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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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‘Choo’ Only What You Can

The featured image shows a thief stealing some data. The post is about cybersquatting in general and talks about the case of domain name dispute of Jimmy choo. To read more click here.

Cybersquatting is no stranger to us, considering the increasing number of cybersquatting incidents that have come to light in the recent years.  Cybersquatting is registering, using or selling of a domain name with the intention of benefiting from the name, popularity or goodwill of another’s business, trademark or brand. The Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA) has been established in the United States to protect the trademark owners from the unlawful actions of cybersquatters. The Act prohibits such practice as registering domain names that either create brand confusion or bear close resemblance to trademarked names with the intention of selling those...

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And the lawsuit goes to….

Recently the Internet domain registrar, GoDaddy had its Oscar-worthy moment, winning against the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (‘Academy’ for brevity). The Academy had accused the Scottsdale, Arizona based company of cyber squatting. Originally filed in 2010, the lawsuit was filed by the Academy, stating that GoDaddy was allowing its customers "to “park” their pages and  share in the revenue" collected from the advertisements on the said pages. Further the Academy stated that the internet domain registrar had allowed its customers to purchase a total of 293 domain names like academyawards.net, oscarsredcarpet.com, billycrystal2012oscars.com etc, making unauthorized profits off the...

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