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INDIAN TRADEMARK LAW ON PROTECTION OF MOVIE TITLE – PART 3

IP News Center : INDIAN TRADEMARK LAW ON PROTECTION OF MOVIE TITLE

SCENARIO IN THE UNITED STATES REGARDING PROTECTION OF MOVIE TITLE The interests of the American motion picture, television industries and home videos are safeguarded by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). Since its inception in 1922, it has been playing an important part in protecting the commercial interest of the movie makers both in the US and internationally. Registering a film title with the United States Patents and Trademark Office (USPTO) is available with respect to movie titles; however, the protection granted is not absolute. The fundamental requirement of the USPTO with regard to registration of titles as trademarks requires that...

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INDIAN TRADEMARK LAW ON PROTECTION OF MOVIE TITLE – Part 2

IP News Center : INDIAN TRADEMARK LAW ON PROTECTION OF MOVIE TITLE

Apart from applying for registration of a movie title under the Indian Trademarks Act, there are a number of industry associations to which the film makers look up to regarding protection of their film titles. Indian Motion Picture Producers' Association (IMPPA), Association of Motion Pictures and Television Program Producers (AMPTPP) and Film and Television Producers' Guild of India, Film Writers' Association and Western India Film Producers Association (WIFPA) are the associations that play a big role in protecting the commercial interest of movies. Producers and writers of movies can apply to be members of these associations which enable them to...

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INDIAN TRADEMARK LAW ON PROTECTION OF MOVIE TITLE – Part 1

IP News Center : INDIAN TRADEMARK LAW ON PROTECTION OF MOVIE TITLE

The name or title is undoubtedly one of the most important aspects of a movie which creates a distinct identity for it among audience. Around the globe, the movie makers give a lot of thought and importance in choosing a unique distinct title or name for their film so that the movie could prove to be popular and a blockbuster hit among all classes of audience. This association of title to a film brings the interested audience to watch the film in theatres as well as associate it with producers which makes it commercially viable. While choosing a title for a film,...

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Trademark News: Trademark Stats, Interesting Trademarks, Indian Trademark News, Recent Trademark Cases, Trademark Branding, Licensing, Domain Name Disputes, Trademark tips and more

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Trademark Stats, Interesting Trademarks, Indian Trademark News, recent trademark Cases, trademark Branding, Licensing, Domain Name Disputes, Trademark tips and more, presented by the Trademark attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s Premier New Age IP Firm. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK "The Ideal trademark is one that is pushed to its utmost limits in terms of abstraction and ambiguity, yet is still readable. Trademarks are usually metaphors of one kind or another. And are, in a certain sense, thinking made visible" ---Saul Bass Trademark Stats from the Indian Trademark office (5th April-10th April) The Trademark Office has been a little slow this week considering there has been...

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Trade Mark News: Harley Davidson, Sound Mark, Delhi High Court, Kamdhenu mark, Counterfeit products, Deceptively similar, Trademark registration tips and more

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Harley Davidson, Sound Mark, Delhi High Court, Kamdhenu mark, Counterfeit products, Deceptively similar, Trademark registration tips and more, presented by the Trademark attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s Premier New Age IP Firm. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK A good trademark, whether a word mark or symbol, is devoid of fashion or trend, which makes it potentially iconic if it’s seen for long enough in the right places. -Ivan Chermayeff TRADEMARK STATS Trademark Stats from the Indian Trademark office (30th March - 5th April 2017) Activity at the Trademark Registry has been slow in the past week; In addition to a 50 % decrease in total...

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Trademark News: Trademark Stats, Interesting Trademarks, Trademark case, Nuziveedu v. Monsanto, Trademark Licensing and Merchandizing, Domain name dispute, Trade Mark Tips and more

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Trademark Stats, Interesting Trademarks, Trademark case, Nuziveedu v. Monsanto, Trademark Licensing and Merchandizing, Domain name dispute, Trade Mark Tips and more, presented by the Trademark attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s Premier New Age IP Firm. Trademark quote of the week "A great trademark is appropriate, dynamic, distinctive, memorable and unique" - Primo Angeli Trademark Stats from the Indian Trademark office (22nd March 2017 to 29th March 2017) Whether you would like to call it as the after effect of the new trademark rules or just a regular fluctuation in stats from the trademark office, the previous week has been a jolly good week for TM...

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Highlights of Trademark Rules 2017 (Part 1) : Revised Trademark Fees and comparison with Trademark Rules 2002

On the 6th of March 2017, the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion notified that the Trademark Rules 2017 would replace the earlier Trademark Rules, 2002. The amended Rules aim at simplifying the registration procedure with fewer forms, speedy examination and improved online filing process. The 2017 Rules have however substantially hiked the trademark registration costs in India. The revised Trademark Fees under the Trademark Rules 2017 and a comparison with the applicable fees under the 2002 Rules are given below. The pdf version of the table below can be downloaded from Here TM Forms       Action Taken New Fees Old Fees Old Trademark Form For Physical filing For E-Filing TM...

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Trademark News: Interesting Trademarks, Domain Name Disputes, Cybersquatting, TM Merchandizing, Licensing, Trademark tips and more

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Interesting Trademarks, Domain Name Disputes, Cybersquatting, TM Merchandizing, Licensing, Trademark tips and more, presented by the Trademark attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s Premier New Age IP Firm. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK Your brand is what other people say about you when you are not in the room - Jeff Bezos. Trademark Stats from the Indian Trademark office The Trademark Office has been a little slow this week considering there has been an overall decrease in the number of applications that has been examined by the Registry. The statistics can be seen below: Particulars Last week This week Change in % Total Trademark applications examined by Trademark Office 5056 3193 A decrease...

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Trade Mark News: Akar v. Akash, Hyderabadi Biryani Geographical Indication (GI), Kit Kat chocolate shape mark, Parallel Imports and Trademark Infringement, Disney merchandize, Trademark tips and more

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Akar v. Akash, Hyderabadi Biryani Geographical Indication (GI), Kit Kat chocolate shape mark, Parallel Imports and Trademark Infringement, Disney merchandize, Trademark tips and more, presented by the Trademark attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s Premier New Age IP Firm. Trademark quote of the week "Representations that do not make sense are the best Trade Marks."  Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala, Renowned IP Attorney, Author and Professor. Trademark Status from the Indian Trademark office (8th March 2017 to 15th March 2017) Total Trademark applications examined by Trademark Office: 5056 Total applications disposed through show cause hearings: 731 Total applications published in the trademark journal: 7147 Total...

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Trademark News: ISIC vs ISID, Trademark Rules 2017, Hike in Trademark fees, Star Bucks vs Cake Bucks, Ferraro partners with Global Icon, Pakistan’s Geographical Indication Protection Bill and more

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ISIC vs ISID, Trademark Rules 2017, Hike in Trademark fees, Star Bucks vs Cake Bucks, Ferraro partners with Global Icon, Pakistan’s Geographical Indication Protection Bill and more, presented by the Trademark attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s Premier New Age IP Firm. 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 Trademark Stats from the Indian Trademark office (28th February 2017 to 7th March 2017) Total Trademark applications examined by Trademark Office: 10524 Total applications disposed through show cause hearings: 963 Total applications published...

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