FAQs on Trademark Registration in India – Part IV

This is the fourth post in a series of posts relating to frequently asked questions. The first, second and third posts are available here, here and here. My registered trademark is becoming generic, what can I do to protect it?… Continue Reading

FAQs on Trademark Registration in India – Part III

This is the third post in a series of posts relating to frequently asked questions. The first and second posts are available here and here. In what all classes can an Online Education Startup register its trademark? What is the… Continue Reading

FAQs on Trademark Registration in India – Part II

This is the second post in a series of posts relating to frequently asked question. The first post is available here. Can a company register the unique fragrance of a Leather Jacket by submitting the chemical formula to the TM… Continue Reading

FAQs on Trademark Registration in India – Part I

This post is the first post in a series of new posts relating to Frequently Asked Questions. Can someone register word GANDHI as a trademark in various classes, after obtaining consent from legal heirs of Mahatama Gandhi? No, he cannot… Continue Reading

Uniform Civil Code for Gender Justice in India

Although the debate on Unifrom Civil Code (UCC) has been overshadowed by several other “useful” news, however, UCC remains a contentious topic till date. UCC means the codification of laws pertaining to all citizens irrespective of the religion they profess.… Continue Reading

How to retrieve prosecution history of a corresponding foreign patent application?

The Indian Patent Office (IPO) requires the details of all foreign filings of a patent application under Section 8(1) of the Patents Act. Furthermore, in case the patent has been granted or refused or abandoned in any jurisdiction, the applicant… Continue Reading

What all types of Formal Objections can be countered in a First Examination report (FER)?

This post is in continuance of my previous post illustrating what’s inside a FER which is issued by the Indian Patent Office (IPO). In this post, I have listed all possible formal objections that may be made by the Controller… Continue Reading

Inside a First Examination Report (FER) of a Patent Application in India

A First Examination Report (FER), also known as First Office Action in the U.S., is issued by the Indian Patent Office (IPO) only when the applicant files a Request for Examination (FORM 18 or 18A). A request for examination has… Continue Reading

‘Aadhaar’ – Final phase of the infamous Centralized Monitoring System?

“Aadhar is a 12-digit unique identification number issued by the Indian government to every individual resident of India.  The Unique Identification Authority of India (UDAI), which functions under the Planning Commission of India, is responsible for managing Aadhar numbers and… Continue Reading