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Manual of Trade Marks Practice and Procedure

Manual of Trade Marks Practice and Procedure: BananaIP’s Comments / Suggestions

BananaIP Counsels has recently submitted its comments and suggestions to the Office of Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks (CGPDTM) with respect to A Draft of the Manual of Trade Marks Practice and Procedure. The Office of CGPTDM had sought comments/suggestions on the existing manuals and guidelines vide a notification dated 30.08.2023. The comments/suggestions submitted are detailed below. You may also download an accessible PDF version of the comments here – Suggestions & Comments on A Draft of…

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Latest Updates on Trademark Law - 1st August to 8th August, 2021

Latest Updates on Trademark Law – 1st August to 8th August, 2021

Indian Trademark Updates Samsung India Faces Temporary Injunction in Trademark Infringement Suit In a recent decision by the City Civil Court at Bengaluru, technology giant Samsung India, along with its service provider Story Experiences Pvt. Ltd., have been temporarily restrained from using the term “Concierge”.  The suit was instituted by Dipali Sikand, the founder of Lesconcierges Services Pvt. Ltd. and Club Concierge Services (India) Pvt. Ltd., who claimed that she was the first person to introduce concierge services in…

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Trademark Infringement

Madrid Protocol- International Trademark Filing Becomes Easier

This post was first published on 11th August, 2013.   India has been officially notified as a member to the Madrid Protocol on 8th July 2013 joining 89 other countries including the USA and European Union. What is Madrid Protocol The Madrid Protocol is an international trademark filing system that provides a cost-effective and efficient way for individuals and entities to secure protection for their marks in multiple countries by filing one application with the Indian Trademark office. At present, there are a total…

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The image reads 'Trademark Registration and Protection' with a heap of Trademark signs in the backdrop. This post talks about the process of trademark registration. Click on the image to read the full post.

An In-Depth Look at the Trademark Registration Process – Part III

This post was first published on July 07, 2014.   In furtherance to the earlier post, related to trademark classification and search, we will now discuss the trademark filing process. The procedure for registration of trademarks is contained in Section 18 to 26 of the Trade Marks Act, 1999 and Rules 25 to 62 of the Trade Marks Rules, 2002. A trademark application should be filed in the office of Trade Marks Registry within whose territorial limits the principal…

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Food Section

Leading Food Products Company

Nature of the company: A leading food products company   Why they approached us: Filed more than two thousand trade marks, but the portfolio was in disarray. Spending lot of money on duplicate filings, and maintenance of dead marks. Needed a third party review of the value of their trademark portfolio. What did we do: Performed a thorough due diligence, and compliance check. Analyzed the value of each mark based on business/legal parameters. Submitted a…

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