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Trade Mark News: Jawed Habib Trademark Infringement, Disney challenges The Gospel According to Kevin Movie, Snoop Dogg Merchandise, Amazon Domain Name Dispute and more

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Trademark quote of the week “The ideal trademark is one that is pushed to its utmost limit in terms of abstraction and ambiguity, yet it is still readable”   --Saul Bass TRADEMARK STATS FROM THE INDIAN TRADEMARK OFFICE The Trademark Registry has been really busy this week. There has been an increase of 124% in the total  number of applications examined by Trademark Office for this week compared to the last week. Particulars Last week This week Change in % Total Trademark applications examined by Trademark Office 3383 7580 An increase of 124%   Total applications disposed through show cause hearings 454 603 An increase  of 32% Total applications published in the trademark journal 5380 5730 An increase of 6% Total registrations...

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Free Copyright and Trade Mark Filings for Dance Companies, Music Bands and Performing Artists

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BananaIP is happy to announce the SiNApSE IP Program for Performing Arts, an initiative aimed at helping dance companies, music bands, drama companies, singers and performing artists protect, manage and commercialize their creative work. The Program has three primary goals: Build IP Knowledge and Culture among Performing Artists; Protect, Manage and Commercialize creative work of artists and companies; and Mitigate IP risks for performances and related commercialization, licensing and merchandizing activities. Towards the said goals, BananaIP's attorneys will work closely with select performing arts companies and artists, and help them move up the IP value chain. The work will be taken...

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Trade Mark News: Superheroes trademark, NDTV and Discovery Network fight over Foodistan trademark, Textile Ministry plans for new certification mark, Nintendo initiates opposition proceedings against POKE GO, Ratnagiri Alphonso Mangoes to get GI Tag and more.

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Interesting trademarks, Delhi Public School Trademark Dispute, Foodistan Trademark Dispute, Geographical Indication updates and Domain name infringement news, brought to you by the Trademark Team of BananaIP We wish all our readers a very happy World IP Day. On this World IP Day we hope that all stakeholders will take diligent and honest efforts to protect intangible assets. Trademark quote of the week " The talent for discovering the unique and marketable characteristics of a product and service is the most valuable asset of a trademark " -- Primo Angeli TRADEMARK STATS FROM THE INDIAN TRADEMARK OFFICE The Trademark Registry has been a little slow this...

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Highlights of Trademark Rules 2017 (Part 2) : Revised Trademark forms

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The DIPP (Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion) had recently notified the amended Trademark Rules, 2017.  The notification was released on 6th March, 2017 amidst intense speculation in the IP fraternity. The amended rules primarily seek to simplify the process of trademark filing and prosecution. It is interesting to know that the amended rules have cut down the number of trademark application forms to eight from seventy four and has also scrapped several redundant and obsolete provisions. The following table provides a better sagacity into the use of each new form. S.No. Trademark Form Actions that can be taken under the forms 1. TM-A a)      Application for registration...

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Trade Mark News: Nation wants to know trademark, Arnab Goswamy receives legal notice, Prius trademark dispute, Ivanka Trump’s trademarks, Volvo-bus.in domain dispute, candy crush saga licensing and more

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Interesting trademarks, Supreme Court on trademark infringement, Nation wants to know trademark dispute, Domain name infringement news and more brought to you by the Trademark Team of BananaIP Counsels. TRADEMARK THOUGHT OF THE WEEK “Products are created in the factory, but brands are created in the minds”- Walter Lander TRADEMARK STATS FROM THE INDIAN TRADEMARK OFFICE Particulars Last week This week Change in % Total Trademark applications examined by Trademark Office 2085 6411 An increase of 67.4% Total applications disposed through show cause hearings 152 593 An increase of 74 % Total applications published in the trademark journal 5070 4983 A decrease of 1.7 % Total registrations granted 2065 7729 An increase of 274 % Total hearing notices issued 645 1835 An increase of 184 % Total renewal...

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INDIAN TRADEMARK LAW ON PROTECTION OF MOVIE TITLE – PART 3

IP News Center : INDIAN TRADEMARK LAW ON PROTECTION OF MOVIE TITLE

SCENARIO IN THE UNITED STATES REGARDING PROTECTION OF MOVIE TITLE The interests of the American motion picture, television industries and home videos are safeguarded by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). Since its inception in 1922, it has been playing an important part in protecting the commercial interest of the movie makers both in the US and internationally. Registering a film title with the United States Patents and Trademark Office (USPTO) is available with respect to movie titles; however, the protection granted is not absolute. The fundamental requirement of the USPTO with regard to registration of titles as trademarks requires that...

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INDIAN TRADEMARK LAW ON PROTECTION OF MOVIE TITLE – Part 2

IP News Center : INDIAN TRADEMARK LAW ON PROTECTION OF MOVIE TITLE

Apart from applying for registration of a movie title under the Indian Trademarks Act, there are a number of industry associations to which the film makers look up to regarding protection of their film titles. Indian Motion Picture Producers' Association (IMPPA), Association of Motion Pictures and Television Program Producers (AMPTPP) and Film and Television Producers' Guild of India, Film Writers' Association and Western India Film Producers Association (WIFPA) are the associations that play a big role in protecting the commercial interest of movies. Producers and writers of movies can apply to be members of these associations which enable them to...

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INDIAN TRADEMARK LAW ON PROTECTION OF MOVIE TITLE – Part 1

IP News Center : INDIAN TRADEMARK LAW ON PROTECTION OF MOVIE TITLE

The name or title is undoubtedly one of the most important aspects of a movie which creates a distinct identity for it among audience. Around the globe, the movie makers give a lot of thought and importance in choosing a unique distinct title or name for their film so that the movie could prove to be popular and a blockbuster hit among all classes of audience. This association of title to a film brings the interested audience to watch the film in theatres as well as associate it with producers which makes it commercially viable. While choosing a title for a film,...

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Trademark News: Trademark Stats, Interesting Trademarks, Indian Trademark News, Recent Trademark Cases, Trademark Branding, Licensing, Domain Name Disputes, Trademark tips and more

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Trademark Stats, Interesting Trademarks, Indian Trademark News, recent trademark Cases, trademark Branding, Licensing, Domain Name Disputes, Trademark tips and more, presented by the Trademark attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s Premier New Age IP Firm. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK "The Ideal trademark is one that is pushed to its utmost limits in terms of abstraction and ambiguity, yet is still readable. Trademarks are usually metaphors of one kind or another. And are, in a certain sense, thinking made visible" ---Saul Bass Trademark Stats from the Indian Trademark office (5th April-10th April) The Trademark Office has been a little slow this week considering there has been...

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Trade Mark News: Harley Davidson, Sound Mark, Delhi High Court, Kamdhenu mark, Counterfeit products, Deceptively similar, Trademark registration tips and more

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Harley Davidson, Sound Mark, Delhi High Court, Kamdhenu mark, Counterfeit products, Deceptively similar, Trademark registration tips and more, presented by the Trademark attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s Premier New Age IP Firm. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK A good trademark, whether a word mark or symbol, is devoid of fashion or trend, which makes it potentially iconic if it’s seen for long enough in the right places. -Ivan Chermayeff TRADEMARK STATS Trademark Stats from the Indian Trademark office (30th March - 5th April 2017) Activity at the Trademark Registry has been slow in the past week; In addition to a 50 % decrease in total...

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