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Increase of 91% in Applications Disposed Through Show Cause Hearings, Decrease of 2354 in Applications Published This Week

Increase of 91 percent recorded in the total applications disposed through Show Cause Hearings, a decrease of 2354 in the number of applications published in the Trademark Journal this week and more. These statistics have been compiled from the official journal of the trademark office published weekly on Mondays. INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS Last week, the Indian Trademark Office had an overall increase in its working capacity as can be seen from the statistics in the table below. The total number of applications disposed through show cause hearings has increased by ninety one percent (91%). Similarly, the total renewals notices issued have increased...

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Sex and the City Bakery Comes to Bangalore, Case Closed: HBO Nabs TrueDetective.com, Drake v. Canada ft. Cannabis, Adidas and Prada: Blurring the Lines between Sportswear and Luxury Fashion, and more

Sex and the City Bakery Comes to Bangalore, Case Closed: HBO Nabs TrueDetective.com, Drake v. Canada ft. Cannabis, Adidas and Prada: Blurring the Lines between Sportswear and Luxury Fashion, and more brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES No Stars for Biryani M Anees Ahmed, the proprietor of Ambur Star Biryani Hotel in Vadapalani, Chennai, won an injunction against Raja, the proprietor of Dindigul Star Briyani in Karur, for the use of the suffix ‘Star Biryani’ in the names of the latter’s restaurants in Tamil Nadu. Mr. Ahmed claimed that several unscrupulous traders, like Mr. Raja,...

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Can You Own a Colour? T-Mobile/Deutsche Telekom Certainly Thinks So, Bentley Disrobed by Bentley Clothing, Medi-cured via Compromise, The Harry Potter Accessories Juggernaut, and more

Can you Own a Colour? T-Mobile/Deutsche Telekom Certainly Thinks So, Bentley Disrobed by Bentley Clothing, Medi-cured via Compromise, The Harry Potter Accessories Juggernaut Doesn’t Stop, and more brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES Medi-cured via Compromise Medicare Hygiene Ltd., an Ahmedabad-based manufacturer and exporter of medical products, had filed a trademark-infringement suit against Vivan Medicare Pvt. Ltd., another medical products manufacturer. The suit alleged that the latter’s use of the word ‘Medicare’ and the ‘medi’ as a prefix and suffix in the names of its products encroached upon Medicare Hygiene’s trademarks, causing confusion amongst consumers....

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Decrease of 60% in Disposal Through Trademark Hearings This Week, 1832 Less Applications Published in Trademark Journal This Week and more

Decrease of 60 percent recorded in the total applications disposed through Show Cause Hearings,  decrease of 1832 in the number of applications published in the Trademark Journal this week and more. These statistics have been compiled from the official journal of the trademark office published weekly on Mondays. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK "A brand is nothing but an expression of the consumer’s loyalty and trust." - Phil Dusenberry INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS Last week, the Indian Trademark Office had an overall decrease in its working capacity as can be seen from the statistics in the table below. The total number of applications disposed through...

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Court Dismisses “Tardigrades” Suit, Infringement of Ms. Pac-Man, IMI Music Report, and more

Court Dismisses “Tardigrades” Suit, Bandai Namco Sues AtGames for Ms. Pac Man Infringement, Italy Investigates Newspaper Piracy on Messaging Services, IMI Releases Digital Music Report 2019, Court Summons Kinjal Dave in Copyright Infringement Suit, TamilRockers Leaks Latest Releases, and more.   International News Court Dismisses “Tardigrades” Suit Video game developer Anas Abdin, the creator of unreleased game “Tardigrades” had filed a copyright infringement suit in a New York Court, against CBS, the producer of the popular series Star Trek. The court has now granted CBS’ motion to dismiss, finding that there were no substantial similarities between Abdin’s video game and the series, Star...

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‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Win for Google, Project Voldemort, Dating Apps at War, and more

IP Privacy and Antitrust News

Start-Up Offers Huge Database of AI-Generated Images, US Copyright Office Denies Registration of Dunhill’s ‘Engine Turn’ Pattern, Patagonia Sues Third-Party Seller for Infringement and Misuse, UK Drug Makers Admit Breaching Anti-Trust Laws, Snap Shares Facebook’s ‘Project Voldemort’ with FTC, Google Wins ‘Right to be Forgotten’ Battle in the EU, Wild Accuses Tinder of Bullying, Facebook Suspends Several Apps for Misusing Data, and more. US Copyright Office Denies Registration of Dunhill’s ‘Engine Turn’ Pattern   The US Copyright Office has refused to grant copyright protection to a fabric pattern created by British men’s wear brand Dunhill, whose application had been previously refused for...

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Court Tosses Claim on Unregistered Copyright, CEOs Demand Federal Privacy Law, Antitrust Probes Against Facebook, Google, Uber, Tencent and Car-Makers, and more

IP Privacy and Antitrust News

IP, Privacy and Antitrust This Week: Audible Files Motion to Dismiss Publishers Suit, Court Rejects Copyright Infringement suit over Gilda Radner Documentary, Tencent Music Shares Fall After Probe into Record Label Ties, Old Antitrust Laws May Hinder Probe into Facebook and Google, DOJ to Probe Automakers’ Emission Deals with California, SC Orders Investigation into Uber Practices, Conservative Party May be Liable for Data Breach, 51 Tech CEOs Demand Federal Data Privacy Law in Open Letter, and more. Audible Files Motion to Dismiss Publishers Suit The Amazon-owned audiobook company, Audible, has filed a motion to dismiss the suit and opposing the application for...

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Dream Girl Loses Iconic Song, Four Jays Calls Apple “Modern Tape Pirate”, and more

Entertainment Law News: Delhi HC Restrains Balaji from Using “Dhagala Lagli” Song, Meesha Shafi Sues Ali Zafar for INR 2 billion, Pailwan, Dream Girl Pirated Online, Four Jays Sues Apple for Unauthorised Use of Music, NMPA Raises Infringement Claims Against Peloton to USD 300 million, and more. National News Delhi HC Restrains Balaji from Using “Dhagala Lagli” Song The Delhi High Court has passed an order restraining Balaji Telefilms from using the famous Marathi song “Dhagali Lagli” in its recent release “Dream Girl”, starring Ayushman Khurana. The suit for copyright infringement and interim injunction was filed by Saregama India Ltd, which owns the...

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Tinder Originals, Big Bang Theory Worth 1 Billion, and more

Licensing and eCommerce News: Tinder Forays into Creating Original Shows, WarnerMedia Buys Rights to Stream ‘The Big Bang Theory’ for USD 1 Billion, MLC Requires USD 66.5 Million Initial Funding, eCommerce Companies Accused of Violating FDI Norms, Deadline to Submit Feedback on Draft eCommerce Guidelines Extended, SoftBank Invests in Latin eCommerce Market, and more. eCommerce News eCommerce Companies Accused of Violating FDI Norms The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has recently stated that Amazon and Flipkart violated the Press Note No.2 of the FDI policy 2018, by hosting festival sales on their respective platforms. According to the FDI policy, e-commerce companies are...

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CASE Act, Publicity Rights Suit Against Facebook and Reddit, and more

Chhichhore Leaked on Tamilrockers, Netflix Faces Third Suit over Fyre Festival Documentary, German News Publisher Sues Google for Non-Payment, Nintendo Seeking Damages from Infringing Website, CASE Act to Ease Financial Burden of Fighting Copyright Theft, US Court Declares Use of Picasso’s Works Fair Use, USD 10 million Right of Publicity Lawsuit Filed Against Facebook and Reddit, Netflix Partners with Dharmatic Entertainment, Spotify Acquires SoundBetter, Disney to Sell Gaming Division and more.   National News Chhichhore Leaked on Tamilrockers The notorious website, Tamilrockers, known for leaking highly anticipated movies and tv shows, irrespective of their language or genre has added Nitesh Tiwari’s Chhichhore, starring Sushant...

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