Are 3-D Trademarks different from Industrial Designs?

What is a Three Dimensional Trademark? A Three Dimensional Trademark is a non-conventional Trademark which makes use of a Three dimensional shape of  product or its package/container to achieve distinction in the concerned jurisdictional marketplace. Hence, being clearly distinguished by shape or long time usage is the paramount requirement of the 3D Trademark. Examples of […]

Licensing/Assignment of Trademark in India

Assignment/licensing of Trademark allows third parties to use the registered trademark and the rights associated with it. In exchange for “Royalty” Third party is authorized by the owner of registered Trademark to use that Trademark for a specific period of time. In other words Trademark licensing refers to the moe of transfer of rights wherein […]

Trademark Squatting: A threat to MNCs

With the presence of global entities in India like Apple, Amazon Etc Intellectual property rights of these entities in India becomes indispensable. As a result of this, business owners are required to be conscious of ways that their IP rights, specially Trademark, is protected globally. In 2012 Apple faced an issue with its Trademark registration […]

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 […]