Tag Archives: well-known

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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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 GROUPON

Accepting the trans-border reputation of the trademark GROUPON, the Delhi High restrained an Indian company from using the trademark in relation to their business of offering discount coupons for products and services and any deceptive variation thereof. Plaintiff Groupon, a … 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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