Relaxed Indian E-Retail Rules Would Spur Trademark Spats

Law360, New York (June 6, 2014, 3:16 PM EDT) -- If India goes forward with a plan to ease government restrictions on foreign e-retailers, courts would likely see a surge in new trademark litigation and battles over country-specific domain names as companies vie for a foothold in one of Asia's largest economies, experts say.

India Prime Minster Narendra Modi, sworn into office just last month, is expected to push for reforms that would allow Inc. and other U.S. retailers to sell their own products in the country beginning as early as July, according to a Reuters report. Currently, foreign retailers are allowed to sell only products from third parties....

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