Our Associate, Amay Jain discusses “Copyright Infringement and Passing off: Bombay High Court’s ruling in ITC v. Godfrey Philips” Recently, in ITC Limited v. Godfrey Philips (India) Limited[1], the Hon’ble Bombay High Court granted an interim injunction in favor of ITC Limited (“the Plaintiff”) in a suit for trade mark and copyright infringement, and passing-off. […]

Our Associate, Amay Jain discusses “Counterfeit Face Masks : The Pandemic’s Present to trademark and Copyright Litigation Regimes” In wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for face masks has risen exponentially. Consequently, the business of face masks has assumed great commercial significance as more and more traders look to capitalize on this opportunity to […]

The commercialization of Internet affects all aspects modern life. Now-a-days video bloggers and social media influencers give online marketing another dimension and hold enough influence to make a substantial impact in making or breaking of a brand name and its value. Such massive societal influence inevitably necessitates that the judiciary is on its toes. A […]

On August 28, 2019 the Hon’ble Delhi High Court, in FaceBook Inc &Anr. v. Surinder Malik &Ors. CM(M) 1263/2019, clarified the scope of intermediary liability insofar as trade mark infringement is concerned.  Surinder Malik had filed the suit against four (4) defendants who are alleged to be infringers on the grounds of trade mark infringement, […]

On July 8, 2019, the Hon’ble Delhi High Court issued an interim injunction restraining major e-commerce platforms, including Amazon, Flipkart, HealthKart and Snapdeal, from selling products manufactured by Amway, Modicare and Oriflame that are direct sellers as defined in the Direct Selling Guidelines of 2016.   These guidelines define direct selling as marketing, distribution and sale […]