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Financial Times loses Indian trade mark in “unprecedented” case

Peter Leung, Hong Kong

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 to...

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