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Amidst National Lockdown 1997 Trademark Applications Filed Last Week.

Amidst national lockdown 1997 trademark applications filed last week. These statistics have been compiled from the official journal of the trademark office published weekly on Mondays. INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS A total of 1997 new trademark filings have been filed in the last week with the Indian Trademark Office with Delhi recording the highest filing of 836 applications and Mumbai following with 576 applications. Trademark Statistics by Office Total Number of New Applications Received between April 1st, 2020 to April 8th,2020  Sr. No Jurisdiction New Applications Examined Published Registered 1 AHMEDABAD 158 N/A N/A N/A 2 CHENNAI 332 N/A N/A N/A 3 DELHI 836 N/A N/A N/A 4 KOLKATA 95 N/A N/A N/A 5 MUMBAI 576 N/A N/A N/A Total   1997 N/A N/A N/A Yearly Trademark Statistics Trademark Statistics from January 1st, 2020 to April 8th, 2020 Total Number of Trademark Applications Filed – 87526 Total Number of...

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Trademark Battle for Social Distancing, Tripura Jackfruit Loses GI Battle and more

Trademark Battle for Social Distancing, Starbucks Fights for its Frappuccino, Unbrand Asia Expo to be held in August 2020 and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES Starbucks Fights for its Frappuccino Starbucks, the renowned coffee chain filed an application in the Delhi High Court for a permanent injunction against Copamocha Café and Restaurant based in Kerala for the use of the trademark ‘FRAPPUCCINO’ for beverages. Starbucks submitted that it adopted the mark FRAPPUCCINO in the year 1994 and has registered the mark in over 185 counties. Starbucks also has obtained several top level domain...

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USPTO extends patent deadlines while UKIPO declares interrupted days and other patent news

Weekly Patent News

In this week’s Patent News – USPTO issues Notice of Waiver of patent-related deadlines under the CARES Act; UKIPO declares “interrupted days” from 24th March 2020 and other news updates. INTERNATIONAL PATENT NEWS USPTO issues Notice of Waiver of patent-related deadlines under the CARES Act In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has extended the time to file certain patent-related documents and fees for applications that would have been due on or after 27th March 2020. The USPTO has granted the extension in accordance with Section 12004 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act...

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Free Patent Filings for Inventive Masks to Promote Universal Face Covering

Free Patent Filings for Inventive Masks to Promote Universal Face Covering

Universal use of masks has been recommended to prevent, control or slow down COVID infection and/or transmission. The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) pointed out in a release that wearing face coverings can prove to be useful in preventing/controlling spread of COVID infection. As per CDC, every one, affected by COVID or not, must wear face coverings at all times, especially when they are in public spaces. The CDC's website carries a video on how to make a face covering at home, which may be viewed below:   The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, has...

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SXSW 2020 to be Launched on Amazon Prime Video, WMG and Spotify Sign New Deal, Tencent Acquires Stake in UMG and more

E commerce and Licensing

SXSW 2020 to be Launched on Amazon Prime Video, Warner Music Group and Spotify Sign New Deal, Chinese Conglomerate Tencent Acquires Stake in UMG and more. SXSW 2020 to be Launched on Amazon Prime Video The South by Southwest (SXSW) film festival, which is held in Austin, Texas, every year, has now been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The festival organisers have decided to hold the SXSW virtually this year, by launching it on the streaming platform, Amazon Prime Video. The films that were earlier going to be premiered at the SXSW festival in March, will now be presented by Amazon...

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NFL Quarterback Files Infringement Lawsuit Against Amazon,TikTok Threatened with Copyright Infringement Lawsuit, Apple Accused of Selling Pirated Music and more

Copyright and Entertainment Law News

NFL Quarterback Files Infringement Lawsuit Against Amazon, Pirate IPTV Service Faces Infringement Lawsuit, TikTok Threatened with Copyright Infringement Lawsuit, Apple Accused of Selling Pirated Music and more. NFL Quarterback Files Infringement Lawsuit Against Amazon American football quarterback, Lamar Jackson, recently filed an infringement law suit against Amazon, for promoting and facilitating the sale of products featuring Jackson’s likeness and registered trademarks without his or the NFL’s (National Football League) permission. Jackson already has his own apparel company called Era 8 Apparel, which officially sells merchandise that is endorsed by him. Jackson accused Amazon of selling products with the lines “Lamarvelous,” “Action...

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416 patent applications published, 406 grants and 312 FERs issued by IPO last week

Weekly IP Statistics

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of the Patents and Designs Office published by the patent office on the 3rd of April 2020. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm. INDIAN PATENT STATISTICS A total of 416 patent applications have been published in the 14th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 416 applications published in the journal, 8 applications account for early publications while 408 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period....

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US District Court Rules in Favour of Videogame Developer,School Lessons on Harry Potter in Britain, Kickstarter Campaign Infringes Nintendo’s Copyright and more

Copyright and Entertainment Law News

US District Court Rules in Favour of Videogame Developer, School Lessons on Harry Potter in Britain, Kickstarter Campaign Infringes Nintendo’s Copyright, Supreme Court Upholds Sovereign Immunity of States and more. US District Court Rules in Favour of Videogame Developer In a recent judgment the US District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled that the unlicensed use or depiction of tattoos of the NBA (National Basketball Association) players in their videogame avatar did not amount to copyright infringement. A tattoo company called Solid Oak Sketches, which claims to hold an exclusive copyright licence for the tattoos of NBA players Eric...

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Amidst National Lock-down, Trademark Registry comes to a Standstill

Trademark Statistics

3499 trademark applications filed this week. 43% decrease in total number of registrations granted. These statistics have been compiled from the official journal of the trademark office published weekly on Mondays. INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS The Indian Trademark Registry has come to a standstill with the offices being shut till 15th April 2020. We can see that new applications are still being filed, thanks to the online filing process being still available. There has been a decrease of forty three percent (43%) in the total number of registrations granted. Weekly Indian Trademark Statistics Particulars Last Week This Week Change in % Total Trademark Applications Examined by Trademark Office 9715 N/A N/A Total Applications...

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Copyright and Information Technology Updates

MeitY issues COVID-19 advisory to social media platforms The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has issued an advisory to all social media platforms warning them of the misinformation being spread with regard to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Since social media platforms are intermediaries as defined under the Information Technology Act, 2000, they have been directed by MeitY to follow the Intermediary Guidelines, as prescribed under the Act and inform their users to refrain from sharing or uploading anonymous data that could affect public order or be unlawful in any way. A copy of the advisory may be accessed here. Public Notice...

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