OM is the religious symbol and cannot be monopolized

This note discusses the perils of suppressing material facts while seeking ex-parte injunction and the ensuing consequences. The Plaintiff, OM Logistics Ltd, (OML) filed suit before the Delhi High Court against the Defendant, Mahendra Pandey (Mahendra) alleging trademark infringement and passing off and to restrain the latter from using the mark/name ‘OM Logistics’ in relation…


New Patent Suit rules to demystify patent litigation in India

In the last two decades, India has seen a rising number of patent disputes in several technology fields, including pharmaceuticals, electronics, biotechnology, and telecommunications. In the absence of special IP courts, it is challenging for the Judges to adjudicate technical matters that require expertise in the respective domain. While the Judges are experienced in applying the…


Growing Importance of Trade dress to Brand Owners

In the current times, trade dress (e.g., packaging, colour scheme and overall appearance) along with a product name has a lasting impact on the consumer experience and brand recall. The trade dress of the product is being given special attention by the brand owners to distinguish their products from competitors and build affinity for their…


RNA Technology and IP Attorney is regarded as the IP trailblazer in India

The 2022 edition of ‘World Trademark Review 1000 ranks RNA Technology and IP Attorney as a Silver band firm for Enforcement and Litigation & Bronze band firm for Prosecution and Strategy. Our Managing Partner Ranjan Narula is ranked as a Silver band in Enforcement and Litigation & Prosecution and Strategy. Our Partner Rajiv Suri is…


AMPM mark falls short of being a well-known mark

The parties in this case AMPM Fashions Pvt. Ltd, the Plaintiff (AMPM ) and Akash Anil Mehta and others, the Defendants  (Akash) are locked in a battle, concerning the use of the trademark ‘AMPM’. The rival trademarks are set out below: AMPM Fashions Pvt Ltd, the Plaintiff (AMPM) filed the action before the Delhi High…


The growing importance of brands in the healthcare sector

The Indian healthcare sector is expected to reach market size of US$ 500 billion by 2022. The key the key contributors to growth are rising income levels, greater health awareness, increased lifestyle diseases among the urban population, and improved access to insurance amongst others. As of July 2021, as per the data available, the number…


Sustainability challenge

  Preservation of the environment, promotion of sustainable development, and particular attention to climate change are matters of grave concern for the entire human family – Pope Benedict XVI. Team RNA took the 30 day sustainability challenge with each member achieving their personal set goals to reduce waste and become positive contributors to the environment…


INTA Unreal Campaign – student engagement sessions [26th February 2022]

Our Associate Partner Daleep Kumar and Associate Girish Bhatia conducted a session on February 26th, 2022 at HR College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai. It was a very interactive session with the students from Economics and Commerce backgrounds and the faculties. The session lasted for around 1hr 20mins which was followed by questions and answers….


What US brand owners must know about India TM filling Practice

Top Ten Tips about Indian trademark practice Indian trademarks law allows filing and registering a mark on the basis of “intention to use” the mark in India. Thus, unlike US trademark practice, brand owner is not required to show actual use of the mark before a mark is registered or within 6 months of registration….