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BananaIP Counsels > Trademarks (Page 3)

Weekly Trademark News: Trademark Win for MakeMyTrip, Forget Winter, GOT Themed Makeup Collection is Coming Soon, Warner Bros Runs Out of Harry Potter Magic and Other News

Weekly Trademark News - BananaIP Counsels

Indian Trademark Statistics for March (Fourth Week), Apple Loses Trademark Case to Swatch, Rajasthan Royals Launches Athleisure Line, Trademark Win for MakeMyTrip, Tamil Nadu’s Thirubuvanam Silk Saree Gets GI and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK "Humans are genetically hardwired to notice differences and differences are often what attract people to your brand in the first place" – Denise Lee Yohn INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS In the last week, we have seen increased productivity from the Indian Trademark Office. The total number of applications disposed through show cause hearing has increased by thirty eight...

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Weekly Trademark News: Adidas and GOT Collaboration, Chennai Super Kings Launch IPL Merchandize, Marayoor Jaggery GI and Other News

Indian Trademark Statistics for March (Third Week), Trademark Win for Panchavati Group, Weinstein in A Legal Battle over a Trademark Phrase, Adidas and GOT Collaboration, Marayoor Jaggery GI and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK "Every advertisement should be thought of as a contribution to the complex symbol which is the brand image" - David Ogilvy INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS In the last week, the Indian Trademark Office has had a mixed week. The total number of hearing notices issued has increased by twenty nine percent (29%). However, the total number of trademark applications...

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Weekly Trademark News: Samsung Trademark Infringement, Scotch Whisky Association Loses Trademark Battle, Sirsi Supari GI and Other News

Indian Trademark Statistics for March (Third Week), Scotch Whisky Association Loses Trademark Battle, The Voice of Wrestling Trademark, Miniso Not Mini Any more and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK “The investment you make into a brand makes its name worth it" - Bernard Kelvin Clive INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS In the last week, the Indian Trademark Office has had a mixed week. The total number of registrations granted as well as renewals notices issued has increased by thirty nine percent (39 %). Similarly, the total number of applications examined has increased by twenty...

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Weekly Trademark News: Alibaba Settles Trademark Dispute with Alibabacoin, 7-Eleven Stores Soon in India!, NBA Fanwear Apparel and Other News

Weekly Trademark News - BananaIP Counsels

Indian Trademark Statistics for March (Second Week), Trademark Battle over a Whiskey Brand, NBA Fanwear Apparel in India, Harley Davidson and its Bizarre Trademarks, Erode Turmeric GI and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK “Value of a Trade Mark is directly proportional to your Aggression and Risk Ratio.” – Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS In the last week, the Indian Trademark Office has picked up its pace in the past week. The total number of applications examined has increased by thirty eight percent (38 %). Similarly, the total number of registrations...

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Weekly Trademark News: Flipkart Wins a Domain Infringement Case, Lacoste Loses a Bite of its Crocodile, Jungle Book Activity Books Coming, Mizo Banana GI, and Other News

Weekly Trademark News - BananaIP Counsels

Indian Trademark Statistics for March (First Week), Taylor Swift and her Bizarre Trademarks, McDonald’s Loses to Supermac, Flipkart Fights its Domain Squatter and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK “Representations that do not make sense are the best Trade Marks” – Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS In the last week, the Indian Trademark Office has had a very slow week. The total number of applications published in the trademark journal has decreased by eighteen percent (18%). Similarly, the total number of registrations granted has decreased by forty Three percent (43%) and...

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Weekly Trademark News: Samsung in Trouble over Smartwatches, Lifebuoy Trademark Victory, ITC Wins GI Infringement Case and Other News

Weekly Trademark News - BananaIP Counsels

Indian Trademark Statistics for February (Fourth Week), Zumba for Fitness, GST on Brands and Logos Too?, Lifebuoy Trademark Victory, ITC Wins GI Infringement Case and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK "A brand’s job is to create a customer that creates and inspires other customers" - Think Marketing INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS In the last week, the Indian Trademark Office has had a mixed week. The total number of registrations granted has increased by twenty eight percent (28 %). Similarly, the total number of hearing notices issued has increased by fourteen percent (14 %)....

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Kindle eBooks, Amazon and Business of Licensing: Section 33 Non-Compliance?

amazon Kindle India non compliance on FDI law

Over the years, the copyright law was amended several times to achieve different objectives ranging from inclusion of new works and rights to protecting interests of authors. One of the amendments to Indian copyright law in 1994 related to creating an exclusive business zone for copyright societies, whose objective is to manage works of authors, publishers and owners and facilitate ease of licensing and royalty sharing. The amendment provided in Section 33 of the Copyright Act that only copyright societies can be in the business of granting or issuing licenses. The objective of this limitation to the business of licensing...

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Weekly Trademark News: Monte Carlo and Skoda Reach Trademark Settlement, Ironman Product Licensing in India, Kashmir Saffron GI, Kardarshian Trademarks and Other News

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Indian Trademark Statistics for February (Third Week), Trademark Settlement between Breweries, Walmart and Its Happy Face, Keeping Up with Kardashian’s Trademark, Kashmir Saffron Filed for GI and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK “A brand is a voice and a product is a souvenir.” – Lisa Gansky INTERESTING BRAND NEWS Walmart’s Happy Face Though the smiley face has been around since the 1970s, this didn’t stop the world’s largest retail major Walmart from applying for a trademark for their yellow smiley face in 2006.  However, Walmart was not successful in receiving a registration for...

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‘Acquired Distinctiveness’ of Infosys Trademark

This post was first published on 18th November, 2011. Infosys Technologies Ltd vs Adinath Infosys Pvt. Ltd & Ors, High Court of Delhi  Facts: The plaintiff-company Infosys Technologies Private Limited is engaged in the business of providing IT services, solutions, consulting and business process management. INFOSYS is the registered trademark/service mark of the plaintiff-company in various Classes including Class 16 in respect of computer software. The Plaintiffs have strongly contended that owing to their excellent services offered by them, continuous, extensive and substantial use, the mark INFOSYS has acquired distinctiveness. The plaintiff contends that use of the mark INFOSYS implies that the goods/services...

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Zippo Manufacturing Company v. Anil Moolchandani & Ors. , High Court of Delhi

This post was first published on 15th November, 2011. Zippo Manufacturing Company v. Anil Moolchandani & Ors. , High Court of Delhi Pronounced on 31st October, 2011 Facts In February 2006 the plaintiff came across the defendant selling counterfeit lighters with the Zippo mark in the same shape and it was a verbatim imitation of the original Zippo lighters. Zippo, a company based out of USA claims to be a world leader in the manufacture and distribution of lighters alleged to be a well-known trademark. Keeping in mind the damage that can be caused to their company; they sent a notice to the defendants...

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