Well Known Trademarks
The Trademarks Act, 1999, defines well-known trademark as, "a mark which has become so to the substantial segment of the public which uses such goods or receives such services that the use of such mark in relation to other goods or services would be likely to be taken as indicating a connection in the course of trade or rendering of services between those goods or services and a person using the mark in relation to the first mentioned goods or services

List of Well Known Trademarks (Updated)

S No.

Trademark

Proprietor

Determining Authority

Refrence of the

case wherein

Observation

1

7 O'CLOCK for

shaving razors

Gillette U.K. Ltd., England

Bombay High Court

1998 PTC 288

DB

 

2

AIWA

Sony Corpn., Japan

TMR, Chennai

Decision dated

26-09-2007

 

3

BAJAJ

Bajaj Electrical Limited

High Court, Bombay

AIR 1988 BOM-

167

 

4

BATA & BATA

FOAM for footwear

Bata India Ltd.

Allahabad High Court

AIR 1985 ALLAHABAD

242

 

5

BENZ

Daimler Benz

High Court Delhi

1994 PTC 287

 

6

BISLERI

Acqua Minerals Ltd.,

High Court of Delhi

2001 PTC 619

 

7

CARREFOUR

Carrefour Society Anonyme, organized under the laws of

France

High Court of Madras

2007 (35) PTC

225

 

8

CARTIER for wide variety of goods including jewellery,watches, perfumes etc.

Cartier International, B.V, Netherlands

High Court, Delhi.

2003(26) PTC

160(Del)

 

9

CATERPILLAR

Caterpillar Inc., USA

Madras High Court (DB)

1998IPLR 326

 

10

CHARLIE

Revlon Inc.

High Court of Delhi

1997 PTC 394

 

11

DR.REDDY In respect of pharmaceutical products.

Dr.Reddy Laboratories

High Court, Delhi.

2004 (29) PTC

435

 

12

DUNHILL

Alfred Dunhill Limited,

U.K.

High Court of Delhi.

1999 PTC 294

 

13

ENFIELD BULLET

Enfield India Ltd.

IPAB

2006(32) PTC

397

 

14

EVIAN Mineral Water

Society Anonyme Des Eavx

Minerals 'D' Evian

Delhi High Court

1993 PTC 103

 

15

FEDDERS For air

conditioners

Fedders North America

High Court, Delhi

2006(32) PTC

573

 

16

Whirlpool

Whirlpool Corporation,USA

High Court, Delhi

1996 PTC 476

 

17

GLAXO

Glaxo India Ltd.

High Court, Delhi

2002 (25) PTC

105

 

18

HAYWARDS 5000

For alcoholic

Shaw Wallace & Co. Ltd.

High Court, Delhi

2003 (27) PTC

63

 

19

HOLIDAY INN

Holiday Inn Inc.

High Court, Delhi.

2002(25) PTC

308 (DB)

 

20

HONDA

Honda Motor Co. Ltd.

WIPO Arbritation & Mediation Centre

2004(28) PTC

332

 

21

HONDA For motor cycles, motor cars etc.

Honda Motors Company Ltd.

High Court, Delhi.

2003 (26) PTC1

 

22

HORLICKS For food products, malted biscuits, toffees.See also similar case

Horlicks Limited.

High Court, Delhi

2003(26) PTC

241(Del)

2002(25) PTC

504 2003 (26)

PTC 241

 

 

23

Hamdard

Hamdard National Foundation (Hamdard

Davakhana)

High Court of Delhi

2008 (38) PTC

109

 

24

INTIMATE

Revlon Inc.

High Court of Delhi

1997 PTC 394

 

25

Infosys

Infosys Technologies Ltd.

High Court of Delhi

2007 (34) PTC

178

 

26

Intel

Intel Corporation

High Court of Delhi

2007 (34) PTC

 

27

KANGARO

Kangaroo Industries

District Court of Central

Jakarta

2004 (29) PTC

175

 

28

KIT KAT

Societe Des Produits Nestle,S.A.,1800 Vevey,Canton of Vaud,Switzerland.

IPAB

Judgement in TA/1/2007/TM/ DEL/(C.M.(M)) No. 148 of 2002)

dt. 11/12/2009

 

29

LETTER*T IN A

CIRCLE House mark

Tata Engineering & Locomotive Co. Ltd.

IPAB

2006 (32) PTC

296

 

30

Logo *M' in the distinctive style and design of the famous

golden arches

McDonald's Corporation, U.S.A.

High Court of Karnataka.

1999 PTC 9

 

31

MAHINDRA; MAHINDRA & MAHINDRA; M & M

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.

Supreme Court

2002 (24) PTC

121; CS (OS)

921/2013; Suit No. 2061 of 2012

 

32

MARS for chocolates, confectionery etc.

Mars Incorporate,USA

High Court, Delhi

2003(26) PTC

241(Del)

2002(25) PTC

504 2003 (26)

PTC 241

 

33

NIRMA See also

Sl.No.32

Shantaben 1 Karasanbhai

Patel and Others

High Court of Delhi

2001 PTC 427

 

34

NIRMA for washing & cleaning preparations

S.K.Patel

IPAB

2004(29) PTC

634

 

35

NIVEA

Beiersdorf A.G.

High Court Delhi

2009 (39)PTC 38

 

36

ODONIL & ODOMOS

For mosquito repellants

Balsara Hygiene Products.

High Court, Madras (DB)

2004(29) PTC

226

 

37

OMEGA

Omega

S.A.,Bienne,Switzerland

High Court, Madras

2003 27 PTC 327

 

38

PANADOL &

PANADOL EXTRA

SmithKline Beecham Pic.

High Court of Delhi

2001 PTC 321

 

39

PEPSI

Pepsi Inc.

RTM, Kolkata

2006(32) PTC

225

 

40

PHILIPS

Philips NV Netherlands

Punjab & Haryana High

Court

AIR 1983

P&H418

 

41

PIZZA HUT Logo in respect business relating to restaurants

Pizza Hut International LLC, USA

High Court, Bombay

2003(26) PTC

208(Bom)

 

42

PLAYBOY for

magazine and several other goods

Playboy Enterprises Inc.,

High Court of Delhi

2001 PTC 328

 

43

RED BULL

Red Bull GmbH

WIPO

2003(27) PTC

164

 

 

44

REVLON

Revlon Inc.

High Court of Delhi

1997 PTC 394

 

45

TACO BELL for

Restaurant business

Taco Bell Corporation,USA

High Court, Bombay

2000 PTC (20)

554

 

46

TATA SEE also TATA CASE

Tata Chemicals Limited

High Court, Delhi WIPO

2003 (27) PTC

422 2004 (29)

PTC 522 (Delhi)

2001(21) PTC

129 2009 (40)

PTC 54

 

47

TELCO

Tata Engineering and

Locomotive Co. Ltd.,

TMR Chennai

2001 PTC 562

 

48

TOSHIBA

Toshiba Corporation,Japan.

TMR, Ahmedabad

2005 (30) PTC

188

 

49

USHA For sewing

machines, electric fans etc.

Not given

IPAB

2004(29) PTC

647

 

50

VICKS VAPO RUB

Richardson Vicks Inc.

High Court, Delhi

1990 PTC 16

 

51

VOLVO for

automobiles

Aktiebolaget Volvo

High Court (DB) Bombay

1998 PTC (18)

47

 

52

KIRLOSKAR

Kirloskar Proprietory

Limited

High Court, Bombay

AIR 1996 BOM-

149

 

53

WOOLWORTH In

respect of clothing etc

F.W.Woolwor th Company

IPAB

2004 (29) PTC

477

 

54

Yahoo

Yahoo, Inc.

High Court of Delhi

1999 PTC 201

 

55

Polo (label with device of polo player)

POLO/LAUREN COMPANY IP (USA)

High Court of Delhi

Decision dated 19.12.2011 in CS(OS)

1763/2005

 

56

GE Monogram

General Electric Company (USA)

High Court of Delhi

Decision dated 21.12.2011 in CS(OS)

1284/2006

 

57

KALPATARU

Kalpataru Properties Private Limited, Santacruz Mumbai

Bombay High Court

Suit No 2976 of 2010 decided on

29th July 2011

 

58

Castrol

Castrol Limited

Delhi High Court

Judgement in Suit No. CS(OS) 1369/2006

Decision dated 18/08/2011

 

59

Lupin

Lupin Limited

Bombay High Court

Judgement in Suit (L) No. 3137/2011

Decision dated 05/12/2011

 

60

Canon

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha,

Japan

IPAB

Order in

OA/43/2005

 

61

Microsoft

Microsoft Corp.

Delhi High Court

Judgement in Suit No. CS(OS) 2163/2010 order dated 03/02/2014

 

 

62

Nestle

Societe des produits Nestle S.A.

Delhi High Court

Judgement in Suit No. CS(OS) 551/2010 dated 08/03/2013

 

63

BBC

British Broadcasting

Corporation

High Court, Delhi

CS (OS)

1171/2007

 

64

Dupont

E. I. du Pont de Nemours

and Company

High Court, Delhi

CS (OS)

2998/2012

 

65

Candid

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals

Ltd.

High Court, Mumbai

Suit No.

182/2013

 

66

AMUL

Kaira District Co-Operative Milk Producers Union Lld.

IPAB

OA/56/2011/TM/ KOL

 

67

Rajnigandha

Dharmpal Satyapal Ltd.

High Court, Delhi

CS (OS)

381/2012

 

68

Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton Malletier

High Court, Delhi

CS (OS)

270/2014 and CS (OS) 90/2006

 

69

GOOGLE

Google Inc.

High Court, Delhi

CS(OS) 317/2011 ; CS(OS)

2907/2011

 

70

HAVELLS

Havells India Limited

High Court of Delhi

CS(OS)

3770/2014

 

71

BLOOMBERG

Bloomberg Finance, LP

High Court of Delhi

CS(OS) No.

2963/2012

 

72

JOHN DEERE

M/s Deere & Co. Ltd.

High Court of Delhi,

CS (OS)

3760/2014

 

73

RAYMOND

M/s Raymond Ltd.

IPAB

OA/16- 17/2010/TM/CH

 

74

FERRERO ROCHER

M/s Ferrero Spa

High Court of Delhi

CS (OS)

404/2012

 

75

FORD

M/s Ford Motors Co.

High Court of Delhi

CS (OS)

1710/2015

 

76

TOYOTA

M/s Toyota Motors

Corporation

High Court of Delhi

CS (OS) No.

62/2007

 

77

TIMBERLAND

M/s TBL Licensing LLC,

High Court of Delhi

CS (OS) No.

2158/2007

 

78

SONY

M/s Sony Corporation

IPAB

OA/49/2007/TM/

KOL

 

79

ULTRATECH

M/s UltraTech Cement

Limited,

High Court of Bombay

Suit No. of

2288/1986

 

80

VOGUE

M/s Advance Magazine Publishers INC

Court of XVIII Addl. City Civil Judge, Bangaluru

Suit No. 3079/2003

 

81

VIRGIN

Virgin Enterprises Ltd

High Court of Delhi

Order No.73/2005

(IPAB)

 

82

SIEMENS

Ms. Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

High Court of Delhi

CS (OS) No. 3785/2014

The Hon’ble Court has determined the subject mark as a well-Known

TM

 

83

LAVASA

Lavasa Corporation Ltd.

High Court of Mumbai

Suit No. 562 of 2013

The Hon’ble court in its order dated 19/07/2013 has observed that subject mark is a well-Known Trademark

84

MOTHER DAIRY

Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable Pvt. Ltd.

High Court of Delhi

CS (OS) 2399/2010

High Court of Delhi, observed “MOTHER DAIRY (Blue Logo)” is a

well known TM

85

MONGINIS for cakes, pastries and other bakery products

Monginis Foods Private Limited at B-60, Off Link Road, Andheri West, Mumbai 400053.

Registrar of Trade Marks

N/A

The Registrar observed that the Mark is well- known in reference to cakes, pastries and other

86

MARUTI For

Industrial Oil, Automobile, Business administration and retail outlet, Research & Development.

Maruti Suzuki India Limited, At Plot No. 1, Nelson Mandela road, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi- 110070

Registrar of Trade Marks

N/A

The Registrar observed that the Mark is well- known in reference Automobile, Business administration and retail outlet, Research &

Development

87

GODREJ

Godrej & boyce MFG. Co. Ltd., at Firojshanagar, Vikhroli, Mumbai-400079

Registrar of Trade Marks

N/A

The Registrar observed that the Mark is well- known trademark in view of its wide presence in the market

88

BIOCON For

Pharmaceutical preparation, Business administration & retail outlet and Research & Development.

Biocon Limited 20th K.M. Hosur Road, Electronic City, Bangalore-560100

Registrar of Trade Marks

N/A

The Registrar observed that the Mark is well- known in reference Pharmaceutical preparation, Business

administration & retail

89

BrahMos

BrahMos Aerospace Private Limited at 16 Cariappa Marg, Kirby Place Delhi Cantt. - 110010

High Court, Delhi

(CS (OS) No. 2655/2013

Hon’ble Justice in the matter observed that “I have no hesitation to come to the conclusion that the trademark Brahmos is a well-Known

90

TCS For Software development and allied serviced

TATA SONS LIMITED,

Bombay House, 24 Homi Mody Street, Mumbai- 400001

Registrar of Trade Marks

N/A

The Registrar observed that the Mark is well- known in reference Software development and allied serviced.

90

TCS For Software development and allied serviced

TATA SONS LIMITED,

Bombay House, 24 Homi Mody Street, Mumbai- 400001

Registrar of Trade Marks

N/A

The Registrar observed that

the Mark is well-known in reference Software development and allied

serviced.

91

LuLufor Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Hospitality,

Retail services / Malls, Financial Services and Fashion Stores

LuLu International Shopping Mall Private Limited, 34-1000, NH: 47,

Edapally, Kochi, Kerala - 682024

Registrar of Trade Marks

N/A

The Registrar observed that the Mark is well- known in reference to Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Hospitality, Retail services / Malls, Financial

92

INDIA GATE For

Food grains and allied Products.

KRBL Limited, 5190, Lahory Gate, Delhi. 110006

Registrar of Trade Marks

N/A

The Registrar observed that the Mark is well- known in reference to Food grains and allied

Products

 

Serial No.

Trademark

Proprietor

Determining Authority

Report

Observation

93.

ZEE

With  reference to Services i.e. Media, Entertainment, Packaging, Infrastructure, Education, Processing  of Precious Metals,

Finance, Technology, Health care and Allied Services.

ZEE

Entertainment Enterprises Limited,

B-10,                    Essel House, Lawrence Industrial Area, New             Delhi, 110035.

Registrar of Trade Marks

N/A

The Registrar observed that the Mark is well-known with reference to Services i.e.

Media, Entertainment, Packaging, Infrastructure, Education, Processing of Precious Metals, Finance, Technology, Health care and Allied Services.

94.

GARNIER

Relating         to

‘toiletry        and cosmetic products.

L'OREAL S.A.

At     14,    Rue

Royale                Paris 75008 France.

Registrar of Trade Marks

N/A

The Registrar observed that the Mark is well-known with reference to ‘toiletry and cosmetic products’.

95

7 ELEVEN

Relating to ‘retail chain,       allied

products      and services.

7-ELEVEN, INC.

At           3200

Hackberry Road, Irving, Texas 75063, USA

Registrar of Trade Marks

N/A

The Registrar observed that the Mark is well-known with reference to ‘retail chain, allied products and services’.

96

ORAL-B

Relating to oral care products.

Procter & Gamble Business Services,

At 1959 Upper Water              Street,

Suite                800,

Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 2X2, Canada.

Registrar of Trade Marks

N/A

The Registrar observed that the Mark is well-known with reference to oral care products.

97

KESARI

In respect of travel           and tourism Services.

Kesari Trust,

At   B/5,      Silver Queen           CHS, Soonawala Agiary      Marg, Mahim, Mumbai- 400                     016,

Maharashtra, India

Registrar of Trade Marks

N/A

The Registrar observed that the Mark is well-known with reference to travel and tourism Services.