202009.15
20

Adoption of similar packaging for SELECT FLAKE cigarette boomerang on Godfrey

The two dominant players in cigarette category ITC Limited, (ITC) and Godfrey Philips (India) Limited (Godfrey) are pitted against each other over the use of mark FLAKE, and its packaging. ITC took Godfrey to Bombay High Court seeking injunctive relief for infringement of copyright, trademark and passing off in relation to use of similar trademark,…

202009.06
20

WHO OWNS MY PHOTO! – A look at the copyright in photographs

“In photography, there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.”– Alfred Stieglitz It is a typical lockdown day. I take a photo of beautiful rain drops falling on my patio, and I enjoy it sipping a cup of tea. A picturesque moment! I click a photo, upload it on Instagram…

202009.03
18

Education is not a product of consumption- test of confusion has to be different

The matter pertains to use of the mark/name CHIREC for educational institute (Higher Secondary and High School), one in Hyderabad and the other in a remote district (Madhugiri Taluk) in the state of Karnataka. CHIREC is allegedly a coined word derived from ‘Children’s Recreation Centre’. Both parties assert rights over the mark/name CHIREC. The post…