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Monthly Roundup: Key IP Cases reported in March 2023

BananaIP Counsels has been following the recent developments in Trademarks, Patents, Copyrights, and Designs cases. This monthly roundup provides some insight into the developments made in these cases by various High Courts in India. The month of March saw an interesting mix of intellectual property decisions from courts in India. This post brings to you a list of important decisions relating to Trademarks, Copyrights, Patents, Consumer Protection and Accessibility Laws. We hope that this information helps our readers stay informed…

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Youtuber Held Liable for Unauthorized Use of Trademarks: Dabur India Limited v. Dhruv Rathee and Ors.

The petitioner, Dabur, who is the manufacturer of beverages under the name “Real”, is alleging that a Youtuber named Dhruv Rathee published a video tarnishing the petitioner’s brand reputation. The video also depicted an earlier advertisement aired, as well as a distorted image of the petitioner’s product Real, which infringes upon its trademark and copyright rights. The Calcutta High Court held that the acts of the respondent infringed upon the petitioner’s rights under section 29 (9) of the Trade Marks…

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