The efficient trademark watch service of Vakilsearch would keep you posted about attempts made, if any, to register a trademark that resembles your own trademark visually or phonetically. The earlier you can identify such a potential misuse, the easier it is for you to act against such infringements and to enforce your trademark rights. Your registered trademark is no less than a critical business asset for you and the efficient team of Vakilsearch would ensure that you have complete control over this asset. They would keep you informed of any similar brand names across the web or new applications at the trademark office, both in India and globally.
18 September 2020: As per the Ministry of Commerce and Industry's database, the Tata Motors has trademarked the name ‘Timero'. So, it is likely that 'Tata Timero' could be the official name of the company's upcoming micro SUV, due for launch towards the end of 2020. The company filed for the trademark registration last year.
27 August 2020: The Supreme Court has refused to restrain Patanjali Ayurved from using the trademark “Coronil”. Patanjali released its immunity-boosting products under this name during the Covid-19 pandemic. A High Court restrained Patanjali from using the trademark in an infringement suit filed by Arudra Engineers. Arudra claimed that they had been using the trademark ‘Coronil’ since 1993 for their industrial cleaning and chemical products.
17 August 2020: The Bombay High Court has granted an interim order restraining Emami Ltd. from using the mark “Glow & Handsome”. Emami earlier objected to the use of the “Glow & handsome” trademark by Hindustan Unilever. In its order, the Court observed that Hindustan Unilever Limited was the prior adopter and user of the mark as it had already launched its goods in the market.
24 June 2020: Hyundai Motor India Ltd has recently trademarked the name ‘Alcazar’ with the Ministry of Commerce & Industry. This trademark has been registered under class 12 of trademark classifications in India. Class 12 stands for apparatus for locomotion by land, water, and air. The goods and service classification for the trademark mentions it as an automobile of the SUV category. Therefore, it is expected to be the name for its upcoming 7-seater SUV in India.
20 June 2020: The Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) has recently filed for registering the name ‘Glow & Lovely’ with the Controller General of Patent Design and Trademark. According to the IP India Portal, the company's application has been sent for “Vienna Codification”. This is as per the trademark search procedure specified by the Vienna Agreement, to check for the distinctiveness of any trademark. Earlier, the FMCG major decided to drop the word 'Fair' from its popular fairness cream 'Fair & Lovely'.
3 June 2020: The Delhi High Court has passed a decree of permanent injunction restraining Mohit Petrochemicals from using the trademark ‘DEVTOL’ or any similar marks for their products. The Court has also imposed a fine on the company for trademark infringement. Reckitt Benckiser, the owner of the renowned antiseptic brand Dettol, filed an objection suit earlier against Mohit Petrochemicals for selling hand sanitizers using the deceptively similar mark “DEVTOL’.
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