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Michael Jordan Faces Defeat in ‘Jordan’ Trademark Dispute in China, Cumbum Panneer Thratchai Applied for GI and more

Michael Jordan Faces Defeat in ‘Jordan’ Trademark Dispute in China, Cumbum Panneer Thratchai Applied for GI, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Collaborates with Bruce Lee and more brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES Aristo Apparel Restrained from Using the Mark “SERO” The Bombay High Court has granted a temporary injunction in favour of Salva Corporation, restraining Aristo Apparel from using the mark “SERO” in connection with men’s apparel. The suit was instituted by Salva Corporation after it learned that Aristo Apparel was selling goods under the mark “SERO” and had also applied for the registration of the mark...

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2020 Trademark Statistics – A Recap

Trademark Statistics from January 1st, 2020 to December 31st, 2020 Particulars 2020 Total Number of Trademark Applications Filed 394,839 Total Number of Trademark Applications Examined 451,770 Total Number of Trademark Applications Published 362,196 Total Number of Trademark Applications Registered 238,147 Yearly Trademark Statistics – A Comparison Particulars 1st Jan 2019-31st Dec 2019 1st Jan 2020-31st Dec 2020 Change in % Total Applications Filed 336198 394839 An increase of 17.4% Total Trademark Applications Examined by Trademark Office 382950 451770 An increase of 18% Total Applications Disposed through Show Cause Hearings 237032 75931 A decrease of 68% Total Applications Published in the Trademark Journal 380924 362196 A decrease of 5% Total Registrations Granted 302721 238147 A decrease of 21% Total Hearing Notices Issued 395156 5953 A decrease of 98% Total Renewal Notices Issued 103230 98299 A decrease of 5% As we can see from the table...

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Burberry Initiates Infringement Suit Against Rapper Burberry Jesus, WhiteHat Jr. Stops WhiteHat Sr. for Now, and more

Burberry Initiates Infringement Suit Against Rapper Burberry Jesus, WhiteHat Jr. Stops WhiteHat Sr. for Now, and more

Indian Case Law WhiteHat Jr. Stops WhiteHat Sr. for Now The Delhi High Court, in a recent decision, passed an interim order against a YouTuber, for allegedly infringing upon and causing harm to the trademark of WhiteHat Jr., a platform that teaches coding to young children. Pradeep Poonia, who operates the YouTube channel ‘WhiteHatSr.’, as well as the twitter handles ‘WhiteHatSr.’ and ‘WhiteHatPoonia’ had consistently posted tweets and videos questioning the integrity and legitimacy of WhiteHat Jr. and its instructors. While WhiteHatJr. contends that these acts amount to trademark infringement, Poonia responded, stating that as he is not gaining any commercial benefit...

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Facebook Trademark Infringement, Time Magazine Sued Over TIME100 Talks Series and more

Facebook Trademark Infringement, Time Magazine Sued Over TIME100 Talks Series and more

Indian Case Law Facebook Restrains Bakery from Using its ‘Facebake’ Trademark Delhi High Court recently granted a temporary injunction against a bakery, selling its goods under the name ‘Facebake’. The suit was instituted by social media giant, Facebook, who contended that  the bakery was causing confusion in the minds of the public by offering goods for sale under a name that was confusingly similar to their well-known ‘Facebook’ trademark, as well as operating the website www.facebake.in. A single bench of the Delhi High Court noted that if interim relief was not granted, it would impact Facebook’s legal rights and business interests. The...

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Policybazaar Trademark Infringement, Levi’s Collaborates with Hello Kitty for Face Masks and more

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Policybazaar Trademark Infringement, Narasapur Crochet Lace Applied for GI, Plant Based Dairy Alternatives Cannot use the Term “Milk” in the EU and more brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES Delhi High Court Restrains Policybazaar’s Trademark Infringers In a recent application for injunction before the Delhi High Court, PB Fintech, the operator of policybazaar.com and paisabazaar.com websites, obtained a favourable order against several infringing websites. The suit was filed against eight rogue entities, which were allegedly operating websites that incorporated PB Fintech’s ‘Policybazaar’ and ‘Paisabazaar’ trademarks, which led consumers to believe that these websites were associated...

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L’Oreal Faces Trademark Opposition from Marshmello, Instagram vs. Instakarma and more

L’Oreal Faces Trademark Opposition from Marshmello, Phonetically Generic Trademark Protectable?, BoAt Collaborates with Designer Masaba and more brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES Phonetically Generic Trademark Protectable?  The Delhi High Court, in a recent decision, vacated an interlocutory injunction granted to Delhivery Private Limited, a logistics and transport services provider. The interlocutory injunction was granted against Treasure Vase Ventures Private Limited, which had adopted a trademark ‘DELIVERE’, which was found to be similar to Delhivery Private Limited’s registered trademark ‘DELHIVERY’. On appeal, the Delhi High Court held that both marks were derived from the...

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Jio Announced as Official Women’s T20 Sponsor, Nestle and California Pizza Kitchen Engaged in Trademark Spat, and more

Jio announced as official women’s T20 sponsor, MPL scores new deal with BCCI, Salem Sago applied for GI and more brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES Delhi High Court Vacates Interim Injunction Against the use of “Stanley” for Cables & Wires The Delhi High Court, in a recent decision, vacated an interim injunction granted against Mr. Sunil Agarwal, a manufacturer of cables and wires under the name ‘STANLEY’. The suit was instituted by Stanley Switchgear, a prominent manufacturer of switches, sockets, fuses, and other electronic appliances, but not including cables and wires. Stanley Switchgear...

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Pakistan to Challenge India’s Basmati GI in Europe, Formula1 Partners with Confirmed360, and more

Pakistan to challenge India’s Basmati GI in Europe, LEGO and Adidas Pen Multi-Year Partnership, Nintendo Cracks Down on Tiktok Star, and more brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES Madras High Court Grants Temporary Injunction Against the Use of Thirumala Dairy In a recent decision, the Madras High Court issued a temporary injunction in favour of Thirumala Milk Products Ltd. (“TMP”), restraining Kunte Group from using the mark ‘Tirumalaa Dairy’, which was found to be confusingly similar to TMP’s registered trademarks ‘Thirumala’ and ‘Tirumala’. The suit was filed by TMP, after it came to their knowledge...

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PepsiCo Loses ‘Mountain Dew’ to Packaged Drinking Water Maker MagFast, Amul Blocks Fraudulent Use of the Brand Online

PepsiCo loses ‘Mountain Dew’ to packaged drinking water maker MagFast, Trouble for Sony’s PS5 launch in India, Amazon warns Echelon Fitness over new ‘Prime’ bike and more brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES Amul Blocks Fraudulent Use of the Brand Online In a recent decision by the Delhi High Court, Gujarat Co-Operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd. (“GCMMF”), the proprietor of India’s famous dairy brand ‘Amul’, obtained favourable orders against various parties that attempted to use the Amul trademark fradulently. The case was filed after several complaints were received about websites that incorporated the Amul name...

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58% Decrease in Trademark Registrations Granted this Week

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58% decrease in trademark registrations granted this week. A total of 7438 applications examined 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 an overall decrease in the working capacity of the Trademark Registry. There has been a decrease of eighty nine percent (89%) in the total applications disposed through show cause hearings. There has also been a decrease of fifty eight percent (58%) in the total number of registrations granted. However, we can also see an increase of fifteen percent (15%) in the total applications...

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