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Weekly Trademark Updates

This week’s trademark updates are as follows: CHAAYOS trademark infringement dispute referred to mediation Sunshine Teahouse Private Limited had filed an infringement suit against the CHAIOPS café. Sunshine claimed that the Defendant’s brand name CHAIOPS was infringing upon their mark CHAAYOS. The Delhi High Court noted that there were no similarities between the device and logo of the two parties and that there existed only phonetic similarity between the two. Hence, stating the possibility of an amicable settlement, the Delhi High…

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Weekly Anti-Trust and Privacy Updates

This week’s anti-trust and privacy updates are as follows: EU Upholds 4 Billion USD in Fines Against Google for Abuse of Dominant Position The European Court fines 4 Billion USD for its anti-competitive practices. Google was found in violation of EU anti-trust laws, by manipulating the search results on its platform to promote its services, as well as imposing unlawful restrictions on the Android mobile manufacturers, with the intention to consolidate the dominant position of its search engine. Ambry Genetics, Sued…

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How many of these brands do you know?

On August 15th 2022, the Office of Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks (“CGPDTM”) notified a list of trademarks which would be added to the list of Well-known Trade Marks in the Trade Marks Journal No: 2065. The Registrar of Trade Marks considered requests received under Rule 124 of the Trade Marks Rules 2017, which allows any trade mark owner to file a request in Form TM-M requesting the Registrar to declare their trademark as 'well-known'. This list of well-known…

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Weekly Patent and Industrial Design Statistics – 2nd September 2022 to 9th September 2022

This week's Patent and Design data has been compiled from the Official journal of patents and designs, published by the patent office on the 9th of September 2022. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm. INDIAN PATENT STATISTICS A total of 1376 patent applications have been published in the 36th issue of the Patent Journal, 2022. Out of the 1376 applications published in the journal, 557 applications account…

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Weekly News Updates: Copyright and Entertainment Law

This is a weekly post on copyright and entertainment law news. Interim injunction granted against piracy of Brahmastra The Delhi High Court, on 2nd September, granted an ex-parte relief to Star India Pvt. Ltd., in relation to its upcoming movie ‘Brahmastra Part One: Shiva’ starring Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, by granting an injunction against the website www.7MovieRulz.TC. Star Movies had filed the case, anticipating that the defendant would upload a pirated version of the highly anticipated film ‘Brahmastra’ to the…

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Weekly Trademark Updates

This week’s trademark updates are as follows: Kashmir seeks to add more products to its GI list Kashmir seeks to obtain the GI tag for five of its crafts: Kashmir Namda, Wagguv, Shikara, Gabba and Kashmir Willow Bat. The Director of the Handicrafts & Handloom Kashmir had an extensive discussion with the authorities of Intellectual Property India, Chennai and requested them to accelerate the process of  registration,  “The dossier for registration of these crafts has already been submitted to the Intellectual…

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Weekly Anti-Trust And Privacy Updates

This week's Anti-trust and Privacy updates are as follows:- Tinder Files Case Against Apple Inc. for Anti-competitive Practices Tinder owner Match Group, filing a case against Apple Inc., has alleged abuse of dominant position. The Apple’s apps market poses barriers to developers by forcing use of its proprietary in-app purchase system along with a fee of upto 30%. The allegations in the case are similar to the ongoing case against Apple in the European Union. CCI Issues Notice to ZEE and…

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Weekly Patent and Industrial Design Statistics – 26th August 2022 to 2nd September 2022

This week's Patent and Design data has been compiled from the Official journal of patents and designs, published by the patent office on the 2nd of September 2022. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm. INDIAN PATENT STATISTICS A total of 1299 patent applications have been published in the 35th issue of the Patent Journal, 2022. Out of the 1299 applications published in the journal, 371 applications account…

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Weekly Update: Copyright and Entertainment Law

This is a weekly post on copyright and entertainment law updates. Paramount Pictures sues company over ‘McDowell’s’ Pop-Up Restaurant In celebrating the fictional restaurant from the universe of the blockbuster 1988 film “Coming to America”, a pop-up restaurant chain ‘JMC’ inadvertently offended production house Paramount Pictures, who is now claiming infringement of its intellectual property before the Copyright Claims Board on 24 August 2022. Paramount alleged that JMC, in running the McDowell’s Pop-Up restaurant, has copied several of the elements from…

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Weekly Trademark Updates

This week’s trademark updates are as follows: Domino’s dominates Trademark Dispute against Dominick Pizza In a recent case, the Delhi High Court restrained a Ghaziabad based pizzeria, named Dominick Pizza, from using the marks Dominick Pizza’, ‘Cheese Burst’ and ‘Pasta Italiano’ in any manner as they were identical or deceptively to the trademarks owned by Domino’s. The High Court stated that, “The reviews of the consumers on Google Reviews, also re-affirms this fact that apart from the confusion that is taking…

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