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Miss India in a Domain Dispute, Starbucks Fights Mountains & Mermaids, Irish Whiskey Gets GI Status in India and More

Weekly Trademark News - BananaIP Counsels

Superdry Collaborates with IMG, ChemDry Franchise in India, Miss India Domain Dispute and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK “Brand is just a perception, and perception will match reality over time” - Elon Musk INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES Apollo Hospitals’ Enforces Trademark Apollo Hospitals, the leading chain of multi-speciality hospitals in India, filed a trademark infringement suit against Sai Apollo Pharmacy for rendering pharmacy services under the mark “SRI SAI APOLLO PHARMACY”. It is also apparent from Sai Apollo’s use that the word ‘Sri Sai’ is sidelined and the word APOLLO is featured dominantly. The...

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Filing Design Applications Online in India

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Industrial designs or design patents (as commonly referred to in the US) refers to the shape, configuration, pattern or ornamentation or composition of lines or colour or combination thereof applied to any article whether two dimensional or three dimensional and capable of judged solely by the eye. In the simplest words,  it refers to the way a product looks. As for what can be protected under the designs law? nearly any and every article that can be manufactured can be protected as a design so long as it meets some basic requirements of novelty and originality. For example: Carpets, Mats,...

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IPR policy guidelines published, Heads of UKIPO, EPO and USPTO discuss global patent system and more

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DPIIT floats draft guidelines for implementation of IPR policy in academic institutions, Capcom wins patent infringement lawsuit in Japan, Bridgestone claims victory in China in patent infringement case, Heads of UKIPO, EPO and USPTO discuss global patent system and more patent news. Patent News updates from India DPIIT floats draft guidelines for implementation of IPR policy in academic institutions The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has published a 23-page ‘Draft model guidelines on implementation of IPR policy for Academic Institutions’ prepared by the Cell for IPR Promotion & Management (CIPAM). The draft proposes guidelines in respect of Ownership of...

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Patent statistics – general dip in publications and grants this week.

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These patent and design statistics have been compiled from the official journal of the patents and designs office published by the patent office every week on Fridays. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Indian Patent Statistics A total of 887 patent applications have been published in the 37th issue of the Patent Journal, 2019. Out of the 887 applications published in the journal, 45 applications account for early publications while 842 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 358 applications...

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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, 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 Sing and Shradha Kapoor, to its long list of victims. In an attempt to stop online piracy...

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Trademark Registrations Granted Go Down by 28 Percent this Week

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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 have had a decrease in its work pace. The total number of applications disposed through show cause hearings has decreased by thirty eight percent (38%). Similarly, the total registrations granted has decreased by twenty eight percent (28%). However, there has been an increase of seventeen percent (17%) in the applications published in the trademark journal. Weekly Indian Trademark Statistics Particulars Last Week This Week Change in % Total Trademark Applications Examined by Trademark Office 8604 6917 A decrease of 19% Total Applications Disposed through Show Cause...

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Saaho Plagiarism, Forever21 Sued for Ariana Grande Look-alike, BBC Pays for Privacy Violations, and more

Weekly Entertainment Law Updates, by BananaIP Counsels: Director and Artist Accuse Saaho Makers of Plagiarism, TamilRockers Leaks Saaho Immediately after Release, CBFC Releases New Logo and Certificate Design, Ariana Grande Sues Forever21 for Using “Look-alike” Model, Photographer Sues Virgil Abloh for Infringement, Co-producer Sues Roy Lee over Fees and Credits, Record Labels Sue RCN Telecom Services for Enabling Piracy, BBC Settles with Cliff Richards for 2 Million Pounds, Blizzard’s Suit Against Sina for Copying Warcraft Gets Game Removed, and more. National News Director and Artist Accuse Saaho Makers of Plagiarism French director Jerome Salle has accused the filmmakers behind the highly anticipated...

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A Case for Statutory Licensing of Music for Broadcasting

After the Wynk decision of the Bombay High Court, which came to the conclusion that internet broadcasting is not covered under Section 31D of the Copyright Act, the record labels are on  a drive to convince the Government, industry and academics that statutory licensing does not provide fair value to sound recording holders. Their efforts seem to have doubled and tripled after publication of the draft Copyright Rules, 2019, which  proposed to include internet broadcasting within the scope of statutory licensing scheme under Section 31D. Led by the Indian Music Industry, the record labels are arguing that fair value for...

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Weekly Trademark News Bulletin: Suzuki Declared as a Well-Known Trademark, The Dindigul Lock Gets GI Tag, Cornetto Defends its Little Horn and Other News

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Indian Trademark Statistics for September (First Week), Ariana Grande Sues Forever 21 for 10 Million, Salman Khan to Launch Gym Franchise and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK “Brand is the promise, the big idea, the expectations that reside in each customer's mind about a product, service or company. Branding is about making an emotional connection” -Alina Wheeler INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES Cornetto Defends its Little Horn Unilever PLC, filed a trademark infringement case against Royal Ice Cream for manufacturing, marketing and selling “KORNETTO” brand ice-creams which is deceptively similar to Unilever’s well-known CORNETTO ice-cream....

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Trademark News Bulletin: Indian Trademark Statistics

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These statistics have been compiled from the official journal of the trademark office published weekly on Mondays. INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS The Indian Trademark Office has had a slow week. The total number of applications published in the trademark journal have increased by sixty one percent (61%). However, there has been a decrease of fifty one percent (51%) in the total hearing notices issued, and also a decrease of twenty two percent (22%) in the total applications disposed through show cause hearings. Weekly Indian Trademark Statistics Particulars Last Week This Week Change in % Total Trademark Applications Examined by Trademark Office 12424 8604 A decrease of 31% Total Applications Disposed through Show Cause...

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