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Weekly Trademark Updates

This week’s trademark updates are as follows: House of Zana wins trademark dispute against Zara International fashion giant, Zara, recently objected to the registration of the trademark ‘House of Zana’ by a Darlington-based fashion boutique House of Zana in the UK, claiming that the mark is identical and is likely to cause confusion amongst the average consumers. The Hearing Officer, Matthew William, opined that, although Zara is a common word, the word “House of” has a distinctive nature and…

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Featured image is of a Zara Store in Sydney, as the post is about the Zara trademark and how it got its name. To read more click here.

Zara Trademark Saga: History Repeats Itself

When Shakespeare wrote the famous line “what’s in a name” he definitely did not anticipate the redundancy of the statement in the context of intellectual property. It’s all about the name! There are numerous legal suits that have ensued over the copying of a name. And why shouldn’t they, there is tremendous amount of goodwill and reputation attached to a name. Recently, Zara the Spanish clothing brand, sued a Chennai based restaurant for using its name. The restaurant was called…

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