Learning Concepts


Designs


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Industrial design, an element of intellectual property, refers to a creative activity which results...

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Copyright


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Copyright, as defined by the Oxford English Dictionary, is "The exclusive right given by law for a...

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Patents


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A Patent is a statutory right and legally protects an invention from being made, sold or used by others...

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Trademarks


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A trademark is a mark legally registered which is used to claim exclusive rights of products or services...

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Who can apply for a trademark?


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Any person who claims to be the proprietor of a mark used or proposed to be used by that person can...

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Process of registration of a trademark


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The application for trademark registration should contain a clear reproduction of the sign, including,...

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Duration of registration of a trademark


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The duration of registration of a trademark is for a period of ten years, but may be renewed for a...

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Infringement of trademark


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In accordance with Chapter IV of the Trade Marks Act, it is a prerequisite to have a registered trademark...

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Who can sue for infringement?


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The registered proprietor, his legal heirs and the registered user(s) of the mark can sue for infringement....

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Passing off


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The user of an unregistered trademark is barred from instituting an infringement action. However,...

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Well-known trademarks


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The Indian Trademark Law accords extraordinary protection to trade marks that are 'well known' and...

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Remedies for Infringement and Passing off Suits


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In accordance with section 135 of the Trade Marks Act, in an action for infringement of a registered...

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