India has a well-developed system of oppositions to registrations of trade marks.  All oppositions must be filed at one of the five (5) Trade Marks Registry (“Registry”) offices located in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Ahmedabad.  The office in which the opposed application has been filed determines the office in which the opposition must be […]

As a lawyer trained primarily in the United States, the approach that Indian courts have taken on the issue of trans-border reputation has been a fascinating revelation for me.  This approach is quite diametrically opposite to the approach taken by US courts. US courts have strictly enforced the territorial nature of trade marks.  A prime […]