This article is the final part of a three-part series which explains the registration process, the restrictions on protection and use of the mark, while discussing whether registration is mandatory and what are common law rights attached to a trademark.
Luxury accessories brand Cartier has suffered a trademark setback, as its opposition against local pawn shop’s trademark containing the word ‘LOVE’ has been rejected by Singapore’s IP Office.
Disney is subject to a large public outrage because of its ‘Hakuna Matata’ mark which critics are calling an attempt at cultural appropriation. With more than 150,000 people signing the petition, Disney’s next step is awaited.
Delhi High Court’s single-judge Bench led by Justice Pratibha M Singh has brought in a much-needed clarity on qualification as an intermediary and who can, therefore, use the ‘safe harbour’ provision. The judgment analyses what factors would disqualify an e-commerce website to be categorised as an intermediary.
US President Donald Trump tweeted a Game of Thrones themed tweet in the line of the recent US sanctions against Iran. This report focuses on the legal implications attached to the usage of variation of a slogan in light of intellectual property rights.
Sri Krishna Sweets is amid a trademark battle between two brothers on the use of their family business’s mark. Although the Madras HC has allowed the younger brother to use the mark, another hearing is set for November 11, 2018.
Late singer Prince’s estate has filed to trademark the colour purple which was used by him in his albums and in live performances.
UK’s PIPCU has issued a statement warning consumers to be cautious while buying Halloween costumes online as they might not be upto standards and could lead to physical harm, fraud or identity theft.
Cricketer Prithvi Shaw’s management company has sent cease and desist notices to two companies for using his name without permission. The company has called it ambush marketing and infringement of trademark rights.
With a large number of small-scale infringers constantly mushrooming, Order 13A was introduced to provide the IP owner a summary judgment to save time and costs. This article examines the recent and increasing use of this provision in light of Intellectual Properties.