In an unprecedented feat, Anand and Anand secured well-known status for 11 marks belonging to various leading Indian and international companies – on the same day. These marks that have been entered in the register of well-known marks maintained by the Trade Marks Registry and includes marks ‘Abbott’ of US based pharma giant Abbott Laboratories, ‘Nykaa’ of the e-commerce platform, ‘Jockey’ of comfort apparel manufacturer Jockey International. Also on the list are marks belonging to various companies of Tata Group such as the Tata Logo, ‘Vivanta’ of the Indian Hotels Company, ‘Titan’ of Titan Company Limited and ‘Tanishq’, Tata-owned jewellery brand.

Japanese multinational Bridgestone Corporation had its mark ‘Bridgestone’ declared well-known. Another reputed Indian brand is ‘Fortune’ belonging to Adani Wilmar Limited which got included in the list.

Welcoming the development, Anand and Anand’s senior partner and head of Trademarks, contractual and commercial IP, Safir Anand, said, “A well-known trademark is a recognition between fame, legal ability to enforce, exclusivity and a tool that enables the management to exploit potential areas knowing the high level of association of the trademark and in the process has a cascading effect in enhancing the status. It is prestigious for a company to have a well-known trademark declaration as the process goes through a stringent scrutiny of evidence on the Trademarks Register.”