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Extension Granted by IP Office, Trademark Opposition Hearings Cancelled, and more

Extension Granted by IP Office, Instagram Beat its Domain Infringer, Goan Coconut Vinegar Loses GI Battle and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES Trademark Battle between Mattress Giants Peps Industries, a popular mattress manufacturer filed an application in the Delhi High Court for an interim injunction against Kurlon for the use of the trademark ‘NO TURN’. Peps is the registered trademark owner of the mark ‘NO TURN’ claiming its use since 2008 for mattresses and its allied products. However, in August 2018, Peps came to know that Kurlon had dishonestly adopted the mark ‘NO...

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61% Decrease in the Trademark Examinations this Week

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61% decrease in the total trademark applications examined this week, a decrease of 5937 in the total number of applications disposed through show cause hearings and more. These statistics have been compiled from the official journal of the trademark office published weekly on Mondays. INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS The effects of the Corona virus can be seen on the Indian Trademark Office as well. The total number of trademark applications examined has decreased by sixty one percent (61%). Similarly, there has been a decrease of sixty nine percent (69%) in the total applications disposed through show cause hearings. However, we can still see...

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Indian Trademark Judgments – 2020

Marico Limited vs Abhijeet Bhansali (Notice of Motion No. 1094 of 2019 In COMIP No. 596 of 2019) Decided On: 15.01.2020 Court: Bombay High Court Marico Ltd., one of India’s leading FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) company, had recently filed an application at the Bombay High Court, seeking an interim injunction against Abhijeet Bhansali, a YouTuber/V-Blogger who operates the YouTube channel “Bearded Chokra”. It was alleged by Marico that Abhijeet Bhansali in his video, made comments disparaging or denigrating Marico’s Parachute Coconut Oil, thus infringing its trademark “Parachute”. The Bombay High Court while passing an injunction against Abhijeet held that there was unauthorized...

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Corona Puts the IP World on Notice, Google Protects its Domain Name and more

Trademark News

Corona Puts the IP World on Notice, Bajaj Defends its Well-Known Trademark, Corona Very Popular with the USPTO, Attappady Red Gram Applied for GI and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES Bajaj Cites Well-Know Mark Status in Defending Trademark Bajaj Electricals, part of the Bajaj conglomerates of businesses and industries, filed an application at the Bombay High Court for an interim injunction against Gourav Bajaj (‘Defendant’), an individual who operates two retail electrical appliance stores at Abohar, Punjab.  Gourav Bajaj was operating his stores under the trade names ‘Apna Bajaj Store’ & ‘Bajaj Excellent’....

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8167 New Trademark Applications Filed this Week

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8167 new trademark applications filed this week, 244% increase in the total trademark applications examined this week and more. These statistics have been compiled from the official journal of the trademark office published weekly on Mondays. INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS The Indian Trademark Office had an overall increase in its working capacity as can been seen from the table below. The total number of trademark applications examined has increased by two hundred and forty four percent (244%). Similarly, there has been an increase of one hundred and nine percent (109%) in the total applications disposed through show cause hearings. However, we can also...

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Puma Shoos Away a Trademark Infringer, New “Apple Watch Studio” Trademark for Customizable Watches, and more

Trademark News

Puma Shoos Away a Trademark Infringer, New “Apple Watch Studio” Trademark for Customizable Watches, Ranbir Kapoor to be the Face of “Single”, PUMA Inks a Licensing Agreement with Athletics South Africa, Wikipedia Aggressive with Bad Faith Domains, and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES “PUMA” Shoos Away a Trademark Infringer Puma, a well-known German sports footwear brand, filed an application at the Patiala House Court, New Delhi, for a permanent injunction against Vikas Jindal, a Ludhiana based business proprietor, for using its trademark ‘PUMA’ and the ‘PUMA’ logo. Puma further contended that Vikas was...

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50% Decrease in the Trademark Applications Examined this Week

50% Decrease in the Trademark Applications Examined this Week, 6503 Trademark Registration Granted this Week and more. These statistics have been compiled from the official journal of the trademark office published weekly on Mondays. INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS The Indian Trademark Office had an overall decrease in its working capacity as can been seen from the table below. The total number of trademark applications examined has decreased by fifty percent (50%). Similarly, there has been a decrease of twenty seven percent (27%) in the total number of renewal notices issued. However, we can also see an increase of twenty percent (20%) in the...

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5446 Trademark Applications Registered this Week

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5446 trademark applications registered this week, 63% increase in total number of hearing notices issued this week and more. These statistics have been compiled from the official journal of the trademark office published weekly on Mondays. INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS The Indian Trademark Office has picked up its pace as can been seen from the table below. The total number of hearing notices issued has increased by sixty three percent (63%). Similarly, there has been an increase of twenty six percent (26%) in the total number of renewal notices issued. However, we can also see a decrease of thirty percent (30%) in the...

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Summary of Indian Trademark Cases of 2019

This post provides a summary of Indian Trademark Cases of 2019 HSIL Limited v. Gujrat Ceramic Industries & Anr. [I.A. 5185/2018] Decided On: 08.01.2019 Court: Delhi High Court  Hindustan Sanitaryware & Industries Limited (HSIL) filed for a permanent injunction in the Delhi High Court to restrain Gujarat Ceramic Industries (GCI) from using the trademarks ‘Hindustan Vitreous’ or ‘H Vitreous’ which are identical/deceptively similar to HSIL’s registered trademarks. HSIL, India’s largest manufacturer of sanitaryware products, having a presence in over 50 cities is the registered trademark holder of ‘H Vitreous Hindware’ since 1990. During a market search, HSIL discovered that GCI is selling sanitaryware products...

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7643 New Trademark Applications Filed this Week

Trademark Statistics

22% decrease in the renewal notices issued this week, 26988 trademarks examined till date and more. These statistics have been compiled from the official journal of the trademark office published weekly on Mondays. INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS The Indian Trademark Office had a slow week as can been seen from the table below. The total number of hearing notices issued has increased by one hundred and forty four percent (144%). However, there has been a decrease of twenty two percent (22%) in the total number of renewal notices issued. Weekly Indian Trademark Statistics Particulars Last Week This Week Change in % Total Trademark Applications Examined by Trademark Office 8002 8115 An increase...

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