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Swapit® - Registered Trade Mark with a Story

Long story short: Swapit is now a Registered Trade Mark!

Protecting your intellectual property is essential for every business. So right after we started working on swapit, we filed our trade mark application on January 8th, 2015. 374 more words

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No-go for Tokyo Olympic logo

Today we have a guest post from Kei Ikuta of the firm Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu. Kei Ikuta is a Japanese litigation lawyer specialising mainly in employment law, competition law and sports law. 721 more words

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Are trade marks worth it?

Yes!  Trade mark registrations are one of the cheapest and easiest forms of registered IP to obtain.  A registration gives you, potentially, perpetual exclusivity over your mark, creating incredible value.   528 more words


When does inspiration become infringement?

Tokyo Olympic logo controversy

The Olympic Committee in Japan has decided to change the logo for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games following an allegation of copyright infringement. 160 more words

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What's in a name? Company Law and Trade Marks Act have the answer

Recently, the Hon’ble Punjab & Haryana High Court in M/s Vardhaman Crop Nutrients Private Limited vs. Union of India and others was faced with an interesting question which involved interplay of the Companies Act, 1956 and the Trade Marks Act, 1999 (‘TM Act’). 98 more words

Answered: A Startup’s Top 5 Intellectual Property Questions

In addition to securing capital & brand awareness, all invested parties should be concerned with protecting a startup’s valuable intellectual property (IP)

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Trade marks, domain names & company names

Trade marks, company names, domain names… there’s a huge difference in terms of what they can do for you, how much they protect you or you can protect them.   228 more words

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