Category Archives: traditional knowledge

Permitted user can’t bring suit for the trademark infringement: DHC

Pronouncing that it lacks any territorial jurisdiction, the Delhi High Court held that the permitted user of a registered trademark cannot bring a suit for the trademark infringement under Section 134(2) of the Trademarks Act, 1999. A Division Bench of … Continue reading

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ISR & IPER are essential inputs in examination of patents: MHC

In an attempt to cut short the delays in the grant of patents, the Madras High Court has held that Patent Cooperation Treaty (“PCT”) search reports shall be treated as an essential input in the examination of the pending national … Continue reading

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India-Singapore signs IPR MoU: Govt.

India and Singapore have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) and the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP). This is the two countries’ first bilateral MoU on industrial property cooperation. Under … Continue reading

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SKECHERS trade dress copied; injunction granted: DHC

The Delhi High Court restrained a local shoe manufacturer from using the trade dress of US lifestyle shoe maker SKECHERS GOwalk series in relation to any of their products. Plaintiff SKECHERS sued defendant Pure Play Sports for copying their trade dress … Continue reading

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CB search-cum-selection committee unconstitutional: MHC

In a recent ruling, the Madras High Court struck down the constitution of a search-cum-selection committee for making recommendations for appointment of members of the Copyright Board as unconstitutional as being violative of the basic structure of the Constitution of … Continue reading

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Prior permission not necessary for rectification of registered trademark: DHC

In an important ruling, the Delhi High Court clarified that prior permission of the Court is not necessary under Section 124(1)(b)(ii) of the Trade Marks Act, 1999 (“Act”) for rectification of a registered trademark during the pendency of a suit. … Continue reading

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ASTROL deceptively similar to CASTROL: MHC

The Madras High Court restrained a local manufacturer of oil and lubrication products from using the word ASTROL or any other deceptively similar words as their trademark in relation to any of their products to the plaintiff’s trademark CASTROL. The … Continue reading

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