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BananaIP Counsels > Trademarks (Page 2)

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

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

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

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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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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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Weekly Trademark News: PVR Cuts Ties with Justdial, Save the Planet T-shirts by Hard Rock, Jeeraphool Rice GI and Other News

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Indian Trademark Statistics for April (Third Week), Apple Loses Battle for One More Thing, Save the Planet T-shirts, Abby Viral Launches Official Merchanise and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK "Mass advertising can help build brands, but authenticity is what makes them last. If people believe they share values with a company, they will stay loyal to the brand" –Howard Schultz INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS In the last week, the Indian Trademark Office has been slow in its day to day activities. The total number of applications disposed through show cause hearing has decreased...

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Weekly Trademark News: Five Varieties of Indian Coffee Gets GI, Chanel Defends Coco, Surf Excel Trade Dress Infringement, IP Innovation Gallery, and Other News

Weekly Trademark News - BananaIP Counsels

Indian Trademark Statistics for April (Third Week), Bieber Beauty Trademark, Trade Dress Infringement over Surf Excel, Endangered Species Footwear Collection 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 tone of voice, and then communicate consistently in those terms" –Simon Mainwaring INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS In the last week, the Indian Trademark Office has been slow in its day to day activities. The total number of applications disposed through show cause hearing has decreased by forty percent (40%). Similarly, the total number of registrations granted has...

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