Category Archives: traditional knowledge

COMPLAN has more protein than HORLICKS: DHC

In a case of comparative advertisement, the Delhi High Court ruled that advertisement is a facet of commercial speech which is protected under the Constitution and the same can be restricted only in accordance with law. “….advertisement is a facet … Continue reading

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Intellectual Property composite suit maintainable: DHC

In an important ruling, a Large Bench of the Delhi High Court ruled that a composite suit that joins two causes of action – one for infringement of a registered design and the other for passing off, is maintainable. The … Continue reading

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Toyota loses trademark rights to Prius: SC

The Supreme Court of India recently clarified that for a trademark to be considered as well-known in India, the proprietor must establish that the trademark has acquired a substantial goodwill in relation to the goods in Indian market. Japanese car … Continue reading

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MoU between India and Sweden on IPRs: Govt.

Indian Government has given its approval to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Sweden on cooperation in the field of Intellectual Property (IPRs). The MoU establishes a wide ranging and flexible mechanism through which both countries can exchange … Continue reading

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Reg. proprietor not entitled to injunction U/S 29(5) of the Trade Marks Act, 1999: BHC

In an important ruling, the Bombay High Court clarified that a proprietor of the registered trademark is not entitled to an injunction on a cause of action in infringement under Section 29(5) of the Trade Marks Act, 1999 (“Act”) where … Continue reading

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Patentee rights “exhaust” on sale: USSC

The United States Supreme Court recently ruled that if a patented item has been sold once, the patentee’s rights are “exhausted” and can no longer be enforced. The decision also makes it clear that’s true even if the sale happened abroad … Continue reading

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