Intellectual Property Rights | Trade Mark

Oracle America Inc. vs. M-Tech Data Ltd.

Oracle America Inc. (Formerly Sun Microsystems Inc.) vs. M-Tech Data Ltd. [2012] UKSC 27 Full Text here Key Words: Parallel Import, Exhaustion Principle, Trade Mark RELEVANT PROVISION(S): EU Directive 89/104 (available here) Article 5: According to Article 5(1) of the Directive, the registered trade mark confers on the proprietor exclusive rights therein. In addition, Article 5(1)(a) provides that…

Intellectual Property Rights | Parallel Import | Trade Mark

Kapil Wadhwa v. Samsung Electronics

Kapil Wadhwa v. Samsung Electronics 2013 (53) PTC 112 (Del.) (DB) ISSUE: Whether the Indian Trade Marks Act, 1999 embodies the International Exhaustion Principle or National Exhaustion principle when the Registered Proprietor of Trade Mark places the goods in the market under Registered Trade Mark. FACTS: Samsung (Korea) and it’s Indian subsidiary Samsung India filed…