Our Associate, Sandeep Gupta discusses “Astrazeneca AB & Anr. Vs. Micro labs limited” Recently, in a patent infringement suit filed by AstraZeneca AB & Anr., the Hon’ble Delhi High Court granted an ex-parte ad-interim injunction restraining the Defendant, Micro Labs Ltd., from making commercial use of the Dapagliflozin drug. The case of the plaintiffs is […]

Our Associate, Sandeep Gupta discusses “Delhi High Court Injuncts User of Three-Letter Mark” Recently in two separate suits for infringement of trade mark and passing-off filed by USV Private Limited, the Delhi High Court granted ex-parte ad-interim injunctions against unrelated parties, Akme Biotec and Paksons Pharmaceutical Pvt. Ltd.  USV alleged that it is the registered […]

Our Associate, Sandeep Gupta discusses “Rights of a TM Proprietor v. Rights of a Permitted User” Recently in a suit for passing-off filed by Sunstar Joint Stock Company, the Hon’ble Delhi High Court granted an ad-interim injunction against the defendant, Arvind Kumar Aggarwal. Sunstar, a Vietnamese company, alleged that it was the proprietor of the […]

Our Associate, Sandeep Gupta discusses “Eli Lilly v. Natco Pharma” Recently the Delhi High Court, in Eli Lilly and Company & Anr. v. Natco Pharma Limited & Anr., granted an ad-interim injunction in favour of the plaintiffs restraining the defendants from making commercial use of the plaintiff’s patented drug Abemaciclib.   The plaintiffs alleged that defendants projected […]

Our Associate, Sandeep Gupta discusses “India—Protectability of Slogan Marks” A slogan is a repetitive, short, instantly appealing and memorable group of words that people will identify with goods and services instantly. Its variants are former headlines, taglines (also called straplines in U.K) and brand jingles. Brand owners generally use slogans as part of their marketing […]

India has joined three WIPO administered classification treaties designed to ease the search for trademarks and industrial designs. These treaties are the Nice Agreement, the Vienne Agreement and the Locarno Agreement.  The treaties will enter into force on September 7, 2019. Although the Trade Marks Registry and the Designs Office have followed the classification systems under these […]