Category: Trademark Litigation

MORGARDSHAMMAR AB Vs. MORGARDSHAMMAR India Pvt. Ltd.

Recently, the Honourable High Court of Delhi has restrained Modi Group’s MORGARDSHAMMAR India, a rolling mill equipment manufacturer, from using the MORGARDSHAMMAR trademark. The Court has granted Plaintiff MORGARDSHAMMAR AB a decree of permanent injunction against use of its trademarks or trade name by the defendants MORGARDSHAMMAR India. Justice A.K. Pathak issued a restraining order restraining India’s … Continue reading MORGARDSHAMMAR AB Vs. MORGARDSHAMMAR India Pvt. Ltd.

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No Exclusive Trademark Rights to Lord Krishna’s name: Delhi High Court

Delhi High Court’s Division Bench recently upheld the Single Judge Bench Judgment declining the claim of the Appellant, Bhole Baba Milk Food Industries Ltd. (a diary products manufacturer) of exclusive right over the use of word ‘Krishna’ for dairy products. The Appellant has obtained registration of the mark “KRISHNA” having pictorial reflection of Lord Krishna … Continue reading No Exclusive Trademark Rights to Lord Krishna’s name: Delhi High Court

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GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION VS. TRADEMARK

As the title suggests, this article will ride you through interesting judgment given by Division Bench of Kolkata High Court recently in Tea Board, India vs. I.T.C. Limited upholding emphatically the earlier decision of the Single Judge. This is a very interesting decision, not just because it is the upholding of first ever decision given … Continue reading GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION VS. TRADEMARK

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Pine Labs Pvt. Ltd vs Gemalto Terminals India Pvt. Ltd & Others

The present case had been filed by plaintiff (Pine Labs Pvt. Ltd) against defenders (Gemalto Terminals Pvt. Ltd & others) for a decree of declaration, perpetual injunction and rendition of accounts. The suit was listed before High Court of Delhi on 7th October, 2009. Injunction was granted by court restraining the defendants, their assigns, licensees, … Continue reading Pine Labs Pvt. Ltd vs Gemalto Terminals India Pvt. Ltd & Others

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Trademark tiff between Masculine drink makers and its challengers!

Just days after I bought my first bottle of the ‘must have’ “Knock-out” pepper spray, I came across a trademark dispute between the makers of this product and manufacturers of the beer brand “Knock-Out”. What came next were a series of interesting case laws, and evidences, and finally the verdict of Delhi High Court Justice … Continue reading Trademark tiff between Masculine drink makers and its challengers!

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India refuses to nod…for Noddy

 For the first time, I was forced by my friends to include pictures in my blog.  No wonder, the reason is that they all love the famous character ‘Noddy’.  Well, my reason for writing the blog is to share a very recent and an interesting Trade Mark case in the Delhi High court. The … Continue reading India refuses to nod…for Noddy

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