Delhi High Court Refuses Injunction over use of the mark VASUNDHRA and holds it is a common name.

A jeweller and a readymade garment manufacturer are at loggerheads over the name VASUNDHRA. The Plaintiff, Vasundhara Jewelers Pvt Ltd (hereinafter VJPL) has brought trademark infringement and passing off action against Kirat Vinodbhai Jadhvani and others (hereinafter Defendants) for using the mark Vasundhra for readymade garments. The representation of both parties’ marks is depicted below…


Delhi High Court recognizes the fame of ‘THE BRITISH SCHOOL’

The Court ruled that “Education is an area where chances of confusion should be completely avoided as it can result in having a damaging effect on the careers of children”. The court recognized that ‘THE BRITISH SCHOOL’ name is exclusive proprietary to the British School Society. ‘THE BRITISH SCHOOL’ is not a generic and common…


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…


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.   .


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…