Our Associate, Nikita Lakhani discusses “‘Spirit’ of Law on protecting the Well-known GI-Scotch Whisky” Recently, the Delhi High Court in Scotch Whisky Association v Unibev Limited, granted an interim injunction in favour of plaintiff for infringement of its registered Geographical Indication (“GI”), “Scotch Whisky”. The plaintiff, an association incorporated with the object of protecting and […]

Our Associate, Vishesh Kumar discusses “A Legal Shield for COVISHIELD” Over the last year, while the world struggled with the COVID virus and pharmaceutical companies raced to create a vaccine, IP enthusiasts throughout the world wondered about the legal (and moral) ramifications of COVID formative marks and their registration. Interestingly, one such question came up […]

Our Associate, Rishikaa discusses “Rules Governing the Law of Designs Amended!“ On January 25, 2021, the Government of India announced some significant amendments to the rules governing the law of designs.  The most significant changes introduced by the new rules are as follows: Application of the Locarno Classification: India now adheres to the 13th edition […]

Our Associate, Rishikaa discusses “DELHI HIGH COURT RESTRAINS VAISHALI TRAVELS FROM THE USING THE TRADEMARK VOLVO” Recently the Delhi High Court passed an ex-parte interim injunction against Vaishali Travels restraining it from using the mark VOLVO as a part of its domain name and in relation to services such as online booking of bus tickets, […]

Our Associate, Roohan Kathuria discusses “Defendant Restrained from Using Plaintiff’s Designs, Label Marks and Trade Dress!” Recently the Delhi Hight Court decreed a suit in favour of Freemans Measures Private Limited, a company engaged in manufacture and sale of high-quality measuring tapes in various models and designs. By the decree, the defendants were restrained from […]

Our Associate, Rishikaa discusses “Delhi High Court Restrains Sri Balaji Sales Corporation From Using The Trademark ‘ODDY’ “ The Delhi High Court in Atul Paper Pvt. Ltd. v. Sri Balaji Sales Corporation, granted an ad-interim injunction to Atul Paper Pvt. Ltd. (“APPL”) against the defendant, Sri Balaji Sales Corporation’s (“SBSC”) use of the mark TM […]

Our Senior Associate, Deeksha Anand discusses “Trade Mark Protection for Store Layouts in India” Over the years, the scope of unconventional/ non-traditional trade marks has expanded substantially. A new addition to this category of marks is the design/trade dress and layout of store interiors and exteriors (“Store Layouts”). The protection of Store Layouts as a […]

Our Associate, Madhurima Gadre discusses “Madras High Court restrains Kute Group from using the mark TIRUMALAA” Recently the Madras High Court granted Tirumala Milk Products Pvt. Ltd. (“Plaintiff”) an interim injunction restraining Swaraj India Industries Limited’s (“Defendant”) use of the mark TIRUMALAA and any deceptively similar mark. The Plaintiff, the proprietor and user of the […]

Our Associate, Madhurima Gadre discusses “Bombay High Court Restrains Copying of Parle Biscuits’ Packaging by Future Group” Recently, the Bombay High Court granted Parle Products Pvt. Ltd. (“Plaintiff”), proprietor of the popular biscuits sold under the marks MONACO, KRACKJACK and HIDE & SEEK, an ad-interim injunction against Future Consumer Ltd. (“Defendant”). The Plaintiff has been […]