Region: India

CIPO initiative criticised; TTAB manual updated; Mumbai police seizes fake designer watches – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at a video game returning to sale after a trademark dispute, Musinsa checking the authenticity of imported goods, and much more.

21 June 2022

Trademarks Office delivers landmark interpretation of Rule 34 on expedited processing

The key issue in this case was whether a request to expedite processing of an application under Rule 34 of the Trademarks Rules 2017 can be filed after the completion of the opposition pleadings.

21 June 2022

Register Tracker Asia-Pacific: January-April 2022

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Filing activity has continued to fall at every major Asian register this year, as data reveals a shifting focus away from international filings by Chinese applicants.

20 June 2022

Landmark interpretation could bring significant changes to Indian trademark practice

In a recent ruling, the deputy registrar concluded that the processing of a trademark application can be expedited at any stage up to its final disposal by filing a suitable application at the appropriate time. The decision has wide-ranging ramifications and is bound to come up for analysis again sooner rather than later.

16 June 2022

Collaboration; information sharing; effective communication – takeaways from WTR Connect: Asia Anti-Counterfeiting

Insights from the WTR Connect: Asia Anti-Counterfeiting event, with expert speakers from brands including Amazon, ASICS, Dyson and LEGO Group.

10 June 2022

Trademark Office must accept oppositions under extended deadlines due to pandemic, directs Delhi High Court

The court directed the Trademark Office to accept oppositions pursuant to the Supreme Court’s directions to extend deadlines during the pandemic, and imposed heavy costs on the officers who had concealed information.

09 June 2022

Coveted well-known trademark status conferred on DHL mark

In this dispute between DHL International GmbH and DLH Express Services Private Ltd, the Delhi High Court has held that the mark DHL was well known, especially in the field of logistics and courier services.

07 June 2022

Levi Strauss & Co’s ‘arcuate stitching design’ mark declared as well known

In a victory for American clothing giant Levi Strauss & Co, the Delhi High Court granted a permanent injunction restraining the defendants from using the ‘arcuate stitching design’ mark on their goods, and declared the mark to be well known.

23 May 2022

IP financing in Asia – why so few loans and what can we do about it?

In the second article of a four-part series, WTR investigates IP financing in Asia to find out why it is not more prevalent and how stakeholders are addressing the challenges.

20 May 2022

Singapore ramps up IP mediation funding

Singapore escalates drive to encourage take-up of alternative dispute resolution for IP disputes, increasing funding for IP mediation by nearly 17%.

05 May 2022

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