202209.19
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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…

202209.15
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‘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…

202209.02
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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…

202208.30
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IP Session for Haryana Police Academy, Karnal

Our Partner, Abhishek Nangia, addressed police officials on August 29, 2022 at Haryana Police Academy, Karnal on Introduction, scope of Trademarks Act and role of police. The session was very well received and the police officials raised numerous interesting questions.   .

202208.26
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Copyright Session for Police Academy in Phillaur

Our Partner, Abhishek Nangia, addressed police officials comprising of Deputy Superintendent, Inspector and Sub-Inspector on August 25, 2022 at Punjab Police Academy, Phillaur on Overview of Copyright Act, Copyright infringement, fair use provisions, penalties under Copyright Act and role of police. The interactive session witnessed active participation from police officials, intense discussion on issues faced…

202208.23
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Unreal Session on Counterfeiting reaches Kunskapsskolan School

Shabnam Khan, Associate Partner and Padmini Paonam, Associate of our firm conducted a lively session on Brands and Counterfeiting on August 22, 2022. The session was conducted for over 185 enthusiastic students of Kunskapsskolan School, in Gurgaon. The session was very well received, and the students posed several interesting questions to the presenters. A number…

202208.10
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The Stringent Deadlines of the Patent System

The Indian patent system works on several deadlines throughout the patent prosecution cycle. While some of the deadlines are extendible, there is no flexibility in others, and as a result, missing them can result in the abandonment of the patent application. Thus, compliance with the statutory deadlines is critical to safeguard exclusive rights over the…

202208.09
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Delhi High Court Confirms Internet Downloaded Evidence is Admissible

In its recent judgment ‘Excitel Pvt. Ltd. vs. The Registrar of Trade Marks’, the Delhi High Court has addressed the admissibility of internet extracts as evidence in trademark proceedings before the Trademarks Office. The Court observed that rejecting internet or website extracts as evidence of use of a mark in trademark proceedings on the ground…

202208.02
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Delhi High Court allows the sale of allegedly infringing goods to balance equities and maintain public interest

Alkem Laboratories Ltd (Alkem) has approached the Delhi High Court seeking permission to sell the existing stock of the product ‘ALDIGESIC PAIN RELIEF’ pending the final case decision. Laborate Pharmaceuticals India Ltd (Laborate) alleged that Alkem’s product packaging of ‘ALDIGESIC’ product was similar to the product sold by them under the mark ‘LABDIC RELIEF’. The…