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GI for Tirupathi Laddu: Whose Interests are Protected?

  Original Date of Publication: March 16th, 2010 The Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanams (TTD) trustees of world’ richest temple on Tirumala Hills secured Geographical Indication (GI) Registration for sacred Laddu Prasadam, from Indian Patent Office, Chennai, recently, raising many eyebrows. It is criticized as its latest manifestation of brazen commercialization of divine abode. Ironically, sacred Tirupathi Laddu now joins the company of goods like Darjeeling Tea, Goa Feni, and Champagne wine etc. What hurts devotees is the way Prasadam is reduced to a commercial product. What is GI? The Geographical Indication of Goods (Registration & Protection) Act, 1999 has been made to secure the...

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King of Mangoes Fight GI Battle, Karbonn Mobile to Re-launch Sansui in India, Bata Defeats its Infringer, and Other News

Weekly Trademark News - BananaIP Counsels

  Indian Trademark Statistics for May (Second Week), Guns N’ Roses’ Trademark Battle with a Brewery, Karbonn Mobile to Re-launch Sansui in India, Reliance Acquires Toy Retailer Hamley’s and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK Brand is the promise, the big idea, the expectations that reside in each customer’s mind about a product, service or company. Branding is about making an emotional connection – Alina Wheeler INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS In the last week, the Indian Trademark Office has decreased its pace in the previous week. The total number of applications published in the trademark...

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Should Distinctiveness Have Anything to Do with Dilution – By Nandan Pendsey, IP Attorney, USA

The image depicts the letters T and M as the post is about trademarks and distinctiveness and dilution. Click here to read the post.

Evolution of Dilution as a Remedy: The theory of Dilution as a means of protecting a trademark was first propounded by Frank Schechter in his research article, “The Rational Basis for Trademark Protection”. He advocates in this article that the real function of trademark law is to identify a product as satisfactory and thereby stimulate further purchases by the consuming public. He further says that the real injury to a trademark is the gradual whittling away or dispersion of its identity (now known as dilution) and therefore preservation of this uniqueness of a trademark should be the only rational basis...

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Raymond Defeats its Infringer, Amazon Sued by a Horse Racing Commentator, Penfolds Stops Counterfeit Wine, Goan Coconut Vinegar Filed for GI and Other News

Weekly Trademark News - BananaIP Counsels

  Indian Trademark Statistics for May (First Week), Penfolds Stops Counterfeit Wine, Celebrity Styled Collection in Myntra & Jabong, New Kick for Ronaldo, Goan Coconut Vinegar Filed for GI and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK “Define what your brand stands for, its core values and tons of voice, and then communicate consistently in those terms” –Simon Mainwaring INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS In the last week, the Indian Trademark Office has increased its pace in the previous week. The total number of applications published in the trademark journal has increased by seventy one percent (71%)....

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India Today Defeats its Domain Infringer, National IP Award 2019, Avengers: End Game Merchandize Collection, Mau Saree Filed for GI and Other News

Weekly Trademark News - BananaIP Counsels

Indian Trademark Statistics for April (Fourth Week), ‘SOTY2 x Koovs’ Collection, Nike Files New Trademark, and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK "A brand is something that has a clear cut identity among consumers, which a company creates by sending out a clear, consistent message over a period of years until it achieves a critical mass of marketing" – Phil Knight INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS In the last week, the Indian Trademark Office has had a mixed week. The total number of applications disposed through show cause hearing has increased by ninety six percent...

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Protecting Celebrity Rights Through Trademark & Copyright Laws

Intellectual Property

  The happiness of fans of English football club ,Manchester United knew no bounds when Jose Mourinho, the famous Portuguese football coach was selected as their manager for the next three seasons.  However the official announcement regarding the same took some time . The reason for such delay is quite interesting. The trademark of JOSE MOURINHO in around seven categories (as per NICE classification) was held by Chelsea Football Club. Mourinho was the manager of Chelsea in two brief stints i.e from 2004 to 2007 and 2013 to 2015. In the first stint, his rise in the popularity graph was steep...

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Making a Mark – Framing Strategy for India

This image depicts the trademark symbol, which consists of the letters T and M in a circle. This post gives important updates in the filed of trademarks. Click on the image to read the full post.

This post was first published on January 20th, 2011. A trademark provides business and competitive advantage through consumer recognition and association of good will. Business advantage can be maximized if fame can be associated with the trademark. A famous trademark allows a company to prevent unauthorized use of the trademark for both related and unrelated businesses. In India, use of a famous trademark for unrelated goods or services is considered infringement. A famous trademark is said to be infringed if a person (a) uses an identical or similar trademark; (b) for unrelated goods or services; and (c) takes unfair advantage or causes...

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Trademark Violations in Comparative Advertising

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This post was first published on December 2nd, 2012. Comparative Advertising is, as the name suggests, advertising that compares one product or service with another. Comparison is made with the intention of increasing the sales of the advertiser either by suggesting that the advertiser’s product is of the same or better quality to that of the compared product. The aim of such advertisement is to bring to public knowledge an honest comparison of one’s products with those of competitors.  Promotion of market transparency is intended but has other advantages such as regulation of prices and stimulating competition for improvement in products. Comparative...

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