Category: Intellectual property rights

Whether Publishing Of Bare Acts By Pvt Publishers Amounts To Copyright Infringement Of Govt.?

  Recently, a Plea was filed before the Supreme Court that the Private companies are selling bare acts at a very high price and which is the violation of Artcle 19(1)(a) [Freedom of speech and expression]. Plea also highlighted that this provision obligates the government to bring to knowledge of citizens the law prevalent in…
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June 13, 2020 0

MRF Tyres vs. METRO Tyres: Copyright Dispute On The Advertisement

  Mrf Limited. vs Metro Tyres Limited. CS(COMM) 753/2017 Delhi HC FACTS The plaintiff (MRF) is engaged in the business of manufacture, marketing and sale of tyres in about sixty-five countries including India and is widely recognized for its quality and customer satisfaction. The plaintiff has been manufacturing and selling a range of tyres and…
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June 5, 2020 0

Dettol v. Devtol: Delhi HC imposed Rs.1 Lakh Cost On Devtol

  RECKITT BENCKISER (INDIA) PVT. LTD v. MOHIT PETROCHEMICALS PVT. LTD. & ANR. [1] Facts: The Plaintiff (“Dettol”) has by notice objected defendent (“Devtol”) to use infringe mark as of Plaintiff. Accordingly, Plaintiff approached the Delhi HC. The Cousel appearing for Defendant accepted the summons and notice of application sent by Plaintiff. The Cousel appearing…
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June 1, 2020 0

Monkey’s Selfie: Whether It Is Copyrightable By Monkey Or Human?

 Naruto v. David Slater Case: 16-15469, 04/23/2018 U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit This case majorly discusses what amount to human work and non-human work. Therefore, we must understand the what amounts to human work under copyright laws. What is Human Work under Copyright law? In Baltimore Orioles v MLB Players Association the 7th Circuit court…
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May 31, 2020 0

HORLICKS Vs COMPLAN: Comparative Advertisement

  HORLICKS LIMITED & ANR. Vs. ZYDUS WELLNESS PRODUCTS LIMITED CS(COMM) 464/2019 Delhi HC FACTS: The plaintiffs is a renowned corporations and adopted the trademark HORLICKS in the year 1943 which is registered in its favour in various classes. Plaintiffs’ product HORLICKS is being sold in many countries around the world in different formulation in…
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May 29, 2020 0

Barbie Girl Case: Trademark Infringement

FACTS: A movie, released on 24th November, called “Tera Intezaar”. “Tera Intezaar” was a Sunny Leone and Arbaaz Khan starrer.  The movie wasn’t released at the time of the Order’s issue (22nd November). The song was released on 8th of november and the plaintiffs, around 15th November, 2017, came across a music video on YouTube…
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May 27, 2020 0