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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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Six months cooling off period u/s 13B(2) HMA directory: SC

In an important ruling, the Supreme Court of India held that the minimum period of six months stipulated under Section 13B(2) of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 (the Act) for a motion for passing decree of divorce on the basis … Continue reading

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Physical office required for ‘carries on business’: DHC

The Delhi High Court recently narrowed the scope of the expression ‘carries on business’ and thus held that an Indian company cannot be regarded as carrying on business in Delhi if it neither has a principal office, head office, registered … Continue reading

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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 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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FIIT JEE restrained from using BRAHMOS: DHC

The Delhi High Court restrained the coaching institute FIIT JEE from using the registered trademark BRAHMOS for the educational services rendered by them. Trademark BRAHMOS is registered in the name of a company held by Defence Research and Development Organization … Continue reading

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NATION TODAY dissimilar to INDIA TODAY: DHC

The Delhi High Court ruled that the proposed use of the trademark “Nation Today’ for a new TV news channel doesn’t amount to infringement of the registered trademark ‘India Today’, and thus refused to grant interim injunction to the plaintiff. … Continue reading

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