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Bombay HC Restrains Andaman Xtasea from Using ‘Big Boss’ Trademark, Mozambique Joins the Banjul Protocol and more

Bombay HC Restrains Andaman Xtasea from Using ‘Big Boss’ Trademark, Deadlines extended to 01st June 2020 by the IP Office, Finsbury’s Sweet Collaboration with Diageo, and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES Bombay HC Restrains Andaman Xtasea from Using ‘Big Boss’ Trademark Endemol Shine (‘Plaintiff’), a global media company filed a suit before the High Court of Bombay seeking an ad interim injunction to restrain Andaman Xtasea Events (‘Defendant’), a Chennai based event management company, from using the trademarks ‘BIG BOSS’ or ‘BIG BROTHER’ for its TV show. The Plaintiff forms part of the...

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BMW Wins over DMW E-Rickshaw, Coca-Cola Fights Domain Dispute and more

BMW Wins over DMW E-Rickshaw, Ford Files Trademark for G.O.A.T Modes, Levi’s Launching Super Mario Collection and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES BMW Wins Over DMW E-Rickshaw BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE AG, commonly referred to as BMW, the luxury car and motorcycle manufacturers filed an application in the Delhi High Court for an ad interim injunction against Om Balajee Automobile (‘Defendant’) out of Ghaziabad, for using the trademark “DMW” for e-rickshaws. BMW submitted that the earliest Indian registration for the BMW mark dates back to 1956. Further, it was submitted that BMW is a...

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Trademark Battle for Social Distancing, Tripura Jackfruit Loses GI Battle and more

Trademark Battle for Social Distancing, Starbucks Fights for its Frappuccino, Unbrand Asia Expo to be held in August 2020 and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES Starbucks Fights for its Frappuccino Starbucks, the renowned coffee chain filed an application in the Delhi High Court for a permanent injunction against Copamocha Café and Restaurant based in Kerala for the use of the trademark ‘FRAPPUCCINO’ for beverages. Starbucks submitted that it adopted the mark FRAPPUCCINO in the year 1994 and has registered the mark in over 185 counties. Starbucks also has obtained several top level domain...

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Extension Granted by IP Office, Trademark Opposition Hearings Cancelled, and more

Extension Granted by IP Office, Instagram Beat its Domain Infringer, Goan Coconut Vinegar Loses GI Battle and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES Trademark Battle between Mattress Giants Peps Industries, a popular mattress manufacturer filed an application in the Delhi High Court for an interim injunction against Kurlon for the use of the trademark ‘NO TURN’. Peps is the registered trademark owner of the mark ‘NO TURN’ claiming its use since 2008 for mattresses and its allied products. However, in August 2018, Peps came to know that Kurlon had dishonestly adopted the mark ‘NO...

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Corona Puts the IP World on Notice, Google Protects its Domain Name and more

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Corona Puts the IP World on Notice, Bajaj Defends its Well-Known Trademark, Corona Very Popular with the USPTO, Attappady Red Gram Applied for GI and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES Bajaj Cites Well-Know Mark Status in Defending Trademark Bajaj Electricals, part of the Bajaj conglomerates of businesses and industries, filed an application at the Bombay High Court for an interim injunction against Gourav Bajaj (‘Defendant’), an individual who operates two retail electrical appliance stores at Abohar, Punjab.  Gourav Bajaj was operating his stores under the trade names ‘Apna Bajaj Store’ & ‘Bajaj Excellent’....

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Puma Shoos Away a Trademark Infringer, New “Apple Watch Studio” Trademark for Customizable Watches, and more

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Puma Shoos Away a Trademark Infringer, New “Apple Watch Studio” Trademark for Customizable Watches, Ranbir Kapoor to be the Face of “Single”, PUMA Inks a Licensing Agreement with Athletics South Africa, Wikipedia Aggressive with Bad Faith Domains, and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES “PUMA” Shoos Away a Trademark Infringer Puma, a well-known German sports footwear brand, filed an application at the Patiala House Court, New Delhi, for a permanent injunction against Vikas Jindal, a Ludhiana based business proprietor, for using its trademark ‘PUMA’ and the ‘PUMA’ logo. Puma further contended that Vikas was...

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Lacoste Protects its ‘Crocodile’, Kareena Kapoor to be the Brand Icon for “IMARA”, and more

Lacoste Protects its ‘Crocodile’, Bareilly Terracotta Filed for GI, #FridaysForFuture Trademark, Forever 21 Gets New Lifeline and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES French Clothing Brand ‘Lacoste’ Enforces Rights Lacoste S.A., the French clothing major, had filed an application for a permanent injunction in the Delhi District Court against Suresh Kumar Sharma.  Lacoste contends that Suresh Kumar Sharma was selling shirts bearing the “Lacoste” mark and thus infringing its trademark and passing off. The Court observed that Suresh Kumar Sharma had no right to use the “Lacoste” mark and further held that his actions...

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“Parachute” Goes After YouTuber for Disparagement, Cyprus Re-registers its ‘Halloumi’ Cheese Mark in the UK, ‘Co-Lab’ Launched By GQ India and Raymond, Italy’s Art Museum Uffizzi Galleries Claims its Domains, Assamese Gamocha Filed For GI and more

“Parachute” Goes After YouTuber for Disparagement, Cyprus Re-registers its ‘Halloumi’ Cheese Mark in the UK, 'Co-Lab' Launched By GQ India and Raymond, Italy’s Art Museum Uffizzi Galleries Claims its Domains, Assamese Gamocha Filed For GI and more brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARKS UPDATE “Parachute” Goes After YouTuber for Disparagement   Marico Ltd., one of India’s leading FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) company, had recently filed an application at the Bombay High Court, seeking an interim injunction against Abhijeet Bhansali, a YouTuber/V-Blogger who operates the YouTube channel "Bearded Chokra". It was alleged by Marico that Abhijeet...

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Nike Wants its Swoosh Back, New Dark Mode Icons by Apple, H&M’s First Global Collaboration with Indian Designer Sabyasachi, Star Wars Merchandise Collaboration with Star Wars Voice Actress, and more

New Dark Mode Icons by Apple, Nike Wants its Swoosh Back, Reliance Inks Franchise Deal with ‘The Entertainer’, Osmanabadi Goat Filed for GI under Live Animals Category, and more brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES Nike Wants its Swoosh Back Delhi District Court has passed a permanent injunction against three footwear companies, G.B. Shoe, Vishal Footwear and New Hira Shoes, located in Agra, the Defendants, for violating the trademark(s) of Nike, the celebrated sports shoes manufacturer. Since its adoption in 1971, Nike has been using its brand name continuously worldwide and is the registered trademark...

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Pidilite Enforces Adhesive Trademarks, Alibag White Onion Applied for GI and more

Pidilite Enforces Adhesive Trademarks, Amazon Looking to Expand Pharmaceutical Service Outside the US and more brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES Pidilite Enforces Adhesive Trademarks   Pidilite Industries Ltd., the popular Indian adhesive brand, has approached the Bombay High Court to grant an interim injunction against E.C. Industry, a Mumbai based adhesive company, for using deceptively similar trademarks and trade-dress infringement. Pidilite is the registered proprietor of various trademarks including 'DR.FIXIT'. Pidilite has alleged that E.C. Industry is using its registered trademark and similar packaging to sell its products. The Bombay High Court while acknowledging...

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