Monday, June 19, 2017

114-year-old Taj Palace becomes first Indian building to get trademark; The Times of India, June 19, 2017

Reeba Zachariah & Vipashana V K, The Times of India; 114-year-old Taj Palace becomes first Indian building to get trademark

"MUMBAI: The iconic Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai has just got itself trademarked. This makes the 114-year-old building the first in the country to get such a registration. The hotel, which has been a defining structure of Mumbai's skyline, has joined the elite and small club of trademarked properties in the world which includes the Empire State Building in New York, the Eiffel Tower in Paris and Sydney Opera House.

Usually, logos, brand names, combination of colours, numerals and even sounds are trademarked but the registration of an architectural design has never been attempted since the Trademark Act came into force in 1999."

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