A Trademark is a form of Intellectual Property which distinguishes a good or service. It may consist of a sign, symbol, shape, colour, name or any other unique and distinct identification mark that would make a good or service easily differentiable from other commodities. A Trademark provides legal protection from infringement and prevents others from copying the same or creating deceptively similar marks. Trademarks can be owned by an individual, a business organisation or any other legal entity.View More What Trademarks are registrable in India?
Chapter XX of the Patents Act, 1970 lays down the provisions on penalties under the Patent law. Section 118 to Section 124 lays down the various parameters for imposing penalties for acts which are prohibited under the Patent law. The penalties envisaged under the Act are in the form of fines, imprisonment or both.View More Penalties and reliefs under the Patents Act
This international aspect of protecting inventions under the patent law has been introduced under Chapter XXII of the Patents Act, 1970 which deals with International Arrangements. The patent applications which are received under the aegis of the Paris Convention, 1883 and the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), 1970 to which India is also a member are dealt with under the provisions of this chapter.View More International Arrangements under Patent Law
The Trade Marks Act, 1999 defines a “trademark” under Section 2(1)(zb). A trademark means “a mark capable of being represented graphically and which is capable of distinguishing the goods and services of one person from those of others and may include the shape of goods, their packaging and combination of colours.”View More What are the grounds for refusal of registration of a trademark?
Introduction Compulsory licensing in the context of Patent laws are granted by countries to deal with monopolies acquired in Intellectual Property Rights. The compulsory license…View More Compulsory Licenses under the Patents Act
The trademark law includes within its scope a separate category of marks known as collective marks. The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has defined these…View More Collective Marks under the Trademark Act
On 15 September 2003, the Central Government established an Appellate Board known as the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) to hear and resolve appeals against…View More The functioning of the Intellectual Property Appellate Board
Focus Keyword- Examination of application Additional keywords- Section 12, Section 13, Search for anticipation Request and Examination of Patent Application After a patent application is…View More Examination of Patent Application