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In this dispute involving two whisky trademarks, the Delhi High Court issued an ad interim injunction against the defendant. An interesting issue that arose before the court was whether it had territorial jurisdiction to grant such relief.
15 December 2020
The Delhi High Court granted Times Now’s request for an interim order restraining rival network Republic TV from using the mark NEWSHOUR, but did not interfere with Republic TV’s use of a mark coined by a former Times Now employee.
17 November 2020
This decision of the Delhi High Court once again exposes the dangers inherent in the adoption of descriptive marks, including those that are misspellings of descriptive terms.
02 November 2020
In our latest round-up, we look at a ‘Why Brands Matter’ campaign launching, research revealing the brand risk of data breaches, Authentic Vision planning an expansion, and much more.
30 October 2020
This order by the Bombay High Court should be welcomed by brand owners, as it reinforces that consumers make purchasing decisions based not only on brand names, but also on the overall visual presentation of the products.
29 October 2020
If it can pull off the move, it will be a rare example of a heritage brand that went out of fashion in its original market, only to come back to life decades later.
16 October 2020
Sub-licensing of trademarks is a common practice in India. However, there are questions over the legality of the practice.
12 October 2020
Earlier this year, the Bombay High Court set the trend of hybrid actions involving John Doe infringers, banks and registrars to fight the rise in fake websites. McDonald’s and Amul recently jumped on this trend.
08 October 2020
As gamers around the world readily anticipate the release of Sony’s PlayStation 5 console, media reports suggest that Indian consumers might have to wait a little longer after a third party was discovered to have applied for the PS5 name.
07 October 2020
In this dispute over the use of the trademark SUJATA in India, the fact that the plaintiff suppressed and concealed material facts to mislead the court appears to have weighed against it.
06 October 2020
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