As per reports, Patiala House Court, Delhi has passed an interim order restraining Flipkart from using the brand ‘MarQ’ until February 5, 2018. The interim order was passed in a suit filed by appliances manufacturer Marc Enterprises alleging that Flipkart’s brand was similar to its own brand and in violation of its trademark which was registered in 1984.
Additional District Judge, Chandra Shekhar ruled in favour of the Plaintiff on the ground of there being phonetic similarity between the trademark Marc of the plaintiff and the trademark MarQ of the defendant and the balance of convenience and irreparable loss being in favour of the plaintiff. The matter is next listed on Feb 5, 2018.
Image source: here