Region: India

An unacceptable approach: Indian bar associations urged to tackle bad practice trend

Having been aggressively berated by IP law firms after receiving legal notices, law firm leader Ashok Ram Kumar calls for Indian bar associations to do more to tackle bad practice.

28 August 2021

As evidence of plain packaging ineffectiveness grows, a less brand-restrictive alternative must be considered

In an exclusive opinion column, Axess Technologies chair Richard Jotcham gives an alternative perspective on plain packaging since it was first introduced for tobacco products nearly a decade ago.

21 August 2021

Delhi High Court finds that it has territorial jurisdiction based on sale of infringing goods on third-party e-commerce platforms

The availability of infringing products on third-party online marketplaces, such as Amazon, which are accessible from Delhi and deliver goods within Delhi, established cause of action in Delhi.

13 August 2021

Delhi High Court clarifies position on arbitrability of trademark disputes

This decision clarifies the approach taken by India's Supreme Court in the Vidya Drolia case in relation to the arbitrability of trademark disputes.

11 August 2021

Delhi High Court: defendants’ adoption of SINGH + SINGH marks “fraught with mischief” and not in good faith

The Delhi High Court has restrained the defendants from using various SINGH + SINGH marks for legal services on the ground that they were confusingly similar to the plaintiffs’ SINGH & SINGH mark.

04 August 2021

A new era of working with influencers in India: what brand owners need to know

In an exclusive guest post, Remfry and Sagar partner Samta Mehra looks at the rapidly changing regulations for influencer advertising in India.

29 July 2021

“An ambitious landmark” – parliamentary panel in India calls for urgent revival of Intellectual Property Appellate Board

The Indian government’s bipartisan Parliamentary Standing Committee on Commerce has released a new report focused on proposed reforms to India’s IP rights regime.

28 July 2021

“Set an example for other developing nations” – new call for plain packaging in India

A newly-published study is urging the Indian government to implement plain packaging on all tobacco products, claiming it is “a public issue” due to an ongoing smoking epidemic in India.

21 July 2021

“A positive step towards efficiency” – Delhi High Court creates dedicated IP Division

Only months after the controversial abolition of India’s Intellectual Property Appellate Board, the Delhi High Court has announced the creation of an Intellectual Property Division.

12 July 2021

Amazon launches IP Accelerator in India as debate over e-commerce rules intensifies

Amazon has announced the launch of the IP Accelerator programme in India, offering sellers that are also brand owners access to services from trusted IP experts and law firms.

05 July 2021

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