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Trademark Rules 2017 effective from today

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The Trademark Rules, 2017 have come into force from today, 6th March, 2017. The new Rules published by the Department of Industrial Promotion and Policy(DIPP) today afternoon would replace the Trademark Rules, 2002.  The amended Rules aim at simplifying the registration procedure, with fewer forms and improved online filing process. A few key highlights of the Trademark Rules, 2017 are listed below: Official Fees: The new Rules have substantially hiked the trademark registration costs in India. The revised costs for certain specific actions have been given below: For filing a new application on behalf of a Company or trust or partnership: Rs 10,000 ...

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Trademark News: Clinic plus v. Head & Shoulders, Comparative advertising, Trump Trademarks, INTA study on counterfeit products and piracy & more

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This weekly update on Trademarks is brought to you by the Trademark experts of BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. Trademark quote of the week “A brand is the set of expectations, memories, stories and relationships that, taken together, account for a consumer’s decision to choose one product or service over another” – Seth Godin Trademark Stats from the Indian Trademark office (22nd February 2017 to 28th February 2017) Total Trademark applications examined by the Trademark Office: 18916 Total applications disposed through show cause hearings: 1889 Total applications published in the trademark journal: 15722 Total registrations granted: 11654 Total hearing notices issued: 1830 Total renewal notices issued:...

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Non-Conventional trademarks – Sound marks

The following article is brought to you by the Trademark experts of BananaIP (BIP) Counsels, India's leading new age IP firm. This post discusses Sound marks as a non-conventional trademark and how sound marks are registered in India and the US. The ever increasing competition in the commercial arena and a budding consumer society has directed several brand owners to adopt innovative methods in order to surpass their competitors, and boost their own products in order to achieve a distinctive frame. Trademarks as understood conventionally are marks which help in identifying the commercial source of products or services distinctively. Trademarks have traditionally been associated with...

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Trademark & GI News: Fast Registrations, Trump, Beer, Brand Licensing, Ikea v. Aikya & more

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This weekly update on Trademarks and Geographical Indications (GI) is brought to you by the Trademark experts of BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. TRADEMARK THOUGHT OF THE WEEK “A great trademark is appropriate, dynamic, distinctive, memorable and unique” - Primo Angeli TRADEMARK STATS FROM THE INDIAN TRADEMARK OFFICE, BETWEEN 16th FEBRUARY 2017 TO 21st FEBRUARY 2017 The Trademark office has been very busy during the last week. They have taken several actions with respect to the trademark process. Total Trademark applications examined by the Trademark Office: 8399 Total applications disposed through show cause hearings: 983 Total applications published in the trademark journal: 7389 Total registrations granted: 10209 Total hearing notices issued:...

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Trademarks & GI News: Weekly Updates (8th February 2017 to 15th February 2017)

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This weekly update on Trademarks and Geographical Indications (GI) is brought to you by the Trademark experts of BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. Trademark thought of the week: "Trademark is a studiously crafted personality profile of an individual, institution, corporation, product or service."- Daniel J. Boorstin Trademark Stats from the Indian Trademark Office, between 8th February 2017 to 15th February 2017 : Total Trademark applications examined by Trademark Office: 11095 Total applications disposed through show cause hearings: 1237 Total applications published in the trademark journal: 8578 Total registrations granted: 8517 Total hearing notices issued: 2686 Total renewal notices issued: 1482 Trademark case updates: Recent Judgments: Delhi High Court dismisses Sun...

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PayPal and Paytm Trademark Dispute

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Paytm, the largest e-wallet company in India, which saw a drastic surge in user volume post-demonetization, has found itself embroiled in a controversy over its logo with the US-based PayPal, also a digitized payment system. Paypal claims that Paytm’s logo is ‘deceptively and confusingly similar’ to that of the global giant’s. PayPal further claims that Paytm is free-riding on the goodwill of PayPal. What is similar between the two logos is that the first syllable of both the logos is dark blue while the second syllable is a light blue. Secondly, the word ‘Pay’ is common to both logos. Contents of...

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Trademarks : Iceland v. Iceland : The battle for exclusivity

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Iceland (the country ) is a leading exporter of frozen fish and seafood to several countries in the EU. Recently, native companies like ‘Clean Iceland’ and ‘Iceland Gold’ have faced trouble in marketing their products due to confusion over the name which clashes with ‘Iceland Foods’ – a renowned frozen food supermarket chain that has subsisted since the 70’s. ‘Iceland Foods’ for several years used to be under the control of Icelandic investors and later Icelandic banks. As the spokesperson for the retailer said, “the relationship came to an end with a £1.5bn buyout of the company in 2012, but Iceland...

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Trademarks: Instagram opposes Microsoft over the use of the suffix ‘gram’

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Instagram, the Facebook-owned photosharing app has opposed tech giant Microsoft over the usage of the trademark suffix ‘gram’ that Microsoft intends to use for its products. Instagram has endeavoured to block Microsoft from having ‘Actiongram’ federally registered as a trademark owing to the use of the suffix ‘gram’. According to Instagram’s Notice of Opposition with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) the company is convinced that it “will be damaged by the registration of the Actiongram mark,” as Microsoft’s “goods claimed in its application are related to the goods and services offered by Instagram in connection with its Instagram trademarks.” The...

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Trademarks: Rubik’s Cube loses EU trademark battle

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Rubik’s Cube is the most renowned and an iconic 3-D combinatorial puzzle of all time. This multi-coloured puzzle was invented in 1974 by Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture Ernő Rubik. This puzzle is the bestselling toy of all time with over 350 million Rubik’s cubes having been sold worldwide. Along with that it has won “Toy of the Year” in 1980 and 1981 and has combined total of over 43 quintillion different possible configurations to solve it. On 10 November 2016,this iconic puzzle lost its key trademark battle after 10years of long legal scuffle. European court of justice (ECJ) struck...

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Trademarks: Trump winning battles in U.S and China.

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The presidential elections in the United States of America have now concluded with Republican Presidential nominee Donald J. Trump winning a closely contested election. There has been a lot of speculation about IP laws and its progress under Trump’s term, but unfortunately there hasn’t been much information released in his agenda. Although Trump has substantial personal experience protecting and enforcing his own trademarks, including attempts to protect more controversial marks such as 'you're fired.' One of the recent cases being, a Chinese construction company named Liaoning Construction Company, unrelated to Trump’s businesses had beaten him to the trademark just two weeks before...

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