Our Associate, Anand Kumar discusses “Rules of Procedure Are Hand Maiden To The Ends Of Justice: IPAB” “The Rules of Limitation are not meant to destroy the rights of parties but to ensure that the parties do not resort to dilatory tactics” observed the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB), in an appeal preferred by the […]

Our Associate, Anand Kumar discusses “Magical Combat Of Noodles” Recently, in  ITC Limited vs Nestle India Limited (C.S.No.231 of 2013), the Madras High Court denied a permanent injunction to ITC Limited (“Plaintiff”).  In this case, the Plaintiff sought to restrain Nestle India Limited (“Defendant”) from using the mark MAGICAL MASALA in respect of noodles.  The […]

Our Associate, Anand Kumar discusses “Intermediaries’ Liability In Defamation Tussle “ On June 2, 2020, the Delhi High Court, in Sasikala Pushpa v. Facebook India & Ors., decided an important question concerning the role and liability of intermediaries in the context of defamation. The court clarified that intermediaries defined under the Information Technology Act, 2000 […]

Our Associate, Anand Kumar discusses “AMADAY v. ANADAY” The Hon’ble Delhi High Court, in an order dated May 6, 2020, refused to pass an order of interim injunction in favour of Ajanta Pharma Ltd. (“Plaintiff”) against use of the mark ANADAY by Zuventus Healthcare Ltd (“Defendant”) on and in relation to breast cancer medication. [Ajanta […]

Recently in Amazon Seller Services Pvt. Ltd. v. Amway India Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. &Ors. FAO(OS) 133/2019 and CM APPL. 32954/2019, while setting aside a Single Judge decision, a two-judge bench addressed key issues concerning e-commerce portals and Direct Selling Entities (“DSE”) such as Amway. Amway India Enterprises Private Limited and other DSEs (“Plaintiffs/Respondents”) had filed […]

Recently in Make My Trip (India) Private Limited vs. Make My Travel (India) Private Limited CS(COMM) 889/2018, I.As. 6896/2018 & 8837/2018, the Hon’ble Delhi High Court discussed the ‘doctrine of acquiescence” under the law on trade marks. The Plaintiff, Make My Trip (India) Private Limited, filed a suit against use of the marks MAKE MY […]