Trademarks

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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High Court permits delayed trademark evidence because of E-portal upload issues

High Court permits delayed trademark evidence because of E-portal upload issues

Mr. Manish Agarwal vs. The Registrar of Trademarks and Ors. Facts Mr. Manish Agarwal, the Applicant, filed four trademark applications for the mark “SATYA GROUP” on 11th March, 2013. The said marks were advertised in the Trademark Journal dated 21st May, 2018, and an Opposition was filed against the said marks by the Opponent, M/s APJ Satya Knowledge LLP. The Applicant filed his counter statement on 19th January 2019, however the Opponent claimed that it was served to him on…

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Weekly Trademark Updates

This week’s trademark updates are as follows: HT Media Ltd. provided relief from Delhi High Court Delhi High Court has granted ex-parte ad interim injunction in favour of HT Media Limited (the news publication house) which has a registered Trademark - Hindustan Times. The order was passed against the rogue website for using a deceptively similar domain name and abstained the website from using www.hindustantimes.tech and also restrained the website from publishing any articles, columns, reviews that can violate the copyrights…

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Latest Trademark Cases in 2022 - Part 5

Latest Trademark Cases in 2022 – Part 5

This running post provides a summary of the latest Trademark cases decided by courts in India in 2022: Khadi &Village Industries Commission V. Raman Gupta & Ors.  In this case, the Plaintiff, Khadi & Village Industries Commission was regulated under Khadi and Village Industries Commission Act, 1956. The Plaintiff was the registered proprietor of various words bearing the name "KHADI" in both Hindi and English language and also a logo in the form of 'Charkha Logos'. The Defendants started using the…

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Weekly Trademark Updates

This week’s trademark updates are as follows:   Gujarat High Court issues notice to Microsoft in trademark infringement suit A local information technology company, Azure Knowledge Corporation Pvt. Ltd. had filed an appeal before the High Court against the order of the civil court seeking to restrain the global software giant, Microsoft Corporation from using its trademark “Azure”. The lower court has refused the request on grounds that the plaintiff failed to establish any loss or damage suffered by it. On appeal…

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CASE BRIEF : Amazon Seller Services Pvt. Ltd. & Anr. vs Amazonbuys.in & Ors.

Facts The Plaintiff, Amazon Seller Services Pvt. Ltd., owns, operates and manages the India online marketplace at www.amazon.in on which lakhs of third-party sellers and buyers interact and conduct their transactions. Plaintiff No. 2, owns the trademark ‘AMAZON’ in various classes and copyright on the ‘AMAZON’ logos. Plaintiff No.2 has licensed its copyrights and trademarks to Amazon Seller Services, for the purposes of promotion, publication and merchandising within the territory of India. Amazon Seller Services alleged that the Defendants, Amazonbuys.in and others…

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WEEKLY TRADEMARK UPDATES

This week's trademark updates are as follows: Coke Studio v. Cook Studio : The trademark conundrum The ongoing tussle between one Nikhil Chawla,  proprietor , of  "The Chawla Group" against 'The Coca Cola Company', has now been referred to mediation by Justice Pratibha M Singh. The Court stated that both the parties are being referred to the Delhi High Court Mediation and Conciliation Centre on 31st May, 2022 . Mr. Rajeev Varma, Senior Counsel has been appointed as the mediator for…

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Latest Trademark Cases in 2022 – Part 3

This running post provides a summary of the latest Trademark cases decided by courts in India in 2022: L’oreal v. Haridas PA & Ors. This was a suit for permanent injunction for restraining the Defendants and its agents from infringing Plaintiff’s well-known trademarks "L'OREAL, L'OREAL PROFESSIONNEL, L'OREAL PARIS" by violating its proprietary rights in its tradename and infringing its copyrights in its label and artistic works. The Court noted that the Plaintiff had the exclusive right to use the trademarks and…

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Latest Trademark Cases in 2022 – Part 2

This running post provides a summary of the latest Trademark cases decided by courts in India in 2022: M/S. Apex Laboratories Pvt. Ltd Vs. Axis Life Sciences The Plaintiff, Apex Laboratories, used the trademark “ZINCOVIT” since the year 1990 and established great reputation and good will in the market. The Plaintiff adopted a distinct and a unique seven strip colour packaging from the year 2014 for their product, a multi-vitamin supplement for adults and children to boost their immunity. The Defendant,…

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