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Weekly Trademark Updates

This week’s trademark updates are as follows: Its TATA vs TAATAS.COM The TATA Group has recently filed a lawsuit with World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Centre seeking the recovery of the domain name taatas.com on the grounds that it was identical to the well-known TATA trade and services mark. The Panel did recognize that the marks were phonetically similar and that the plaintiff had a legitimate interest in reclaiming the domain because of their reputation in India and…

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Latest Updates on Antitrust - September, 2021 - Part IV

Latest Updates on Antitrust – September, 2021 – Part IV

This is a rundown of last week’s news updates on Antitrust: Google sues Competition Commission of India (CCI) over investigation leak Search engine giant Google has filed a writ petition against the CCI, the competition watchdog, over reports that a confidential report of the CCI’s investigation over Google’s practices in the Android smartphone sector was divulged to news outlets. The writ petition seeks a direction that the CCI act to prevent any further unlawful disclosures, submitting that Google itself had not…

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Specsavers gets Approval for ‘should’ve’

The UK Intellectual Property office has given its approval for the usage of the word 'should've' by Specsavers. Specsavers had applied to trademark the words ‘should’ve’ and ‘should have’ to protect its famous slogan. Specsavers has been using the word 'should’ve' in its slogan since the year 2003 and had always planned to trademark the same. Specsavers was started in 1984 by Doug Perkins and his wife Mary and currently has 1,750 stores in 10 countries with a turning over…

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