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aaLAWchak: Just Mercy

Movie: Just Mercy Starring: Michael B Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Brie Larson, Tim Blake Nelson, Rob Morgan, Rafe Spall, O’Shea Jackson Jr. and Michael Harding Directed by:Destin Daniel Cretton Year of release: 2019 Introduction ‘Just Mercy’ is based on the true story and activist lawyer Bryan Stevenson’s 2014 memoir, titled “Just Mercy – A Story of…

Intellectual Property Rights | Trade Mark | Uncategorized

M/S Arudra Engineers Private Limited v. M/S Patanjali Ayurveda Limited & Anr.; Order disposing Interim Application

M/S Arudra Engineers Private Limited v. M/S Patanjali Ayurveda Limited & Anr. Date of decison: 06.08.2020 Madras High Court For brief facts and history of litigation, you can refer our post on ex-parte order here. We are not repeating the same for sake of brevity. The present summary is of the order on the adjudication…

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aaLAWchak: Mulk

  Movie: Mulk Starring: Rishi Kapoor, Taapsee Pannu, Manoj Pahwa, Ashutosh Rana, Prateik Babbar, Rajat Kapoor Directed by:  Anubhav Sinha Year of release: 2018 Mulk is inspired by a true story when a man named Sartaj in Lucknow, in 2017, refused to take the body of his son Saifullah who was a member of a…

Intellectual Property Rights | Trade Mark | Uncategorized

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba v. Tosiba Appliances and Ors.

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba v.  Tosiba Appliances and Ors. 2008 (37) PTC 394 (SC) Brief Facts: Appellant officially adopted the name Toshiba Corporation only in 1984, it had registered (and was using) the mark “TOSHIBA” in a number of countries (including India) way back in 1953. Since 1953, the Appellant had acquired about 35 trademark registrations…

Disparagement | Intellectual Property Rights | Uncategorized

Permissible Limits of Conducting Product Reviews by Social Media Influencers (Decoding Marico v. Abhijeet Bhansali): Part II

In our last post on the above subject captioned matter, we had covered the Brief Facts of the matter, the decision of the Learned Single Judge in the present matter and the key takeaways from the said decision. Pertinently, the Learned Single Judge had granted a temporary injunction towards the removal of said video. The…

Disparagement | Intellectual Property Rights | Uncategorized

Permissible Limits of Conducting Product Reviews by Social Media Influencers (Decoding Marico v. Abhijeet Bhansali): Part I

The Bombay High Court in earlier part of the year 2020, has dealt with the case of permissible limits of action of viewers who review products or services. The decision is in the case of Marico Limited v. Abhijeet Bhansali[1] wherein the Learned Single Judge of Hon’ble High Court of Delhi restrained by an order…

FLIPSTAAN | ICL Exclusive | Intellectual Property Rights | Patent | Uncategorized

flIPstaan+: Patentability Analysis of Invisibility Device of ‘Mr. India’

SEASON 1 BONUS EPISODE – 3rd August, 2020 On the fine morning of 2ndof August 2020, Mr. Ankit Rastogi woke me up from my bed, to discuss not so much of a eureka moment. He wanted me to provide him an off the cuff patentability analysis of the invisibility band used by Mr. Arun Verma…

Intellectual Property Rights | Trade Mark | Uncategorized

Khoday Distilleries Limited (Khoday India Limited) v. The Scotch Whisky Association and Ors.

Khoday Distilleries Limited (Khoday India Limited) v. The Scotch Whisky Association and Ors. 2008 (37) PTC 413 (SC) Brief Facts: Appellant manufactured whisky under the mark ‘Peter Scot’ since the year 1968. Respondents, an industry body of distillers, blenders and exporters of Scotch whisky, learnt about the Appellant’s trade mark application in 1974.[1] Respondents had…

Copyright | Intellectual Property Rights | Trade Secrets

Tech Plus Media Private Limited v. Jyoti Janda

Tech Plus Media Private Limited v. Jyoti Janda 2014 (60) PTC 121 (Del) Brief Facts: Plaintiff was a leading industry publication house in the sphere of Information Technology having a print media publication called ‘IT Price Va’r and online news portal called ‘ITVARNEWS.NET’ dedicated to Information Technology channels and professionals. Defendants were ex-employees of the…

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Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha v. Prius Auto Insurance Ltd. & Ors.

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha v. Prius Auto Insurance Ltd. & Ors. 2018 (73) PTC 1 (SC) (Image Credits: Kārlis Dambrāns from Latvia; Image and Creative Common License availalbe at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_Prius#/media/File:2016_Toyota_Prius_(ZVW50R)_Hybrid_liftback_(2016-04-02)_01.jpg) Brief Facts: Plaintiff, an automobile manufacturer was incorporated in Japan. Plaintiff had launched world’s first commercial hybrid car called ‘Prius’, in Japan, in the year…