Monthly Archives: April 2014

Indian Co restrained from using Cadbury trademark CHOCLAIRS: DHC

Expanding the doctrine of ‘trans-border reputation’ to a new level, the Delhi High Court restrained an Indian company from using Cadbury’s trademark CHOCLAIRS in relation to their products (candy) and any deceptive variation thereof. Plaintiff Cadbury alleged that defendant’s illegal … Continue reading

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DHC restrains Indian Co from using trademark GROUPON

Accepting the trans-border reputation of the trademark GROUPON, the Delhi High restrained an Indian company from using the trademark in relation to their business of offering discount coupons for products and services and any deceptive variation thereof. Plaintiff Groupon, a … Continue reading

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Transgenders recognized as ‘Third Gender’: SC

In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court of India recognized transgenders as a ‘third gender’ in an aim to give them a legal status and better protection and privileges. “Recognition of transgenders as a third gender is not a social … Continue reading

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Cheque not an existing debt or liability for advance payments: SC

In an important ruling, the Supreme Court of India held that if a cheque is issued as an advance payment for purchase of the goods and for any reason purchase order is not carried to its logical conclusion, the cheque … Continue reading

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Government ‘owner’ of vehicle under requisition: SC

A Large Bench of the Supreme Court of India clarified that a vehicle under requisition by the State Government under Motor Vehicles Act (“Act”) from the owner makes it (government) a ‘owner’ of such vehicle till it parts with the … Continue reading

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DHC restrains Indian Co from using trademark ENTERPRISE

Delhi High restrained an Indian company from using the trademark ENTERPRISE/ENTERPRIZE in relation to the business of offering vehicles rental and learning services and any related services under the said name or in any manner whatsoever. Plaintiff Enterprise, a US … Continue reading

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Amount deposited in a decree to be adjusted first towards interest: SC

A Large Bench of the Supreme Court of India clarified that the amount deposited by the judgment debtor in a decree is to be adjusted first towards interest and not towards principal decretal amount. Going through a plethora of its … Continue reading

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True test of ‘juvenility’ is age and not mental maturity of the offender: SC

A Large Bench of the Supreme Court of India refused to ‘read down’ the provisions of the Juvenile Justice Act, 2000 (“Act”) to understand that the true test of ‘juvenility’ is not the age but in the level of mental … Continue reading

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States/UTs should abolish manual scavenging: SC

A Large Bench of the Supreme Court of India issued directions to all the State Governments and the Union Territories for the abolition of the inhuman practice of manual scavenging and prohibiting construction of dry latrines. The Court said that … Continue reading

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