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India trade marks

  • Interview: Om Prakash Gupta on India’s trade mark troubles

    April 15, 2016

    The Controller General of India’s Patent and Trade Mark Registry responded to Managing IP’s questions by email regarding the concerns over nearly 200,000 abandoned trade mark applications

  • Delhi High Court steps into India trade mark row

    April 15, 2016

    The Delhi High Court has come to the rescue of trade mark applicants, who are aggrieved that the Indian Trade Marks Registry has abandoned nearly 200,000 pending applications

  • Indian IP office gets a new head

    February 28, 2012

    The head of India’s IP Office, PH Kurian, is to step down in less than a fortnight and will be succeeded by Chaitanya Prasad

  • India considers IP office overhaul

    October 17, 2011

    India’s Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion has launched a review of the organisational structure of the IP office that could split the patent and trade mark departments and make them autonomous agencies

  • Concerns grow over Indian trade mark office problems

    April 12, 2011

    Admissions that over 44,000 trade mark files have gone missing in India and that the trade mark database is full of errors are just the latest in a litany of administrative errors, incompetence and corruption at the country’s trade mark offices

  • Lawyers welcome corruption arrest in India

    March 09, 2011

    The arrest of a gold-loving deputy trade mark registrar in Chennai last week for corruption could reinvigorate the drive to clean up India’s trade mark system, said lawyers this week

  • India’s top court deals blow to brand owners

    November 24, 2010

    The Supreme Court in India has ruled that the trade mark Skincliniq is not confusingly similar to the Clinique skincare range in a set back for well-known marks in India

  • Last chance for lapsed marks in India

    October 21, 2010

    India’s Trade Mark Office has given brand owners whose marks have been unfairly removed from the register until November 30 to appeal the decision

  • Why India is sceptical about ACTA

    October 08, 2010

    India has no plans to join the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, as the country’s top IP official explained in a recent interview

  • How to deal with Customs in Asia

    September 06, 2010

    Preparation, promotion and patience are three key requirements when working with Customs, according to speakers at the Asia-Pacific IP Forum

  • How India’s courts are coping with the IP boom

    September 01, 2010

    Growing investment in India, and patent reform, have put more attention on the country’s courts. In a roundtable discussion held in Delhi in August, James Nurton asked litigation specialists how judges are responding, whether reforms are needed and what strategies parties should adopt for success

  • Indian court sets out online jurisdiction test

    November 30, 2009

    An Indian court has clarified how jurisdiction should be decided in cases dealing with online trade mark infringement

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