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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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Lacoste Protects its ‘Crocodile’, Kareena Kapoor to be the Brand Icon for “IMARA”, and more

Lacoste Protects its ‘Crocodile’, Bareilly Terracotta Filed for GI, #FridaysForFuture Trademark, Forever 21 Gets New Lifeline and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES French Clothing Brand ‘Lacoste’ Enforces Rights Lacoste S.A., the French clothing major, had filed an application for a permanent injunction in the Delhi District Court against Suresh Kumar Sharma.  Lacoste contends that Suresh Kumar Sharma was selling shirts bearing the “Lacoste” mark and thus infringing its trademark and passing off. The Court observed that Suresh Kumar Sharma had no right to use the “Lacoste” mark and further held that his actions...

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12% Decrease in the Trademark Applications Examined this Week

12% decrease in the trademark applications examined this week, 73% decrease in the total hearing notices issued 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 decreased by seventy three percent (73%). Similarly, there has been a decrease of nineteen percent (19%) in the total number of renewal notices issued. However, we also saw an increase of eighteen percent (18%) in the total registrations granted. Weekly...

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“Parachute” Goes After YouTuber for Disparagement, Cyprus Re-registers its ‘Halloumi’ Cheese Mark in the UK, ‘Co-Lab’ Launched By GQ India and Raymond, Italy’s Art Museum Uffizzi Galleries Claims its Domains, Assamese Gamocha Filed For GI and more

“Parachute” Goes After YouTuber for Disparagement, Cyprus Re-registers its ‘Halloumi’ Cheese Mark in the UK, 'Co-Lab' Launched By GQ India and Raymond, Italy’s Art Museum Uffizzi Galleries Claims its Domains, Assamese Gamocha Filed For GI and more brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARKS UPDATE “Parachute” Goes After YouTuber for Disparagement   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...

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Weekly Indian IP Statistics – 1st January to 7th February, 2020

Weekly IP Statistics

Trademark Statistics (1st Jan to 7th Feb, 2020) Trademark Applications Examined by Trademark Office: 9112 Applications Disposed through Show Cause Hearings: 5832 Applications Published in the Trademark Journal: 8783 Registrations Granted: 6407 Hearing Notices Issued: 9124 Renewal Notices Issued: 3272 Patent Statistics (1st Jan to 7th Feb, 2020) Early Publications: 922 Ordinary Publications: 5794 Applications published: 6716 Grants in Delhi: 1206 Grants in Mumbai: 536 Grants in Chennai: 1154 Grants in Kolkata: 552 Total Grants: 3448 Total applications examined: 10410 Industrial Design Statistics (1st Jan to 7th Feb, 2020) Designs registered till date: 1416...

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Intellepedia Presents a Seminar on Intellectual Property for Business and Financial Benefit

Intellectual Property for Business and Financial Benefit

We’re holding a half day IP seminar, Intellectual Property for Business and Financial Benefit on February 14th at BananaIP Counsels in Bangalore. Spaces are reserved exclusively for Senior-level individuals, R&D Leaders, Technology and Innovation Driven Startups. How to take advantage of IP in today’s business context in India? Intellectual Property has today emerged as an important business tool in India. From financial  valuation and increasing business revenues to gaining business advantage and market share, IP is being used effectively by large and small companies as well as startups to gain business and  competitive advantage. The increase in number of patent, trademark, industrial...

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boAt Splashes Competitor’s Unjust Enrichment Dreams, Brexit to Not Effect UK Trademark System for Now, ‘Mambacita’ Trademark Filed by Kobe Bryant Weeks Before Death, Little Caesars Pizza Ventures into India with Veg Only Option, and more

boAt Splashes Competitor’s Unjust Enrichment Dreams, Brexit to Not Effect UK Trademark System for Now, 'Mambacita' Trademark Filed by Kobe Bryant Weeks Before Death, Little Caesars Pizza Ventures into India with Veg Only Option, and morebrought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARKS UPDATE: “boAt” Splashes Competitor’s Unjust Enrichment Dreams Delhi High Court has passed an interim injunction against Exotic Mile, an audio-gadgets business firm, for violating the registered trademark “boAt” of Imagine Marketing Pvt. Ltd. Imagine Marketing is the proprietor of boAt, a well know electronic products supplier in India. It contended that Exotic Mile had dishonestly...

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Nike Wants its Swoosh Back, New Dark Mode Icons by Apple, H&M’s First Global Collaboration with Indian Designer Sabyasachi, Star Wars Merchandise Collaboration with Star Wars Voice Actress, and more

New Dark Mode Icons by Apple, Nike Wants its Swoosh Back, Reliance Inks Franchise Deal with ‘The Entertainer’, Osmanabadi Goat Filed for GI under Live Animals Category, and more brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES Nike Wants its Swoosh Back Delhi District Court has passed a permanent injunction against three footwear companies, G.B. Shoe, Vishal Footwear and New Hira Shoes, located in Agra, the Defendants, for violating the trademark(s) of Nike, the celebrated sports shoes manufacturer. Since its adoption in 1971, Nike has been using its brand name continuously worldwide and is the registered trademark...

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2054 Trademark Registrations Granted this Week

Roaring increase of 124% in total number of hearing notices issued, an increase of 1236 in the total number of renewal notices issued and more. These statistics have been compiled from the official journal of the trademark office published weekly on Mondays. INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS It can be seen from the statistics in the table below that the Indian Trademark Office has picked up its working pace. The total number of hearing notices issued has increased tremendously by one hundred and twenty four percent (124%). Similarly, there has been an increase of fifty four percent (54%) in the total number of renewal...

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