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  This weekly update on Trademarks is brought to you by the Trademark experts of BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. 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 Trademark Stats from the Indian Trademark office (22nd February 2017 to 28th February 2017) Total Trademark applications examined by the Trademark Office: 18916 Total applications disposed through show cause…

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Trademark News

  Hello Readers!! There has been a lot that has been brewing over the past few weeks with respect to Trademarks. We have decided to recapitulate the trademark news which have recently hit the headlines in our segment, Weekly Trends. Let us take a quick look at what happened in the past weeks, with this weekly update. Delhi High Court restrains Career Launcher rival from using its trademark The Delhi High Court has  recently restrained a competing coaching institute from using the…

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McDonald’s wins and is “lovin’ it”

  McDonald's recently won favour with the EU Office in a case of opposition which it filed against Supermac’s trademark application in the European Union, to prevent Supermac from registering its brandname as a trade mark in EU. Supermac had planned a major expansion in the UK, the EU and Australia. Supermac is an Irish origin fast food company started by Pat McDonagh, in 1978. The Mighty Mac double burger and the Chicken Snack Box has been popularised since then with revenues…

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