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Non-use of trademark is not a valid defense against injunction

A Taiwanese adhesive tape company successfully obtained an injunction against a competitor using “Reindeer” and “Reindeer Wonder” trademarks on PVC pipes. The Court found these marks deceptively similar to the plaintiff’s “Deer” brand and intended to mislead customers. Continue Reading Non-use of trademark is not a valid defense against injunction

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What happens if I don’t use my Trademark?

What happens if I don’t use my Trademark?

As per the Trade Marks Act, 1999, trademarks may be words, names, symbols, devices (logos), designs or any other distinctive sign or mark which helps the consumers distinguish one’s goods or services from those of others. Trademarks act as source identifiers of goods or services of a single entity and work as an advertising tool for that entity, enabling the consumers to identify the product because of its goodwill and consistent quality. Once a mark is registered, the owner of…

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