Trademark

Trademark

Trademark Litigation & Contentious Work

  • Trademark enforcement actions on behalf of clients including infringement action, passing off & Unfair Competition cases, actions under penal laws in Counterfeiting cases, investigations & seizures pursuant to court orders
  • Represents multinational clients in several leading cases before various judicial forums such as various High Courts & the Supreme Court of India
  • Handles various landmark cases on protection of slogans, packaging, ad-words, hyperlinking, comparative advertising, product disparagement, “well known” marks, lables, trade dress, etc.
  • Filing of UDRP/INDRP Complaints in respect to domain name disputes
  • Assisting client in:

  • Obtaining “Well Known Trademark” status
  • Enforcement of Search & Seizure Orders
  • Enforcement of Anton Pillar orders
  • John Doe actions
  • Criminal enforcement

Leading Trademark Cases:

  • Anchor vs. Procter & Gamble protection of ‘slogans’ & ‘taglines’ as trademarks
  • Eicher Good earth vs Krishna Mehta Trade dress and Passing off
  • Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha vs Deepak Mangal trade mark infringement and passing off dispute
  • Declaration of well-known marks’ for Aquafina’, ‘Dupont’, ‘Havells’, ‘Standard’, etc.
  • Infoedge vs Sumanta Bhattacharya Protection of domain name & trademark

Trade Mark Prosecution & Advisory work

  • Registration of trademarks including renewals etc.
  • Watch services & filing of defending Notice of Oppositions
  • Advice on adoption of brands for e.g., by doing comprehensive Domestic and International Searches and giving opinion on registrability
  • Advisiory work related to drafting and adoption of comprehensive IPR Policy for Business Houses
  • Contentious matters before the Registrar of trade mark as well as Intellectual Property Appellate Board
  • Trade Mark Licensing,Assignments,drafting of contracts and advise related there to
  • Drafting of Privacy Policies and terms of Use of websites
  • Drafting of Collaboration Agreements and Joint IP Ownership Agreements for clients