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Likelihood of Confusion: Numerals as Trade Marks

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In this post we will be analyzing whether a numeral Trade mark can be deceptively similar to another mark consisting of different numerals. This issue has recently been dealt with by the Delhi High Court in the case Mona Aggarwal & Anr vs. Glossy & Paints Pvt. Ltd. & Anr. The brief facts of this case are that, the Plaintiff i.e. Glossy Colour Paint Pvt. Ltd is said to have adopted and used over the mark "1001" since 1946. The mark is claimed to be distinct mark where the mark '1001' is represented with the zeroes having eyes and being used...

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Sipping on IP

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Well I am guessing the title of this post may have piqued your interest. ‘Sipping on IP’ is an initiative taken by BananaIP, where everyone gathers over coffee and lets ideas, discussions and conversations about intellectual property brew. There are no ground rules and the conversation can be about varied topics from more current pressing issues to any IP related concept. It is a great way to connect, take a break and learn from your peers. Let’s see what we sipped on previously. Date:13/04/2016 Topics discussed: Sambhabi, Sanjeevani, Anchita, Gaurav, Anjali, Subhashree, Aniruddha and Blessen discussed what industrial designs are. They also discussed under...

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Will the Kingfisher brand take off?

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Kingfisher Airlines has been flying low in the news recently. It is a known fact that its founder Mr. Vijay Mallya has been labelled as a defaulter for being unable to repay loans taken from several Indian banks and being charged with money laundering. The entity, Kingfisher Airlines, owes close to INR 9000 crores, including interest to these banks. The company has not been able to payback its dues as it has become a defunct company. The banks, after an unsuccessful attempt to recover the loan by selling off Mr. Mallya's Mumbai property, have now decided to auction the Kingfisher Airlines Trade...

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Lionsgate v. Ameritrade: A classic case of copyright claims dressed in TM claims’ clothing

Spoofs have had a long history of getting into trouble. So it’s no surprise that when brokerage giant TD Ameritrade tried to put a cheeky spin on the iconic line “Nobody puts Baby in the corner”, Lionsgate was not so forgiving. We had initially covered the matter , back in July, 2015 when Lionsgate filed an infringement suit against Ameritrade in Los Angeles. Just to jog your memory and for our younger readers, who might not be familiar with the film in question, Dirty Dancing was a 1987 American romantic drama starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. Liongate Entertainment Corporation (or Lionsgate) is the Canadian–American entertainment company...

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From OHIM to EUIPO – OHIM’s new trademark reform

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The Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM), the office for registering Trade Marks and Designs in the European Union, will undergo major changes including change in the name of the office to “European Union Intellectual Property Office” (EUIPO) and the name of the Community Trade Marks (CTM) to “European Union Trade Marks” (EUTM). The OHIM website, from 22nd to 23rd March 2016, will be updating its online application system to implement the changes in the legal process as laid out in the (EU) No 2015/2424. The most notable changes which will come into force on 23rd March, 2016 are...

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Business of IP & Start-ups – A presentation by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM-B)

The following presentation was delivered by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala, Managing Partner BananaIP Counsels, at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM-B), for their workshop titled ‘Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Bengaluru’ as part of the Global Network of Advanced Management (GNAM) program . The workshop was attended by students from prestigious universities such as Yale, Hong Kong University etc. The presentation is titled Business of IP & Start-ups and covers the following topics: Nature of IP and Forms Startups and IP IP Integration Example of a pharma start-up Example of a mobile technology start-up Example of an eCommerce start-up Example of a merchandising...

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Intellectual Property and Business Value – A Presentation by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala at the Woxsen School of Business.

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The following presentation was delivered by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala, Managing Partner BananaIP Counsels, at the Woxsen School of Business, Hyderabad. The presentation is titled “Intellectual Property and Business Value” and covers the following topics: IP as a Business Tool Major Forms of IP Integrated Protection Patents Patentability Requirements Patent Process Patent Rights Patent Infringement Claim construction Examples Patents in Business Trademarks Registration Process Trade Mark Infringement and examples Passing Off Dilution Comparative Advertising Case Laws Copyrights Idea Expression dichotomy Copyright Infringement Fair Use/Dealing Assignment/Licensing Case Laws [slideshare id=57945124&doc=class5patentscopyrightsandtmsfinal-160206050044] About Dr. Kalyan Kankanala Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala manages the largest new age Intellectual Property Firm,...

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The Business of Intellectual Property – A Presentation by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala at the Woxsen School of Business

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The following presentation was delivered by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala, Managing Partner BananaIP Counsels, at the Woxsen School of Business, Hyderabad. The presentation is titled “The Business of Intellectual Property” and covers the following topics: Species of IP Patents Entertainment Patents Copyrights Brand value Trademarks Industrial Designs Trade Secrets Geographical Indications Traditional Knowledge [slideshare id=57944646&doc=woxsen-class4ipandbusiness-160206041204] About Dr. Kalyan Kankanala Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala manages the largest new age Intellectual Property Firm, BananaIP Counsels, headquartered at Bangalore, India. In addition to helping clients maximize business value from intellectual assets, Dr. Kalyan also consults for United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and teaches at premier institutions...

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McDonald’s wins and is “lovin’ it”

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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 now worth of around €100 million. McDonald’s contended in its opposition application that if Supermac's application was allowed for registration, it would...

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Ten Titans of the IP blog world

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Last year in the month of December 2015, we ran a month long series acknowledging and appreciating some of the best IP blogs across the world. The blogs that were featured in the series called "World's Best IP Blogs" were primarily those blogs who have made and continue to make constant efforts in keeping us all abreast with the latest IP news, information and updates. While all of the blogs featured during the series are the best of the lot, this post brings to you the “ten titans” (as we would like to call them) in the world of IP blogs. These...

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