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Trademarking Munnabhai


Stranger than fiction this may sound but as Mint here reports, Munnabhai will soon be a trademark! As Rasul Bailay reports in Mint, Vinod Chopra Films Pvt. Ltd, producer of the two Munna Bhai films, has filed applications to “trademark the two names under various product categories—from tobacco, rugs and carpets to automobiles, retailing, leather goods and baby foods.It has also filed trademark applications for firearms, ammunition and explosives, medical instruments, promotional materials, cards, carrybags, furniture, kitchen utensils, clothing, and…


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Off Topic : Call for Papers : Journal of Indian Law and Society


Journal of Indian Law & Society is currently soliciting submissions for its second issue due in December, 2010. The deadline for submissions is October 5, 2010. Please send in your submissions under the categories mentioned below. All submissions to the Journal are double blind refereed and edited by the student editorial board. For general queries relating to your submissions,  kindly write to us at [email protected] ABOUT THE JOURNAL Journal of Indian Law & Society is a peer-reviewed and student-edited Journal…


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Hilltone v. Hilton : The District Court’s Order


We have already been following the Hilltone story here, here and here. This post will look into the Order of the District Court of Sirohi and the facts which led to this litigation  As per the last updates,the Rajasthan High Court refused to stay this order, stating instead that “When registration of the Hilton Hotel has not been quashed and it is still in existence in their name and they are running their business in the said registered name, as…


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New IP courses by IIPS


Leading IP institute The Institute of Intellectual Property Studies (IIPS) is offering a range of innovative IP courses,addressing and supporting diversified needs in an ever changing IP landscape. COURSES OFFERED: 1. 4 Month Certificate Course in Intellectual Property This course provides the participants with an appreciative insight into the role and significance of each of the different forms of intellectual property rights through an understanding of the fundamentals of the IPR regimes and protection systems. Course commences on 17 July,2010….


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National Conference on Building Next Practices of IP Management -15-16 July,2010


Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Andhra Pradesh Technology Development and Promotion Centre (APTDC) is organizing a National Conference on “Building Next Practices of Intellectual Property Management” on 15-16 July 2010 at Hyderabad. Venue:Hotel Taj Krishna,Hyderabad,India. Objectives of the this Conference are:  Develop an understanding of the basic concepts of IP management and learn about recent developments and next practices in this field. Shape the future of IP management in India among Industry and Academia Create a platform for Industry…


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Clarifying the Myths Surrounding GWU-CII IP Summit: A Response from Dean Lawrence


As a follow up to the GWU-CII controversy, I present to you the excerpts from the blog of Dean Fredrick Lawrence, George Washington University Law School where he shared his views surrounding the controversy and clarified several misconceptions.  Dean Lawrence reiterated that the only agenda of GWU is to “foster discussion,dialogue and knowledge.” and it is with this objective that the Intellectual Property Law Summit was flagged.On the issue surrounding the sponsors of the Summit (readers will remember that the…


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No entry for Hilton Hotels rules Rajasthan Court


Believe it or not, but the international hospitality group Hilton International Corporation of the Hilton Hotels fame cannot carry on business in India (Conrad Hilton has a joint venture with DLF),owing to the outcome of a pending trademark suit in Sirohi District Court in Rajasthan,as the Hindustan Times reports. The facts of this ‘spicy’ suit relate to the petitioners claiming that Hilltone Hotels, situated in Mount Abu is registered under the Companies Act,1956 and therefore Hilton International should be restrained from carrying out business in…


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Sir Robin Jacob – Sir Hugh Laddie Chair in Intellectual Property Law ,University College London


The first Sir Hugh Laddie Chair in Intellectual Property  Law at University College London would have Sir Robin Jacob as its first appointee. Prof Hugh Laddie,a leading English Judge and an expert in the field of intellectual property law,passed away in November 2008.He was appointed the Chair Professor in Intellectual Property at the University College London in 2006 after he retired from the Bench in 2005.He was also the founder of the Institute of Brand and Innovation Law (IBIL). Shamnad…


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Laawaris -Housefull Controversy : Interim Order by Cal HC


Following from the earlier Orders in the Laawaris-Housefull matter this year, the interim Order by the Calcutta HC was passed on May 13,2010.The Court speaking through CJ Mohit Shah has now listed the matter for final hearing  on June 21,2010 when the Court resumes after the summer vacation. The Court pondered over the 1981 Agreement between film production house Prakash Mehra Productions and Saregama relating to the right of the soundtrack in the film Laawaris,to ascertain whether the rights in…


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