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Thomson Reuters wins India trade mark - seven years after asking

Thomson Reuters has been formally granted the right to use the name Thomson Reuters as a trade mark in India six years after the merger that formed the company and nearly seven years after filing its application.

There was no indication the move by the Mumbai-based Office of The Trade Marks Registry makes any difference to the company’s operations.

The decision covers a range of information, advertising, IT and financial market activities. The trade mark was formally granted to Thomson Reuters Global Resources of Baar, Switzerland.

Thomson Reuters business includes products designed to help clients protect their trade marks and also search on trade mark availability.

India’s trade mark bureaucracy works slowly. Confectionery maker Cadbury India last year lost an eight-year battle to register the word “Eclairs”. ■

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