Category: Trademark

How To Recognize Well-Known Trademarks In India

Well-known Trademark plays an important role in global markets and in identifying symbols and sign that are widely known to the significant general public and enjoys a fairly high reputation. The first time Well-Known trademark was discussed was in the Paris Convention of Industrial property in 1883, wherein the said convention set out certain guidelines … Continue reading How To Recognize Well-Known Trademarks In India

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Protection of Well-Known Marks: WIPO Joint Recommendation

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet”- Shakespeare In many countries, getting trademark registered is the only apparatus to obtain statutory rights. As an essential element to registration, some countries requires the owner of the trademark to use or make evident its intent to … Continue reading Protection of Well-Known Marks: WIPO Joint Recommendation

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“Immoral Or Scandalous” Bar On Trade Mark A Violation Of Free Speech? – Us Supreme Court Ruling

INTRODUCTION The Lanham Act, also known as the Trademark Act of 1946 is a US Federal statute that governs the trademarks, service marks and unfair competition, similar to the Trademarks Act of India. Under the act any trademark which comprises of immoral, deceptive or scandalous matter which may disparage or falsely suggest a connection with … Continue reading “Immoral Or Scandalous” Bar On Trade Mark A Violation Of Free Speech? – Us Supreme Court Ruling

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Cultural Appropriation and Trademark Law

Kim Kardashian West, the popular American media personality, described by her critics and admirers of being ‘famous for being famous’ was recently in news this June after receiving a wave of backlash on social media against the decision to name her new shapewear line “Kimono” which is also a traditional Japanese robe garment. The issue … Continue reading Cultural Appropriation and Trademark Law

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Shoe Branding Europe V. Adidas: Case History

Introduction of  Companies involved in the dispute  Shoe Branding Europe BVBA is a Belgian footwear company and wants to register it’s 2 stripe logo as a trademark. Adidas has its roots in Germany but now it’s a global company dealing in Sportswear. Adidas has a 3 stripes logo to differentiate its product from other products … Continue reading Shoe Branding Europe V. Adidas: Case History

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Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation Vs Kishor D Jain & Anr – Trademark Counterfeiting

Background The Bombay High Court has passed an order in Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation Vs Kishor D Jain & Anr[1] imposing costs of INR 5 Crore to be paid by the defendants who were caught counterfeiting the Plaintiff’s mark and goods. In a global economy, counterfeiting activity is a challenge that impacts business … Continue reading Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation Vs Kishor D Jain & Anr – Trademark Counterfeiting

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Khurana & Khurana Opens Jalandhar (Punjab) Office

Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys (K&K) along with its IP Asset Management Practice, IIPRD, are happy to announce that they are expanding to Punjab and opening up their new branch Office in Jalandhar,  w.e.f *insert date*, in wake of its growing Intellectual Property (IP) and Commercial Litigation Practice, and with an intent to … Continue reading Khurana & Khurana Opens Jalandhar (Punjab) Office

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A Holistic Compendium: Indian Trademark Cases 2018

Awareness about intellectual property in India is on the rise, so is the number of trademark registration and therefore the infringement of registered marks are increasing. Indian Trade Mark Jurisprudence has crossed quite a lot of mile stones in year 2018 due to the increase in the number of litigations and by contributing to the … Continue reading A Holistic Compendium: Indian Trademark Cases 2018

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Non-Conventional Trademarks: A Legal Analysis

NATURE AND SCOPE OF NON-CONVENTIONAL TRADEMARKS The Non-Conventional marks are those marks which do not fall under the category of conventional marks such as marks including letters, numbers, logos, pictorial description, symbols, or those elements which consists of the combinations of such elements. The definition of Non-Conventional mark is illustrative and states that it includes … Continue reading Non-Conventional Trademarks: A Legal Analysis

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Position Of Unconventional Trademarks In India

INTRODUCTION As of late, the field of intellectual property has seen immense improvement, particularly with respect to trademarks. The Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (“TRIPS”) perceives different sorts of trademarks. India has additionally rolled out vital improvements in its laws to follow the arrangements of the TRIPS agreement. A trademark according to … Continue reading Position Of Unconventional Trademarks In India

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