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Trademark Infringement KENT vs KENTECH Case Trademark Infringement KENT vs KENTECH In a recent judgement (19th September. 2017), Delhi High court ruled that the name of company KENTECH RO SYSTEMS and their domain name www.kentechro.com is infringing upon the trademark KENT (a clear-cut case of Trademark Infringement). This judgement is an eye opener for those who choose the name of the company similar to an existing company or add some word before or later the name of an existing brand while suggesting a name for approval of the company name by ROC. Even if the registrar of companies approves such…

India to drastically reduce trademark registration time : FM India to drastically reduce trademark registration time Arun Jaitley Finance Minister of the country said that the government of India is planning to put in a mechanism which will drastically bring down the current time period taken for trademark registration to maximum of 1 month by 2017. He further added that is government is trying to find out the best way possible so as to reduce the time to as less as possible. He further said that in India, we have a robust law for the registration of trade mark which…

Date for Enrollment as Facilitators for Startups in Patents and Trademarks extended up to 10-07-2016 Date for Enrollment as Facilitators for Startups in Patents and Trademarks The date as facilitators for startups in Patents and Trademarks extended up to 10/07/16. The scheme for Facilitating Start–ups Intellectual Property. The SIPP which was launched by the government of India has been notified by CGPDTM in the IPO website about the facilitators in patents, designs and trade marks who conveyed their willingness up to 10/03/2016 to function as facilitators for start- ups. The CGPDTM also provided a list of these facilitators on the…

Brexit Blow: Tata Steel to Put its UK Assets Sale on Hold MUMBAI: Tata Steel to Put its UK Assets Sale on Hold – Tata Steel (BSE 0.54 %), India’s largest private steel maker is likely to defer the plan to sell its steel business in UK after the exit of Britain from European Union commonly termed as Brexit raised concerns of the viability of steel business. The same was stated by two people familiar with the development. “Brexit vote has added to the uncertainty of the sale process by raising questions about viability of the UK steel industry in…

Design Registration in India Design Registration in India Design refers to aesthetic features of shape, pattern, configuration, ornament and composition of lines or colours applied to an article in two dimensional or three dimensional forms by an industrial process or any mechanical process or both. As per the Indian Design Act, 2000 the term of design is 10 years from the date of its registration which can be renewed for 5 more years. The criteria for registration of a design are It should be novel; It should not have been disclosed to the public by publication or by any use…

FAQ of Copyright Registration FAQ of Copyright Registration Q For what can copyrights be obtained? Answer:- You can get a copyright for any unique and creative content. This could range from design, sketch, painting, song recording, music video, movie file, poem, book or even a short story. Q What is the validity of a copyright? Answer:- Copyright protection typically lasts for 60 years. In the case of original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works the 60-year period is counted from the year following the death of the author. In the case of cinematographic films, sound recordings, photographs, anonymous and pseudonymous…

FAQ of Design Registration FAQ of Design Registration Q1. What is a Commonn industrial design? Answer:- In a legal sense, an industrial design constitutes the ornamental or aesthetic aspect of an article. An industrial design may consist of three dimensional features, such as the shape of an article, or two dimensional features, such as patterns, lines or color.design registration Q2. What kind of protection does an industrial design right offer? Answer:- In principle, the owner of a registered industrial design or of a design patent has the right to prevent third parties from making, selling or importing articles bearing or…

FAQ of Patent Registration FAQ of Patent Registration Q1. What can be patented? Answer:- It can be any invention related to work, manufacturing, the machine, process, computer software or any other which was never introduced to the public before. If a patent is granted in India does it mean that it will protect my invention outside India as well?A patent granted in India is applicable only in India i.e. a patent owner cannot exercise his rights outside India. If the patent owner wants to get protection in countries outside India then they can apply for the same in other countries…

Patent Office Action Response Patent Office Action Response – After the patent application has been filed, the examiners of the patent office examine the Patent application. For this, a request for examination has to be filed with the Indian patent office. The time line of filing request for examination is within forty eight months from the date of the priority or filing date of the application, whichever is earlier. Without filing of the request for examination, patent office does not commence the examination of the patent application. Separate government fee has to be paid for filing request for examination. An…

Amendments in Trademark Application Amendments in Trademark Application The trademark law in India provides for an opportunity to the applicant of a trademark to correct the filed application to the extent it involves minor changes only and does not substantially affect the identity of the trademark or extent the goods or services covered by the application. In case the amendment is such which materially alters the filed mark application does not meet above criteria the applicant must move a fresh application. The correction or amendment as allowed under Section 22 can be made at any time after an application is…

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