As India’s Lok Sabha elections reach their apex, multiple international and domestic brands have made a stamp on the election with intriguing marketing campaigns. Local experts tell WTR about the opportunities and risks of this activity.
In a move that is hoped to boost the confidence of foreign investors, the Union Cabinet has approved the accession of India to the Nice Agreement, the Vienna Agreement and the Locarno Agreement.
In our latest edition, we look at India taking a step towards aligning itself with the global trademark system, Ghostbuster Dan Aykroyd prevailing in an infringement case, and much more.
The new Consumer Protection Bill would introduce liability for celebrity endorsers who fail to carry out sufficient due diligence before endorsing goods or services - although the bill is silent as to what this actually entails.
The Trademarks Registry has made substantial progress to clear the backlog of opposition cases. Nevertheless, with fierce competition among emerging economies, there is more to be done.
Research has found that a significant portion of people studying and teaching at higher educational institutions in India have no awareness of intellectual property rights.
The Indian courts have taken the lead in issuing landmark decisions on several issues, including recognition of trans-border reputation and goodwill, trademark violations in respect of unrelated goods, online counterfeiting and protection of celebrity rights.
In the coming days, new governmental amendment rules in India are set to take effect that, according to one expert, suggest that a move towards full plain packaging in the country is only a matter of time.
In our latest round-up, we look at a number of trademarks that appear to be related to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the USPTO unveiling a new resource center, the sale of the Toys-R-Us brand, and much more.
In our latest round-up, we look at a registry’s plans to charge trademark owners for access to WHOIS data and the war of words over plans for an IP markets watch list.
Trademark counsel have had their say on the efficiency of customs authorities across the globe – with some of the largest importers of counterfeit goods giving cause for continued concern.
The performance levels of the Chinese, Brazilian and Indian trademark offices have clear room for improvement but change could be afoot.
The Confederation of All India Traders has piled pressure on the Indian Government to pass a new Consumer Protection Bill which contains provisions designed to hold brand ambassadors liable for misleading endorsements.
In this news round-up, we look at how India may remove the controversial Goods and Services Tax exemption for unbranded food products and how the Chicago Cubs are tackling an increase in counterfeiting.
The recent implementation of the long-awaited Goods and Services Tax (GST) is one of India’s most important economic reforms. The GST has subsumed most of the multiple indirect taxes which had fragmented the economy and has paved the way for a unified common market. However, goods bearing brand names and sold in a unit container may still escape GST if not registered under the Trademarks Act.