The Intellectual Property Appellate Board of Canada has recently given a trademark status to India’s native dairy giant Amul.
It has been for the first time that this case taken by Amul was filed against violation for any company under the foreign base. This case won for the trademark violation under the Federal court of Canada. This Cooperative brand will be the company’s largest to get a compensation of 32,733 Candian Dollars.
The GCMMF company was exporting milk products to the USA for the last 22 years. And it also started exporting Amul kool, Amul Ice-cream, and Dairy products to Canada in the last two years.
Amul has been ranked globally eighth largest milk processor handling 10.3 million metric tonnes annually with a turnover of around Rs. 40,000 crore which makes 9 billion Canadian dollars.
Amul Canada has also kept an icon for see jobs and follow on its LinkedIn page while the four defendants were listed as employees of Amul Canada.
The Federal court held that defendants who tackled the copyright of Amul and also issued the order permanently for referring the trademark and the copyright ‘AMUL’ AMUL: The Taste Of India.
In the year 2020, Amul learned that the group has occupied the trademark AMUL and its copyright and logon used as Fake on social media platforms and on LinkedIn pages.