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Protecting Celebrity Rights Through Trademark & Copyright Laws

Intellectual Property

  The happiness of fans of English football club ,Manchester United knew no bounds when Jose Mourinho, the famous Portuguese football coach was selected as their manager for the next three seasons.  However the official announcement regarding the same took some time . The reason for such delay is quite interesting. The trademark of JOSE MOURINHO in around seven categories (as per NICE classification) was held by Chelsea Football Club. Mourinho was the manager of Chelsea in two brief stints i.e from 2004 to 2007 and 2013 to 2015. In the first stint, his rise in the popularity graph was steep...

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Making a Mark – Framing Strategy for India

This image depicts the trademark symbol, which consists of the letters T and M in a circle. This post gives important updates in the filed of trademarks. Click on the image to read the full post.

This post was first published on January 20th, 2011. A trademark provides business and competitive advantage through consumer recognition and association of good will. Business advantage can be maximized if fame can be associated with the trademark. A famous trademark allows a company to prevent unauthorized use of the trademark for both related and unrelated businesses. In India, use of a famous trademark for unrelated goods or services is considered infringement. A famous trademark is said to be infringed if a person (a) uses an identical or similar trademark; (b) for unrelated goods or services; and (c) takes unfair advantage or causes...

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Trademark Violations in Comparative Advertising

The image depicts a display of ads in New York

This post was first published on December 2nd, 2012. Comparative Advertising is, as the name suggests, advertising that compares one product or service with another. Comparison is made with the intention of increasing the sales of the advertiser either by suggesting that the advertiser’s product is of the same or better quality to that of the compared product. The aim of such advertisement is to bring to public knowledge an honest comparison of one’s products with those of competitors.  Promotion of market transparency is intended but has other advantages such as regulation of prices and stimulating competition for improvement in products. Comparative...

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Choosing the Right IP Name/Business Representation

Trademark Infringement

This post was first published on March 14th, 2013. Name, logo, device or any other form of business representation is generally the first asset created by an entrepreneur. Often entrepreneurs finalize on a name or logo and develop a strong emotional attachment to it. While it is important to be passionate about your business and its representation, every entrepreneur must take the following steps before finalizing on a business representation: a. Ensure that the name or any other representation shortlisted is capable of achieving strong trademark protection. It is well settled under the trademark law that a fanciful (newly coined word) or...

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PVR Cuts Ties with Justdial, Save the Planet T-shirts by Hard Rock, Jeeraphool Rice GI and Other News

Weekly Trademark News - BananaIP Counsels

Indian Trademark Statistics for April (Third Week), Apple Loses Battle for One More Thing, Save the Planet T-shirts, Abby Viral Launches Official Merchanise and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK "Mass advertising can help build brands, but authenticity is what makes them last. If people believe they share values with a company, they will stay loyal to the brand" –Howard Schultz INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS In the last week, the Indian Trademark Office has been slow in its day to day activities. The total number of applications disposed through show cause hearing has decreased...

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Five Varieties of Indian Coffee Gets GI, Chanel Defends Coco, Surf Excel Trade Dress Infringement, IP Innovation Gallery, and Other News

Weekly Trademark News - BananaIP Counsels

Indian Trademark Statistics for April (Third Week), Bieber Beauty Trademark, Trade Dress Infringement over Surf Excel, Endangered Species Footwear Collection and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK "Define what your brand stands for, its core values and tone of voice, and then communicate consistently in those terms" –Simon Mainwaring INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS In the last week, the Indian Trademark Office has been slow in its day to day activities. The total number of applications disposed through show cause hearing has decreased by forty percent (40%). Similarly, the total number of registrations granted has...

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Bata’s Coca Cola Flavoured Tennis Shoes, Time Inc Wins Trademark Infringement, Ariana Grande Files Trademark, Khandamal Haladi Gets GI, and Other News

Weekly Trademark News - BananaIP Counsels

Indian Trademark Statistics for April (Second Week), Stella McCartney Wins Trademark Battle for Fur Free Fur, Bata’s Coca Cola Flavoured Tennis Shoes, Cartoon Network Inspired Apparel Collection Launched and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK “A great trademark is appropriate, dynamic, distinctive, memorable and unique” – Primo Angeli INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS In the last week, the Indian Trademark Office has picked up its pace. The total number of applications examined has increased by thirty eight percent (38%). Similarly, the total number of registrations granted has increased by eight percent (8%). Weekly Indian Trademark Statistics Particulars Last...

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

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

Weekly Trademark 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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