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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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ZARA has trans-border reputation: DHC

The Delhi High Court restrained a domestic hotel and hospitality service provider from using the word ZARA or any other word deceptively similar to the Plaintiff’s trademark ZARA in relation to the restaurant services provided by them. Spanish fashion and … Continue reading

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Court may refuse to grant injunction in TM infringement case: BHC

The Bombay High Court recently ruled that a court can go into the question of the validity of the registration of the plaintiff’s trade mark at an interlocutory stage and may refuse to grant an injunction when the defendant takes … Continue reading

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Indian Govt amends Designs Rules, 2001

The Designs Rules, 2001 have been amended with effect from 30 December 2014 pursuant to the Designs (Amendment) Rules, 2014 (Amended Rules). http://goo.gl/VZoPwf

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Copyright in design ceases if article produced more than 50 times: DHC

The Delhi High Court clarified that if a design can be registered under the Designs Act, but however is not registered, then the design will no doubt have a copyright under the Copyright Act till an article is produced more … Continue reading

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Plaintiff can file suit against defendant under Designs Act as well as passing off under Common Law: DHC

A Full Bench of Delhi High Court clarified on the very fundamentals of filing design infringment suits under the Designs Act as well as passing off actions under the common law. The Full Court rendered the following decision: 1) A … Continue reading

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