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Shilpa S. Shetty v. Magna Publications Co. Ltd. & Ors.

Shilpa S. Shetty v. Magna Publications Co. Ltd. & Ors. AIR 2001 Bom 176 Brief Facts: Plaintiff was a film actress. Defendant No.1 was a publishing house. Defendant No. 2, director of the Defendant No.1 and Defendant No. 3 editor of a Film Journal published by Defendant No. 1 titled “Stardust”. Defendant No 4 was…

Intellectual Property Rights | Passing Off | Personality Rights | Trade Mark | Uncategorized

Julia Fiona Roberts v. Russell Boyd

Julia Fiona Roberts v. Russell Boyd Case No. D2000-0210 before WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center Date of decision: 29th May, 2000 The Complainant was Ms. Julia Fiona Roberts, a famous film actress who had appeared in films such as Notting Hill, Pretty Woman, Erin Brockovich etc. The Complainant was widely featured in celebrity publications, movie…

Personality Rights | Uncategorized

Gautam Gambhir v. D.A.P. and Co. and Ors.

Gautam Gambhir v. D.A.P. and Co.and Ors. CS(COMM) 395/2017 before the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi Date of decision: 13th December, 2017  Brief Facts: Plaintiff, Mr. Gautam Gambhir, a prominent International Cricket Player of India had received numerous accolades over the years. Defendant was running a restaurant with the tag line ‘by Gautam Gambhir’, without…

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Titan Industries Ltd. v. M/s. Ramkumar Jewellers

Titan Industries Ltd. v. M/s. Ramkumar Jewellers 2012 (50) PTC 486 (Del) Facts: Plaintiff was a company established in the year 1987 as a joint venture between TATA group and the Tamil Nadu industrial Development Corporation and was engaged in manufacturing and marketing watches, clocks and jewellery. Plaintiff was using the brand ‘TANISHQ’ in relation…

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Shivaji Rao Gaikwad v. Varsha Productions

Shivaji Rao Gaikwad v. Varsha Productions IN THE HIGH COURT OF MADRAS Decided on: 03.02.2015 2015 (62) PTC 351 (Madras) Plaintiff filed the present case against the Defendant from using the Plaintiff’s name/image/caricature/style of delivering dialogues in the forthcoming project/film titled ‘Main Hoon Rajinikanth’ in any manner whatsoever amounting to infiltration of the Plaintiff’s personality…