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Weekly Trademark Updates

This week’s trademark updates are as follows –   Delhi HC grants interlocutory injunctive reliefs for infringing the trademark of Radio Mirchi Radio Mirchi, the plaintiff claimed to be the registered owner of the device mark “Mirchi” under the brand name “Sunday Suspense” on various webpage/web link/application/intermediary platform. The defendants, Tuneincom and others, were alleged to have engaged in unauthorized and illegal broadcasting, transmission and communication of the plaintiff’s copyrighted audio content. It was observed as a prima facie case of infringement.…

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Weekly Copyright, Media, and Entertainment Law Updates

This week’s copyright, media, and entertainment law updates are as below- Delhi HC issues summons to Bear Grylls in Copyright Infringement Case The High Court of Delhi issued summons to British television presenter Bear Grylls and others including NBC Universal Inc and its Vice President Tom Shelly, Warner brothers Discovery, OTT platform Hotstar, The Walt Disney, and Net Geo India, on a suit filed by Indian script writer Arrmann Shankar Sharma, who claimed that the former’s show has infringed upon his…

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Yezdi Trademark Case - Why Companies Should Be Wary During Winding Up

Yezdi Trademark Case – Why Companies Should Be Wary During Winding Up

The Karnataka High Court recently ruled that Boman R. Irani of the Rustomjee Group had obtained the trademark Yezdi from Ideal Jawa (India) Ltd. in bad faith, thus making all trademarks and registration certificates issued to him void and requiring him to pay costs associated with utilising and distributing the mark during winding up proceedings. Continue Reading Yezdi Trademark Case – Why Companies Should Be Wary During Winding Up

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Weekly Antitrust and Data Privacy Updates

This week's Antitrust and Data Privacy Updates are as below - Google Appeals to NCLAT Over CCI Fines Google, being fined Rs. 1337.76 Crore by CCI for its unfair trade practices, in an order in October, has filed an appeal to NCLAT. In October, CCI found Google guilty of abusing its dominant position in multiple markets in relation to android mobile devices. A Google spokesperson said that the decision to appeal is in line with Google’s understanding that the penalty by…

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Weekly Copyright, Media, and Entertainment Law Updates

This week’s copyright, media, and entertainment law updates are as below-   Delhi HC awards Rs 2 lakhs to Microsoft in Copyright Violation Case The  High Court of Delhi has awarded Microsoft Rs 20 lakh in damages in the case of Microsoft Corporation vs Rupesh Waidande, a 12-year-old copyright infringement case. The, holding that that the Mumbai-based company illegally replicated and utilized Microsoft’s copyrighted products, including Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, and Windows Server, for commercial purposes. This unauthorized installation and use of…

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Weekly Trademark Updates

This week’s trademark updates are as follows –   Delhi High Court says 'Rooh Afza' trademark to be given high degree of protection An appeal was moved by manufacturers of Rooh Afza against rejection of its application seeking an interim injunction against Sadar Laboratories Pvt. Ltd., who infringed their trademark. The Court observed that "Rooh Afza" had acquired immense goodwill over the years and had served as the "source identifier" for the sharbat being manufactured by Hamdard National Foundation(India) and Hamdard Dawakhana…

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