Supreme Court of India denies protection to mark “Prius” for Toyota

Last week the Supreme Court of India has pronounced its judgment in this regard. The present judgement may have a direct and binding effect on majority pending trademark oppositions / litigations in India. In the present matter the Supreme Court has reiterated and upheld the following important principles / points: Continue reading “Supreme Court of India denies protection to mark “Prius” for Toyota”

High Court issues directions for claimants of Well-Known Mark

In a recent order, High Court has issued directions for claimants of “well-known” trademark in India. This is one of the first such directions issued by Indian Courts post recent amendments of Trademark Rules and introduction of Rule 124. Continue reading “High Court issues directions for claimants of Well-Known Mark”

Ex-Parte Injunction refused against use of word ‘BARBIE’ in a Bollywood song by Delhi High Court

In a recent ex-parte matter before the Delhi High Court, a case of Trademark dilution was filed by a famous toy maker for mark ‘BARBIE’ against the use of the word in the song ‘Barbie Girl’ of a recent Bollywood film. Continue reading “Ex-Parte Injunction refused against use of word ‘BARBIE’ in a Bollywood song by Delhi High Court”