Types of Trademarks with respect to Trademarks Act, 1999

Types of Trademarks respect to Trademarks Act, 1999 Trademarks are different types with respect to Trademarks Act, 1999. The Trade and Merchandise Marks Act, 1958, do not provide the clear idea about the Trademarks. The Trademarks Act, 1999 (an amended Act of Trade and Merchandise Marks Act, 1958) clearly mentions about the different types of trademarks. Trademark is nothing but […]

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Pre-Censorship of Cinematographic Films – Copyright Registration in Cochin

Pre-Censorship of Films – Principles Reiterated In the several decisions handed down involving the censoring of documentary and feature films, the Supreme Court has interpreted the provisions of the Cinematograph Act, 1952 (“CA”), the Guidelines under Section 5-B thereof in light of Articles 19 (1) (a) and 19 (2) of the Constitution of India. One of the early cases on […]

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Principle of Exhaustion of Rights – Parallel Importation of Trademarks

Principle of Exhaustion of Rights – Parallel Importation Section 29 and section 30 of the Trademarks act, 1999 describes the principle of Exhaustion of rights of parallel importation of trademarks. Defendants distributing, retailing and selling grey market printers of the plaintiffs in the market and not the ones supplied by the plaintiff. The Printers being sold by the defendants without […]

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Interpretation or Cancellation of Trademark Registration in Cochin

Interpretation or Cancellation of Trademark Sections 46(1)(b), 48(1), 48(2) and 56 of the Trade and Merchandise Marks Act,  read as under “Section 46 – interpretation or Removal from register and imposition of limitations on ground of non-use – (1) Subject to the provisions of section 47, a registered trademark may be taken off the register in respect of any of […]

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Infringement of Trademark of Google Adwords – Trademark Registration

Infringement of Trademark of Google Adwords – Trademark Registration in Cochin Section 29 of the Trademarks Act, 1999 provides the details about the Trademark Infringement process and procedures. In the third document filed by Google viz., Adwords and AdSense Trademark Policy, it is stated that depending upon the region in which trademark rights are asserted, Google would investigate the use […]

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Trademark Infringement and Passing off of Two Letter Marks with Examples

Trademark infringement and passing off of Two letter marks On a thoughtful consideration of the rival contentions, we are of the prima facie view that the Appellant not being a holder of registered trademark “PP” any case for infringement is made out and thus no injunction is liable to be granted against the Respondent PP Prime Properties in FAO (OS) […]

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Infringement of copyright – Trademark Registration in Cochin

Infringement of copyright, breach of confidentially, damages and delivery up etc. The constitutional right of free expression is powerful medicine in a society as diverse and populous as ours. It is designed and intended to remove governmental restraints from the arena of public decision, putting the decision as to what views shall be voiced largely into the hands of each […]

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Jurisdiction – Suit for permanent injunction of Trademark Registration

Jurisdiction – Suit for declaration and permanent injunction of Trademark The said submission of the plaintiff is merit-less due to the following reasons:- That the jurisdiction once seen in the light of Clause 4 (k) of the policy read with the paragraph of the compliant, there is clear indication that the compliant has submitted to the jurisdiction at the place […]

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