Region: India

Bombay High Court: copyright registration of label not mandatory

In this trademark and copyright infringement dispute involving the use of similar labels for soya bean products, the Bombay High Court has held that copyright registration is not mandatory to claim relief under the Copyright act.

05 July 2021

Wrongful versus fair use in India: how a news outlet spat reinforced the boundaries

A recent dispute between two Indian media companies over the use of trademarks in news reporting has reinforced the country’s approach to fair use.

25 June 2021

Register Tracker Asia-Pacific: January-April 2021

Featured in Prosecution

China dominates this landscape with local brand owners active at home and in neighbouring countries.

21 June 2021

Success for Red Bull as Delhi High Court grants injunction against use of RED HORSE mark and label

Energy drinks giant Red Bull has successfully obtained an interim injunction preventing Bakewell Biscuits from using the mark RED HORSE and a label including a blue/silver trapezoid device.

09 June 2021

INTA seeks brand stories; IACC and National IPR Center partnership; new GIs in Pakistan – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at China’s 2021 International Trademark Brand Festival being announced, the top Indian brands showing record brand value growth, Bed Bath & Beyond launching more private brands, and much more.

08 June 2021

THE BIG LIE trademark; Gap sells Intermix brand; scammers' preferred TLDs – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at disgust over reports of counterfeit covid-19 medicine in India, Verizon divesting its media division, ICANN unveiling new courses, and much more.

11 May 2021

Procedures and strategies for anti-counterfeiting: India

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting and Online Brand Enforcement: Global Guide 2021

The Trademarks Act is the principal legislation governing trademarks in India. The act provides both civil and criminal statutory remedies against the infringement of a registered trademark.

11 May 2021

“It was definitely a surprise” – Justice Manmohan Singh reacts to IPAB abolition in exclusive interview

In an exclusive interview with WTR’s sister title IAM, one of the most influential figures in India’s IP sector, Justice Manmohan Singh, has provided his reaction to the surprise abolition of the Intellectual Property Appellate Board last month.

10 May 2021

Government reform and incentives have created a robust trademark ecosystem in India: top filers revealed

Asia’s third-largest economy is now the third-most active register in the world thanks to a hot start-up scene and prolific local filers

16 April 2021

“There may be chaotic situations”: the practical impact of abolishing India’s IPAB

In this guest analysis, Shailendra Bhandare, partner at Khaitan & Co, explores the short and long-term impact of the move to abolish India’s  IP Appellate Board.

16 April 2021

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