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Concept of Deceptive Similarity under Indian Trademark Law

Article by Varsha Chamakura . A Trademark is a visual symbol, a distinctive sign or indicator in the form of text or pictorial representation that sets a product apart from other products. It helps customers identify products which are manufactured or services that are provied by a certain person or business. The main function of a Trademark is to exclusively identify the source of products and services. Trademarks play an important role in building a company’s Brand name and Goodwill. It protects consumers from the aspects of confusion, deception and fraud. Trademarks also guarantee the maintenance of the quality of the product or service. They symbolize the quality of products, which gains the attention of the consumers. Hence, trademarks need to be protected to ensure that the quality of products is not hampered and also the welfare of the society is not disturbed. Though it is very essential and of great importance, it is also very vulnerable to being misused or inf

Sole Proprietorship vs One Person Company: Which Should You Go For in India?

Article by  Smrithi Shibichakravarthy. As an entrepreneur, managing your business single-handedly means that your business could be considered either as a sole proprietorship or as a one-person company (OPC).  Though both of these terms sound alike and have major similarities there are also a few very important differences which you need to be aware of in order to take your business down the path you’re looking for.  There are differences concerning entities, liabilities, taxation, and succession. Based on the type of business you’re running, and the business you one day want it to be, it’s important to understand these differences before declaring it as a sole proprietorship or OPC.  Through this article, you’ll be able to choose which one you want to go for in order to ultimately achieve your business goals.  What is a Sole  Proprietorship? To start with the basics, we need to understand the term ‘sole proprietorship’: The Government of India defines a sole proprietorship as a “on

Is The Quora Partner Program Going To Make Me Money?

So, you're looking to make some money by writing on Quora. And you've heard of the Quora Partner Program. But what is it? And, is it going to be worth your time? Well, let me give you the low down on everything you need to know about the Quora Partner Program. #1. What is Quora Partner Program? The Quora Partner Program is a way for writers on Quora to earn money from asking questions on Quora and attracting followers as well as other Quora users to write answers to those questions. If you get into the program, you'll be paid based on how many views and followers your answers get. How to join the Quora Partner Program? The Quora Partner program is invite-only. The exact requirements to join the Quora Partner Program are not known. In fact, a lot of people on the web give out a lot of conflicting answers. Here's what I think, you need to become eligible to receive Quora Partner Program invites. You'll need to have published at least 20 high-quality, original answers

7 Key Ways How Law Firms are Marketing Themselves: Disclosed!

Marketing your law firm is no easy task. While a huge percentage of individuals and businesses search for lawyers and law firms online, most law firms are not prepared when it comes to taking their business digital. Of course, juggling a law firm management, handing your legal practice is never an easy task. Adding to that, digital marketing often takes a long time to present visible ROI (unless it's via PPC ads ). As such, most lawyers are confused as to how they should begin or go ahead with marketing their law firm. And the best way to learn that would be from other lawyers and law firms themselves.  This learning shouldn't be limited to just the successes by law firms, but should cover the challenges faced by law firms, the marketing plans made by lawyers, how lawyers are approaching their marketing needs - whether they are doing it in-house or outsourcing their marketing needs, and of course, the success and failures faced by the law firms and legal practitioners. To get