Monthly Archives: January 2022

unconventional-trademarks

Trademark Law Series – Unconventional Trademarks in India

SHAPE TRADEMARK Indian courts have also been more or less consistent in their judgments with regard to shape as a trademark. In the case of Lilly ICOS LLC and Anr. v. Maiden Pharmaceuticals Ltd. wherein it had been alleged that the almond shape of the plaintiff’s product had been copied by the defendant, the Delhi High Court passed judgment in favor of the plaintiff and thereafter issued an injunction against the defendants in this regard as it was of the opinion

UNCONVENTIONAL TRADEMARKS IN INDIA

A. SOUND MARKS When India granted registration for sound trademarks, India simply borrowed the Shield Mark doctrine which was given in the case of Shield Mark BV v Joost Kist, by the ECJ. The ECJ regarded the description of sound by its written description and held that since the written description of a sound lacked clarity and precision, it cannot be considered a graphical representation. But the Court also opined that if the sound was distinctive and people were able to recognize it,
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SUN PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIES LIMITED v. CIPLA LIMITED

In this case, Plaintiff filed a suit for a permanent injunction before the Madras High Court against Defendant for infringement of its copyright and trademark. The Court herein granted an interim injunction in favor of Plaintiff.  Following that, the Applicant/Defendant filed three petitions, each with a request to rescind the temporary relief granted on the basis of urgency. The appeal was predicated on the fact that the medications were in large quantities, had a one-year expiration date, and were in high
TRADEMARKS AND THE INDIAN JUDICIARY

TRADEMARKS AND THE INDIAN JUDICIARY

Trade Marks have long been a long-fought battle through and through the Indian justice system. In the year 2021, we have some significant cases that came to the forefront that have been discussed below. – Decided by Delhi High Court on 1st September 2021 The plaintiff herein had been using the trademark “Rajdhani” for food products, condiments, confectionery, etc., having originally conceived and adopted it when they started their business. In due course of their business, they came across the defendants