April 27, 2022, 9:07 am

The need and importance of TM are always on the rise and with the advent of social media, the value has skyrocketed. The aim of the trademark from only protecting trade diversion to a competitor has emerged to benefit the consumer from not getting diverted or deceived by other marks in the market. This focus was shifted to the protection of the consumer from getting cheated. The trademark not only implies the identification (origin) of the good b...Read More

November 11, 2021, 5:46 pm

With the increasing trends of digital goods and services and others related to the internet, there has been a surge in the trademark registration of marks related to digital or the internet. Such artificial words are often registered as a trademark to denote certain product descriptions. In one of the latest issues, the term 'TOOLTIME' was granted registration of the trademark for the class of software and IT where the F...Read More

November 8, 2021, 5:55 pm

In the latest case concerning a trademark dispute between Zoom and Zoom, the European Court of Justice confirmed that there is no likelihood of confusion even though the goods claimed were under the same class 9, still, the functions are different. This dispute was interestin...Read More

October 30, 2021, 3:13 pm

In the latest case, the German Federal Supreme Court ruled that the trademark “Black Friday” is canceled for essential services in the field of advertising, making this legally binding. This trademark has been a public issue for years, which now saw a strict cancellation from the Supreme Court. The big discount day like Black Friday was pretty much known in Germany, where we also see Hong Kong holding com...Read More

August 18, 2021, 6:31 pm

As China is attracting more Multinational Corporation, the statistics for the first half of 2021 shows that China IP Office has granted more patents to foreign Multinational Corporation and even more trademark are registered by them. This was announced by Fuguang Heng, deputy head of the China National Intellectual Property Administration’s general office, in a news conference.

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March 3, 2021, 6:21 pm

Trademark infringement has become very common with the advent of increasing business of diverse nature. The nature of a trademark is very important to understand and to assume how strong the case can be. In trademark registration, It is often suggested that the mark must not be generic and should be capable of distinguishing the goods from other goods or services. The generic and the descriptive mark are generally not strong and hence there is a lot o...Read More

July 17, 2019, 6:25 pm

The United Kingdom Intellectual property Office (UKIPO), on 26th June 2019, granted a multimedia mark to Japan’s technology giant Toshiba. With this grant, Toshiba has become the first enterprise ever to have been granted a multimedia mark by the UKIPO. The trademark shows several multi-coloured polygons that zoom out representing an Origami and disappearin...Read More