The advent of Trade Mark Rules in 2017 (“Rules) has seen many positive changes at the Trade Marks Registry (“Registry”). The objective of the Rules was simplification and digitization of the registration process, and it appears that the functioning of the Registry has improved significantly to move in the direction of meeting those objectives. For […]

Like many other countries, an Indian trademark registration remains valid and subsisting for a period of ten (10) years from the application date.  It is pertinent to note that, in India, the registration date is the same as the application date.  Therefore, the ten (10) year renewal date is counted from the date of filing […]

With the rapid growth in the counterfeiting industry, law has to step in to prevent it. Indian law has approaches to check the importation and exportation of those counterfeit goods that infringe any intellectual property. One such approach is the custom recordation of an intellectual property, the validity of which is five years. All the […]

The implementation of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regime (“GDPR”) is touted to bring sweeping changes in the data protection regime across the world. This post discusses how the GDPR impacts Indian businesses. The GDPR is not only applicable to EU members, but also governs entities in foreign countries that deal with data of […]