Five Tips to Keep in Mind while registering Trademarks in India

When Shakespeare said “What’s in the name” he was not talking about the present day scenario. Today, a name can cost you a fortune, and the easiest way to protect your name is by Trademark registration.  Trademark is one kind of intellectual property in choosing the name and getting it registered. This can be a […]

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 […]