Social commerce – exploring a changed landscape

Dynamism is a characteristic feature of the Information technology sector that facilitates E-commerce. When consumers and businesses were just getting comfortable with traditional e-commerce, a new business model evolved owing to the demand for sustainability and profitability. This business model, which is a sub-set of E-commerce, is driven by the upsurge in the usage of…


Delhi High Court vacates injunction for suppressing material facts

This order passed by the Delhi High Court emphasizes the perils of suppressing material facts when seeking an interim injunction. Plaintiff, Kent RO System Ltd, and Ors filed the suit against the Defendants, Gattubhai and Ors, alleging trademark infringement, passing off, etc., and restraining the latter from using the mark ‘KENT’ concerning their business. The…


Delhi High Court Rules -‘DIL AFZA’ is not same as ‘ROOH AFZA’

Sharbat, a drink made from plant and flower extract with sugar is a popular summer drink in the Indian sub-continent. Buying a bottle of sharbat may involve emotions but those who appreciate this deep emotion would be the first to be able to distinguish between ‘Rooh’ (spirit) and ‘Dil’ (heart), the Delhi High Court said…


World IP Day

April 26, 2022, came with double celebrations! Team RNA celebrated World IP day and also formally inaugurated their pristine new office space. We were joined by several colleagues, clients and friends from the IP and legal fraternity. The day witnessed some engaging conversion around IP and the world of innovation, over a high tea. A…


Pepsico takes Red Bull by the horns

This order passed by the Delhi High Court emphasises the complexity of enforcing rights tag lines/slogans used in advertising a brand. Plaintiff, Red Bull AG (Red Bull) filed the suit against Defendant, Pepsico India Holdings Pvt Ltd & Anr (Pepsico), alleging trademark infringement and restraining the latter from using the tagline ‘STIMULATES MIND. ENERGIZES BODY’….


Unreal Session – Young Indian’s affiliated colleges and schools

We could not have asked for a better way to mark the celebrations on ‘World IP Day’ than spending it with over 200 Young Indians of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) sharing their thoughts on IP and innovation. In sync with this year’s theme, our Partner Rachna Bakhru and Associate Partner Shabnam Khan, conducted…


“Trademark and anti-Counterfeiting – Real vs Unreal”

Our Partner, Rachna Bakhru delivered yet another interactive and energised session on “Trademark and anti-Counterfeiting – Real vs Unreal”. The session was conducted on April 22, 2022 in collaboration with INTA’s Unreal Campaign Committee and CIPAM (Cell for Intellectual Property Promotion) for the students of AIM (Atal Innovation Mission) as part of World IP Day…


OM is the religious symbol and cannot be monopolized

This note discusses the perils of suppressing material facts while seeking ex-parte injunction and the ensuing consequences. The Plaintiff, OM Logistics Ltd, (OML) filed suit before the Delhi High Court against the Defendant, Mahendra Pandey (Mahendra) alleging trademark infringement and passing off and to restrain the latter from using the mark/name ‘OM Logistics’ in relation…