Our Associate, Madhurima Gadre discusses “Madras High Court restrains Kute Group from using the mark TIRUMALAA” Recently the Madras High Court granted Tirumala Milk Products Pvt. Ltd. (“Plaintiff”) an interim injunction restraining Swaraj India Industries Limited’s (“Defendant”) use of the mark TIRUMALAA and any deceptively similar mark. The Plaintiff, the proprietor and user of the […]

Our Associate, Madhurima Gadre discusses “Bombay High Court Restrains Copying of Parle Biscuits’ Packaging by Future Group” Recently, the Bombay High Court granted Parle Products Pvt. Ltd. (“Plaintiff”), proprietor of the popular biscuits sold under the marks MONACO, KRACKJACK and HIDE & SEEK, an ad-interim injunction against Future Consumer Ltd. (“Defendant”). The Plaintiff has been […]

Our Associate, Madhurima Gadre discusses “Owner of the Popular SIGNATURE Whisky secures an Injunction against Use of a Similar Mark for Pan Masala” Recently, the Delhi High Court granted an ad-interim injunction in favor of United Spirits Limited (“Plaintiff”), owner of SIGNATURE-formative marks in respect of various alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, restraining Som Fragrances Pvt. […]

Our Associate, Madhurima Gadre discusses “AMUL Bids Farewell to Fraudulent Websites” Recently, the Delhi High Court restrained domain name registrars such as GoDaddy, Big Rock and Freenom from selling, and offering for sale, domain names including the term AMUL, with or without a prefix or suffix, in a suit filed by Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing […]

Our Associate, Madhurima Gadre discusses “US Supreme Court Holds That Booking.com Is Not A Generic Mark” Recently, in an 8-1 ruling, the US Supreme Court held that BOOKING.COM is not a generic mark and is capable of acquiring a trade mark registration. Booking.com B.V., an enterprise that operates a travel reservation website, sought federal registration […]

Our Associate, Madhurima Gadre discusses “Recent Changes in Product Packaging and Listing Requirements in India” The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has gravely affected countries across the world, including India. In an effort to boost India’s struggling economy in light of the pandemic, the Hon’ble Prime Minister recently, in a speech, stressed on the importance of “Aatmanirbhar […]

Our Associate, Madhurima Gadre discusses “Colour Marks are Inherently Distinctive” On April 8, 2020, the Court of Appeals of the Federal Circuit (“CAFC”) in the United States held that colour marks, i.e., marks consisting solely of one or more colours without words or designs, can be inherently distinctive. It all started in 2014 when Forney […]

On October 24, 2019, the EU General Court ruled that the popular RUBIK’s Cube toy puzzle does not meet the requirements for registration as a three-dimensional trade mark. The path leading up to the decision was long and dramatic! It all started in 2006 when Simba Toys GmbH & Co. KG (“Simba Toys”), a German […]

Registration of deceptively similar marks for different goods in different classes is almost never an issue! However, what about registration of deceptively similar trade marks for different goods in the same class? In most, if not all, developed economies around the world courts and tribunals allow registration of marks that may be deceptively similar for […]