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1.INTRODUCTION The Plaintiff (M/s Allied Blenders and Distillers Pvt. Ltd.) is the proprietor of the trademark “Officer’s Choice”, and is using the same in respect of its alcoholic products. The Defendants are using the mark “Fauji” in respect of their alcoholic products. A not so recent price list of Indian liquor can...
AN ANALYSIS OF THE RECENT CASE OF WHATMAN INTERNATIONAL LTD. v. P. MEHTA  In a very notable development in the trademark regime, a whooping Rs.1.85 crores have been granted as punitive damages to a UK based firm Whatman International Ltd, for infringement of its trademark, its trade dress and get...
THE CADBURY CASE The UK’s Court of Appeal recently rejected the trademark alteration application filed by Cadbury, where it claimed larger protection over the purple hue. The altered specification pleaded for stated -  “ applied to the whole visible surface, or being the predominant colour.” It sought to remove the...
Contextualization Crimes/wrongs are meant to be prevented for the smooth functioning of society. Right? But whether they are crimes per se i.e. wrong in every sense or they are a crime because the law says so and therefore worth stopping is a quintessential question of this debate (Read more here)....
This article has been co-authored by me and Shayak Mitra, who is going to be a practising lawyer in Calcutta HC.  Background As most video-game aficionados would know, Sony’s much-awaited next-generation console – the PlayStation 5 (“PS5”) – is set to release in mid-November 2020 in numerous countries. However, India is...
I am pleased to bring to you our next guest post by Sudarshan Mohta. Sudarshan is a Mumbai based lawyer pursuing media and entertainment laws and is currently working with Shemaroo Entertainment Ltd. He had earlier written a post for us on intermediary liability here. On 16th November, 2018, a permanent injunction restraining...
German automobile manufacturer, Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW or BMW AG) had obtained a favourable order from the Hon’ble Delhi Court against an e-rickshaw manufacturer being Om Balajee Automobile (India) Pvt. Ltd. trading in the name of DMW (Deshwar Motor Works). In July 2016, the Plaintiff had learnt of the...
The unpredictable litigations accompanying a film release makes me wonder if this is secretly a part of the marketing and promotion strategy of the film to be released! In this post we will discuss the judgment passed by the Hon’ble Delhi High Court pertaining to the Sonakshi Sinha starrer ‘Khandani...
Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. (“Plaintiff”) filed before the Hon’ble Delhi High Court a case for infringement of its registered trademark in a Hindi feature film titled ‘Haathi Mere Saathi’. The matter was heard by The Hon’ble Justice Sanjeev Narula, and order was pronounced on 23rd March, 2021, in favour of...
Background The US’ premier football (or soccer, in truly American fashion) league – Major League Soccer (“MLS”) – has slowly but steadily built its name as a respectable league capable of producing promising, young talent and persuading big football stars to come ply their trade in North America. Players...

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