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Registering the mark “And Then There Were None” after more than 80 years since the publication date, And Then There Were None, Registering the mark “And Then There Were None”, Agatha Christie

Registering the mark “And Then There Were None” after more than 80 years since the publication date

Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None” is her most popular works published more than 80 years ago. However, when Agatha Christie Limited, the company set up by the author herself which is now being operated by her great-grandson files for the trademark registration of the words, they got denied repeatedly … until now.  Recently in the case of Agatha Christie Limited v. Registrar Of Trade Marks, the Delhi High Court has granted trademark protection to the mark “AND THEN [...]

The Conflict Between Patent And Competition Laws in India

The Conflict Between Patent And Competition Laws in India

The key to progress is revolution, which is why regulations such as patent laws exist to encourage people to come up with new technology and inventions by giving a set of incentives! The exclusive right of economic exploitation of an invention is one of these incentives. However, there are several regulations that aim to prevent monopolies and increase market competition. You may be questioning why, on the one hand, a law allows for exclusive rights to a new technology but, [...]

The 3rd year of the PPH Program between India and Japan

The 3rd year of the PPH Program between India and Japan

From December 20, 2021, the IPO (Indian Patent Office) will begin accepting PPH (Patent Prosecution Highway) applications. Bilateral relations between India and Japan have become very strong in recent years, and they are continuing to improve in all aspects with the progression of time, covering from commerce to strategic military alliances, as well as intellectual property rights. The Japan Patent Office (hereafter referred to as ‘JPO’) and the India Patent Office (hereinafter referred to as ‘IPO’) launched India’s first Patent Prosecution [...]

The IP legal fight for Basmati rice among multiple countries, The IP legal fight for Basmati rice, The IP fight over the Basmati Rice, legal fight for Basmati rice, Basmati rice, the Basmati rice

The IP legal fight for Basmati rice among multiple countries

Basmati rice is one of the best rice in the world, arguably. This rice has been around for over 200 years, maybe even more, but up until this moment, the conflict surrounding the legal ownership of this type of rice is still not settled.  Basmati Rice Basmati Rice is long-grain rice commonly grown in India and Pakistan, when cooked it is fragrant and soft. As a special type of rice found in the Indian subcontinent many centuries ago, they are used and [...]

India moves up 2 spots to 46th rank in Global Innovation Index 2021, India excel at innovation, Global Innovation Index 2021, India has moved up two positions to 46th rank

India moves up 2 spots to 46th rank in Global Innovation Index 2021

India has moved up two positions to 46th rank on the Global Innovation Index. India has been improving its position on the index over the past couple of years. India has improved its position on the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2021 released by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). India has ranked 46th this year, marking an improvement from last year when it occupied the 48th position. The country has been constantly making progress on the innovation index from 2015 when [...]

INTA published Unfair Competition Laws Quick Guide, Unfair Competition Laws, Unfair Competition Laws Quick Guide, INTA’s Unfair Competition Committee

INTA published Unfair Competition Laws Quick Guide

On September 14, 2021, INTA’s Unfair Competition Committee (UCC), Policy Subcommittee voted to approve a Board Resolution, prohibit various forms of unfair competition even though the national statutes or governing laws are diverse in nature. Specifically, the data in the Unfair Competition Quick Guide covers 24 countries, including those in the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Sponsored by INTA’s Unfair Competition Committee (UCC) —Policy Subcommittee, the resolution focuses largely on obligations contained in the TRIPS Agreement and is a [...]

The 8th BPIP Annual Conference starts on October 25th 2021, Best Practices Intellectual Property

The 8th BPIP Annual Conference starts on October 25th, 2021

The 8th Best Practices Intellectual Property (BPIP) Annual Conference is about to be commenced on October 25th, 2021 in Sheraton Hotel, Tel Aviv. This conference will bring global decision-makers and international IP experts to Tel Aviv both physically and spiritually through the internet to discuss global issues on IP, trends, and legislation regarding IP matters. Participating in the virtual BPIP conference, brand owners and practitioners from across the world can get the latest update on IP matters in the world, [...]

Google becomes the main target in India's copyright issues, the main target in India's copyright issues, India's copyright issues, Google,

Google becomes the main target in India’s copyright issues

Google has long been the world’s largest Search engine platform, used by billions of users around the world every day. However, not all content displayed on Google is controlled, and as a result, there has been a lot of content that violates the copyright rights of other parties, and other legal violations. Accordingly, Google has recently become the main target in India’s copyright conflict and get thousands of pieces of content removed from this platform. According to Google’s monthly transparency [...]

IP Accelerator program of Amazon officially launched in India, Intellectual Property Accelerator in India

IP Accelerator program of Amazon officially launched in India

Recently, Amazon has launched its Intellectual Property Accelerator (IP Accelerator) program in India. This program will allow sellers/brand owners in Amazon access to IP specialists and legal firms at all times. If these small and medium-sized businesses encounter difficulties or are in a need of answers to IP problems that arise in their business activities, they can contact these IP law firms on Amazon.in and Amazon websites in every corner of the world to help them deal with the [...]

Procedure of Trademark In Vietnam

Procedure of Trademark in India

Procedure of trademark in India shall include the following steps:   Step 1: Trademark Search in India (Optional)   Trademark search is not compulsory. However, in order to know the availability of your trademark before officially filing a new trademark in India, it is highly recommended that you should conduct the trademark search.   The trademark search in India shall be available within 5-7 days   Step 2: Trademark filing in India   The trademark procedure in India shall take about 24 months counted from the filing date. [...]

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