Geographical Indications (GI)

Weekly Trademark Updates

This week’s trademark updates are as follows: Delhi High Court prevents website from using the trademark "Live Law" because of "intent to cash in on goodwill." The Delhi High Court has issued an ad interim injunction in favour of Live Law Media Private Limited, the business that owns the legal portal livelaw.in, preventing "Tiya Law Library" and a Haryana-based attorney from using the mark/name "Live Law" until further orders and ordering the internet service providers to block access to the website…

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Weekly Trademark Updates

This week’s trademark updates are as follows: Its TATA vs TAATAS.COM The TATA Group has recently filed a lawsuit with World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Centre seeking the recovery of the domain name taatas.com on the grounds that it was identical to the well-known TATA trade and services mark. The Panel did recognize that the marks were phonetically similar and that the plaintiff had a legitimate interest in reclaiming the domain because of their reputation in India and…

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Weekly Trademark Updates

This week’s trademark updates are as follows: CHAAYOS trademark infringement dispute referred to mediation Sunshine Teahouse Private Limited had filed an infringement suit against the CHAIOPS café. Sunshine claimed that the Defendant’s brand name CHAIOPS was infringing upon their mark CHAAYOS. The Delhi High Court noted that there were no similarities between the device and logo of the two parties and that there existed only phonetic similarity between the two. Hence, stating the possibility of an amicable settlement, the Delhi High…

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Weekly Trademark Updates

This week’s trademark updates are as follows: Kashmir seeks to add more products to its GI list Kashmir seeks to obtain the GI tag for five of its crafts: Kashmir Namda, Wagguv, Shikara, Gabba and Kashmir Willow Bat. The Director of the Handicrafts & Handloom Kashmir had an extensive discussion with the authorities of Intellectual Property India, Chennai and requested them to accelerate the process of  registration,  “The dossier for registration of these crafts has already been submitted to the Intellectual…

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Weekly Trademark Updates

This week’s trademark updates are as follows: Domino’s dominates Trademark Dispute against Dominick Pizza In a recent case, the Delhi High Court restrained a Ghaziabad based pizzeria, named Dominick Pizza, from using the marks Dominick Pizza’, ‘Cheese Burst’ and ‘Pasta Italiano’ in any manner as they were identical or deceptively to the trademarks owned by Domino’s. The High Court stated that, “The reviews of the consumers on Google Reviews, also re-affirms this fact that apart from the confusion that is taking…

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Weekly Trademark Updates

This week’s trademark updates are as follows: House of Zana wins trademark dispute against Zara International fashion giant, Zara, recently objected to the registration of the trademark ‘House of Zana’ by a Darlington-based fashion boutique House of Zana in the UK, claiming that the mark is identical and is likely to cause confusion amongst the average consumers. The Hearing Officer, Matthew William, opined that, although Zara is a common word, the word “House of” has a distinctive nature and…

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Weekly Trademark Updates

This week’s trademark updates are as follows: A piracy of 'Torts'  In the matter of Allahabad Law Agency v. Amazon Retail India Pvt. Ltd. & Ors., the plaintiff sought for permanent injunction against several sellers on the defendant's platform who have been found selling pirated versions of the book- 'Law of Torts' by Dr. RK Bangia. A Delhi Court, understanding the gravity of the situation, has passed an ex-parte ad-interim injunction restraining the defendants and several others from either…

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Indian IP Office invites entries for National IP Awards, 2021 and 2022

On 2nd August, 2022, the Indian IP Office has opened up submissions for the NATIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AWARDS 2021 & 2022. As stated in the announcement the objective of these awards is: “Objective: National Intellectual Property (IP) Awards are conferred every year to recognize and reward the top achievers comprising individuals, institutions, organizations and enterprises, for their IP creations and commercialization, which have contributed towards strengthening IP eco-system in the country and in encouraging creativity and innovation. National IP Awards…

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Weekly Trademark Updates

This week’s trademark updates are as follows: Hailey Bieber strikes a win! Entrepreneur Hailey Bieber was sued for trademark infringement by Purna Khatau and Phoebe Vickers, founders of RHODE, a clothing line. The founders sought for a preliminary injunction from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Bieber submitted a 17-minute YouTube video documenting the inspiration behind the word 'RHODE'. Bieber stated in the video that 'RHODE' is her and her mother's middle name and hence, the…

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Weekly Trademark Updates

This week’s trademark updates are as follows: Hero MotoCorp gets permission to use Hero as the trademark for EV business Hero MotoCorp led by Pawan  Munjal gets permission for electric vehicles under the trademark Hero by the arbitration tribunal appointed by the Delhi High Court. The dispute was between two factions of the Munjal family group. Hero electric filed an application for an interim injunction against Hero MotoCorp for using HERO for the electric vehicles. The tribunal refused to grant an…

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