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Copyright owner in sound recordings can file suit for copyright infringement: DHC

The Delhi High Court recently clarified that an owner of the copyright work in the sound recordings can file suit alleging copyright infringement and claim damages even though the owner is not a copyright society. After going through the relevant … 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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Sections 124/125 and 47/57 of Trademarks Act are not mutually exclusive: SC

In an important ruling, the Supreme Court of India clarified that during a civil suit if an aggrieved party does not approach the Tribunal for a decision on the issue of invalidity of trademark registration, the right to raise the … Continue reading

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Export of patented invention permitted u/S 107A Patent Act: DHC

The Delhi High Court held that the language of Section 107A of the Patents Act, 1970 permits export from India of a patented invention solely for uses reasonably related to the development and submission of information required under any law … Continue reading

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‘Actual knowledge’ of ISPs required to impose liability: DHC

The Delhi High Court recently ruled that ‘actual knowledge’ and not ‘general awareness’ of internet intermediaries is required to impose liability on them for infringement with respect to a specific copyright work. The Court was entertaining an appeal filed by … Continue reading

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Infringement suit be filed at plaintiff’s principal/registered place: DHC

The Delhi High Court clarified that the plaintiff cannot file a trademark infringement suit at far flung places under the guise that it is carrying on business there when their principal office is situated in some other place. The Court … Continue reading

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ASTROL deceptively similar to CASTROL: MHC

The Madras High Court restrained a local manufacturer of oil and lubrication products from using the word ASTROL or any other deceptively similar words as their trademark in relation to any of their products to the plaintiff’s trademark CASTROL. The … Continue reading

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