TRADEMARKS

The Madras High Court in Ashique Exports (P) Ltd. v. Suresh K.K [1] ., dismissed a trademark infringement suit seeking a permanent restraint on the use of the mark ‘Super Wash’ by the Mr Suresh KK. The Hon’ble High Court held that Ashique Exports could not establish itself as a prior user of the mark and the evidence submitted by it was inadmissible since they were Xerox copies without any indication of why original was not filed. Additionally, the Court also held that since the Mr. Suresh KK was not carrying any business within the territorial jurisdiction of the Madras High Court, the relief can not be granted. 

Walmart India in a case filed against it by Parle Agro for Trademark violation has undertaken not to use the Parley’s label. The Hon’ble Court recorded Walmart India counsel’s statement “not to use the label” as an undertaking to court and disposed of the application filed by Parle Agro Private Limited.

 

PATENTS

The Delhi High Court in Astrazeneca Ab v. Alkem Laboratories Limited[1], denied to grant an interim restraining order to AstraZeneca against Alkem and others for using the patent in the drug Dapagliflozin. Earlier, AstraZeneca has moved to the Delhi high court against the certain firms who were eyeing to roll out a cheaper generic version of its popular diabetes drug Dapagliflozin.

 

GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION

The famous litchis of Tezpur, Assam got the Geographical Indication (GI) tags, making the item an incontrovertible proof of their origins in the state and protecting them from production elsewhere.

MEDIA LAWS

Recently, in an unexpected move, the President in the exercise of its powers under Article 77 of the Constitution amended Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961 has granted powers to Information & Broadcast Ministry to bring in regulation / legislation to regulate online curated content and news and current affairs on online platforms. This would pave way for bringing in regulations to regulate

COPYRIGHT

Twitter India removed official BCCI handle’s logo of BCCI and replaced with an image which states “This image has been removed in response to a report from the copyright holder.”. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is one of the biggest and richest cricket boards in India is known for protecting their Intellectual Property and have often claimed Copyrights on the match videos or clips uploaded by the fans on Twitter. However, the Indian board got a taste of its own medicine as its Twitter display picture was removed due to Copyright violation.

Mirzapur 2 producers have issued an apology incorrectly using references to the novel Dhabba, written by the 81year old popular novelist Surendra Mohan Pathak, in the series and have promised to rectify this error within three weeks.

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