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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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