Acquiescence essentially entails your “passive consent” to allow another user to use your registered trademark despite being aware of such use by the other user. Thus, if such a use of your registered trademark is not challenged by you within a statutory period of five years, then you effectively forfeit your right to sue the…

The Central Government through an Ordinance, to be specific the Tribunals Reforms (Rationalization and Conditions of Service) Ordinance, 2021, published in the Gazette of India dated April 4th, 2021 (the “ordinance”) has nullified the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) which was set up in 2003 under Trade Marks Act, 1999 and was exercising original and…

Every entrepreneur wants to market their brand and make it big. They invest in the building up of this brand and later gain returns on the same, once they have established themselves in the market. But, how does one distinguish themselves from their competitors; What is the entrepreneur branding? This is where trademarks come into…

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