202003.24
15

Peps and Kurlon battle out over ‘No Turn”

Should a prior used mark though used intermittently be given higher threshold and protection than registered mark? The two companies in mattress trade are loggerheads over use of the mark NO TURN. The Plaintiff, Peps Industries Private Limited (Peps) filed the suit alleging trademark infringement and passing off to restrain the Defendant, Kurlon Limited (Kurlon)…

202003.23
15

Rajasthan High Court holds NEERAJ/NIRAJ not similar to NIRAB

Will difference in pronunciation in certain parts of the country leading to phonetic similarity be sufficient to grant an order of injunction? This is the crux of the issue in the instant appeal before the Division Bench (two judge bench) of the High Court of Rajasthan. The Plaintiff, Deepak Vegpro Private Limited (Deepak) filed the…

202003.20
15

Fourth factor in Pharma patent infringement cases

This post analyses the weightage of fourth factor that is ‘public interest’ in granting interim injunction in the pharmaceutical cases in light of an ex parte interim injunction granted in Novartis Ag & Anr vs Sun Pharmaceutical Industries [CS(COMM) 85/2020]. Facts Novartis Ag (hereinafter ‘Novartis’) on the basis of a patent (IN 237430) for their…

202002.27
0

IPBC India, Bengaluru

Our Partner, Ms. Rachna Bakhru moderated an insightful panel discussion on “Protecting trade secrets and data” at IPBC India, held in Bengaluru on February 27, 2020. The very structured, market-leading, one-day event was put together by IAM. The six highly focused sessions had avid participation from in-house counsels as well as some of the leading…

202002.25
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Workshop on IPR Management and Awareness at National Law University (NLUO), Bhubaneswar, Odhisha

Intellectual Property Analysis and Advocacy Centre (IPAAC) of NLUO in collaboration with Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM), organized a 2-day Workshop on IPR Management and Awareness at National Law University (NLUO), Bhubaneswar, Odhisha on 24-25 February, 2020. Our Partner, Mr. Rajiv Suri, conducted an informative session on “Building brand value by Trade Mark…

202002.24
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Brand Strategy India, Mumbai

Our Managing Partner, Mr. Ranjan Narula moderated an interesting panel discussion on “From e-commerce to retail ecosystems” at Brand Strategy India, held in Mumbai on February 24, 2020. The packed one-day event put together by World Trademark Review, methodized around four focused sessions with some of the top thought leaders from the industry. The distinguished…

202002.12
14

Court rejects acquiescence plea and rule in favour of “Make My Trip”

The conceptual similarity of marks ‘Make My Trip’ and ‘Make My Travel’ and their abbreviation MMT is bone of contention between the parties in travel business. Make My Trip (MM Trip) filed a suit for trademark infringement and passing off against Make My Travel (MM Travel) alleging violation of statutory and common law rights in…

202002.10
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INTA’s Country Guide Searchable Guides is live now!!

INTA’s Country Guides, a searchable database of basic, practical information on trademark filing, prosecution, registration, maintenance and opposition in numerous jurisdictions worldwide is updated and live now. We are happy to have been a contributor to the updation of the guide for India. Our Partner, Ms. Rachna Bakhru, is a regular contributor to the India…

202002.01
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INTA Pre‒Annual Meeting Reception hosted in New Delhi

January witnessed the interesting roundtable hosted by RNA Technology & IP Attorneys in association with INTA. It was an eclectic mix of friends and peers coming together to discuss and share learning experiences. A few glimpses of the event which brought together some of the most prominent professionals from the fraternity!!