Posts Tagged "Trademark"

How to get a “well known” trademark status for your mark in India

What is a well-known trademark? The Trademarks Act, 1999 has defined a well-known trademark under Section 2(zg) of the Act as ‘mark which has become so to the substantial segment of the public which uses such goods or receives such

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Trademark Protection in Maldives

Maldives is one of the very few countries to sway the hearts of many by sheltering a compendium of unique resources and picturesque handicrafts. Though the country is home to rare talents such as its intricate embroidery and coir making,

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What are the steps involved and the costs to register a trademark in India?

The official fee charged by the Indian trademark office is Rs.4000 per mark per class. The professional charges start from Rs.1999 and upwards depending on your service provider. It is as simple as deciding to have pani poori from your

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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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