October 2017

10
Oct

The Lanham Act & it’s equivalent in India.

Lanham Act is a Federal Trademark law (United States) also known as the Trademark Act of 1946 which governs issues involving trademark infringement and damages. The Lanham Act provides federal causes of action for trademark dilution, cybersquatting, and several other unfair competition claims, such as unregistered trademark infringement, false advertising, false endorsement, and false designation of origin. A trademark is

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4
Oct

Global Counterfeit Supply Network

According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation for Development (OECD) and European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) the estimated value of Counterfeit Products at global level is worth 4.77 trillion, about 5-7 % of total value of goods traded every year. Based on this research two important patterns were noticed; Most developed countries are primary targets for selling counterfeit products.

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1
Oct

Enforcement actions

What are Enforcement actions ? When are they performed ? Enforcement action are anti-counterfeiting activities performed by Indian government to ensure compliance by taking, when warranted, civil or criminal action against violators of IPR/Trademark/Brand infringement laws. Why should I as a brand manager care about enforcement actions? According to a recent year’s report the value of the global impact of

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1
Oct

Indian Custom’s department & their role in fighting counterfeits

1. Who are customs authorities? What do they do and What does it mean for India? Customs is an authority or agency in a country responsible for controlling the flow of goods, including animals, personal and/or hazardous goods etc. into and out of a country. Each country has its own laws and regulations for the import and export of goods

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