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What does an applicant need to do before a successful trademark registration in Russia?

What does an applicant need to do before a successful trademark registration in Russia?

31 May 2024

The procedure for registering a trademark in Russia begins with Rospatent. After filing, the application goes through the stages of formal examination and examination of the declared designation.

Update to Cambodia’s patent renewals system

Update to Cambodia’s patent renewals system

30 April 2024

Cambodia’s Department of Industrial Property (DIP) of the Ministry of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation (MISTI, formerly known as Ministry of Industry and Handicraft – MIH) recently announced changes to the country’s patent renewals system...

SEP licensing in the automotive industry: A closer look

SEP licensing in the automotive industry: A closer look

30 April 2024

A standard essential patent (SEP) is a patent that is necessary for the implementation of a technical standard. As the automotive industry is evolving in the direction of increased connectivity, technology from the telecom industry is finding its way...

Identifying the scope of patent claims still remains mystified

Identifying the scope of patent claims still remains mystified

30 April 2024

Since the abolition of Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) in April 2021, High Courts with whom the jurisdiction for appeals against the decisions of the Controller of Patents lies have delivered several judgments that are helping in the evo...

Law on guard of intellectual property

Law on guard of intellectual property

30 April 2024

IP law is always in the focus of attention of the legislature. Enforcement is an inseparable part of the law. Currently, enforcement measures are included in several laws. The civil code contains a number of provisions covering all subject matters th...

State registration of disposal of exclusive rights under a contract

State registration of disposal of exclusive rights under a contract

30 April 2024

The turnover of exclusive rights becomes almost commensurate with the turnover of material things, which inevitably gives rise to controversial issues. Thus, by virtue of Paragraph 1 of Article 1233 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation, “the c...

R We Similar?

R We Similar?

31 March 2024

A recent Intellectual Property Office of Singapore decision in the matter of Google LLC v. Green Radar (Singapore) Pte Ltd delved into the complexities of trademark law in Singapore while highlighting the crucial balance between protecting one’s bran...

Building brand identity with trademarks and industrial designs

Building brand identity with trademarks and industrial designs

31 March 2024

Whether minimalist or retro, modern or casual, design is not just about aesthetics; it is a fundamental component of a brand’s identity. From logo to colour scheme, typography to website layout, every stylistic element plays a crucial role in conveyi...

Analyzing the Delhi High Court’s judgment in Microsoft Technology Licensing v. Assistant Controller of Patents

Analyzing the Delhi High Court’s judgment in Microsoft Technology Licensing v. Assistant Controller...

31 March 2024

It is evident that the IP framework of the country is currently undergoing a significant transition.

Trademark prosecution issues reaching the ODG

Trademark prosecution issues reaching the ODG

31 March 2024

To guide both trademark practitioners and applicants in determining the registrability risk that they may face in the prosecution of their applications, the following cases may provide some enlightenment as to the nature of the cases appealed by the...

Better late than never

Better late than never

31 March 2024

Intellectual property in a broad sense does not include only registration, maintenance and disposal of IP but also endless tug-of-war in courts and the patent office.

Jurisdiction of the IP Court over disputes of unfair competition

Jurisdiction of the IP Court over disputes of unfair competition

31 March 2024

In accordance with Paragraph 9 of Article 4 of the Federal Law of July 26, 2006, N 135-FZ “On the Protection of Competition”, unfair competition means any actions of business entities (groups of persons) that are aimed at obtaining advantages in carr...

Patents: Quality versus quantity

Patents: Quality versus quantity

31 March 2024

India has emerged as the world’s third-largest startup ecosystem with over 125,000 startups and 110 unicorns. Many of these startups are at the forefront of innovation in disruptive technologies (like AI, Internet of Things, Big Data, cybersecurity a...

Eurasian Patent Organization debuts amended patent regulations

Eurasian Patent Organization debuts amended patent regulations

29 February 2024

Starting from January 1, 2024, the Eurasian system of inventions and industrial designs patent protection are guided by amended Patent Regulations, approved by the decision of the Administrative Council of the Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO), ado...

A different Monster

A different Monster

29 February 2024

This decision arose from Monster Energy Company’s opposition against the registration of the Application Mark “GENTLE MONSTER” (a word mark) by IICOMBINED Co., Ltd, in Class 9 for “smartglasses”.