Tag: Trademark Litigation

ODISHA COURT ADMITTED CASE AGAINST AAMIR KHAN PRODUCTION’S PROPOSED ‘SATYAMEV JAYATE’ USE AS TRADE MARK

As per the sources, the court in the Odisha capital, Bhuvaneshwar has admitted a petition challenging Aamir Khan Production’s plans to use ‘Satyamev Jayate’, the national motto of India, as a business brand under which it is proposed to sell everything from kitchen utensils to footwear. A city based journalist and social activist, Dr. Subash … Continue reading ODISHA COURT ADMITTED CASE AGAINST AAMIR KHAN PRODUCTION’S PROPOSED ‘SATYAMEV JAYATE’ USE AS TRADE MARK

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Understanding ITC Litigation (Section 337 Cases)

Having seen regular and growing number of queries from Indian Companies on U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) cases in the US (primarily companies having domestic market in the US), this is a brief attempt to give clarity on jurisdiction that ITC provides, types of cases handled, advantages/disadvantages of the ITC routes, among few other characteristics … Continue reading Understanding ITC Litigation (Section 337 Cases)

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Ayur- Generic Term or not?

India is the home to the science of Ayurveda. Recently, the question whether ‘Ayur’ could be monopolized as a trademark was sought to be answered in an order passed by the Intellectual Property Appellate Board. Alex Hotels and Resorts, Bangalore have been using the mark ‘Ayurtheeram’ since 01/06/2005 and were granted registration for the said … Continue reading Ayur- Generic Term or not?

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Passing Off Action by Mid-Size Foreign Companies Having Unregistered Marks in India

There are often cases that we undertake for representation, wherein the cases relate to enforcement of trademarks by/of mid-sized foreign corporations that have not been filed and/or used in India against Indian companies that have deceptively used their marks thereby constituting misrepresentation, which might amount to passing off. Rupkatha and Poorva, interns at Khurana & … Continue reading Passing Off Action by Mid-Size Foreign Companies Having Unregistered Marks in India

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Gucci vs. Guess

Copying has become quite common in today’s times, and especially when a lower priced product or a small company imitates an expensive brand. However, a trademark infringement fight between two top most fashion brands is not something that we usually see. Back in 2009, Gucci sued Guess for trademark infringement over the stylized initial “G”. … Continue reading Gucci vs. Guess

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