Emerging Trends in Unconventional Trademarks

In India, The Trade Marks Act, 1999 regulates and provides for the protection of trademarks. Section 2(1) (zb) of the Act gives the definition of what a trademark is. It provides for specific criteria to be fulfilled for a mark to qualify as a trademark. It lays down that any mark which is capable of being represented graphically and can be used to distinguish the goods and services of one person from the goods and services of another can qualify as a trademark.[1] It also lays down that this mark can also be in the form of a shape of the actual product, packaging, a combination of colours, etc.

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Cyber Abuse

The Indian government has come up with some policies in 2019, including CERT-In, an agency that signed various MoUs to help to tackle cybersecurity and is helping to reduce the number of cyber attacks on government networks and the National Cyber Security Policy, which focuses on building secure cyberspace for personal information, business information, etc., and also helps to respond to any abuse reported. 

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