Trademarks

Restaurants and Well Known Trademarks: The Case of Bukhara

Restaurants and Well Known Trademarks: The Case of Bukhara

Read about the Delhi High Court’s decision to declare the trademark “Bukhara” as a well-known mark of ITC Limited for its restaurant business. Learn about the evidence presented in the case and the relief granted by the Court to ITC to protect its trademark from being used by Central Park Estates in their restaurant. Continue Reading Restaurants and Well Known Trademarks: The Case of Bukhara

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SIPP: What Startups need to know about the revised scheme for Intellectual Property protection

SIPP: What Startups need to know about the revised scheme for Intellectual Property protection

This post provides an overview of the Intellectual Property Facilitation Scheme for Startups in India, including who can apply and who can be a facilitator. It also explains the functions and duties of facilitators, as well as the Empanelment process. This comprehensive guide provides all the necessary information for startups to take advantage of this scheme. Continue Reading SIPP: What Startups need to know about the revised scheme for Intellectual Property protection

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Weekly Trademark Updates

This week's trademark updates are as follows -   Karnataka HC Overturns Civil Court Order – Allows Vogue Institute to Retain the name ‘VOGUE’ Overturning the order passed by the Bengaluru City Civil Court, the Karnataka High Court has allowed the Vogue Institute to retain the name ‘VOGUE’ in their name and their trademark. The Karnataka HC stated that the test applied by the Trial Court to assess whether a common person would be confused upon seeing the word ‘VOGUE’, was…

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Weekly Trademark Updates

This week’s trademark updates are as follows – Rooh Afza counterfeit products restrained from sale on Amazon India A recent order from the Delhi High Court restrained the sale of sherbet products bearing the fake name ‘Rooh Afza’, which were made in Pakistan. The complaint was filed by Hamdard National Foundation, alleging that sherbet products produced in Pakistan were being sold in India bearing the fake name ‘Rooh Afza’. The company filed the case against Amazon India and a company named…

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Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks announces Trade Marks Agent Examination 2023 and Patent Agent Examination 2023

The Office of CGPDTM announces Trade Marks Agent Examination 2023 and Patent Agent Examination 2023

The office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks (CGPDTM) has announced on 15/11/2022 that the Trade Marks Agent Examination 2023 and Patent Agent Examination 2023 are likely to be held on 07/05/2023. Read more Continue Reading The Office of CGPDTM announces Trade Marks Agent Examination 2023 and Patent Agent Examination 2023

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Weekly Trademark Updates

This week’s trademark updates are as follows – Protecting GI Goods The GI Tags can and are being utilized to prevent counterfeits from chipping away the revenue of the original products protected as a GI. The Gulbarga Tur Dal (pigeon pea) is a good example of the same. During a training program held in October 2022, 16 users were awarded the “Authorized User Certificate” (AUC) for the Gulbarga Tur Dal, which is a product provided with a GI Tag. The AUC…

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Weekly Trademark Update Bulletin- PhonePe v MobilePe, Entrepreneur Magazine Vs. The Senior Examiner of Trade Marks, Delhi and more

This week’s trademark updates from BananaIP Counsels include PhonePe v MobilePe, Entrepreneur Magazine vs. The Senior Examiner of Trade Marks, Delhi, and The Battle of Sadda Pind. Read More Continue Reading Weekly Trademark Update Bulletin- PhonePe v MobilePe, Entrepreneur Magazine Vs. The Senior Examiner of Trade Marks, Delhi and more

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Weekly Trademark Updates

This week's trademark updates are as follows -   Ninety-One v. Ninety-Nine Bicycles – Trademark Infringement Lawsuit The proprietor of the mark ‘Ninety-One Bicycles’ initiated a trademark infringement suit against the defendant, to restrain them from manufacturing and selling bicycles under the mark ‘Ninety-Nine Bicycles’, which was deceptively similar to their mark. The mark ‘Ninety-Nine Bicycles’ was only recently adopted by the defendants, prior to which they were using mark such as ‘SACHIN BIKES’, ‘SACHIN CROCS’, etc. Alphavector India Private Limited, the…

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Why Perform an IP Audit? 5 Reasons

Why Perform an IP Audit? 5 Reasons

When you’re launching a new product, service, or marketing plan, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement and forget about all the pitfalls that lie ahead. An intellectual property audit is an excellent way to identify potential IP opportunities and risks before they become real problems. Read More.. Continue Reading Why Perform an IP Audit? 5 Reasons

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Provisional Patent Application Vs. Complete Patent Application

Provisional Patent Application Vs. Complete Patent Application

Whether you’re a first time inventor or have filed patents before, the patent process can feel overwhelming. There are many details to keep track of, including which type of patent application you should file and what information it needs to contain. Read more Continue Reading Provisional Patent Application Vs. Complete Patent Application

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