Social Media (F) Law: The German Precedent

Recently, the Network Enforcement Act, commonly known as NetzDG has taken full effect from January 2018 in Germany. The controversial law was passed by the parliament in June 2017. This piece of legislation has created ripples around the globe with a fair amount of supporters as well as adversaries. For...

Trade Mark For International Jurisdiction

Introduction Trade mark is territorial in nature and is valid only at places where it is registered. The protection to the trademark ends at the end of the boundaries of the country it is registered in. However, this does not restrict any one from exporting their goods to other countries...

Trade Dress

What Is A Trade Dress? Trade dress means the packaging, visual appearance, shape, graphics, colour combination which can be registered and protected from being exploited by the competitors related to their goods or services. In other words, trade dress is a product's "total image" or "overall appearance" and "may include...

Recognition of A Trademark As Well – Known

Earlier a trademark used to get the status of a well-known trademark only after a long and tedious process of court proceedings preceded by a trademark infringement or by objections raised by others at the time of registering the trademark. After the new amendments came into force the process to...

Growth of Start Ups under IPR

While developing a new idea as a product, pioneers naturally put a considerable measure of time into the innovative work of the product. They concentrate on building a business model, getting an increasing number of investors to put resources into the business believing that the product will pick up an...

Registration of Copyright in India

The registration of a copyright is not mandatory in India. Copyright subsist in the original literary, musical, artistic or dramatic work as soon as it is expressed by the author of the work and he gains exclusive rights with respect to that particular work to reproduce, publish, make adaptations or...

Trademark Overview

Trade Mark Act, provides with the provisions relating to registration of marks, filing of application in different classes, renewal period for the protection of the trademark, remedies available in cases of breach or violation of the respective trademark as well as the grounds for the recognition of a mark as...

Things to Look For When Choosing the Right Trademark Attorney

Intellectual property laws cover a very broad aspect ranging from patents, trademarks, copyrights to legal issues which contracts. It is pertinent to note here that Thousands of trademark applications are turned down every month for many reasons. However, Working with a Trademark attorney will limit the likelihood of this occurring....

Bangaluru- First Indian City to Have a Logo

Bengaluru, the capital of Karnataka is the IT hub of India and also known as the Silicon Valley and Garden City of India, is one of the fastest growing city in India. Apart from historical importance and rich cultural heritage of Bengaluru, it also serves as a home for various...

Color Trademarks

Color trademarks are those category of non-conventional trademarks in which at least one color is used for uniquely identifying the commercial origin of products or services to differentiate them from similar products or services in the same market segment or industry. Such kind of trademarks are used by manufacturers of...