Safeguarding Your Trademark: A Success Story
An FMCG giant recently averted a major mishap through some timely intervention from IndiaTrademarkwatch.com, thereby ensuring continued protection of their global Trademark.
The said FMCG client had missed renewing their global Trademark after the primary tenure of 10 years for which a Trademark is registered. It was business as usual for them till such time that there was a watch report from IndiatrademarkWatch.com which stated the registration of the same trademark by another firm in a foreign country (China).
Our alert team of Trademark Watch Experts had flagged this anomaly promptly using state-of-the-art tools to continuously monitor our Client’s Trademarks. The client oblivious of this fact till date had remained unaffected as they could not see any potential risk. Once the Client received our watch report (since they had subscribed to our Global Trademark Watch service), they contacted our team for an urgent and immediate resolution to this potential infringement.
Our team swung into action and advised the Client the necessary steps to be taken, viz.
1. File for a renewal immediately and complete the formalities. The Trademark Registration Authority proffers a grace period of 6 months after date of expiry of the trademark to salvage it.
2. Immediately file an opposition to this TM Registration.
3. Document voluminous evidence to showcase and claim ownership for this mark over the years
(historical evidence e.g. media, newspaper adverts, seminars etc. which used this trademark).
4. Continue the Trademark Watch service, and extend it to all other unprotected inhouse trademarks.
Our Client was thus able to initiate immediate proceedings to retrieve their claim and ownership over the Trademark, but at a cost! Apart from the obvious monetary costs, there were several intangible costs associated with this entire exercise.
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Our team of Trademark Watch experts is dedicated to protecting your Trademarks. They work round the clock to ensure your registered Trademark’s safety. Our proprietary watch service delivers automated watch reports, and additionally, our user-friendly portal provides a repository of all the historical watch notices generated.
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