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Prohibiting registration of marks as ‘immoral’ or ‘scandalous’ against free speech: USSC

The United States Supreme Court recently struck down provisions in federal law prohibiting registration of trademarks on the grounds of being ‘immoral’ or ‘scandalous’ as violation of free speech rights. “The statute, on its face, dis­tinguishes between two opposed sets … Continue reading

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COMPLAN has more protein than HORLICKS: DHC

In a case of comparative advertisement, the Delhi High Court ruled that advertisement is a facet of commercial speech which is protected under the Constitution and the same can be restricted only in accordance with law. “….advertisement is a facet … Continue reading

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Intellectual Property composite suit maintainable: DHC

In an important ruling, a Large Bench of the Delhi High Court ruled that a composite suit that joins two causes of action – one for infringement of a registered design and the other for passing off, is maintainable. The … Continue reading

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Toyota loses trademark rights to Prius: SC

The Supreme Court of India recently clarified that for a trademark to be considered as well-known in India, the proprietor must establish that the trademark has acquired a substantial goodwill in relation to the goods in Indian market. Japanese car … 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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48 months time period for filing of RFE of patent application is mandatory: DHC

The Delhi High Court has clarified that the time period of forty-eight months (from the date of priority of the patent application or from the date of filing of the patent application, whichever is earlier,) for the filing of request … Continue reading

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