Consumer Perception & Protection of Well-Known Trademarks: A Comparative Study

  • Nieharika Sharma and Ms. Archana Aggarwal
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  • Nieharika Sharma

    Student at Amity Law School, Noida, India

  • Ms. Archana Aggarwal

    Assistant Professor at Amity Law School, Noida, India

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Consider that you are visiting overseas and looking for a coffee cafe. You come upon a Starbucks coffee shop and have a cup of coffee and lunch there. You later discover that you grew ill as a result of the coffee or food you consumed at the coffee shop. Normally, you may contact the main headquarters of the brand to protest and seek compensation. In this situation, however, you learn that Starbucks does not have any coffee shops in the nation you are visiting, and a local trademark thief has taken advantage of your familiarity with the brand, spoilt your vacation, and jeopardised your health. How could this have occurred? The above instance highlights how important trademarks are. A trademark identifies a product or service, ensuring its quality and origin, and protects the company’s crucial investments. Consumers have the right to be free of deceit and uncertainty in the marketplace. This research tells us how important it is for businesses to safeguard their well- reputed marks or risk becoming victims of trademark infringement or misappropriation. The comparative study aims to identify similarities, differences, strengths, and weaknesses in the approaches taken by various countries in recognizing, defining, and protecting well-known trademarks.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 2, Page 2943 - 2984


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