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Active Company Tagging Identities and Verification rules: Govt.

Ministry of Corporate Affairs (“MCA”) vide its notification dated February 21, 2019 amended Companies (Incorporation) Rules, 2014 by insertion of new rule 25A  – “Active Company Tagging Identities and Verification (ACTIVE)” with effect from February 25, 2019. Per the notification, every … Continue reading

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Sections 124/125 and 47/57 of Trademarks Act are not mutually exclusive: SC

In an important ruling, the Supreme Court of India clarified that during a civil suit if an aggrieved party does not approach the Tribunal for a decision on the issue of invalidity of trademark registration, the right to raise the … Continue reading

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Abandonment orders passed by Trademark Office kept in abeyance: TM Registrar

Indian Trade Marks Registry has treated many applications as abandoned under Rule 38 (5) of the Trade Marks Rules 2002, in cases where no response to examination reports containing office objections, (issued under rule 38 (4) and section 18 (4) … Continue reading

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IPAB members’ appointment provisions unconstitutional: MHC

In a recent ruling, the Madras High Court struck down provisions of Intellectual Property Appellate Board appointments under the Trademarks Act as unconstitutional citing the violation of separation of powers and independence of judiciary by the government. The Court was … Continue reading

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Madrid Protocol comes into force in India

Provisions relating to the international registration of trademarks under the Madrid Protocol have come into force in India effective July 8, 2013. http://goo.gl/pQcSD

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JAGUAR prevails against respondent’s trademark application for JAGUAR (for watches): IPAB

Intellectual Property Appellate Board of India (IPAB) allowed JAGUAR opposition to the respondent’s application for the registration of trademark JAGUAR in class 14 in respect of ‘watches and parts thereof but excluding clocks’. IPAB severely criticized Deputy Registrar of Trademarks … Continue reading

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Registering authority not bound by the assessment of stamp duty made by the court: SC

The Supreme Court of India held that the registering authority is not bound by the assessment of stamp duty made by the court as per suit valuation during the registration of an instrument of partition. The Court said “The Suits … Continue reading

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