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Can You Own a Colour? T-Mobile/Deutsche Telekom Certainly Thinks So, Bentley Disrobed by Bentley Clothing, Medi-cured via Compromise, The Harry Potter Accessories Juggernaut, and more

Can you Own a Colour? T-Mobile/Deutsche Telekom Certainly Thinks So, Bentley Disrobed by Bentley Clothing, Medi-cured via Compromise, The Harry Potter Accessories Juggernaut Doesn’t Stop, and more brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES Medi-cured via Compromise Medicare Hygiene Ltd., an Ahmedabad-based manufacturer and exporter of medical products, had filed a trademark-infringement suit against Vivan Medicare Pvt. Ltd., another medical products manufacturer. The suit alleged that the latter’s use of the word ‘Medicare’ and the ‘medi’ as a prefix and suffix in the names of its products encroached upon Medicare Hygiene’s trademarks, causing confusion amongst consumers....

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Flipkart Declared a Well-Known Trademark, “What It Do Baby” Trademark, What What?, Fashion Brand Beaumont Cannot Have Beaumont.com, Odisha Gets Ready for More GIs, and more

Flipkart Declared a Well-Known Trademark, Blockchain CODA takes on CODRA, “What It Do Baby” Trademark, What What?, Fashion Brand Beaumont Cannot Have Beaumont.com, and more brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES Flipkart Declared a Well-Known Trademark Flipkart, the famed e-commerce company, filed for a permanent trademark injunction to restrain Somasundaram Ramkumar from using the trademark FLIPPINGKART and the domain www.flippingkart.com. Flipkart argued that they are the registered owners of the trademark FLIPKART which was adopted in 2007 and Somasundaram has unauthorizedly registered the domain www.flippingkart.com in 2017 to encash upon the reputation and goodwill of...

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SpongeBob Goes to the Moon, Kanye West’s Sunday Service Denied Registration, Trademark Win for MakeMyTrip, and more

SpongeBob Goes to the Moon, Trademark Win for MakeMyTrip, and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES Trademark Win for MakeMyTrip One of the largest online travel companies of India, MakeMyTrip (MMT), filed for a permanent trademark injunction to restrain MakeMyTravel from using the trademarks ‘Make My Travel’, MMT, the tagline ‘Dreams Unlimited’ and the domain www.makemytravelindia.com.  MMT started using the brand name since 2000 and has presence all across India and several other countries abroad. MMT argued that owing to its widespread goodwill and reputation in its MakeMyTrip marks, the public and trade has...

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Cartoon Network Becomes Eco-friendly, Facebook’s Current Shock over Cryptocurrency, and more

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No OYO for Infringer, Cartoon Network Becomes Eco-friendly, Facebook’s Current Shock over Cryptocurrency and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK "A brand is the set of expectations, memories, stories and relationships that, taken together, account for a consumer's decision to choose one product or service over another." - Seth Godin INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES No OYO for Infringer Oravel Stays Pvt Ltd, operating OYO in India and abroad, had filed a trademark infringement suit against Hotel Metro, a hotel operating in Jaipur, Rajasthan for using the trademark OYO and logo in front of the hotel’s...

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Thomas Cook Resurfaces with a Franchise Outlet, Facebook’s Domain Dispute Win, GrabOn Wins over GrabOnRent, and More

GrabOn Wins over GrabOnRent, Powerpuff Girls in New Avatar, Facebook’s Domain Dispute Win and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK "A great brand starts with a hero product" - Andy Dunn INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES GrabOn Shuts Up GrabOnRent GrabOn, Hyderabad based coupons and daily deals start-up had filed a trademark infringement suit against the Bangalore based rental platform GrabOnRent, for misusing its goodwill and causing confusion by the use of a deceptively similar brand name. GrabOn further claimed that it’s facing the impact of negative customer reviews, complaints and feedbacks which were intended for...

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Apple in Trouble over Memoji, Srivilliputtur Palkova Gets GI Tag, MTR Badam Drink’s Hot Win Against Counterfeiters, and more

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MTR Badam Drink’s Hot Win Against Counterfeiters, Srivilliputtur Palkova Gets GI Tag, Apple in Trouble over Memoji and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES MTR Badam Drink’s Hot Win Against Counterfeiters MTR Foods, a well-known FMCG in India since 1924, is the registered trademark owners of the brand name “MTR”. Among its several products, Badam Drink Mix is one of the most popular. Recently it was brought to MTR’s notice that several shops and supermarkets in Tamil Nadu were selling badam drink mixes with the trademark “MTR” resembling the real MTR’s appearance/trade dress. In...

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Times Group Doesn’t Share Miss India and Mr. India Title, Rock Clashes with Rackets, Franchise India Expo 2019 and More

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Times Group Doesn’t Share Miss India and Mr. India Title, Franchise India Expo 2019, Rock Clashes with Rackets, Little Singham Swings into Merchandizing, Vikipedia No Match for Wikipedia and more brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK "Branding is not just about being seen as better than the competition. It’s about being seen as the only solution to your audience’s problem" - John Morgan INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES Times Group Doesn’t Share ‘Miss India’ and ‘Mr. India’ Titles Bennett, Coleman and Company (Times Group) filed a trademark infringement suit against Rising India Entertainment Production for using the...

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Miss India in a Domain Dispute, Starbucks Fights Mountains & Mermaids, Irish Whiskey Gets GI Status in India and More

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Superdry Collaborates with IMG, ChemDry Franchise in India, Miss India Domain Dispute and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK “Brand is just a perception, and perception will match reality over time” - Elon Musk INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES Apollo Hospitals’ Enforces Trademark Apollo Hospitals, the leading chain of multi-speciality hospitals in India, filed a trademark infringement suit against Sai Apollo Pharmacy for rendering pharmacy services under the mark “SRI SAI APOLLO PHARMACY”. It is also apparent from Sai Apollo’s use that the word ‘Sri Sai’ is sidelined and the word APOLLO is featured dominantly. The...

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Weekly Trademark News Bulletin: Suzuki Declared as a Well-Known Trademark, The Dindigul Lock Gets GI Tag, Cornetto Defends its Little Horn and Other News

Weekly Trademark News

Indian Trademark Statistics for September (First Week), Ariana Grande Sues Forever 21 for 10 Million, Salman Khan to Launch Gym Franchise and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK “Brand is the promise, the big idea, the expectations that reside in each customer's mind about a product, service or company. Branding is about making an emotional connection” -Alina Wheeler INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES Cornetto Defends its Little Horn Unilever PLC, filed a trademark infringement case against Royal Ice Cream for manufacturing, marketing and selling “KORNETTO” brand ice-creams which is deceptively similar to Unilever’s well-known CORNETTO ice-cream....

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Weekly Trademark News Bulletin: Titan Wins Counterfeit Battle, 5 Mizo Shawls Gets GI Tag, PUMA Sprints for Dutee Chand and Other News

Weekly Trademark News

Trademark News Headlines: Haldiram’s Acquires 100 Crore Franchise, Tom Brady’s Trademark Denied Registration, Miniso Enters Marvel Galaxy, 5 Mizo Shawls Gets GI Tag and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES TITAN Wins Counterfeit Battle Titan Company Limited filed a trademark infringement suit against counterfeit sellers, and Snapdeal, an online e-commerce player, alleging the sale of counterfeit/infringing Fastrack branded watches on their website. It is also alleged that Snapdeal did not take down various listings despite being notified by Titan. The Delhi High Court passed an ex-parte ad-interim injunction restraining the sellers from marketing, selling...

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