Category: Trademark

Case Analysis: P. Sundaram v. Asia Match Company

This interim order on the issue of whether the respondent, based on the location of their branch office, can maintain the present suit within the territorial jurisdiction of the present Court, i.e., a question on the issue of the jurisdiction of the commercial division. The case originally was filed by Respondents in this case who … Continue reading Case Analysis: P. Sundaram v. Asia Match Company

Read more »

An Overview on the Concept of Dilution of Trademarks

An overview on trademarks, their significance, and registration Trademarks play a crucial role in reflecting the quality of a product or service. Moreover, it provides a sense of individuality to the brand by differentiating its products and services from other competitors in a particular domain. Trademarks are a valuable asset to a company or a … Continue reading An Overview on the Concept of Dilution of Trademarks

Read more »

How Much Do Phonetic Similarities Matter in Trademark Disputes?

Determination of the distinctiveness of marks, despite the standard set by the Trade Marks Act, 1999 under provisions such as Section 9 and Section 11, is a difficult task and often requires judicial insight. As a matter of principle, the examiner/court will have look at the mark in its totality. In recent years, a comparison … Continue reading How Much Do Phonetic Similarities Matter in Trademark Disputes?

Read more »

An Overview on Trademark Bullying in Commercial Environments

A trademark is an essential component of a brand’s image. In a broad sense, trademarks are symbols, words, logos, domain names, or shapes used by businesses to represent their brand or products. Trademarking goods and services prevent other commercial entities from selling counterfeits or cybersquatting a domain name. This way, trademarks ensure that consumers make … Continue reading An Overview on Trademark Bullying in Commercial Environments

Read more »

Legality of Using Common Terms for Trademark in View of Various Indian Cases

“India is a multilingual country, which can make brand management difficult. The fact that one word may have many synonyms in another language, as well as the variety of languages and scripts, can increase the possibility of infringement and pass off”[1]. Trademarks are the intangible assets of the proprietor. A proprietor spends time and resources … Continue reading Legality of Using Common Terms for Trademark in View of Various Indian Cases

Read more »

Deceptive Similarity In Trademark

Trademarks play an important role in creating the brand name and goodwill of any business. It not only helps in creating a brand value but also helps in revenue generation. Being of such vital importance, a trademark is susceptible to getting infringed and/or tainted. One such way of misusing trademark is making “deceptively similar” trademarks. … Continue reading Deceptive Similarity In Trademark

Read more »

The Contours of Religious Susceptibilities for Trademarks Introduction

In a country like India where religion is of paramount importance for the majority of its population, the usage of names of Gods, Goddesses, and religious texts and scriptures as trademarks can be sensitive. Although the same is not completely banned or prohibited from being used yet it depends largely on the nature of the … Continue reading The Contours of Religious Susceptibilities for Trademarks Introduction

Read more »

Artificial Intelligence: A Looming Threat To Trademark Law?

“Humans looking for similarities in trademarks is an awful, inefficient, error-prone job, and one that computers can do much better than people” -Charles Hill, Product Leader and Strategist at Trademark Now The market is a dynamic place and the way people purchase goods and services has changed constantly over the years. In the Victorian era, … Continue reading Artificial Intelligence: A Looming Threat To Trademark Law?

Read more »

Trademark Registration Procedure In U.S.

Introduction Once you have chosen your mark that you want to protect, the next step is the registration of that mark. In the U.S. the registration for the mark is done at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the process of obtaining a registered trademark in the United States typically takes about … Continue reading Trademark Registration Procedure In U.S.

Read more »

Delhivery Pvt. Ltd. vs Treasure Vase Ventures Pvt. Ltd.

“The degree of distinctiveness, and, therefore, the possibility of registration as a trade mark, is inversely proportional to the degree of obviousness: the more obvious the word, the less the degree of distinctiveness and the chances of its registration” Justice G.S. Patel In a recent trademark suit filed by Delhivery Pvt. Ltd., the Delhi High … Continue reading Delhivery Pvt. Ltd. vs Treasure Vase Ventures Pvt. Ltd.

Read more »

Archives

  • January 2022
  • December 2021
  • November 2021
  • October 2021
  • September 2021
  • August 2021
  • July 2021
  • June 2021
  • May 2021
  • April 2021
  • March 2021
  • February 2021
  • January 2021
  • December 2020
  • November 2020
  • October 2020
  • September 2020
  • August 2020
  • July 2020
  • June 2020
  • May 2020
  • April 2020
  • March 2020
  • February 2020
  • January 2020
  • December 2019
  • November 2019
  • October 2019
  • September 2019
  • August 2019
  • July 2019
  • June 2019
  • May 2019
  • April 2019
  • March 2019
  • February 2019
  • January 2019
  • December 2018
  • November 2018
  • October 2018
  • September 2018
  • August 2018
  • July 2018
  • June 2018
  • May 2018
  • April 2018
  • March 2018
  • February 2018
  • January 2018
  • December 2017
  • November 2017
  • September 2017
  • August 2017
  • July 2017
  • June 2017
  • May 2017
  • April 2017
  • March 2017
  • February 2017
  • January 2017
  • December 2016
  • November 2016
  • October 2016
  • September 2016
  • August 2016
  • July 2016
  • June 2016
  • May 2016
  • April 2016
  • March 2016
  • February 2016
  • January 2016
  • December 2015
  • November 2015
  • October 2015
  • September 2015
  • August 2015
  • July 2015
  • June 2015
  • May 2015
  • April 2015
  • March 2015
  • February 2015
  • January 2015
  • December 2014
  • November 2014
  • October 2014
  • September 2014
  • August 2014
  • July 2014
  • June 2014
  • May 2014
  • April 2014
  • March 2014
  • February 2014
  • January 2014
  • December 2013
  • November 2013
  • October 2013
  • September 2013
  • August 2013
  • July 2013
  • June 2013
  • May 2013
  • April 2013
  • March 2013
  • February 2013
  • January 2013
  • December 2012
  • November 2012
  • September 2012
  • August 2012
  • July 2012
  • June 2012
  • May 2012
  • April 2012
  • March 2012
  • February 2012
  • January 2012
  • December 2011
  • November 2011
  • October 2011
  • September 2011
  • August 2011
  • July 2011
  • June 2011
  • May 2011
  • April 2011
  • March 2011
  • February 2011
  • January 2011
  • December 2010
  • September 2010
  • July 2010
  • June 2010
  • May 2010
  • April 2010