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1.58 Lakhs Trademarks Filed in 2020 Till Date

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1.58 Lakhs trademarks filed in 2020 till date, Increase of 16% in the total number of trademark applications published in the Trademark Journal, Increase of 2908 applications examined by Trademark Office this week. These statistics have been compiled from the official journal of the trademark office published weekly on Mondays. INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS There has been a nineteen (19)% increase in the total number of trademark applications examined this week. Similarly, there has been an increase of sixteen (16)% in the total applications published in the Trademark Journal However, there has been an decrease of twenty nine (29) % in the total...

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ISKCON Declared as a Well-Known Trademark, Booking.com isn’t Generic, Held by US Supreme Court, and more

ISKCON declared as a well-known trademark, Move over Fair & Lovely, it’s now Glow & Lovely time, Qualcomm, Flipkart, and HRX unite to launch wireless audio devices and more brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES ISKCON Declared as a Well-Known Trademark International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), had filed an application in the High Court of Bombay, seeking a permanent injunction to restrain Iskcon Apparel, a Delhi based clothing manufacturer, from using the trademark ‘ISKCON’. Colloquially known as the Hare Krishna movement, ISKON is a Gaudiya Vaishnava Hindu religious organization founded in New York in...

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Indian Trademark Registry Notices, Updates and Notifications – 2020

Further Extension for Deadline to be Decided by the Delhi High Court Intellepedia Publication Date: 24th June 2020 In the last public notice issued by the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks (CGPDTM) dated 18-05-2020, it had stated that the deadlines issued by it from 25-03-2020 to 17-05-2020 with respect to the due dates for the completion of various acts/proceedings has been scraped and the new deadlines shall be applicable from 15-03-2020 to 01-06-2020. However, on 19-06-2020, CGPDTM has issued a fresh notice which states that the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi (Delhi HC) on 17-06-2020, in the matter of W.P.(C)...

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ITC vs. NESTLE, the Curious Case of The Magic Masala, Crypto Exchange Loses Domain Dispute to Australian Florist, and more

ITC vs. NESTLE, the curious case of the magic masala, Bauer’s new trademark filing for face masks, Gajapati date palm jaggery filed for GI, and more brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES ITC vs. NESTLE, the Curious Case of The Magic Masala ITC Limited, an Indian multinational conglomerate, had filed an application at the High Court of Madras, seeking a permanent injunction to stop Nestle India from using the mark MAGICAL MASALA for its instant noodles. ITC contended that it had introduced ‘Sunfeast Yippee! Noodles’ with Magic Masala flavor in 2010 and Nestle India’s adoption...

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Trademark Registry Activity Gearing up Back to Normal. 45% Trademark Applications Examined by the Registry this Week

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Trademark Registry activity gearing back to normal. 45% trademark applications examined by the Registry this Week. Increase of 24% in total number of trademark applications published in the Trademark Journal. Increase of 2448 applications examined by Trademark Office this week. These statistics have been compiled from the official journal of the trademark office published weekly on Mondays. INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS There has been a twenty-four (24)% increase in the total number of trademark applications published in the Trademark Journal. Similarly, there has been an increase of forty-five (45)% However, there has been an decrease of eighteen (18) % in the total number...

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Kashmiri Saffron Bags GI Tag, Adidas to Launch Sustainable Shoes with Allbirds, and more

Kashmiri Saffron bags GI tag, Fitbit grabs a deceptive domain, Kanye West files trademark for new cosmetics line, and more brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES PULSE Candy Defeats its Infringer DS Confectionary (‘Plaintiff’), the manufacturers of fruit candies under the brand PULSE, filed an application at the High Court of New Delhi, seeking an interim injunction against Chetan Gupta (‘Defendant’) for manufacturing and selling fruit candies, albeit, under a deceptively similar trademark PLUSS+. The Plaintiff also contended that the trade dress, color and get-up are also deceptively similar to the Plaintiff’s product packaging. The...

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Delhi High Court Prohibits the Use of ‘DEVTOL’, Black Lives Matter & I Can’t Breathe Trademarks Filed and more

Delhi High Court prohibits the use of ‘DEVTOL’, Victoria Beckham settles dispute over “VB” in Australia, Kovilpatti Kadalai Mittai bags GI tag and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES Delhi High Court Prohibits the Use of ‘DEVTOL’ Reckitt Benckiser, a British multinational consumer goods company, filed an application at the High Court of New Delhi, seeking a permanent injunction against Mohit Petrochemicals for selling hand sanitizers under the brand name ‘DEVTOL’.  Mohit Petrochemicals claimed this product  protected against COVID 19. Reckitt Benckiser is the manufacturer and trademark owner of a well-known antiseptic sold under...

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6255 Trademark Applications Filed this Week

Trademark Statistics

Decrease of 65% in total number of trademark applications published in the trademark journal. 84 applications disposed through show cause hearings this week. These statistics have been compiled from the official journal of the trademark office published weekly on Mondays. INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS There has been a 65% decrease in the total number of trademark applications published in the Trademark Journal. However, there has been an increase of 9% in the total number of applications disposed through show cause hearings. Weekly Indian Trademark Statistics Particulars Last Week This Week Change in % Total Trademark Applications Examined by Trademark Office 3626 3883 An increase of 7% Total Applications Disposed through Show Cause Hearings 932 1016 An...

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Gorakhpur Terracotta Bagged GI Tag, Trademark Show Cause Hearings Adjourned and more

Gorakhpur Terracotta Bagged GI Tag, Lacoste Deters its Infringer, Skyscanner Grabs Back the Infringed Domain and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES Lacoste Deters its Infringer Lacoste, a well-known French apparel brand, filed an application at the Patiala House Court, New Delhi, seeking a permanent injunction against Suresh Kumar Sharma, a New Delhi based proprietor, for using the trademark ‘LACOSTE’, along with its logo and device of a crocodile for sale of shirts. Lacoste contended that the mark ‘LACOSTE’ was adopted in the year 1933 and Suresh Kumar’s usage of an identical mark and...

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Bombay HC Restrains Andaman Xtasea from Using ‘Big Boss’ Trademark, Mozambique Joins the Banjul Protocol and more

Bombay HC Restrains Andaman Xtasea from Using ‘Big Boss’ Trademark, Deadlines extended to 01st June 2020 by the IP Office, Finsbury’s Sweet Collaboration with Diageo, and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES Bombay HC Restrains Andaman Xtasea from Using ‘Big Boss’ Trademark Endemol Shine (‘Plaintiff’), a global media company filed a suit before the High Court of Bombay seeking an ad interim injunction to restrain Andaman Xtasea Events (‘Defendant’), a Chennai based event management company, from using the trademarks ‘BIG BOSS’ or ‘BIG BROTHER’ for its TV show. The Plaintiff forms part of the...

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