Shah Rukh Khan, a brand by himself for several years now, has recently filed an application, for his initials ‘SRK’, before the Trademark Registry. This would imply that, on grant of this registration, every time someone would want to use the initials ‘SRK’, they would have to obtain his permission! […]
The Trademark trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) has recently rejected Apple Inc.’s appeal to register its music...
Another thrilling story about trademark infringement has surfaced about Apple with yet another suit filed against it...
Apple Inc. has paid 60 million USD to Proview Technology a unit of Proview International Holdings to end the dispute...
Recently, an entrepreneur came to me for advice on obtaining trademark protection. The man said he runs a software development and services company and he found a competitor running a similar business in USA under a trademark that is identical to his. As a prior user, he wanted to protect […]Read more ›
Trademark protection is an indispensable requirement for any business today. Any running business without a registered trademark, is not only prone to passing off but also runs a risk of infringing other registered trademarks. Trademark registration is sought by most business organisations today as a protection and risk mitigation measure. […]Read more ›
A German drink company was successful in registering trademark on the word “F**K” with the country’s Federal Patent Court. The protection is granted to the liquor manufacturer EFAG on their brand ‘FICKEN’ which translates to the four-letter swearword “F**K” in English. The application for the mark ‘Ficken’ schnapps was repeatedly […]Read more ›
Trademark Registration in India – By Vijay Kumar, Trademark Consultant, Brain League IP Services Pvt. Ltd
Registration of a trademark is not compulsory. However, registered trademarks have additional benefits when compared to unregistered trademarks. Registration of trademarks allows the Owner of the trademarks to file infringement suits for violation of his rights whereas the unregistered user has to search remedies in common law. What is the […]Read more ›