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Indian IP Cases Report, 2021

BananaIP is happy to launch the IP Cases Report for the year 2021. This report covers cases related to intellectual property decided by Courts in India, in the form of case notes. These case notes cover important decisions on critical questions of law and fact with respect to various species of intellectual property. You may download a copy of the report here. [Download PowerPoint Version] [Download PDF Version] Structure of the Report The Report is structured based on the primary…

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RECAP 2021- INDIAN TRADEMARK CASE LAWS

This post provides a summary of Indian Trademark Cases for the year 2021 El Baik Food Systems Co. S.A vs Arsalan Wahid Gilkar & Anr. In a recent decision, the Delhi High Court granted an Ex-parte Injunction against use of the trademark ‘Albaik’ for restaurants and related services. The Plaintiff in the case was the Albaik Group based out of Saudi Arabia, which started its business in 1986. The Plaintiff briefly operated under the mark, Albaik, in India between 2017 and…

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Trademark Cases 2021 - Part 3

Latest Trademark Cases in 2021 – Part 3

This running post provides a summary of the latest Indian Trademark cases in 2021, decided by various Courts and tribunals in the country. Sony Corporation vs. K. Selvamurthy In this case, Sony Corporation filed a trademark infringement suit  claiming dilution of its well-known SONY trademark against a sole proprietor running a tours and travels business under the name, Sony Tours and Travels. After analyzing the facts before it, the District Court came to the conclusion that the defendant did not take…

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Trademark Cases 2021 - Part 2

Latest Trademark Cases in 2021 – Part 2

This running post provides a summary of the latest Indian Trademark cases in 2021, decided by various Courts and tribunals in the country. Part 1 can be accessed here. Franco Indian Pharmaceuticals ... vs Micro Labs Limited And Anr In this case, The Bombay High Court granted an Exparte injunction with respect to the word and label marks, Dexorange, and trade dress of the bottle. The trademarks were being used for folic acid supplements for more than 50 years, and the…

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Summary of Indian Trademark Cases of 2019

This post provides a summary of Indian Trademark Cases of 2019 HSIL Limited v. Gujrat Ceramic Industries & Anr. [I.A. 5185/2018] Decided On: 08.01.2019 Court: Delhi High Court  Hindustan Sanitaryware & Industries Limited (HSIL) filed for a permanent injunction in the Delhi High Court to restrain Gujarat Ceramic Industries (GCI) from using the trademarks ‘Hindustan Vitreous’ or ‘H Vitreous’ which are identical/deceptively similar to HSIL’s registered trademarks. HSIL, India’s largest manufacturer of sanitaryware products, having a presence in over 50 cities is the registered…

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McDonald’s wins and is “lovin’ it”

  McDonald's recently won favour with the EU Office in a case of opposition which it filed against Supermac’s trademark application in the European Union, to prevent Supermac from registering its brandname as a trade mark in EU. Supermac had planned a major expansion in the UK, the EU and Australia. Supermac is an Irish origin fast food company started by Pat McDonagh, in 1978. The Mighty Mac double burger and the Chicken Snack Box has been popularised since then with revenues…

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