Trademark Class 38 is for registering a trademark for television, telecommunication and related services. It includes telecommunication services. Class 38 mainly includes services that allows at least one person to communicate with another by sensory means. Such services include those that: (1) allows one person to talk to another, (2). Transmission of messages from one person to another, and (3) place a person in visual or oral communication with another (like radio and television).In particular, class 38 includes services which consists essentially of the diffusion of television or radio programs.
|Class 38 Group||Class 38 Good|
|Telecommunication services||communications by telegrams, information about telecommunication, message sending, news agencies/wire service, satellite transmission, telecommunications routing and junction services, telegraph services, telex services, transmission of telegrams.|
|Broadcasting services||cable television broadcasting, providing telecommunication channels for teleshopping services, radio broadcasting, television broadcasting, wireless broadcasting.|
|Telephone and mobile telephone services||cellular telephone communication, communications by telephone, facsimile transmission, paging services [radio, telephone or other means of electronic communication], teleconferencing services, telephone services, voice mail services.|
|Computer communication and Internet access||communications by computer terminals, communications by fiber [fiber] optic networks, computer aided transmission of messages and images, electronic mail, electronic bulletin board services [telecommunications services], providing telecommunications connections to a global computer network, providing internet chatrooms, providing user access to global computer networks, providing online forums, rental of access time to global computer networks, transmission of greeting cards online, transmission of digital files, videoconferencing services.|
|Access to content, websites and portals||providing access to databases.|
|Provision and rental of telecommunications facilities and equipment||rental of message sending apparatus, rental of facsimile apparatus, rental of modems, rental of telecommunication equipment, rental of telephones.|
Related (Coordinated) Classes: Business Services, Class 36 - Insurance and Finance Services, Class 37 - Construction and Repair Services, Class 39 - Shipping and Travel Services, Class 40 - Material Treatment Services, Class 41 - Education and Entertainment Services, Class 42 - Science and Technology Services, Class 43 - Food Services, Class 44 - Medical and Vet Services, Class 45 - Legal and Security Services.
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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