Assignments, Mergers, and Transmissions of trademarks

Trademarks nowadays are an integral part of every business as it is a part of Intellectual Property. It is uncommon nowadays for the value of business’ IP to far exceed its physical assets. Like their assets Trademarks could also be bought, sold or transferred between the entities. It is always advisable to update with the […]

Legal Standing of Position Trademarks

There are a lot of brands which have acquired popularity and distinctiveness based on the way their labels and logos are placed on a given product. But did you know that these brands have the right to claim monopoly over the positioning of their label on products? Well, a ‘position trademark’, falling under the category […]

Caught in the Cross Hairs of WIPO and Indian Trademark Office

By changing time registration and timelines for Trademark registration has also evolved. After the Trademark amendment, 2017, the registration and timelines of Trademark has become stricter and quicker. We’ve all seen positive changes happening within the IP regime after the amendment, but still there’s lag in some areas like in the Application for Madrid Protocol. […]

Understanding the Scrutiny Report Or discrepancy Notice Issued by Trademark Office in India

Scrutiny Report or Discrepancy Notice By filing a Trademark Application in the Registry, Registration of Trademark is being done. After registration if any changes are to be made, an application is given to the Trademark office. This application is to be given along with the supporting documents or forms to the Trademark office. If the […]

Can the surname of a person be Trademarked?

Surnames and Trademarks Generally in India we have seen that businesses have been started by the surname of their family members or from the surname of a person who is starting the business. This practice has been followed in India for a very long time and such practice of adopting surnames for the name of […]