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Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. v. Dua Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd., 1988 Arb. L. R. 315

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First Publication Date: 4th September 2008 CASE FACTS: Ranbaxy Laboratories, a well-known pharmaceutical company, manufactured the CNS  depressant Diazapem in 5 mg tablets and sold them under the trade name of  CALMPOSE. The trade mark of CALMPOSE was registered in 1970 and has been in use  since then. The company made about 40 crores selling the drug under this trade name.  The medicine was packaged with aluminum foil on one side and polythene film on the  other in colors of silver and brown. Dua Pharmaceuticals manufactured a similar medicine and marketed it under the name of CALMPROSE. The packaging of CALMPROSE was similar to...

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Yahoo! Inc. v. Akash Arora and another, 1999 Arb. L. R. 620

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First Publication Date: 28th August 2008 CASE FACTS Yahoo Incorporation is the owner of the well known trade mark, Yahoo and of the domain name Yahoo.com; both the trademark and the domain name acquired a distinctive name, good will and reputation. Yahoo.com had been registered by Yahoo Inc with Network Solution Inc since 1995 and offers a whole range of web based services. The trade mark Yahoo had been registered or was close to being registered in 69 countries. Yahoo Inc had not registered its domain name in India. Akash Arora started to offer web-based services similar to those offered by Yahoo.com under...

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Weekly Trademark News: Montblanc’s Trademark Battle Against Counterfeiters, Tesla to Teslaquila, Exclusive Harry Potter Collection by ONLY and other news

Indian Trademark Statistics for October (Third Week) 2018, Timex Group to Launch Ted Baker Watches, Dunhill Scores for Fashion, Malawi Joins Madrid Protocol, Seeraga Samba Rice Applied for GI, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK “The purpose of your brand is to represent your purpose"– Michael Kauly INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS In the last week, the Indian Trademark Office have had a slow week. The total number of the applications disposed through show cause hearings has decreased by twelve percent (12%). Similarly, the total applications published in the trademark journal has decreased by thirty-nine...

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Trademark Registration in India

the image depicts a number of registered trademark symbols with the word trademark as the post is about Trademark Registration in India.

First Publication Date: 8th April 2008 Note: The Trademark process outlines in this post has changed owing to changes in law. It may be noted that the post provides details of the trademark registration process as it existed 10 years back, and maybe useful for research/educational purposes. Registration of a trademark is not compulsory. However, registered trademarks have additional benefits when compared to unregistered trademarks. Registration of trademarks allows the Owner of the trademarks to file infringement suits for violation of his rights whereas the unregistered user has to search remedies in common law. What is the procedure for registration? The procedure for registration...

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Weekly Trademark News: One Plus in Trademark Trouble, Kodak Clicks with Forever21 Apparel, Alphonso Mango Obtains GI Registration and other news

Indian Trademark Statistics for October (Second Week) 2018, World’s Most Famous Building?, Vogue Sues Black Vogue, Polo Ralph Lauren Entry to India, King of Mangoes Obtains GI, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK “A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You try to earn reputation by trying to do hard things as well” - Jeff Besos INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS In the last week, the Indian Trademark Office have had a slow week. The total number of the applications disposed through show cause hearings has decreased by ten percent (10%)....

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Weekly Trademark News: Scent as a Trademark?, Apple in Trouble for Memoji, Goan Chilli Applied for GI and Other News

Indian Trademark Statistics for October (First Week) 2018, Netflix Sued Over 'Easy' Trademark, H&M Collaborates With Morris & Co., Goan Chilli Applied as GI brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK "Branding is the art of becoming knowable, likable and trustable" - John Jantsch INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS In the last week, the Indian Trademark Office have had a slow week. The total number of applications published in the trademark journal has decreased by twenty three percent (23%). Similarly, the total number of renewals notices issued has decreased by twenty six percent (26%). However, the...

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Weekly Trademark News: Design as a Trademark?, Bumblebee Dispute Settled, Kodaikanal Hill Garlic GI and other news

Indian Trademark Statistics for September (First Week) 2018, Trademark Monopoly Can be Over a Class? Smiley Toys to be Launched in India, Monster Energy Loses Opposition Battle, and more brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. 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 INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS In the last week, the Indian Trademark Office have had a mixed week....

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Weekly Trademark News: LOL Trademark, Nestle Starbucks Global Licensing Deal, Magic Rice GI, and other news

Indian Trademark Statistics for August (Fifth Week) 2018, Burberry Counterfeit, Anushka Sharma to Promote Instax Cameras, In-N-Out Stout Beer in Trademark Dilemma, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK "A good trademark, whether a word or a symbol, is devoid of fashion or trend, which makes it potentially iconic if its seen for long enough in the right places"-Ivan Chermayeff INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS In the last week, the Indian Trademark Office have had a comparatively slow week. The total number of the applications published in the trademark journal has decreased by 42%. Similarly, the...

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Weekly Trademark News: India Licensing Expo 2018, Goan Coconut Feni GI, TATA Trademark, and Domain Name Infringement, and other news

Indian Trademark Statistics for August (Fourth Week) 2018, Ferrari Sued for Infringement, Jurassic World Lego Collection, Goan Coconut Feni GI and more” brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK “Brand is just a perception, and perception will match reality over time. Sometimes it will be ahead, other times it will be behind. But brand is simply a collective impression some have about a product.” --Elon Musk INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS In the last week, the Indian Trademark Office have had a mixed week. The total number of applications examined by the trademark office has tremendously...

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Weekly Trade Mark News: Times Now Trade Mark Infringement, Emoji Official Merchandise in India, BMW Smart Watches by Fossil, and other news

Indian Trade Mark Statistics for August (Third Week) 2018, Nestle Loses Trade Mark Battle Over Four Fingers, Olympic Apparel Line with Lacoste, Marayoor Jaggery Filed for GI and more” brought to you by the Trade Mark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. TRADE MARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK “Brand is just a perception, and perception will match reality over time. Sometimes it will be ahead, other times it will be behind. But brand is simply a collective impression some have about a product.” --Elon Musk INDIAN TRADE MARK STATISTICS In the last week, the Indian Trade Mark Office have had a comparatively slow week....

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