Category: Trademark

Clash of the Start Ups: GrabOn Wins Over GrabOnRent

GrabOn– the Hyderabad-based affiliate e-commerce start up–has successfully won a trademark infringement suit filed against GrabOnRent – a  Bengaluru-based product rental start up.  The lawsuit was filed by GrabOn before the Delhi High Court, on the grounds of misusing the former’s goodwill and causing confusion amongst consumers due to deceptively similar brand names. GrabOn claimed … Continue reading Clash of the Start Ups: GrabOn Wins Over GrabOnRent

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Khurana & Khurana Opens Jalandhar (Punjab) Office

Upon successful practicing in the area of Intellectual Property (IP) and Commercial Litigation over the decade, Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys together with its IP Asset Management Practice, IIPRD, feels immense pleasure to announce the recent opening of its 8th branch in Jalandhar. With years of helping corporates identify, create, protect, promote and … Continue reading Khurana & Khurana Opens Jalandhar (Punjab) Office

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Cost of Registering a Trademark in Southeast Asia

Trademark is a recognizable emblem, symbol or a phrase that is used to refer to denote a certain product or service. This trademark helps differentiate similar products or services offered by other companies or organizations. It basically acts as a recognition mark that the product or service belongs to a specific company. ASEAN stands for … Continue reading Cost of Registering a Trademark in Southeast Asia

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Deceptive Similarity and Judicial View

Trademarks play a vital role in creating a brand name and goodwill of any business. Not only does it helps in creating a brand value but also, aids in revenue generation. Being of such vital importance, trademark is vulnerable to getting infringed and/or misused. One such way of trademark is making “deceptively similar” trademarks. “Deceptively … Continue reading Deceptive Similarity and Judicial View

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Too General To Be Trademark-Able: A “Cocky” Debate

There have been plethora of cases in India and abroad that discuss the menace caused due to monopolization of general English terms in course of business. The argument given by the proprietors is that to get a trademark over a name, it is important that the name is arbitrary and it does not describe the … Continue reading Too General To Be Trademark-Able: A “Cocky” Debate

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IPL (Indian Premier League) And IPR (Intellectual Property Rights)

People of India see cricket not only as the most popular sport in India but also they follow it as a religion which accounts for such great success of IPL tournaments in India. There is a lot of money invested and involved in organizing IPL and the role played by IPR in making it a … Continue reading IPL (Indian Premier League) And IPR (Intellectual Property Rights)

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Online Disputes and Forum Jurisdiction

The Delhi high court on 3rd January, 2018 in Impresario Entertainment & Hospitality Pvt. Ltd. vs S&D Hospitality[1], took a different view with respect to the Internet jurisdiction[2]. In the above case, plaintiff sought permanent injunction against the defendants who was running a restaurant at Hyderabad, under  the impugned trademarks ‘SOCIAL’ and ‘STONE WATER’ and its services … Continue reading Online Disputes and Forum Jurisdiction

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A Reminder for Online Retailers

Here’s one case that involves an online retailing businesses that is having a link with Trade mark Law – Jadebay Ltd and others v Clarke-Coles Ltd (t/a Feel Good UK) [2017] EWHC 1400 (IPEC). However, overlooking the customary practice of online retailing methods, the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court followed the theoretical root of the Trade … Continue reading A Reminder for Online Retailers

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Appointment of Chairman of the Intellectual Property Appellate Board

IPAB is one of the most important IP tribunals in the country and was established by the Central Government by notifying in the Official Gazette on 15.07.2003. IPAB is an administrative body that has appellate jurisdiction over the decisions of the Controller of Patents, Registrar under the Trade Marks Act, 1999, and the Geographical Indications. … Continue reading Appointment of Chairman of the Intellectual Property Appellate Board

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Louboutin’s ‘Red Sole’ Declared as a Well-Known Trademark by Delhi HC

The news of famous French fashion designer Christian Louboutin’s ‘red sole’ shoes with their sky heel stiletto and iconic red sole often regarded as the fashion statement has recently been in the limelight for being declared as a well-known trademark by Justice Mukta Gupta, Delhi High Court, but very few know the story behind the … Continue reading Louboutin’s ‘Red Sole’ Declared as a Well-Known Trademark by Delhi HC

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