Trade Mark

Nirma Limited v. Nimma International and Anr.

Nirma Limited v. Nimma International and Anr. 2010 (42) PTC 307 (Del) Facts: Plaintiff (Nirma Ltd.), was the proprietor of the trademarks ‘Nirma’ and ‘Nima’, registered in 1979 and 1982 respectively, under the class dealing with detergent powder, toilet soaps, etc. Plaintiff was aggrieved by the Defendants’ (Nimma International and Anr.) use of the marks…

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Chanel Ltd. v. Sunder Chemicals Agarbati Works (P) Ltd. and Anr.

Chanel Ltd. v. Sunder Chemicals Agarbati Works (P) Ltd. and Anr. 2003 (26) PTC 52 (Delhi) Brief Facts: Plaintiff, Chanel Ltd., was a foreign company manufacturing and marketing various types of perfumes and cosmetics and has acquired a worldwide reputation for its trademark CHANEL. The pronunciation of the trade mark CHANEL starts with a “sh”…

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Larsen and Toubro Limited v. Lachmi Narain Trades and Ors.

Larsen and Toubro Limited v. Lachmi Narain Trades and Ors. 2008 (36) PTC 223 (Del) (DB) Facts: Appellant (Larsen and Toubro Ltd.) was engaged in diverse business activities, with subsidiaries using the prefix ‘LandT’ for over half a century. It applied for registering the marks ‘Larsen and Toubro’ and ‘LandT’, the applications of which were…

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Sony Kabushiki Kaisha v. M/S. Mahaluxmi Textile Mills

Sony Kabushiki Kaisha v. M/S. Mahaluxmi Textile Mills; 2009 (41) PTC 184 (Cal) (FB) Facts: The Plaintiff/Appellant, Sony Kabushiki Kaisha, was a Japanese Co. (also known as Sony Corporation) engaged in manufacturing and selling diverse range of electronic goods including video and audio equipment, televisions, etc. under the trademark ‘SONY’. Defendant/Respondent (M/S. Mahaluxmi Textile Mills)…

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Grandlay Electricals (India) Ltd. & Ors. v. Vidya Batra & Ors.

Grandlay Electricals (India) Ltd. & Ors. v. Vidya Batra & Ors. 1998 (18) PTC 646 (Del) Brief Facts: Plaintiff No. 1 was a partnership firm involved in manufacturing wires, cables/electric cables and insulated wires. Plaintiff No. 1 enjoyed goodwill for its quality products under the registered trademark “Grandlay Cables”. Plaintiff No. 2 and four others…

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M/s. Hindustan Radiators Co. vs. Hindustan Radiators Limited

M/s. Hindustan Radiators Co. vs. Hindustan Radiators Limited 1987 PTC 73 Brief Facts: Plaintiff, M/s. Hindustan Radiators Co., Station Road, Jodhpur was a partnership concern which was carrying its business since 1959 and was engaged in manufacturing various types of radiators to be used in vehicles like buses, trucks, jeeps, cars, cranes, compressors, etc. under…