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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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Pedaling the Mechanical Horse

This post was first published on 10th November, 2010. During the nineteenth century, the Bicycle which was referred to as “Mechanical Horse” by David V. Herlihy evoked an exciting new world in which every person could travel afar and at will. But now, in this modern world “Is the bicycle capable enough of competing with other advanced vehicles?” While exploring my query, I came across many interesting inventions one among those is very interesting and provided hereunder for your reference. Normally, while riding bicycles the rider’s legs push rotating pedals so that pushing down one of the pedals provides a corresponding lifting of...

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Comparative Advertising: Pepsodent v. Colgate

This image depicts a toothpaste tube shaped like a banana. It raises the question of such possibility. This post explores how traditional knowledge is used and misused by patents. Click on the image to read the full post.

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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Review of Organisational Structure of CGPDTM

The image depicts the logo of IP India. This post gives updates on the trademark filing and database system to be followed by them. Click on the image to read the full post.

This post was first published on 9th October, 2011. DIPP has published a discussion paper on ‘Review of Organizational structure of the office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs, Trademarks and Geographical Indication’. This is 12th discussion paper in the consultation series and third paper dealing with issues relating to IPR. This Discussion Paper deals with the scope and options for reorganizing the Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks (CGPDTM), to make it more responsive to the needs of Intellectual Property (IP) holders and users while enhancing the effectiveness and efficiency of its operations. The...

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Compulsory License for “Not working”

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This post was first posted on 8th April, 2011.   In a recent development, non-compliance with regard to the requirement of local working of patent, required under patent law, may lead to issue of compulsory licenses to generics for seven top selling drugs. The RTI query sought by SpicyIP (Way to go Spicy IP!) seeking information regarding Form 27 filings by Innovators for the top selling drugs Tarceva (Roche and OSI Pharms), Stutent (Pfizer), Nexavar (Bayer), Sprycel; Dasatinib (BMS), Pegasys (Roche), Viraferonpeg (Schering) and Baraclude;Entecavir (BMS) revealed non-compliance by the Innovators. Ideally, patent holders are required to furnish a statement regarding the working...

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Man Tried To Patent Godly Powers!

This post was first published on 8th September, 2011.    Christopher Anthony Roller filed a patent application (11/161,345) entitled “Godly Powers" on July 29th, 2005; he wanted the USPTO to grant him a patent for the same. Chris Roller wanted an exclusive right to the ethical use and financial gain in the use of godly powers on planet Earth. The Abstract of this invention is as mentioned below. “Christopher Anthony Roller is a godly entity. ‘Granters’ had been given my powers (acquired my powers) (via God probably). These ‘granters’ have been receiving financial gain from godly powers. These ‘granters’ may be using their powers...

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American Broadcasting vs. Aereo – Landmark Copyright Infringement case

This Image depicts the Logo of Aereo Company. This Image is relevant as the article deals with the case of American Broadasting and Aereo company. Click on this Image for more Information.

This post was first published on Jun 27, 2014

On June 25th, 2014, the prolonged legal battle between Aereo, Inc. (Defendant) and the American Broadcasting Companies Inc. (Plaintiffs) – ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox, came to a screeching end. The US Supreme Court decided against the legitimacy of Aereo’s service on the grounds of Copyright Infringement. This is a landmark judgment in the Copyrights world since, if decided otherwise, there could have been a drastic impact on the market of television broadcasters.

Aereo Inc. was founded in 2012 with its Head Office in New York City. They offered a service that would allow their subscribers to view broadcast television at a menial $10-$12 a month. A subscriber could watch the broadcast on a cell phone or a computer and even record for viewing later.

Aereo provided each subscriber with a small antenna and a server tuned the antenna to the show that the subscriber desired to watch. A transcoder translated signals that the antenna received into data that could be transmitted over the internet. Although the streaming would run a few seconds behind the over-the-air-broadcast, it essentially served the purpose of a television broadcaster.

Nature of Business and IP

Intellectual Property

This post was first published on 6th August, 2013.   In the last column, addressing the relevance of IP to business, I pointed out that assessing the value of IP to a business requires a multi-factorial approach. Among others, the nature of business forms one of the fundamental factors for the said analysis. Businesses are of different types, and so are forms of Intellectual Property. Therefore, integrating the two, not surprisingly, requires the right mix and match to maximize value. For an SME, with limited financial resources, the appropriate mix and match assumes very high importance. By now, it is well understood that...

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Simple Steps to Plug IP Drainout

Intellectual Property

This post was first published on 6th August, 2013.   Start-ups and SMEs are often focused on building business and staying afloat in the competitive market that more often than not they miss out on taking simple measures that can go a long way in protecting their IP that forms the crux of their business, from people who deal with it every day. Signing of appropriate employment agreements is one among many such simple steps in safeguarding IP and is extremely important for an organisation. Besides streamlining the human resource management related aspects of the organisation employment agreements provide ownership over employees’ creations...

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