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BananaIP Counsels > Trademarks (Page 7)

Should Every Business get a Trademark under 35?

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This post was first published on 12th March, 2012.   Recently, an entrepreneur came to me for advice on obtaining trademark protection. The man said he runs a software development and services company and he found a competitor running a similar business in USA under a trademark that is identical to his. As a prior user, he wanted to protect his trademark but was unsure of what trademark classes he should apply under. I advised him to file applications under Class 9 for software products and Class 42 for software services and also told him he could consider filing applications under Class 16...

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Max Healthcare Defeats Maxcure Hospitals in Trademark Infringement, New US Trademark Rules for Foreign Applicants, Kingfisher Resurfaces in New Zealand and Other News

Weekly Trademark News - BananaIP Counsels

Indian Trademark Statistics for July (Second Week), Uttarakhand Thulma Filed for GI, New US Trademark Rules for Foreign Applicants, Shemaroo Collaborates With Macmerise, Max Healthcare Defeats Maxcure Hospitals in Trademark Infringement, and more brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK “Every Trade Mark you Build adds to the financial value of your business, much more than your tangible assets” - Dr, Kalyan C. Kankanala. INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS Last week, the Indian Trademark Office have had a tremendous increase in its work pace. The total number of applications disposed through show cause hearings has increased by...

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A Marksman to Get Your Mark- Choosing the Right Trademark Attorney

This post was first published on December 15, 2011. Trademark protection is an indispensable requirement for any business today. Any running business without a registered trademark, is not only prone to passing off but also runs a risk of infringing other registered trademarks. Trademark registration is sought by most business organisations today as a protection and risk mitigation measure. Due to an ever growing requirement for trademark registration services, a number of service providers have mushroomed off late in and around the cities in which the trademark registries are located. The fact that filing of a trademark application is as easy as...

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Comparative Advertising: Pepsodent v. Colgate

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This post was first published on August 21, 2013 There is yet another war between Hindustan Unilever Limited (Pepsodent) and Colgate- Palmolive (Colgate), regarding a comparative advertisement by HUL, which shows two kids brushing their teeth with Pepsodent and Colgate, where both the toothpaste packs are clearly visible. The kids then take a cavity test, and the voiceover follows which says that, Pepsodent Germicheck is 130% better than Colgate, when it comes to germ attack (news available here). Colgate-Palmolive is known to have not taken the conventional route of first filing a complaint with the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) and...

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Swarovski’s Shining Trademark Win, Walmart Accused for Trademark Infringement, DPIIT Issues GI Logo, Tagline Usage Guidelines and Other News

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  Indian Trademark Statistics for July (First Week), Cardi B’s Trademark Denied Registration, Teletubbies Arrive on ASOS, Hershey’s and Emoji Secure a Sweet Deal, Swarovski’s Shining Trademark Win, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK "Unlike other forms of IP, trademarks are there to stay, to stay and provide business/competitive value as long as your business lasts." – Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala, BananaIP Counsels. INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS Last week, the Indian Trademark Office have had a mixed pace. The total number of applications disposed through show cause hearings has increased by four percent (4%). Similarly, the...

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Roaring Win for FUCT: US Supreme Court Strikes Down USPTO’s Ban, Dream Theatre Associates with Ninja Hattori, Kolhapuri Chappals Gets GI Tag and Other News

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  Indian Trademark Statistics for June (Fourth Week), Barco’s-Grey’s Anatomy Licensing Agreement Renewal, PolicyBazaar Pays Hefty Fine of 10 Lakhs, Dream Theatre Associates with Ninja Hattori and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK "What is immoral and scandalous? Certainly not personal feelings of the trademark examiner. There is a lot to learn from the US Supreme Court's Judgment in the FUCT case on immoral and scandalous marks." - Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala, BananaIP Counsels. INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS Last week, the Indian Trademark Office has picked up its pace. The total number of applications disposed...

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Reliance Jio’s Trademark Win, Sachin Scores; Sues Australian Bat Maker for Dues, International Licensing Awards 2019, Karnataka Proposes Geographical Indication Policy and Other News

Weekly Trademark News - BananaIP Counsels

Indian Trademark Statistics for June (Third Week), American Singer Files Trademark for “100% THAT BITCH”, Karnataka Proposes Geographical Indication Policy, Reliance Jio Wins  Trademark Infringement and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK "Registered Trade Marks over celebrity names are much easier to enforce than Celebrity Rights, and so is the case with catch phrases in songs, which have weak copyright protection.” - Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala, BananaIP Counsels. INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS Last week, the Indian Trademark Office has picked up its pace. The total number of applications examined by trademark office has increased...

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Kwality Wall’s Sweet Win, Inox Partners with NBA, Marcolin Group- Harley Davidson Licensing Agreement Renewal, Uttarakhand Jyan Salt Tea Filed for GI and Other News

Weekly Trademark News - BananaIP Counsels

  Indian Trademark Statistics for June (Second Week), Blake Farms Stuck in Traffic Jam over Trademark, Huawei Files Trademark for its New OS, Inox Partners with NBA and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK "Confusion always prevails over Clarity in trade mark infringement conflicts." - Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala, BananaIP Counsels. INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS Last week, the Indian Trademark Office has had a mixed week in terms of productivity. The total number of applications examined by trademark office has decreased by fourteen percent (14%). Similarly, the total number of renewals notices issued has decreased...

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Iron Maiden Trademark Suit, Rick and Morty Extensive Merchandize Line, Global Hotel Chain Enters Trademark Settlement, Himachali Kala Zeera Gets GI Tag and Other News

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Indian Trademark Statistics for June (First Week), Bangarang Collaborates with Muhammad Ali Brand, Accor Hotels Enter Trademark Settlement, Counterfeit Brand Loses Registered Trademarks in China and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK "eCommerce portals are flooded with counterfeits, and if Marketplaces respond appropriately to even half the genuine take down notices, online trademark counterfeiting can be brought down significantly." - Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala, BananaIP Counsels. INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS Last week, the Indian Trademark Office has had a mixed week in terms of productivity. The total number of applications examined by trademark office...

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Chur Chur Naan a Trademark?, Kim Kardashian Files Trademark for her Newborn, Neymar Scores Victory at EU General Court, Himachal Chulli Oil Gets GI Tag and Other News

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  Indian Trademark Statistics for May (Fourth Week), Chhota Bheem Merchandise by Toonz Retail, Chupa Chups Expands to Accessories, Chur Chur Naan a Trademark?, 15 Years and a Trademark that Stands Out and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK "The true test of confusing similarity is in consumer perception of dissimilarities in the trademarks."- Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala, BananaIP Counsels. INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS In the last week, the Indian Trademark Office has had a productive week. The total number of applications examined by trademark office has increased by fifty three percent (53%). Similarly, the...

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