202111.26
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No exclusive rights in ‘City’ and ‘Collection’ holds Bombay High Court

The use of the common English words ‘City’ and ‘Collection’ is the primary issue in the appeal before the Bombay High court. Orange City Mobile Collection, dealing in mobile phones and accessories, has filed the appeal before the Bombay High Court against the judgment and decree of the District Judge-6, Nagpur restraining them from using…

202111.15
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Relaxo asserts its Design in the Slippers to stop Aqualite’s use

Indian footwear market is estimated to be US $ 15.5 billion by 2022. With tremendous growth potential, the sector is witnessing an unprecedented investment and launch of footwear directed towards all segments of society. As disposable income rises among Indian consumers, they move up the value chain, demanding products for different uses and occasions. The…

202111.08
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The battle over orange-red colour scheme for noodles wrapper

ITC filed the suit for passing off and copyright infringement before the Additional City Civil and Sessions Judge, Commercial Court, Bengaluru against CG Foods Pvt Ltd (CGF), makers of noodles under the brand ‘Wai Wai’. ITC alleged CGF has copied the visual appearance of Sunfeast Yippee Noodles wrapper . ITC seeks to restrain CGF from…

202110.11
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Demand to clarify legality of NFTs in India grows

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have recently gained enormous traction in India. While the COVID-19 pandemic adversely impacted the art markets in India, NFTs bring hope to the artists and creators looking at the digital art markets to overcome traditional market barriers. Digital platforms can provide for artists to access a broader market base, gain better reach,…

202110.05
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Renewable energy and Patents in India

India is the world’s third‐largest energy-consuming country with a population of approx. 1.3 billion. Studies indicate that energy use has doubled since 2000, with 80% of demand still being met by coal, oil, and solid biomass. The country’s economic growth demands increase in its energy resources, energy systems, and infrastructure. As per International Energy Agency…

202110.01
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ASSOCHAM IP Excellence Awards

Our partner, Rachna Bakhru has been recognized and facilitated as “Top 10 Women Contributors in IP” by Assocham. The recognition was bestowed during the ASSOCHAM IP Excellence Awards ceremony held on October 5, 2021. The event was attended by a number of prominent professionals from the IP fraternity. The mega-conference was aimed at recognizing and…

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Our Patent Associate, Chandan Kumar was invited as a speaker by ASSOCHAM

Our Patent Associate, Chandan Kumar was invited by ASSOCHAM as a speaker for a webinar organised on the topic, “The Basic of Patent Specification Drafting”, on 29th September 2021. The webinar was a part of the ASSOCHAM IP BOOTCAMP and was attended by students of “PSNA College of Engineering and Technology”, where in they were…

202109.06
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Madras High Court holds ‘Care’ to be generic

The case note illustrates the inherent difficulty in enforcing rights in a word that is descriptive of services. The Plaintiff, Praba’s V Care Health Clinic Pvt. Ltd (Praba) filed the suit against the Defendant, I-Care Aesthetic Clinic (I-Care), before the Madras High Court alleging trademark infringement, passing off, etc. Praba seeks a perpetual injunction restraining…