Amul wins their first Trademark case in Canada, IPR expert Ankur Raheja sheds light

Amul is globally ranked as eighth largest milk processor with 10.3 million metric tonnes with annual turn over of INR 40,000 crores.

On July 11, Amul won in the Federal court in Canada for its first violation case on the trademark and copyright with the Intellectual Property Appellate Board and owned in Canada a trademark status to India’s native dairy giant Amul.

This Cooperative brand will be the company’s largest to get a compensation of CA$32,733. Amul, now, has been ranked globally as the 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.


Ankur Raheja, an IPR and Domain Lawyer with 15 years of experience, appreciated the efforts put by Amul in Canada.

Talking about the case, Raheja said, “AMUL already have Trademark registered in Canada since May 2014 as a wordmark, showing use date as June 30, 2010 and otherwise AMUL India is actively engaged in business activities in both US and Canada. Therefore, given the facts that few individuals were indulging in passing off as AMUL by making unauthorized use of their logo and tagline on their website & social media accounts (link, the action was warranted.”

Have a look at legal registration in US:

Registration in Canada:

Above provided registrations are one of the first TMs in respective countries.

The Federal court held in the 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.