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IPR Amicus: April 2021

Comparative advertisement may often lead to a legal tussle under the Indian Trademark Law. The article in this issue of IPR Amicus discusses elaborately the recent decision of the Single Judge of the Bombay High Court in Hindustan Unilever Limited and Another v. USV Private Limited which has since been upheld by the Division Bench and maintained by the Supreme Court.

IPR Amicus: March 2021

A registered proprietor of a trademark is required to remain cautious with respect to misuse of the trademark by others, failing which the registered proprietor may be disentitled from taking any legal action against the alleged offenders.

IPR Amicus: February 2021

The article in this issue of IPR Amicus discusses elaborately a recent decision of the Delhi High Court on the question as to whether the communication of a sound recording to the public also amounts to communication of the literary and musical works embodied in the sound recording to the public.

IPR Amicus: January 2021

The article in this issue of IPR Amicus discusses at length the recent decision of the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (‘IPAB’) in the case of Wisig Networks Private Limited v. Controller.

IPR Amicus: December 2020

The article in this issue of IPR Amicus discusses elaborately, the recent decision of the Intellectual Property Appellate Board reaffirming the importance of the principles of natural justice in judicial and/or quasi-judicial decisions, whilst also clarifying aspects of patent law with respect to cited prior art documents and description of the invention.

IPR Amicus: November 2020

Elaborately discussing various IPAB Orders, including the 2011 decision in the case of LG Electronics and the very recent decision in the case of Esco Corporation, the article in this issue of IPR Amicus examines several issues involving divisional applications.

IPR Amicus: October 2020

The article in this issue of IPR Amicus elaborately discusses a recent decision of the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (‘IPAB’) wherein the IPAB allowed the appeal challenging the revocation of Indian Patent No. 262968 by the Joint Controller following post-grant opposition proceedings.

IPR Amicus: September 2020

The article in this issue of IPR Amicus discusses at length the recent decision of the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (‘IPAB’) in the case of Stempeutics Research Pvt. Ltd. v.

IPR Amicus: August 2020

The Delhi High Court recently granted an ad-interim injunction to the plaintiff and restrained the defendants, from using the mark “DMW” or any other mark which is identical or deceptively similar to the plaintiff’s “BMW” trademarks.

IPR Amicus: July 2020

Since February 2020, the Covid-19 (also known as Coronavirus) pandemic has been a major talking point and consequently many pandemic referenced words are being used as trademarks and are being filed for registration at Trademark Registries worldwide.