Goodwill whether Territorial or Universal

The instant dispute between two entities in the hospitality industry over the mark INTERCITY for hotels revolves around prior adoption and use; whether use has to be considered in India or international use and adoption can be relied upon to claim superior rights. The Plaintiff, Intercity Hotel GMBH, Germany, (Intercity) has filed the suit before…


World IP Day 2019

Our Managing Partner, Ranjan Narula spoke at the INTA Pre-Annual meeting roundtable organized by Khaitan & Co. in Mumbai on April 26, 2019. The speakers lineup included Sr. Counsel, Dr. Veerendra Tulzapurkar and Adheesh Nargolkar of Khaitan & Co As the roundtable coincided with the WORLD IP DAY and theme this year being IP and…


Session on “Trademark infringement and enforcement” at UPES University, Dehradun

Our Partner, Abhishek Nangia on invitation of UPES University, Dehradun interacted with law school students and faculty teachers on recent trends in ‘Trademark infringement and enforcement” on 12th April. The session generated active interest, deep discussions and questions from enthusiastic audience. It also gave us insight into how generation Z think and interacts with brands.


TrustLaw Awards 2019

We are delighted to share that our firm has been nominated for the ninth annual TrustLaw Awards 2019 for our contribution on the project “Using Solar Power Energy to Refrigerate Vaccines” developed by Institute for Transformative Technologies Foundation. The TrustLaw Innovation Award recognises projects that feature not only a new and exciting idea or enterprise,…


Clog in Crocs enforcement strategy for its footwear design

Crocs is embroiled in several disputes with local footwear manufacturers in India (the defendants) to protect its clog design. Separate actions were brought by Crocs based on registered design and passing off to protect its footwear design. The lawsuits based on registered designs were dismissed as the court found no novelty in Crocs’ design based…


Ranjan Narula- INTA’s newest board member

We are proud to say that Ranjan Narula, Managing Partner is now a part of the INTA’s newest board members. Ranjan hopes to bring his “perspective on the cultural and emerging market issues that could be quite different to more developed economies”. With his presence on the board, Ranjan believes he can help INTA members…


Tech and IP: Turning ideas into impact – A Perspective on Technology Transfer, IP Commercialization, IP Valuation and Industry Academia Collaboration

Our Partner, Rachna Bakhru was recently part of Panel Discussion at the conference- Tech and IP: Turning ideas into impact – A Perspective on Technology Transfer, IP Commercialization, IP Valuation and Industry Academia Collaboration”. The conference was organized by UKIPO (Intellectual Property Office of the United Kingdom) at The Lalit Hotel, Hall Regal, New Delhi….


RNA supported IPBC India 2019 event at JW Marriott Hotel, Bengaluru

RNA supported IPBC India 2019 event at JW Marriott Hotel, Bengaluru. The event was attended by Our Managing Partner, Ranjan Narula and Managing Associate, Suvarna Pandey. This event attracted an exceptional industry-led audience of senior executives from major IP owning regional and international corporates and key figures from the research and governmental communities. Ranjan Narula…


The digital revolution and the future of India’s financial service brands

India is one of the most vibrant global economies thanks to its robust banking and insurance sectors. The country’s financial sector is undergoing rapid expansion, not only for existing businesses but also for new entities entering the market. The government has introduced several reforms to liberalise and regulate the financial sector, which comprises commercial banks,…


Court holds owner of Trademarks are not expected to pursue every Infringer

Nizam, the title of ruler of Hyderabad in 18th century is known to Delhites as a restaurant chain that sells kebab rolls. The restaurant chain NIZAM’S is seeking to restrain its former franchisee from using the mark ‘New Nizam’s Kababs and Biryani’. The Plaintiffs, Rajesh Chugh and ors (Rajesh) filed suit against the Defendants, Chhavi…