Posts Tagged "Trademarks"

Difference between filing a trademark as a word and as a logo

Indian trademark law saw its origin back in the 1940s with the advent of the Indian Trade Marks Act subsequently increasing the need for protecting trademarks. This upsurge can be attributed to the rise in growth of trade and commerce

Read More

The case of Toyota Prius & trans-border reputation

It was a sigh of relief for the Delhi based automotive accessories Company (Prius Industries) when the infringement case wasn’t decided against them as Toyota failed to prove trans-border reputation. Prius Auto Industries, set – up in Delhi in the

Read More

Registration of Trademarks in Foreign Languages: Indian Perspective

In India, a trademark can be registered in any regional or foreign language. The representation of a mark that includes words in a language, other than Hindi or English and characters others than Roman or Devanagari are registrable under Indian

Read More

The ‘Nation wants to know’ Conundrum

Arnab Goswami, the famed Editor in Chief of Times Now recently quit to start his own venture, Republic TV, under the umbrella of ARG Outlier Media Pvt Ltd. His excessively loud, yet entertaining show, The Newshour, was frequented with the

Read More

“TATA” A Well-Known Trademark

In a recent judgment, the Delhi High Court pronounced that the mark TATA has acquired the status of a “well-known” mark on account of its usage for a long period of time. The concept of well-known trademarks and infringement of

Read More

Mediation in cases pending before the Trade Marks Registry, Delhi

With the amount of pending matters piling up across the five Trade Marks Registry offices, desperate measures have been taken by the Registry to reduce the burden and for speedy disposal of all pending matters. As a welcome attempt to

Read More

Will the auctioning of trademarks bring back the good times for Kingfisher?

The abandonment of trademarks by the Registry and the events that ensued did steal the spotlight from another trademark issue that has come out at the same time. Right after the (for the lack of a better word) flight of

Read More

The Case of the Early Bird and Trademark Squatting

Let’s take a huge scoop of hypothesis and say that, Ben and Jerry ice-creams forgot to register their trademark in India, and in 2016 when they tried to come into the Indian market they see that there has already been

Read More

SPORTS – Intellectual Property has got your back!

Gone are those days where sports were played as a result of passion and recreation. No one considered sports as a profession or a career. Today, it has become a huge business opportunity where people can mint money. The number

Read More

Trademark and Startups: 4 Frequently Asked Questions

When starting a business I’m sure there are a multitude of questions that go through every entrepreneur’s mind. Barring the basic questions of whether or not to go ahead with launching something, on the trademark front there are a couple

Read More