Trademark filing, new forms – 2017

List of Forms and respective sub forms… Just for understanding… TM –A (Application) Select the type of applicant Individual/Sole Proprietor StartUp Small Enterprise Others TM- M (Miscellaneous) AMENDMENT OF REGULATION OF A COLLECTIVE MARK CERTIFIED COPY OF ENTRY IN THE …

Loan recovery atrocities, by banks and illiterate rowdy agents!

After demonetization, though the flow of currency seems like newly printed notes, the economy may be is in bad shape now!. Lenders such as banks, finance companies seems to have become more aggressive in collections and revenue generations. I would like …

The Patent, Trademark Facilitators and the meaning of Startup

The Patent and Trademark Facilitators and the meaning of Startup:  How do the facilitators benefit the Startups and self? There are two documents which should help to understand the purpose of Trademark, Patent, & Design Patent Facilitators, and How their …

Raja vs SPB Copyright rights in a wrong context!

Recent copyright issue escalated by the world-famous music composer illayaraja has created a mass awareness about the intellectual property law. I mean, more than the authors and the legal fraternity, the common public got an awareness about copyright, especially about cinema …

Trademark Rules 2017 Continued

Re-classification of Goods in Respect of Existing Registration Re-classification in respect of existing registration.- (1) On the amendment in international classification of goods and services (NICE Classification), the registered proprietor  of a trademark may apply to the Registrar in Form …

TM Rules 2017 determination of Well-Known Trademark

Determining Indian Well-Known marks status seems like a conflict against international IP policies. In Indian Trademark Registry, well-known marks were publicly listed  in the website. But, they were only based on the Court Judgement, supported by  the extract of sentences …

New Trademark Rules 2017, untested e-filing system and administrative system

My experience has been a mix of technology and law. So, I take the privilege to comment on the new trademark rules 2017. The recent change in Trademark Rules 2017 and e-filing system is unclear and lacks the touch of …