Posts Tagged "Trademark"

Financial Times – The never ending trademark battle

The legal battle between The Financial Times Ltd (FTL) and Times Publishing House Ltd (TPHL) over the trademark rights to the term “FINANCIAL TIMES” and “FT” has been going on for over two decades now and continues to do so.

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Infringement of a trademark also depends upon the similarity between the target customers

The criteria for determining trademark infringement primarily depends on two major factors; ie- identity or similarity between the registered trade mark and the infringing mark and the identity or similarity between the goods or services respectively covered by the two

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Trade dress – A powerful brand element

On account of rising competitiveness in the commercial industry, the importance accorded to trade dress of a product is tremendous. Trade dress relates to the visual or other appearance of a product which includes its packaging, combination of colours, textures,

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No statutory protection for famous marks in terms of domain names

In the present era of widespread use of internet and domain names, the Bombay High Court recently pronounced a crucial judgement in the case of Raymond Ltd vs. Raymond Pharmaceutical Pvt Ltd, wherein it quoted: “The overall scheme of the Trade-marks

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Recent developments at the Indian Trademarks Office and the road ahead

“Change is the only constant” and mid-way through 2016, we have witnessed some drastic changes brought about in the IP management and regime in India, starting with the bulk abandonment of 1,66,771 trademark applications in March 2016, to the stay

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“Plain Packaging” a Trademark infringement?

Plain packaging refers to laws or regulations requiring cigarettes and other tobacco products to be sold in standardized or generic packaging, without any stylized or attractive trademarks, logos, brand names or colors. In place of such brand names or logos,

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Indian Trademark Office strikes again- Default notice to 9000 applications

Let’s brush our memories and remember the infamous order of the Indian Trademark Office abandoning more than one lakh trademark applications by end of March, 2016. The dreadful saga saw a lot of oppositions from trademark attorneys/agents across the country,

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Exclusive rights to use trademark as a whole and not in parts

One of the well-established principles in Trademarks law has been the concept of comparing and considering a trademark in its totality. Many a times a trademark can be a composite trademark having various elements in it, and when the same

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Trans-border reputation spills over to India

Reputation of a trademark implies to the knowledge and awareness of such trademark among the public and is the means by which a trademark is recognized. With globalization of trade and commerce, products are widely available in every nook and

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Trademark Search: The cornerstone for your brand’s success

Trademark Search: In addition, to creating a strong trademark as your brand, it is important to ensure that the trademark you have created as your brand is not used by anyone else across the world. Though trademark law is territorial,

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