Apple’s ‘Think different’ versus Swatch’s ‘Tick different’

‘Think different’ is a very famous advertising slogan used by Apple since 1997. Swatch, a Swiss watchmaker, advertised its watch using the slogan ‘Tick different’. This led to a legal trademark dispute between both the companies in which Apple lost to Swatch two times in recent weeks. Swatch, advertised and promoted its NFC- capable watch […]

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Kellogg’s ‘Fruit Loop’ opposition rejected

The Fuller’s brewery of Britain achieved a successful outcome when the UK  Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) rejected a trademark opposition brought by the American food manufacturing company, Kellogg.  On May 2, 2019, Thursday, the UKIPO issued a decision in favor of the brewery, stating that Kellogg’s couldn’t bespeak reputation of its ‘Froot Loops’ brand in […]

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Chinese Trademark Law amended for the fourth time

On April 23, 2019, a new amendment of the Chinese Trademark Law was passed at the 10th Session of the Standing Committee of the 13th National People’s Congress by adopting two new sets of regulations. The Trademark Law in China has been amended three times in 1993, 2001 and 2003 respectively, and this fourth amended […]

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Intellectual Property Rights in India

With the rapid globalization of the Indian economy, “Intellectual Capital” has become one of the significant drivers in the current international trade. Intellectual Property Rights are the legitimate rights given to people over the innovations of their minds. Recently, these rights have attained protection and recognition. The National Intellectual Property rights policy in India was […]

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Pepsico concedes defeat against Indian farmers

Pepsico lays down arms against the nine Indian farmers they had accused of Intellectual Property Rights infringement of illegally growing its registered potatoes. The officials of Pesico initially wanted to seek damages of Rs 1.05 crore from each one of the farmers. Over 190 activists supported the Indian farmers and solicited the union government to […]

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Cadbury’s purple trademark loses two battles

Cadbury, the confectionary giant, has used the purple packaging for its “Dairy Milk” chocolate since 1995. In spite of Cadbury’s official rights in the iconic purple hue Registered Trademark for the shade Pantone 2685C, there has been a long hauling “chocolate battle” with their top rival Nestle over its purple trademark rights. Nestle opposed the trademark, asserting […]

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Bega Cheese wins peanut butter labeling dispute against Kraft

Australian food brand Bega Cheese finally ends a long-term legal battle with American food giant Kraft by owning the exclusive rights to the widely known yellow-labeled peanut butter jar. Kraft went to the federal court claiming, it owned the absolute rights to the “jar with a yellow lid or a yellow label with blue or […]

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Priority Watch List Strikes Again

The Special 301 report prepared yearly by the United States Trade Representative (USTR) includes the Priority watch list countries identified as having several serious Intellectual Property Rights inadequacies that need an increased USTR surveillance. India once again becomes a victim of this outrageous list for the 27th year in a row due to its insufficient measurable improvements on […]

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