Using Patents as a Marketing Tool – The Good, Bad and the Ugly

Marketing is one of the core functions in any business. This core function is carried out by working in conjunction with other functional units of companies. Working in conjunction with other functional units has known to help marketing teams in…

How To Register Your Domain Name As Trademark

How To Register Your Domain Name As Trademark

This question was discussed in a landmark case, Satyam Infoway Ltd. vs Sifynet Solutions Pvt. Ltd. In this case, Sifynet Solutions, an Ahmedabad based company registered several domain names, such as www.sify.net, www.sifymall.com, and www.sifyrealestate.com, with Internet Corporation Assigned Names and Number (ICANN). In opposition to this, it was opined by Satyam that the word ‘Sify’ is a coined word and has been used using its corporate name. Also it was averred by Satyam that the word has claimed a wide reputation and goodwill.

Google’s Patenting Trends – Founders Aren’t The Top Inventors At Google!

Interesting point to be noted in this graph is the absence of Google’s founders’ names among the top 20 inventors for Google, considering the fact that any inventor with 6 granted patents (patent families) would have found a spot in this graph.

Patenting For Success: A 101 On Why And What Of Patenting [Legal Resource For Startups]

Patenting involves competitive strategies in today’s business world. To build a successful company through protecting its patents, one needs to develop a patent-filing strategy as well as manage their IP assets in a way that would bring revenue to the company. But above all, one should be aware of the pitfalls of the patenting system and learn to combat them efficiently by devising a wholesome, customized patent strategy.

Indian Government Announces National Awards For Commercial Patent Holders

Indian government in order to enable IP economy has launched TREMAP (Technology Refinement and Marketing Programme) to recognize the innovative potential of Indian nationals and to encourage the innovator community for making their innovations more practical and relevant to the…

How To Select A Good Brand Name [From Trademark Perspective]?

Trademarks are the names and logos used by business entities or individuals for business. Registration of trademark is necessary to protect the goodwill and reputation of one’s business from competitors. Selecting a strong trademark is very important as it distinguishes…

Explained: Why & How to Conduct a Trademark Search?

Explained: Why & How to Conduct a Trademark Search?

Trademarks are sought to protect the identity of a business/company. Performing a trademark search is a crucial step before adopting a trademark. When a trademark search is conducted, the possibility of a trademark being similar to an existing trademark is…

Foreign Direct Investment is Permitted in LLPs [A Look At Restrictions And Conditions]

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on the 11May 2011 approved the proposal to amend the policy on allowing Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) firms.  A Notification to this effect (which covers minutia) is still…

Creation of ESOP Trust – Why complicate?

Many small sized organizations prefer to have the Board approving the grant of stock Options.  In large organizations, they either have a Compensation Committee or set up a Trust. Many Indian companies, including Infosys Limited, have used trust route to…

Why and what should you patent?

The basic reason why inventors/ companies go for patent protection is for the exclusive right that they hold over their invention for a specific period. But besides this obvious reason, there are other reasons why an inventor/ assignee would want…