Tag: Delhi High Court

Weekly Trademark Updates

This week’s trademark updates are as follows:   Gujarat High Court issues notice to Microsoft in trademark infringement suit A local information technology company, Azure Knowledge Corporation Pvt. Ltd. had filed an appeal before the High Court against the order of the civil court seeking to restrain the global software giant, Microsoft Corporation from using its trademark “Azure”. The lower court has refused the request on grounds that the plaintiff failed to establish any loss or damage suffered by it. On appeal…

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CASE BRIEF : Amazon Seller Services Pvt. Ltd. & Anr. vs Amazonbuys.in & Ors.

Facts The Plaintiff, Amazon Seller Services Pvt. Ltd., owns, operates and manages the India online marketplace at www.amazon.in on which lakhs of third-party sellers and buyers interact and conduct their transactions. Plaintiff No. 2, owns the trademark ‘AMAZON’ in various classes and copyright on the ‘AMAZON’ logos. Plaintiff No.2 has licensed its copyrights and trademarks to Amazon Seller Services, for the purposes of promotion, publication and merchandising within the territory of India. Amazon Seller Services alleged that the Defendants, Amazonbuys.in and others…

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WEEKLY TRADEMARK UPDATES

This week's trademark updates are as follows: Coke Studio v. Cook Studio : The trademark conundrum The ongoing tussle between one Nikhil Chawla,  proprietor , of  "The Chawla Group" against 'The Coca Cola Company', has now been referred to mediation by Justice Pratibha M Singh. The Court stated that both the parties are being referred to the Delhi High Court Mediation and Conciliation Centre on 31st May, 2022 . Mr. Rajeev Varma, Senior Counsel has been appointed as the mediator for…

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Delhi High Court seeks Prof. Arul George Scaria's Opinion on use of Music in Marriage Ceremonies

Delhi High Court seeks Prof. Arul George Scaria’s Opinion on use of Music in Marriage Ceremonies

In a case between Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL) and Lookpart Exhibitions And Events Private  Limited, Justice Pratibha Singh of the Delhi High Court has sought an expert opinion from Professor Arul George Scaria on the legislative history and scope of Section 52(1)(za) of the Copyright Act. The specific question  raised is whether use of music in marriage ceremonies and social events is exempted under Section 52(1)(za), and whether such a use may be considered as fair use. The provision reads as…

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Panel Discussion in the National Seminar on Adjudication of IPR Disputes in India

The Delhi High Court hosted a ‘National Seminar on Adjudication of IPR Disputes in India' on February 26, 2022, at the DRDO Bhawan, Rajaji Marg, New Delhi. The Seminar was live-streamed on the official YouTube channel of the Delhi High Court and is available at this link: Hon'ble Justice N.V. Ramana, Chief Justice of India was the Chief Guest, and Mrs. Nirmala Sitharaman, Hon'ble Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs was the Guest of Honor of the Event. The Seminar…

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Delhi High Court Rules Governing Patent suits, 2022

Delhi High Court Rules Governing Patent Suits, 2022

Over the last decade or so, there has been a large increase in the number of patent infringement actions filed before the Delhi High Court. The subject matters of these actions pertain to several emerging scientific fields such as pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, mechanical engineering, telecommunications, electrical/electronics, wind technology, etc. To counter the complexities that arise while entertaining these actions, the Delhi High Court, on February 24, 2022, issued a public notice finalizing the set of rules that govern patent suits. These…

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Recap 2021: IP Updates – Part 4

In this post we revisit the IP Updates ie., any amendments, ordinances, notifications, and other information related to IP published in the year 2021. For reader's convenience it has been divided into parts, please find the link to the previous and next parts towards the end of this post. DELHI HIGH COURT INVITES SUGGESTIONS FOR FIXING ROYALTIES FOR SOUND RECORDING The High Court of Delhi has issued a public notice on 10th November, 2021, with respect to the intention of the…

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Latest Updates on Privacy - February, 2022 - Part I

Latest Updates on Privacy – February, 2021 – Part I

This is a rundown of last week’s news updates on Privacy: Central Government addresses concerns about penalising export-import data publication The Central Government had, through the Finance Bill, proposed the insertion of Section 135AA in the Customs Act which would make publishing of export-import data from the country, unless required by law, a punishable offence, with imprisonment of up to six months. Owing to concerns as to ambiguity in the type of data and whether publishing aggregate trade data would amount to…

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CASE BRIEF: Samir Kasal vs Prashant Mehta & Ors.

 Decided by High Court of Delhi on 19th January 2022. Facts The Plaintiff conceptualized a cricket league format wherein famous retired cricket players would play Test format of cricket with two innings of 10 (ten) overs each. The Plaintiff’s idea intended to exploit the interest in cricket of Indians residing in non-cricket playing countries. The Plaintiff started building up on the concept with the Defendants, and began correspondence with the requisite authorities and people to be involved. The format and information…

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Recap 2021 – Indian Copyright Case Laws

In this post, we bring to you few Copyright Cases decided by Indian Courts in the year 2021:- Sony Pictures Network India Pvt. Ltd. vs. www.sportsala.tv And Ors In this case, Sony Pictures filed a suit against numerous defendants primarily praying for a permanent injunction against reproducing, making available, distributing, broadcasting, and so on of the cricket matches between India’s tours of England and Sri Lanka. During the pendency of the suit, Sony Pictures prayed for an interim injunction asking for more or less…

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