Trademarks

Latest Trademark Cases in 2022 - Part 6

Latest Trademark Cases in 2022 – Part 6

This running post provides a summary of the latest Trademark cases decided by courts in India in 2022: Shyam Sel and Power Limited Vs. Shyam Steel Industries Limited The Plaintiff, Shyam Sel and Power Limited filed a suit against the Defendant, Shyam Steel Industries Limited for the infringement of its Trademark and passing off, as the Defendant was using the plaintiff’s registered trademark ‘SHYAM’ on its invoices. Both the parties were involved in manufacturing and selling Thermo-mechanically treated bars, leading to…

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Weekly Trademark Updates

This week’s trademark updates are as follows: A piracy of 'Torts'  In the matter of Allahabad Law Agency v. Amazon Retail India Pvt. Ltd. & Ors., the plaintiff sought for permanent injunction against several sellers on the defendant's platform who have been found selling pirated versions of the book- 'Law of Torts' by Dr. RK Bangia. A Delhi Court, understanding the gravity of the situation, has passed an ex-parte ad-interim injunction restraining the defendants and several others from either…

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Indian IP Office invites entries for National IP Awards, 2021 and 2022

On 2nd August, 2022, the Indian IP Office has opened up submissions for the NATIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AWARDS 2021 & 2022. As stated in the announcement the objective of these awards is: “Objective: National Intellectual Property (IP) Awards are conferred every year to recognize and reward the top achievers comprising individuals, institutions, organizations and enterprises, for their IP creations and commercialization, which have contributed towards strengthening IP eco-system in the country and in encouraging creativity and innovation. National IP Awards…

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Indian IP Cases Report, 2021

BananaIP is happy to launch the IP Cases Report for the year 2021. This report covers cases related to intellectual property decided by Courts in India, in the form of case notes. These case notes cover important decisions on critical questions of law and fact with respect to various species of intellectual property. You may download a copy of the report here. [Download PowerPoint Version] [Download PDF Version] Structure of the Report The Report is structured based on the primary…

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Weekly Trademark Updates

This week’s trademark updates are as follows: Hailey Bieber strikes a win! Entrepreneur Hailey Bieber was sued for trademark infringement by Purna Khatau and Phoebe Vickers, founders of RHODE, a clothing line. The founders sought for a preliminary injunction from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Bieber submitted a 17-minute YouTube video documenting the inspiration behind the word 'RHODE'. Bieber stated in the video that 'RHODE' is her and her mother's middle name and hence, the…

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Weekly Trademark Updates

This week’s trademark updates are as follows: Hero MotoCorp gets permission to use Hero as the trademark for EV business Hero MotoCorp led by Pawan  Munjal gets permission for electric vehicles under the trademark Hero by the arbitration tribunal appointed by the Delhi High Court. The dispute was between two factions of the Munjal family group. Hero electric filed an application for an interim injunction against Hero MotoCorp for using HERO for the electric vehicles. The tribunal refused to grant an…

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High Court permits delayed trademark evidence because of E-portal upload issues

High Court permits delayed trademark evidence because of E-portal upload issues

Mr. Manish Agarwal vs. The Registrar of Trademarks and Ors. Facts Mr. Manish Agarwal, the Applicant, filed four trademark applications for the mark “SATYA GROUP” on 11th March, 2013. The said marks were advertised in the Trademark Journal dated 21st May, 2018, and an Opposition was filed against the said marks by the Opponent, M/s APJ Satya Knowledge LLP. The Applicant filed his counter statement on 19th January 2019, however the Opponent claimed that it was served to him on…

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Weekly Trademark Updates

This week’s trademark updates are as follows: HT Media Ltd. provided relief from Delhi High Court Delhi High Court has granted ex-parte ad interim injunction in favour of HT Media Limited (the news publication house) which has a registered Trademark - Hindustan Times. The order was passed against the rogue website for using a deceptively similar domain name and abstained the website from using www.hindustantimes.tech and also restrained the website from publishing any articles, columns, reviews that can violate the copyrights…

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Latest Trademark Cases in 2022 - Part 5

Latest Trademark Cases in 2022 – Part 5

This running post provides a summary of the latest Trademark cases decided by courts in India in 2022: Khadi &Village Industries Commission V. Raman Gupta & Ors.  In this case, the Plaintiff, Khadi & Village Industries Commission was regulated under Khadi and Village Industries Commission Act, 1956. The Plaintiff was the registered proprietor of various words bearing the name "KHADI" in both Hindi and English language and also a logo in the form of 'Charkha Logos'. The Defendants started using the…

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Weekly Trademark Updates

This week’s trademark updates are as follows:   Gujarat High Court issues notice to Microsoft in trademark infringement suit A local information technology company, Azure Knowledge Corporation Pvt. Ltd. had filed an appeal before the High Court against the order of the civil court seeking to restrain the global software giant, Microsoft Corporation from using its trademark “Azure”. The lower court has refused the request on grounds that the plaintiff failed to establish any loss or damage suffered by it. On appeal…

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