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Toyota loses trademark rights to Prius: SC

The Supreme Court of India recently clarified that for a trademark to be considered as well-known in India, the proprietor must establish that the trademark has acquired a substantial goodwill in relation to the goods in Indian market. Japanese car … Continue reading

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Toyota’s injunction set aside for trademark PRIUS: DHC

The Delhi High Court set aside permanent injunction granted in favor of Japanese car manufacturer Toyota for the use of word PRIUS by a local car accessories manufacturer. Toyota claimed that the word PRIUS has attained a trans-border reputation and … Continue reading

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Lupin restrained to use LUCYNTA: DHC

The Delhi High Court restrained Lupin pharma from using the trademark LUCYNTA or any other trademark deceptively similar to Plaintiff trademark NUCYNTA in respect of pharmaceutical and medicinal preparation. US major pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson (Plaintiff) alleged that Lupin … Continue reading

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ZARA has trans-border reputation: DHC

The Delhi High Court restrained a domestic hotel and hospitality service provider from using the word ZARA or any other word deceptively similar to the Plaintiff’s trademark ZARA in relation to the restaurant services provided by them. Spanish fashion and … Continue reading

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Indian Co restrained from using Cadbury trademark CHOCLAIRS: DHC

Expanding the doctrine of ‘trans-border reputation’ to a new level, the Delhi High Court restrained an Indian company from using Cadbury’s trademark CHOCLAIRS in relation to their products (candy) and any deceptive variation thereof. Plaintiff Cadbury alleged that defendant’s illegal … Continue reading

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DHC restrains Indian Co from using trademark ENTERPRISE

Delhi High restrained an Indian company from using the trademark ENTERPRISE/ENTERPRIZE in relation to the business of offering vehicles rental and learning services and any related services under the said name or in any manner whatsoever. Plaintiff Enterprise, a US … Continue reading

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US SC lays framework on party’s standing to sue for false advertisement under Lanham Act

The United States Supreme Court clarified that the appropriate analytical framework for determining a party’s standing to maintain an action for false advertising under the Lanham Act extends to those who fall with­in the ‘zone of interests’ protected by that … Continue reading

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Delhi High Court accepts ‘Bloomberg’ as well-known trademark

Accepting the cross border reputation of the word ‘Bloomberg’, the Delhi High Court restrianed defendants from infringing Bloomberg’s trademark and passing off their goods and services as that of Bloomberg. Defendants incorporated around 20 companies using the name Bloomberg as … Continue reading

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JAGUAR prevails against respondent’s trademark application for JAGUAR (for watches): IPAB

Intellectual Property Appellate Board of India (IPAB) allowed JAGUAR opposition to the respondent’s application for the registration of trademark JAGUAR in class 14 in respect of ‘watches and parts thereof but excluding clocks’. IPAB severely criticized Deputy Registrar of Trademarks … Continue reading

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