Compulsory licensing: Noble or Ignoble during Covid-19?

There are many substantial developments within the field of property and pharmaceuticals are done during the time of pandemic. New means to stop , treat and mitigate Covid-19 are being researched for developing effective medical treatment as fast as possible. Its vaccine is more important to return to hamper the transmission of disease. Owing to […]

Delhi High Court Held that Exact use of Trademark needed to constitute as Trademark Infringement

Recently Delhi supreme court during a case of Mankind Pharma Ltd Vs Chandra Mani Tiwari and Anr. held that ‘to constitute infringement under Section 29(5), it’s required to possess an equivalent or identical brand name and merely having an identical or deceptively similar trademark to the registered trademark wouldn’t constitute infringement.’ Brief Facts The plaintiff […]

What steps should Trademark owners take to avoid future Litigation

In recent times it is very important to protect your brand name as others may commercially disparage your brand. Trademark infringement is very common these days, therefore it is always advisable to take protection of your brand name.  Trademark owner at initial stage and do so much to avoid future litigation or conflicts. The following […]

A Legal Analysis on Non-Conventional Trademarks

Nature and Scope of Non-Conventional Trademarks Traditionally Trademarks of name, logo, symbol, tagline get registered and are referred to as conventional trademarks. Although now a days trademark isn’t limited to only registration of name, logo, taglie, symbol etc but it also includes Trademark of Smell, taste, Texture, Hologram, motion, shape and therefore the ambience of […]

M/S Castrol Limited & Anr. v. Iqbal Singh Chawla & Anr.

In the above case the judgement was decreed in favour of Castrol Limited and permanent injunction was granted to the Iqbal singh Chawla i.e. the defendant from using the mark “ACTIV” or “ACTIVE”.  However when we talk about Trade dress, it is combinationation of different elements of packaging of goods that is used for its […]