Region: India

Subway defeat in India; EUIPO annuls BIG MAC decision; new DPMA president – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Asian IP offices closing for Lunar New Year, Myanmar likely enforcing a new Trademark Law from March, and much more.

17 January 2023

Fewer filings, NFTs, alliances and bad-faith marks: APAC year in review

WTR looks back at major trends in the Asia-Pacific region from the past 12 months.

11 January 2023

DEI in India: the road ahead

Featured in WTR Special Report Q4 2022: Building a better workplace: How to support diversity, equity and inclusion in the IP industry

05 January 2023

Delhi High Court allows appeal in NO TURN dispute

In a dispute over the use of NO TURN for mattresses, the Division Bench of the Delhi High Court has overturned a decision of the single judge refusing to grant an injunction restraining the defendant from using the mark.

15 December 2022

WIPO Indicators and EAC report show India’s trademark landscape is in excellent health

The growth of the IP sector is pivotal to India's ascension as an economic superpower. Recent data demonstrates a highly encouraging boom in Indian trademark filings, however, the country now faces challenges in expanding its capacity to process applications.

15 December 2022

No likelihood of confusion between Vogue magazine and Vogue Fashion Technology Institute, says Karnataka High Court

In a major blow to Advance Magazine Publishers Inc, the owner of Vogue magazine, the court has set aside an order preventing the defendants from using the mark VOGUE as part of the name of their fashion institute.

09 December 2022

Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan “stirs debate” on publicity rights after image misused in ads and scams

An interim injunction granted to Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan against the misuse of his name, image and likeness in promotional campaigns could pave the way for future publicity rights in India.

30 November 2022

India: trademark litigation

Featured in Trademark Litigation: A Global Guide 2023

The principle involved in the awarding of damages in India has seen a great evolution in the recent past, and the courts have now begun awarding additional punitive damages to curtail the menaces of counterfeiting and trademark infringement.

30 November 2022

Delhi High Court exercises extra-territorial jurisdiction over website allowing transactions from India in TATA case

The Delhi High Court allowed Tata Sons Private Limited’s appeal and granted ex parte ad interim injunctions restraining the respondents from using the well-known mark TATA for their cryptocurrency.

21 November 2022

“Food, glorious food”: cooking up trademark rights in India

No law currently outlines protection of culinary intellectual property in India, so restaurants and chefs must instead rely on two palatable alternatives to enforce their IP rights.

10 November 2022

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