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Diabetic Product XIGAMET loses to ZITAMET under heightened Pharma Trademark Scrutiny

Diabetic Product XigaMet Loses to ZitaMet Under Heightened Pharma Trademark Scrutiny

On June 13, 2024, the Bombay High Court granted Glenmark an interim injunction against Gleck Pharma in a trademark dispute over “ZITA-MET” and “XIGAMET”. The court found that the similarities between the trademarks could confuse consumers, leading to potential health risks, and applied strict standards to prevent such confusion. Continue Reading Diabetic Product XigaMet Loses to ZitaMet Under Heightened Pharma Trademark Scrutiny

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The High Court of Bombay granted Pidilite an interim injunction against Astral for design infringement, protecting its unique container design.

Pidilite Contains Astral from infringing its Container Design

On June 13, 2024, the High Court of Bombay granted Pidilite Industries Limited an interim injunction against Astral Limited, protecting its registered container design. The Court found Astral’s design to be deceptively similar and upheld the novelty and distinctiveness of Pidilite’s design. Continue Reading Pidilite Contains Astral from infringing its Container Design

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Prosecution History Estoppel applies to trademark cases, confirms the Bombay High Court.

The Bombay High Court recently ruled that the “prosecution history estoppel” principle applies to trademark cases. This means that statements made during the trademark registration process about similarities with other trademarks can be used against the applicant in future infringement lawsuits. The Court also emphasized the importance of disclosing all relevant information, including prosecution history, in trademark lawsuits. Continue Reading Prosecution History Estoppel applies to trademark cases, confirms the Bombay High Court.

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Insightful Analysis of Recent Indian Trademark Court Decisions - Part 7

Insightful Analysis of Recent Indian Trademark Court Decisions – Part 7

Explore Part 7 of our series on Trademarks in the Courtroom, featuring key decisions from Indian courts. Delve into the Bombay and Delhi High Courts’ rulings on ‘I am,’ ‘Smart Cities India,’ and ‘Just Milk’ trademarks, offering valuable insights into India’s evolving trademark jurisprudence. Continue Reading Insightful Analysis of Recent Indian Trademark Court Decisions – Part 7

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Weekly Trademark Updates

This week’s trademark updates are as follows – PhonePe' vs 'DIGIPE' - Madras High Court grants interim relief to the plaintiff PhonePe Private Limited, the plaintiff, has been in the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) business since 2016. DigiPe Fintech Private Limited, the defendant filed an application for registration of the mark "DIGIPE" in September 2022 even after being issued a legal notice by PhonePe. The Madras High Court has temporarily restrained defendant from using its mark 'DIGIPE' following a trademark infringement…

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You Shouldn’t have filed a Post-Grant Opposition, says Bombay High Court

Safex Chemical India Ltd vs The Controller Of Patents And another In this case, Safex Chemical India Limited (“Safex”) filed a writ petition before the Bombay High Court with respect to the denial of the opportunity to respond to amendments in a pre-grant opposition. The patent application in the case is related to the chemical composition for increasing crop yield. Read More Continue Reading You Shouldn’t have filed a Post-Grant Opposition, says Bombay High Court

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CASE BRIEF : Mody Pumps Inc. & Ors. v. Sovereign Pumping Solutions Pvt. Ltd. & Ors.

Facts Plaintiff No. 2 was a wholly owned Indian subsidiary of Plaintiff No. 1, a water pump manufacturing company incorporated in USA. Defendant No. 1 was also a water pump manufacturing company registered under the Companies Act, 2013 and Defendants Nos. 2, 3 and 4 were former employees of Plaintiff No. 2. The Plaintiffs had received engineering drawings via e-mail from the Defendant company, requesting for a reasonable quote for development of investment cast dies. The drawings in the mail were…

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Latest Trademark Cases in 2021 - Part 12

Latest Trademark Cases in 2021 – Part 12

Pidilite Industries Limited v. Platinum Waltech Limited The Plaintiff filed this suit against the Defendant seeking relief in trade mark, copyright and designs combined with causes of action in passing off in each. The Plaintiff was a well-known manufacturer of products relating to the construction and paint industry and had a worldwide presence since 1969. The Plaintiff had several trademarks related to its products which included the DR FIXIT mark with a distinctive device of a man wearing a yellow…

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Intellectual Property : Sipping on IP

Well I am guessing the title of this post may have piqued your interest. ‘Sipping on IP’ is an initiative taken by BananaIP Counsels, where everyone gathers over coffee and lets ideas, discussions and conversations about intellectual property brew. There are no ground rules and the conversation can be about varied topics from more current pressing issues to any IP related concept. It is a great way to connect, take a break and learn from your peers. Date: 02/08/2016 Topics discussed Anchita,…

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Mohenjo Daro clears copyright infringement case

  The makers of the movie 'Mohenjo Daro' heaved a sigh of relief when the Bombay HC on August 2nd,2016 (Tuesday) dismissed a plea for an interim relief by the plaintiff who had alleged that the director of the movie had supposedly infringed his copyright in the script. The plaintiff, Akashaditya Lama had sent a legal notice to the producers of the movie Mohenjo Daro,director Ashutosh Gowariker and Hrithik Roshan, seeking a stay on the film’s production and release. He alleged…

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