Case Studies

CASE ANALYSIS DOMINOS IP HOLDER LLC & ANR v. MS DOMINICK PIZZA & ANR.

Equivalent citations: CS (COMM) 587/2022Bench: JUSTICE PRATHIBA M. SINGHDate of Order: 29.08.2022Petitioner: DOMINOS IP HOLDER LLC & ANR.Respondent: MS DOMINICK PIZZA & ANR. BRIEF FACTS-The facts of the case state that Dominos IP Holder LLC, popularly known as Dominos (‘plaintiff’) was striving for protection of the mark ‘Domino’s Pizza’, and [...]

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BATTLE AGAINST BAD FAITH TRADEMARK APPLICATIONS

China’s Supreme People’s Court (“SPC”) in this judgment, finally recognized the Spanish high-fashion shoe designer’s name right in the MANOLO BLAHNIK mark. This judgment ends the decades-long trademark dispute by invalidating the squatted mark, which had prevented Mr. Blahnik from using his personal name as the trademark for his famous [...]

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A ‘GEM’ OF A MARK: An analysis of Mondelez India foods Pvt Ltd. V. Neeraj food products

A trademark can be differentiated and made for anything specific in the product. Sometimes, there are similarities in the sound or the phonetic pronunciation of the name of the product or the company. And sometimes the colour and the colour scheme of the packaging plays an important role in the [...]

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Theos Food Pvt Ltd & Ors vs Theobroma Foods Pvt Ltd

Equivalent citations:  CS(COMM) 429/2021 & I.A. 11653/2021, 15732/2021Bench:  JUSTICE PRATHIBA M. SINGHDate of Judgment:  29th July, 2022 Petitioner: THEOS FOOD PVT. LTD. & ORS.Respondent:  THEOBROMA FOODS PVT. LTD. BRIEF FACTS- The case started off as Theos aiming to restrict Theobroma that was using the mark 'THEOS' as a prefix to the names [...]

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