Financial Times loses Indian trade mark in “unprecedented” case
India’s Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) has cancelled the Financial Times trade marks registered by both the British newspaper (FTUK) and Indian company Times Publishing House Limited (TPH) in a dispute between the two companies
Wide ranging battle The IPAB’s ruling is part
of a 19-year dispute between the two companies over the mark.
FTUK applied to register the mark in March 1987 and received
the registration in February 1994. In December 1993, TPH filed
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