Tag: Trademarks

Sholay Trademark Infringement Case – The Need To Strengthen Trademark Protection For Cinematography

The legendary Amitabh Bacchan starrer “Sholay” is apparently one of the most popular and recognized movies of Bollywood. The instances and the characters of the movie have been engraved in public memory and have a wide fanbase. Over the years the movie has earned the status of being the most iconic film of all times. … Continue reading Sholay Trademark Infringement Case – The Need To Strengthen Trademark Protection For Cinematography

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Naked Licensing Of Trademarks: An Outlook Into The Legal Disposition Existent In India And The US

The term “licensing” entails a form of permission or sanction given by the owner to another party to use the property of the owner, provided the conditions imposed on the usage of the property is duly followed. The concept has seen its extension in the field of Intellectual Property Rights, especially in the practise of … Continue reading Naked Licensing Of Trademarks: An Outlook Into The Legal Disposition Existent In India And The US

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UAE’s Accession to the Madrid Protocol

A trademark can be any word, phrase, symbol, design or a combination of these factors that identifies an organization’s goods or services. The trademark exclusively identifies a particular product and adjoins the recognition to a particular brand or company. A trademark simply differentiates one company from the other. Trademark registration is a process of ensuring … Continue reading UAE’s Accession to the Madrid Protocol

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The New Trademark Law In United Arab Emirates – UAE

Evolution Of The New Trademark law In United Arab Emirates (UAE) , Just like humans evolve over time with respect to the evolving demands and needs of the society, similarly, Laws also require evolution with respect to the changing environment and needs of the society. Laws that do not evolve with time, fail to provide … Continue reading The New Trademark Law In United Arab Emirates – UAE

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Olfactory mark is one such non-conventional trademark In India : A Legal Enigma

INTRODUCTION An olfactory mark is one such non-conventional trademark. The field of Intellectual Property has grown significantly over time, particularly in the field of trademarks, as it has recently undergone a lot of development. However, as technology and commodities evolve, certain kinds of non-conventional trademarks emerge in the market that are left outside the scope … Continue reading Olfactory mark is one such non-conventional trademark In India : A Legal Enigma

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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

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Can A Single Colour Acquire Protection?

In 2015, Hitachi filed an application for a colour mark registration with JPO consisting of a single colour – an unassuming orange – over its hydraulic excavators. Hitachi holds a 20% market share of hydraulic excavators since the past forty years in Japan. A questionnaire-survey showed that approximately 96% of traders in the construction industry … Continue reading Can A Single Colour Acquire Protection?

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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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Hennes & Mauritz Ab & Anr v. HM Megabrands Pvt. Ltd. & Ors

The case H&M; Hennes & Mauritz Ab & Anr v. HM Megabrands Pvt. Ltd. & Ors is based on the point of having a similar trademark to that of another brand. The harm it causes to the reputation of one brand which another brand has adopted is one of reputation. The Plaintiff, in this case … Continue reading Hennes & Mauritz Ab & Anr v. HM Megabrands Pvt. Ltd. & Ors

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Case Comment on Delhi High Court holding “No Deceptive Similarity in the marks “Officers’s Choice” & “Fauji”

Case comment: M/S Allied Blenders and Distillers Pvt. Ltd. v. Govind Yadav & Anr. The Hon’ble Delhi High Court has recently held that there is no deceptive similarity between the marks “Officer’s Choice” and “Fauji” and has rejected Allied Blenders and Distillers Pvt Ltd’s trademark infringement suit for its mark ‘Officer’s Choice’ against the owner of … Continue reading Case Comment on Delhi High Court holding “No Deceptive Similarity in the marks “Officers’s Choice” & “Fauji”

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