Published On: 19/01/2023

Practice Area: Intellectual Property


The close of 2022 witnessed some key developments in the field of Intellectual property rights. A remarkable change was the increasing number of judgements where Courts started awarding high damages in trademark infringement suits. Another significant development has been that the 12th edition of the NICE classification system for trademarks now includes blockchain goods and services. This edition of our newsletter also tracks crucial jurisprudence with respect to design infringement, using a trademark in a descriptive manner, and the declaration of ‘BUKHARA’ as well-known trademark. Other intriguing snippets of this edition includes GI tags obtained for Nicobari Hodi Craft and Japanese Sake. We do hope you enjoy reading this edition and wish everyone a wonderful and joyous 2023.