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HGF hosted its IP in Retail conference in Manchester this week, delving into the trademark and brand-related dilemmas confronting retailers amidst these trying economic times.
28 September 2023
Our monthly column covers recent developments in internet policy, governance and use.
19 September 2023
The Delhi High Court has ruled that since Google monetises its keyword suggestion tool, its use of trademarks as keywords constitutes advertising under the Trademarks Act. It also compromises its claim to safe-harbour immunity, which is offered to intermediaries under the Information Technology Act.
07 September 2023
In a major blow to Google, the Delhi High Court has confirmed that the company is not entitled to the defence available to intermediaries under Section 79 of the IT Act insofar as the Ads Programme is concerned.
01 September 2023
Analysis of global register data reveals thousands of pre-existing X marks, including some owned by major tech rivals.
01 August 2023
In our latest round-up, we look at the USPTO accepting signature software for trademark submissions, WIPO delving into the history of Barbie, and much more.
25 July 2023
We continue our latest series highlighting recent Legal Updates that you may have missed by looking at cases where brand owners sought to rely on the reputation of their marks in opposition proceedings.
13 July 2023
Under Google's new trademark policy, brand owners will no longer be able to file industry-wide infringement complaints. Practitioners weigh in.
30 June 2023
A new arbitration filing this week accuses Google of allowing the general public “to be deceived” through misleading third-party trademark filing ads on its US search platform.
11 May 2023
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