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Geographical indications and India

India - December 23 2020 Several products that we come across in our everyday lives, like Darjeeling tea, Scotch Whisky, Swiss Gruyere cheese etc. Are associated with some…

Death of a Trademark: Genericide

India - June 19 2020 A vacuum flask? Thermos. Separable fastener? Zipper. Mobile garbage bin? Dumpster. Conveyor transport device? Escalator. The answers to each of the…

Understanding the concept of Bad Faith in Trade Mark Law

European Union, India - September 17 2020 Bad faith is not a concept uncommon to trademarks. In fact, trademark squatting and crowding of trademark registers has become an international issue…

The Evolution and growth of the concept of transborder reputation in India

India - April 3 2020 Trans-border reputation can be understood to be present when “a product and its trade name transcend the physical boundaries of the geographical reg…

To Use or Not to Use: Understanding the Concept of Nominative Fair Use

India - August 18 2020 The core function of a trademark is to act as a source identifier of goods and services, whereas the core benefit of a trademark enjoyed by a…