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Patanjali for Education, Kenley for Water Bottles, and Head Racer Trade Dress enforcement.

Patanjali for Education, Kenley for Water Bottles, and Head Racer Trade Dress enforcement

Recent trademark cases include the Delhi High Court’s decisions on a composite logo including ‘Patanjali’, Coca Cola’s ‘Kinley’ trade dress, and ‘Ball Head Racer’ packaging infringement. Continue Reading Patanjali for Education, Kenley for Water Bottles, and Head Racer Trade Dress enforcement

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Chand-z Vs. Chand-A For Lungis: Chand-A trademark is not infringing as the use is honest and concurrent, says the Madras High Court.

“Chand” textile trademark owner loses infringement case against “Chand-A” lungi brand. Court finds long, honest, concurrent use by defendant since 1952 prevents confusion. Lack of concrete evidence weakens plaintiff’s claim of permissive use. Court outlines principles for proving honest and concurrent trademark use. Continue Reading Chand-z Vs. Chand-A For Lungis: Chand-A trademark is not infringing as the use is honest and concurrent, says the Madras High Court.

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Oracle’s proprietary word ‘Java’ cannot be used in the domain name and the company name, says the Delhi High Court

Delhi High Court banned Javapoint companies from using the “Java” trademark for training and domain names. Though not part of their company names anymore, “Java” usage in services and domain is deemed infringing on Oracle’s trademark rights. This decision protects trademark ownership and sets a precedent for proper usage in the tech industry. Continue Reading Oracle’s proprietary word ‘Java’ cannot be used in the domain name and the company name, says the Delhi High Court

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Where can you file Trademark Rectification Petitions? The Delhi High Court refers the question to a Larger Bench.

Delhi High Court split on jurisdiction for trademark rectification petitions: firstly stated any High Court, later restricted it to granting IP Office’s jurisdiction. The underlying point is differentiating Trade Marks Act from Patents and Designs Acts and emphasizing convenience for businesses. Continue Reading Where can you file Trademark Rectification Petitions? The Delhi High Court refers the question to a Larger Bench.

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Trademark opposition timelines are mandatory, and must be complied strictly, says the Delhi High Court

In this case, the Delhi High Court explored if a trademark opposition be ‘deemed as abandoned’ if there was a delay in service of evidence by the opponent in the opposition. The Court also explained whether the timelines mentioned in the Trade Marks Act and Rules are mandatory or not. Continue Reading Trademark opposition timelines are mandatory, and must be complied strictly, says the Delhi High Court

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'Sri Sharanam Ayyappa', ‘Dengue Don' , and ‘Raashee’, Trademark Case Decisions

‘Sri Sharanam Ayyappa’, ‘Dengue Don’ , and ‘Raashee’, Trademark Case Decisions

Recent trademark rulings by the Delhi and Bombay High Courts address infringement and damages in cases involving ‘Sri Sharanam Ayyappa’, ‘Dengue Don’, and ‘Raashee’ trademarks. Continue Reading ‘Sri Sharanam Ayyappa’, ‘Dengue Don’ , and ‘Raashee’, Trademark Case Decisions

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Where can you file Trademark Rectification Petitions

Where can you file Trademark Rectification Petitions? The Delhi High Court refers the question to a Larger Bench

Delhi High Court refers the question of filing jurisdiction for trademark rectification petitions to a larger bench, seeking clarity on whether it’s limited to the trademark office’s jurisdiction or any High Court. Continue Reading Where can you file Trademark Rectification Petitions? The Delhi High Court refers the question to a Larger Bench

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Deadline for Public Comments on New Trade Mark Draft Rules 2024 Ends Today, February 9th, 2024

Deadline for Public Comments on New Trade Mark Draft Rules 2024 Ends Today, February 9th, 2024

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry’s deadline for feedback on the Trade Mark Draft Rules 2024 ends today. Key updates include new definitions and electronic communication. Continue Reading Deadline for Public Comments on New Trade Mark Draft Rules 2024 Ends Today, February 9th, 2024

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Use of the Trademark 'Candlelight’ for Musical Concerts

Use of the Trademark ‘Candlelight’ for Musical Concerts restrained by the Delhi High Court

The Delhi High Court restrains Festival House Immersive from using ‘Candlelight’ for concerts, in a notable trademark case filed by Fever Labs, a global live entertainment platform. Continue Reading Use of the Trademark ‘Candlelight’ for Musical Concerts restrained by the Delhi High Court

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