201901.30
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2019 ITechLaw International Asia Conference Bangalore, India

Our Partner, Ms. Rachna Bakhru attended 2019 ITechLaw International Asia Conference Bangalore, India. The event covered several technology based topics (Tech policies) like Intermediary Liability in the age of Fake News, Hate Speech and Information Wars, Data and privacy, Change in IP landscape in e-Commerce and impact on intermediaries, Data Sovergnity, Artificial Intelligence, etc. The…

201901.25
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Court holds “Orchid” for education services is distinctive

Two education societies based in Pune are up in arms over use of the mark ORCHID in relation to providing education services/ running of a school. The present post discusses Appeal preferred by Sipra Education Society (Sipra) against the order of Pune District Court restraining them from using the mark “Spring Orchid”. Both Sipra and…

201901.22
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Civil Imprisonment to Director for Trademark Violation

The Delhi High Court vide order dated 12th December, 2018 sentenced the Director of a company to fifteen days civil imprisonment for non-compliance of the injunction order. The dispute between the parties was over the mark CITI. The Plaintiff, Citi Group Inc. and Ors (Citi) filed suit against the Defendants, Citicorp Business and Financial Services…

201901.18
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Legal Era Intellectual Property Awards-2019

Rachna Bakhru, Partner was recently recognized as ‘Women Star in IP’ by Legal Era. She was awarded at a glittering award ceremony held in Mumbai- Legal Era Intellectual Property Awards-2019. RNA congratulates her !!! We are extremely proud to have her on our leadership team.

201901.09
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Country Guides 2018 Update Live!

INTA’s country guides are a useful resource that many of the experienced practitioners contribute to make it happen. The 2018 guide is now live and can be accessed at Country Guides 2018 Update. It is a very useful searchable database of practical information on trademark filing, prosecution, registration, maintenance and enforcement in a number of…

201901.07
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India – 10 Key IP cases and developments of 2018

Patent office take steps for being a Smart Office:The Indian Patent and Trademarks Offices have considered the need to build efficiency adapting technology to make prosecution quicker. Towards achieving this objective, both offices have now started to provide option of conducting hearing through video conferencing. In addition to this, the Controller General of Patents, Designs…

201901.04
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Intermediaries Beware!

The online marketplaces set by e-commerce portals claiming to be Intermediaries were under scrutiny by the Delhi High Court.  The portals currently enjoy immunity under safe harbour provisions laid out in the Information Technology (IT) Act, 2000. This was examined by the Single Judge of the Delhi High Court in a series of cases brought by Christian Louboutin…