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Cryptocurrency & Regulation
23 May 2022

Cryptocurrency is growing in India but there looms an imminent danger in the promise of stellar returns in a "not so" regulated sphere. Starting from RBI’s 2018 Circular for total banning to Supreme Court’s 2020 ruling quashing the Circular, to the government’s recent crypto tax, to ASCI’s February 2022 advertising guidelines and to even the recent proposal from SEBI for ban on celebrity endorsements of crypto, the cryptocurrency climate has been constantly evolving.

Levi’s distinctive back pocket stitching mark has acquired secondary meaning – Delhi High Court
4 May 2022

Levi Strauss & Co. have recently won a trademark case before the Delhi High Court in relation to their arcuate /back pocket stitching design mark on jeans. The Court pemanently injuncted the Defendants from manufacturing or selling jeans with identical or deceptively similar designs.

French luxury footwear brand Louboutin loses trademark case in Japan
25 Apr 2022

Luxury shoe brand Louboutin has faced defeat in a trademark infringement case in Japan after the Court ruled that its iconic red soled heels had not acquired secondary meaning or distinctiveness as a source indicator despite 20+ years presence in the market, sales revenue and advertising

Ed Sheeran wins copyright case for 2017 super hit song "Shape of You"
12 Apr 2022

British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has won a landmark copyright claim in a UK court over his 2017 chartbuster ‘Shape of You’ after a 4-year long legal case over plagiarism charges finally came to an end with the Judge ruling that the singer had not plagiarized the song from a lesser-known track

Crypto Crisis: Need for Regulation; Not Total Ban for Cryptocurrencies
7 Dec 2021

With cryptocurrency trading platforms flexing their muscle in the Indian market and the number of investors swelling, there looms an imminent danger for the economy in the promise of stellar returns and an entirely unregulated sphere. This piece from LLC explores how the solution may not lie in a blanket ban but a carefully crafted legislation and the appointment of a regulatory body.

App Icons - Modern Trademarks
22 Nov 2021

The evolution of smartphones and internet connectivity has resulted in the birth of a behemoth – the Apps. The App Icons, whether in App Store or Google Play Store, have a distinct function in identifying a particular brand just like trademarks in the form of logos and names. This piece explores the questions of whether such app icons can and should be registered as trademarks.