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Trademarks: On Your Marks !!!

This image depicts the trademark symbol, which consists of the letters T and M in a circle. This post gives important updates in the filed of trademarks. Click on the image to read the full post.

This post was first published on 13th January, 2011. Consumer recognition and goodwill derived through trade marks provide great  business and competitive advantage to a company. Trade Marks today occupy a large percentage of the financial value of a company and trade mark value is often much more than a company's tangible asset value. Interbrand valuation results show that Coca Cola is the most valuable trade mark in 2010 and is worth 70,452 million dollars. The top ten brands as per Interbrand are: Top Ten brands of 2010 1. Coca-Cola 70,452 ($m) 2. IBM 64, 727 ($m) 3 Microsoft 60,895 ($m) 4 Google 43,557 ($m) 5 GE 42,808 ($m) 6 McDonald's 33,578 ($m) 7 Intel 32,015 ($m) 8 Nokia 29,495 ($m) 9 Disney 28,731 ($m) 10 Hewlett-Packard 26, 867 ($m) Source: http://www.interbrand.com/en/best-global-brands/Best-Global-Brands-2010.aspx In a...

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Weekly Trademark News: Samsung Crypto Wallet Trademark, McDonald’s Bows Down to Supermac’s, Hindware Trademark Victory and other news

Indian Trademark Statistics for January (Second Week), Vans Sues Primark Over Sneaker Design, Overwatch League Sports Merchandise, Tripura Jackfruit Applied for GI, Hindware Victory in Trademark Infringement and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK “A brand is something that has a clear-cut identity amongst consumers, which a company creates by sending out a clear, consistent message over a period of years until it achieved a critical mass of marketing”-Phil Knight INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS The Indian Trademark Office has had a slow week in the past week. The total number of applications examined...

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Weekly Trademark News: IPAB Rules BSA Well-Known, Cartier’s Battle for Love, Tirur Betel Leaf GI and other news

Indian Trademark Statistics for January (First Week), 3D Cutemoji by Huawei, American Airlines & Expedia Settle, Cartoon Network Merch, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK “People do not buy Goods and Services. They buy relations, stories and magic”- Seth Godin INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS The Indian Trademark Office has had a mixed week in the past week. The total number of applications examined by trademark office has increased by thirty three percent (33%). The total number of hearing notices issued has increased by eighty five percent (85%). However, the total renewal notices issued has...

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History and evolution of trademark system

This image depicts evolution form apes to human beings. This post describes the history and evolution of the trademark system. Click on the image to read the full post.

First Publication Date: 7th January 2011 History of (trade)marks Dating back to those barbarian times where majority of people could not read or write is when symbols became a logical method of letting people know, what belonged to whom? The earliest marks were that of marking of animals, so a farmer, rancher or lord could distinguish what animals belonged to whom.As commerce developed, marks began to serve a number of purposes. ‘Potters mark’ of Greek and Roman times appeared on vessels to indicate the origin, destination along with the identification of the maker. The ancient Egyptian Artifacts embraced various symbols carved...

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Weekly Trademark News: Simmba Trademark License, Funfine Defeats Freefun, Rajinikanth New Trademarks, Jacket Design as a Trademark, and other news

Recent Indian Trademark Statistics, The Girl Scout vs. The Boy Scout, New Trademarks by Rajinikanth, Simmba Movie Trademark License, Pethapur Blocks Obtains GI Registration and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK “A brand is a promise. A good brand is a promise kept”-Muhtar Kent INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS The Indian Trademark Office has picked up its pace with the upcoming year. The total number of applications published in the Trademark Journal as well as the total number of hearing notices issued has increased by thirteen percent (13%). There has also been an increase...

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Weekly Trademark News: MakeMyTrip Sues for Infringement, Taiwan Beverage in India, The Bitter Beer Smell of Darts and other news

Indian Trademark Statistics for December (Fourth Week) 2018, GOT Merchandize by Masaba, Fight for the Fallen Trademark, MakeMyTrip Sues for Infringement, Assam’s Rice Wine to be applied for GI Registration and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK “Every advertisement should be thought of as a contribution to the complex symbol which is brand image”- David Ogilvy INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS The Indian Trademark Office has had a slow week. The total number of applications published in the Trademark Journal has decreased by fifteen percent (15%). Similarly, the total number of hearing notices issued...

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Weekly Trademark News: Nike’s Win, Oyo to Expand to UK, Oxford University in Trademark Dilemma, and other news

Indian Trademark Statistics for December (Third Week) 2018, Hakuna Matata is Disney’s?, Playboy for Your Feet, Oyo Rooms to Expand to UK, Bihar’s Silao Khaja Obtains GI Registration and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK “The future of branding is marketing with people, not at them” - John Morgan INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS The Indian Trademark Office has had a slow week. The total number of the show cause hearings issued has increased by forty seven percent (47%). Similarly, the total number of applications published in the trademark journal has increased by eight...

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Weekly Trademark News: Snapdeal Launches ‘Brand Shield’, Virat Kohli Enters Fragrance Segment, Apple Music for Business, and other news

Indian Trademark Statistics for December (Second Week) 2018, Starbucks to Defend its Products, Rock the Bells in Legal Trouble, Restaurant Chain Barcelos to Expand in India, Passion Fruit GI and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK “Branding is not just about being seen as better than the competition. It's about being seen as the only solution to your audience's problem”- John Morgan INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS The Indian Trademark Office has had a mixed week. The total number of the applications disposed through show cause hearings has decreased by fourteen percent (14%). Similarly,...

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Weekly Trademark News: Lord Ganesha for Beer? The Roald Dahl Animated Series on Netflix, Yellow Belly Beer in Trouble, and other news

Weekly Trademark News Updates

Indian Trademark Statistics for December (First Week) 2018, HBO Sound Trademark, Chhota Bheem Fights Counterfeiters, Lord Ganesha for Beer? Erode Turmeric GI Accepted and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK “Mass advertising can help build brands, but authenticity is what makes them last. If people believe they share values with a company, they will stay loyal to a brand” -Howard Schultz INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS In the last week, the Indian Trademark Office has picked up its pace. The total number of the applications disposed through show cause hearings has increased by sixty-six...

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Weekly Trademark News: Aaj Tak Wins Trademark Battle, Trademark Infringement over a Candle, Discover Brand in India and other news

Indian Trademark Statistics for November (Fourth Week) 2018, Discovery Brand Now in India, LG Electronics Files Trademarks for Foldable Phones, Aaj Tak Wins a Trademark Battle, Surname Trademark Infringement, and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK “Every advertisement should be thought of as a contribution to the complex symbol whichis the brand image”– Walter Landor INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS The Indian Trademark Office have had a mixed week with respect to its work pace last week. The total number of the applications disposed through show cause hearings has increased by twelve percent (12%)....

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