Our Associate, Parth Agrawal discusses “New .INDRP Rules – A Step in the Right Direction?” India has announced many changes to the rules governing proceedings under the .IN Dispute Resolution Policy (“INDRP”) administered by the Internet Exchange of India (“NIXI”). These changes came into effect on September 16, 2020. Some of the most pertinent changes […]

Our Associate, Parth Agrawal discusses “Super Shine Industries restrained from using trademark and trade dress similar to Reckitt Benckiser’s mark and trade dress” Reckitt Benckiser India Pvt. Ltd, (“Reckitt Benckiser”) a subsidiary of the Reckitt Benckiser Group plc, one of the global leaders in health, hygiene and home products, owns various brands including COLIN and […]

Our Associate, Parth Agrawal discusses “ISKCON declared as well-known trade mark by Bombay High Court” A well-known brand is not something which is built over night but is the result of a proprietor’s relentless investment in its brand to build a reputation and goodwill in their mark. These investments in the marks not only include […]

The Patents Act, 1970 (“Act”) includes a computer programme per se as a non-patentable invention.  The patentability of Computer Related Inventions (“CRIs”) or software patents has always been much discussed issue in India. In this regard, the decision of the Delhi High Court in Ferid Allani v. Union of India and Ors. (Order dated December […]

The Intellectual Property Appellate Board (“IPAB”) was established in the year 2003 primarily with the objective of rendering “technical” expertise in IP cases. However, in recent times, the IPAB has been plagued with a long pendency of cases, in large part due to lack of coram. Under the law, the IPAB bench shall comprise of […]