Delhi High Court Sets Out Contours of Shape Mark Protection

Under the law of trademarks, the threshold for extending exclusive rights to the shape of a product is quite high. The shape by itself should immediately be identifiable with the source of the product. For trademark registration of the shape of a product, the same can only be granted if it has acquired a secondary…


Bombay High Court Frowns upon ‘Phonepe’ Contradictory Claims

‘Phonepe’ and ‘Postpe’ are the marks involved in the latest round of litigation between PhonePe Private Limited (PPL) and Resilient Innovations Private Limited (Resilient) at the Bombay High Court. The parties have had several rounds of litigation in the past before various Courts. In this round, PPL has sought an injunction against Resilient from using…


Expert session on “Patentability of Invention”

  Ms. Suvarna Pandey was invited as a Keynote speaker in the 6th International Young Scientist Congress (IYSC-2023) that took place on May 8th, 2023, at Graphic Era Deemed to be University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India. The aim of the congress was to provide a platform for young scientists from all over the world to share…


Virtual Session on IP Crimes in Cyberspace

We are thrilled to showcase the achievement of Abhishek Nangia, who recently conducted a virtual session on IP crimes in Cyberspace held on May 7, 2023. Mr. Nangia’s active involvement and valuable contributions during the session made a significant impact on the discussion surrounding Intellectual Property (IP) crimes in the digital realm. His deep understanding…


Debate over ‘Trans-border reputation’ and ‘Territoriality Principle’

In this case, the question before the Court was whether the goodwill and reputation, though garnered abroad, is so considerable that it has spilled over to India to confuse or deceive a customer of average intelligence and imperfect recollection. Bolt Technology Ou (‘Bolt’) filed the suit against Ujoy Technology Private Limited and Ors (Ujoy), alleging…