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Trademark Registry Slows Down Pace; 71% Decrease in Hearing Notices Issued

A decrease of 15 percent in total number of trademark applications examined by trademark office. A total of 4509 registrations granted. These statistics have been compiled from the official journal of the trademark office published weekly on Mondays.  Indian Trademark Statistics The Trademark Registry has had an overall decrease in its working capacity in the last week. There has been a decrease of seventeen percent (17%) in the total applications disposed through show cause hearings. There has also been…

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Latest Trademark Cases in 2021 - Part 5

Latest Trademark Cases in 2021 – Part 5

Cross Fit LLC vs Mr. Renjith Kunnumal & Anr. The Plaintiff herein used ‘CrossFit’, a registered word and device mark, on a global basis for fitness & training services as well as its domain name www.crossfit.com. The Defendants were found using the name “SFC CROSSFIT” while imparting identical gym and fitness services, in their advertisements, website, social media handles, etc. Aggrieved by the same the Plaintiff filed a suit before the High Court of Delhi and an application seeking interim…

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Case Brief Sun Pharma vs Cipla

CASE BRIEF : Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited vs Cipla Limited

FACTS OF THE CASE In this case, Cipla Limited, the Respondent/Plaintiff, filed a suit for permanent injunction before the Madras High Court. The suit was against Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Limited, the Applicant/Defendant, as it infringed the Respondent/Plaintiff’s copyright and registered trademarks as follows: The Applicant/Defendant imitated and substantially reproduced the artistic packaging, trade dress and labels of the Respondent/Plaintiff’s ‘BUDECORT RESPULES’ and ‘DUOLIN RESPULES’ which amounted to infringement of their copyright in artistic works. These were Budeonide Nebuliser Suspension BP,…

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Trademark Updates part 4

Latest Trademark Cases in 2021 – Part 4

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited vs Cipla Limited In this case, the Respondent/Plaintiff filed a suit for a permanent injunction before the Madras High Court against the Applicant/Defendant for infringement of its copyright and trademark. The Court herein, granted an interim injunction in favour of the Respondent/Plaintiff. Henceforth, the Applicant/Defendant filed three applications with a plea to vacate the interim relief granted on grounds of urgency. The plea was based on the fact that the drugs were of a huge amount,…

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Miley Cyrus Wins at CJEU, Adidas and LEGO Join Hands, and more

Miley Cyrus secures rights over her name, PepsiCo faces a trademark lawsuit over its new ‘Mountain Dew Rise’ beverage, and more brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES Delhi High Court Holds ‘Goodyear’ as Prima Facie Well-Known Mark The Delhi High Court, in a recent decision, held that the mark ‘Goodyear’, which has been used by Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company (Goodyear Co.) in India since the year 1920 in relation to tyres and…

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Trademark Cases 2021 - Part 3

Latest Trademark Cases in 2021 – Part 3

This running post provides a summary of the latest Indian Trademark cases in 2021, decided by various Courts and tribunals in the country. Sony Corporation vs. K. Selvamurthy In this case, Sony Corporation filed a trademark infringement suit  claiming dilution of its well-known SONY trademark against a sole proprietor running a tours and travels business under the name, Sony Tours and Travels. After analyzing the facts before it, the District Court came to the conclusion that the defendant did not take…

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Trademark Office Picks up Pace this Week; 14k Hearing Notices Issues this Week

Increase of 4 percent in total trademark applications examined. A total of 2896 renewal notices issued. 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 increase in the working capacity of the Trademark Registry this week. There has been an increase of one hundred and twenty percent (120%) in the total hearing notices issued. There has also been an increase of fifty three percent (53%)…

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Trademark Cases 2021 - Part 2

Latest Trademark Cases in 2021 – Part 2

This running post provides a summary of the latest Indian Trademark cases in 2021, decided by various Courts and tribunals in the country. Part 1 can be accessed here. Franco Indian Pharmaceuticals ... vs Micro Labs Limited And Anr In this case, The Bombay High Court granted an Exparte injunction with respect to the word and label marks, Dexorange, and trade dress of the bottle. The trademarks were being used for folic acid supplements for more than 50 years, and the…

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Tyson Sues Clothing Brand, Disney in Latin American TM Row and More

Mike Tyson initiates lawsuit against Australian streetwear company, Singh & Singh Law Firm wins trademark suit, and more brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES Singh & Singh Law Firm Secures Interim Injunction Against Singh + Singh LLP In a recent decision by the Delhi High Court, Singh & Singh Law Firm received a favourable order, injuncting another law firm, Singh + Singh LLP from using the marks ‘Singh + Singh’, ‘Singh + Singh…

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Trademark Statistics

Slow Week at the Trademark Office this Week

Decrease of 11 percent in total trademark applications examined. A total of 1888 renewal notices issued. These statistics have been compiled from the official journal of the trademark office published weekly on Mondays. INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS The Trademark Registry comparatively has had a slow week in terms of working capacity as can be seen from the data below. There has been a decrease of 11 percent in the total number of applications examined by trademark office this Week. Weekly Indian Trademark Statistics…

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