Panasonic restrained from copying registered design of Havells’ Ceiling Fan

Havells India Limited (Havells) has approached the Delhi High Court alleging registered design infringement and passing off of their ceiling fan design and trade dress by Panasonic Life Solution India Pvt Ltd (Panasonic). Havells seeks to restrain Panasonic from using the designs and trade dress/get up for their Venice Prime ceiling fans which allegedly are…


‘Safe harbour’ to Flipkart both for Civil and Criminal liability

Flipkart Internet Private Limited (Flipkart), the well-known e-commerce entity has filed this writ petition before the Delhi High Court to quash the First Information Report (FIR) registered against it under Sections 63 of the Copyright Act, 1957 and Sections 103/104 of the Trademarks Act, 1999, and all proceedings thereto. The criminal proceedings were initiated on…


Delhi High Court frowns upon use of ‘Hillxxx’ for Energy Drinks

The crux of the dispute between the parties is the brand name and packaging of the energy drink manufactured and marketed by Hell Energy Magyarorszag Kft (hereinafter Hell Energy) under the brand name HELL with distinctive packaging, depicted below. The Defendant, Shri Brahm Shakti Prince Beverages Pvt. (hereinafter Prince Beverages) has allegedly copied the brand name…