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Trademark backlog to be finally reduced?

The featured image shows the symbol of a registered trademark which is TM. The post is about the recent notification which has been issued by the Trade Marks registry for filing Examination Responses. To know more, please click here.

Recently, while giving a written reply to one of the matters in Lok Sabha, the Commerce and Industry Minister of the incumbent government, Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman, emphasized that the government has taken steps to reduce the increasing backlog of the Trademarks Registry of India. She stated this while addressing the concern mounting over the daunting backlog of the Trademarks Registry. She also asserted that 21,706 applications have been abandoned or rejected during the period of 2015-16 due to the efforts of the government and pointed out that the government is proceeding in the right direction. In her reply, she suggested hiring...

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Trade Marks Registry issues new public notice regarding abandoned TM applications.

The featured image shows the symbol of a registered trademark which is TM. The post is about the recent notification which has been issued by the Trade Marks registry for filing Examination Responses. To know more, please click here.

The Trade Marks Registry  has recently released a notification on July 15, 2016 stating that no reply has been received for 9578 Examination Reports out of 13,062 Examination Reports which were dispatched during the month of March and April, 2016. These staggering figures released by the Indian Trade Marks Registry highlights some important issues. After applying for a trademark, there are chances that the particular trademark for which registration is sought for may face objections from the Examiner of the concerned Trademark Registry, who generates an Examination Report containing all the objections. The objections are generally made under Section 9, Section...

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Toyota wins the ‘Prius’ trademark dispute

The featured image shows the logo of toyota Company. The post is about a recent trademark dispute regarding the use of the mark PRIUS. To know more, please click here.

Toyota, one of the leading giants in the automobile industry, sensed a huge relief when the Delhi High Court on 8th of July, 2016 delivered its judgment in its favour. This trademark dispute was pending in the court for seven long years, before the court found the defendants conduct to be dishonest. The Delhi High Court in the case of Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha vs Deepak Mangal & Ors., CS (OS) 2490 of 2009, also known as the Prius Trademark case, found the defendants conduct to be dishonest, who was carrying on the business of selling indigenously manufactured spare parts in...

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McDonald’s wins EU ‘MacCoffee’ trademark dispute

The featured image shows a board with four wooden blocks. The blocks bear the trademark of Mcdonald's , i.e. , a big yellow 'M'. The psot is about the recent trademark dispute between McDonalds and Future Enterprises. To know more, please click here.

Recently , a European Court ruled in favour of US fast food giant McDonald’s, restraining a Singapore based company from using the word ‘Mac’ as a prefix on its foods and beverages. One of the primary aims of every trademark law is to prevent consumer confusion. Trademark law provides exclusive rights to the proprietors of a particular trademark, thus allowing them to carve out a niche for their product in the existing market. In 2008, a Singaporean Company had applied for registration at the EU trademark office for the word ‘MacCoffee’ for its foods and beverages line. McDonald’s opposed this registration...

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Trademark Application filed for “English Brexit Tea”

The featured image shows the word Brexit written on the tiles of a scrabble. The post is about a trademark bearing the name "Brexit " which is filed for registration. To know more, please click here.

A lot has been discussed and speculated about the referendum “Brexit”. The UK has voted to leave the EU on June 23rd , 2016. This decision will have far reaching effects, including potential effects on intellectual property rights in the UK. June 23rd 2016, will be a landmark date in the European and British history.  Under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, the UK must now notify the European Council of its intention to withdraw from the EU, which will lead to a negotiation period of minimum two years.  During this period, the UK will negotiate its future relationship with the EU,...

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India protests against The European Union Trademark Reforms

The featured image is customised and the words "The EU Trademark reforms" are written on a yellow background. The post is about the recent amendments bought by The EU and the protests regarding the same by India. To know more, please click here.

The IP community is well aware about the major reforms that have been implemented recently by the EU( European Union). The European Trademark law has undergone significant changes since the introduction of the Community Trademark system in 1996. The  recently adopted European Trademark Reforms have brought in substantial changes not only to Community trademarks but also for owners of national trademarks in the EU. India has been protesting without any success, against one such new directive in the area of trademark protection that could possibly lead to seizure of legitimate pharmaceutical products (including essential medicines) ,without sufficient evidence of trademark violation,...

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A not so ‘Cule’ decision- FC Barcelona loses trademark dispute against Kule

The featured image shows the logo of the football club, Barcelona which is knitted on a wollen material. The psot is about a trademark dispute between FC Barcelona and An American Fashion Company kule. To know more, please click here.

We’ve got some sad news for our FC Barcelona fans.The General Court of the European Union recently ruled against the football club FC Barcelona and in favour of an American fashion company named Kule, affirming a previous decision, that the football club had failed to prove the genuine use of the mark ‘Cule’. For all our non-football fans, ‘Cule’ means a fan or supporter of the FC Barcelona. The issue first came up in 2011, when Kule had applied for an European Union trademark registration for ‘Kule’ at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). The goods were sought to be registered...

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Trademark: Sun Pharma's big win against Cadila healthcare

The featured image shows many strips of tablets and a thermometer on a grey background. The post is regarding the trademark dispute between Cadila health care and Sun Pharma . To know more please click here.

Cadila Healthcare is not only a popular name in the pharma industry but also in trademark circle. The people in the trademark fraternity are well aware about the landmark judgment involving Cadila Healthcare, which established the criteria for trade mark passing off action. Last week, the Madras High Court passed an order, i.e. a permanent injunction against Cadila Healthcare, refraining the company from using any similar trademark, as that of  "VENIZ " which belongs to Sun Pharmaceuticals. Sun Pharmaceuticals had  adopted the trademark VENIZ in August 2000 for medicines to combat depressive disorders and other psychotic disorders and Venlafaxine Extended Release capsule under the...

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Trademark: Sun Pharma’s big win against Cadila healthcare

The featured image shows many strips of tablets and a thermometer on a grey background. The post is regarding the trademark dispute between Cadila health care and Sun Pharma . To know more please click here.

Cadila Healthcare is not only a popular name in the pharma industry but also in trademark circle. The people in the trademark fraternity are well aware about the landmark judgment involving Cadila Healthcare, which established the criteria for trade mark passing off action. Last week, the Madras High Court passed an order, i.e. a permanent injunction against Cadila Healthcare, refraining the company from using any similar trademark, as that of  "VENIZ " which belongs to Sun Pharmaceuticals. Sun Pharmaceuticals had  adopted the trademark VENIZ in August 2000 for medicines to combat depressive disorders and other psychotic disorders and Venlafaxine Extended Release capsule under the...

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