Delhi High Court allows Vistara Airlines to use ‘Fly Higher’

The words’ Fly Higher’ by Vistara Airlines, a JV company formed by Singapore Airlines and Tata Sons Private Limited trading as Tata Sia Airlines Ltd (Tata), is objected to by Frankfinn Aviation Services Private Limited (Frankfinn). Frankfinn alleges trademark infringement, passing off, unfair competition, etc,. and seeks to restrain Tata from using the words ‘Fly…


Cost of INR 1 million (approx. US $ 12,300) imposed on Sun Pharmaceuticals for the concealment of material facts

The Delhi High Court imposed exemplary costs in a suit for trademark infringement filed by Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd https://sunpharma.com/  (the largest pharmaceutical company in India) against DWD Pharmaceuticals Ltd http://www.dwdindia.com/ (DWD). Sun alleged that DWD had copied their brand ‘FORZEST’ by adopting the mark’ FOLZEST.’ An ex parte ad-interim injunction was passed in favour of Sun…


Phonetic and Ocular Similarity is a conclusive test for infringement

HYVISC and ZYVISC mark used for ophthalmic preparations is the subject of the instant dispute between two entities in the pharmaceutical industry before the Chennai High Court. Unimed Technologies Limited and Ors (Unimed) filed the suit against Cadila Healthcare Limited and Ors (Cadila) alleging trademark infringement, passing off, rendition of accounts, etc., claiming rights over…


Collaborating with Influencers for Brand Promotion

Businesses have worked with celebrities since the early days of advertising. Many advertising campaigns and brands have been inescapably linked with celebrities such as Michael Jackson for Pepsi or Michael Jordan for Nike. In today’s digital world, we have seen the rise of a new type of brand ambassador known as ‘Influencer’. These are everyday…


Delhi High Court holds ‘Century’ is not descriptive of Kitchenware  

The Division Bench (Two Judge Bench) of the Delhi High Court recently held that Common dictionary words may also acquire secondary meaning and serve as a source identifier. The Division Bench made the ruling in an Appeal filed against the order of the Single Judge where parties were at loggerheads over the use of the word…