Featuring: Aishwarya Pande
A ‘Legal Issues Seminar – General IP’ (LIS-GIP) was conducted by Aishwarya Pande, Associate, on “Does Proof of Conceptual Similarity of Marks by Itself form a Sufficient Ground for Infringement?”. The seminar delved into the aspect of conceptual similarity of trademarks as a nuance of deceptive similarity and as a ground to prove likelihood of confusion. The session saw an interactive discussion on conceptual similarity of trademarks in light of several judicial decisions, as well as how the courts have refined their analysis beyond visual, phonetic and structural similarities. The session concluded with an interesting discussion on situations where conceptual similarity could be taken as a primary ground for infringement.
The presentation can be accessed here.
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