectual Property: The Abuse of Rights
Consumer Perception of the Enforcement of Non-Traditional Trademarks
Domain Name Litigation and Arbitration in a World of 1,000+ New gTLDs
1st February, 2012
Twenty two European nations signed the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) on 26th January, 2012. The agreement is required to be ratified by the European Parliament before it can become law. The European Parliament is expected to debate it in June this year.
Last year, in December, Council of European Union had adopted the decision authorising the signing of AC...
9th January, 2012
Spain has enacted the ‘Sinde law’ to tackle online infringement. Originally part of the Sustainable Economy Bill, the provisions to tackle illegal file sharing/downloading were not passed in 2010.
The proposals to act against service providers who act with ‘direct or indirect lucrative intent’ or in any case cause or are capable of causing harm were seen as too broad. Als...
By Adarsh Ramanujan and R. Subhashree
A creative mind may say that a rose called by any other name would smell as sweet and a name has nothing to it. The Trademarks Act, 1999, however, envisages the opposite and our experience with brand names and market shares show that a name has quite a bit to it. It provides for registration of trademarks - a mark capable of being represented graphicall...
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