Delhi High Court Restrains 8 Rogue Websites from Misusing the ‘Shine’ TM of HT Media

What comes as a major relief to HT Media (a Delhi-based Indian mass media company) is that the Delhi High Court (HC) has recently restrained eight rogue websites from infringing upon the trademark and copyright of the company’s job platform brand name, called ‘Shine’ as well as its website, Shine.com. Shine is an online job
Read More »

Snoop Dogg Files Trademark Application for a Hot Dog Brand ‘Snoop Doggs’

The American songwriter, rapper, actor, entrepreneur, and social media personality Snoop Dogg has recently filed a Trademark Application for a hot dog brand known as ‘Snoop Doggs.’  Snoop Dogg’s lawyers have filed an intent-to-use trademark application with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for the term ‘Snoop Doggs.’ The application states that the rapper
Read More »

Amazon Files Opposition against the Trademark Registration of ‘AWS Music’

As per a filing submitted recently with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, the multinational technology company Amazon Technologies Inc. is initiating opposition proceedings against the Trademark Registration of ‘AWS Music.’ The filing states that with the registration of ‘AWS Music,’ the consumers are most likely to be deceived, confused, or mistaken into thinking that
Read More »

Buick Files Trademark Application for ‘Electra’ in Canada & The US

Buick, a division of the American automobile manufacturer General Motors (GM), has recently filed a Trademark Application for ‘Electra’ with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office and the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), dated 20th December 2021. Electra is a name familiar under the Buick brand label. The application for the same is filed under the “Motor Land
Read More »

Samsung Files Patent for Hybrid Smartphone Design Capable of Folding & Sliding

As per various recent reports, the South Korean multinational corporation – Samsung is presently working on a hybrid smartphone design that can both roll and fold. The tech giant has filed a Patent Application for the same with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and it dates back to this year in June. The new
Read More »

USPTO Proposes Electronic Patent Issuance to Speed Up the Process

The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has recently in its Federal Register published a public rulemaking notice proposing that it wants to stop the mailing of issued patents to the inventors. As part of this proposed change, the USPTO would issue all patents electronically using its patent document viewing systems, i.e., Patent Center and
Read More »

Big Win for Farmers – India Revokes Patent Rights for PepsiCo Inc’s Lay’s Potato Chips

It was two years ago when PepsiCo India had provoked outrage by suing nine farmers from Gujarat for allegedly infringing upon the Patent Rights by growing its registered potato variety, and now, recently, the company’s registration has been revoked by the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers Rights’ Authority (PPV&FRA). The Convener at the Alliance
Read More »

EdTech Company upGrad Sues Scaler Alleging Trademark Infringement

EdTech firm, upGrad, has recently filed a Trademark Infringement lawsuit in the Delhi High Court against its fellow EdTech company called Scaler. According to upGrad, Scaler has violated the Intellectual Property (IP) related to its trademark. The company has now sought damages worth more than rupees three crores. upGrad has accused Scaler of illegally using its business/brand name, i.e.,
Read More »

Display Social Completes Acquisition of Patent & IP from LookWithUs

Display Social Inc. (an online social media and networking service, widely known as ‘Social That Pays’) has recently announced its acquisition of a patent from LookWithUs (a Los-Angeles based powerful platform that specializes in combining collaborations and social communications for the digital content). The Intellectual Property (IP) owned by LookWithUs covers collaboration on any digital object
Read More »

Intellectual Property Filings Improve Globally Despite Covid-19 Pandemic

At the global level, Intellectual Property (IP) filings, including trademarks, patents, and industrial designs, rebounded last year (as per the latest data presented by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), thereby indicating the resilience of human innovation and creation despite the Covid-19 pandemic. On the contrary, the filing activity of both patent and Trademark Applications
Read More »