Category: Trademark

#Hashtag Protection under Trademark Laws

#Hashtag Protection under Trademark Laws

With evolution of the present social media, hash tags have become an importing marketing tool. And thus, very frequently hashtag protection as intellectual property is thought of. Hashtags, are not designs or inventions thus, aren’t protectable under patent or design laws. They are too small

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Toyota is the ‘PRIUS’ User

Toyota is the ‘PRIUS’ User

The Delhi High Court, decided in favour of automobile giant Toyota in a case against Prius Auto Industries and Prius Auto Accessories Private Limited. In a 7 year old battle, Toyota contested that Prius Auto Industries had used Toyota’s trademark ‘Prius’. Prius was Toyota’s first

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Mcdonald’s Lovin’ it in EU

Mcdonald’s Lovin’ it in EU

A Luxembourg based General Court has upheld a 2013 verdict by the European Union Intellectual Property Office, in favor of McDonald’s Corp. A Singapore based firm, Future Enterprises had registered the trademark “MACCOFFEE” in 2010 with the European Union Intellectual Property Office, which was challenged

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Lea(thers) takes a bite off Apple

Lea(thers) takes a bite off Apple

The Beijing Municipal High People’s Court, in its recent judgment has decided in favour of Xintong Tiandi, for the use of the phrase ‘IPHONE’ on its leather goods. The Court held that the U.S Tech Giant was unable to prove of ‘iPhone’ being well known

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Trademark Case Studies

Trademark Case Studies

Trademark is used to identify the goods of one manufacturer from the goods of others. It is like a brand name. They are important for business as they allow the companies to establish the reputation of the products which they produce. They include words, symbols,

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‘m&m’ Melts in Sweden

‘m&m’ Melts in Sweden

The Svea Court of Appeal , at Stockholm ruled in favour of Mondelez International in a trademark dispute over ‘m&m’ against Mars. The Court held that Mars would be liable to pay fine up to $246,000. Starting this July, Mars barred from selling its colourful sugar

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Nestle vs Cadbury – The Purple Debate

Nestle vs Cadbury – The Purple Debate

In the year 2004 Cadbury applied to register the shade of the color purple known as Pantone 2685C as a trademark in relation to goods which fall under the Intellectual Property Office’s class 30. Their application for the registration declared that the trademark would be

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Renewal of an Expired Trademark in India – Procedures & Aspects

Renewal of an Expired Trademark in India – Procedures & Aspects

Trademark Law in India is passing through a remarkable and progressive phase. Trademark registrations in India have increased over the last decade or so as India is becoming one the preferred destination for commercial activities. Trademark registration in India is regulated by the Trademark Act

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Importance of Trade Mark Registration in India

Importance of Trade Mark Registration in India

It is commonly seen that people remain confused between brand and trademark of a company. The two concepts, despite many similarities have different purposes and nature that people either overlook, or are not aware of. What is Brand Name In common parlance, the brand name

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