Announcement – Recognition by ‘International Advisory Experts’

We are pleased to share that the International Advisory Experts have recognized Mehta & Mehta Associates (MehtaIP), Gurgaon, India as a ‘Boutique IP award winner’ within India and Mr. Ankush Mehta, Principal Attorney has been listed as an advisor / expert for his practice and expertise on Patent, Designs and Trademark services in India. Continue reading “Announcement – Recognition by ‘International Advisory Experts’”

Post carefully – Delhi High Court acknowledges copyright in Photos on Facebook

In a recent matter, the Delhi High Court has in a suit for permanent injunction filed by Plaintiff, Fairmount Hotels Pvt. Ltd., against Defendant, one Mr. Bhupendra Singh, recognized copyright in the photographs uploaded on Facebook. Continue reading “Post carefully – Delhi High Court acknowledges copyright in Photos on Facebook”

Exercising jurisdiction over a non-resident defendant, Delhi High Court grants generous compensation in infringement of well-known trade dress

The Hon’ble Delhi High Court has passed an injunction order against lookalike chocolates being packaged under the trade name “Golden Passion” and in favor of well-known trademark/trade dress FERRERO ROCHER chocolates. The present case was for trade-dress infringement against the Defendant who ran the business of importing chocolates in a similar packaging under the trade name – “Golden Passion” from China. The Chinese manufacturer, along with the present suit, was also in contempt of an injunction order passed by the Delhi High Court in 2014 wherein the manufacturer was restrained from selling or manufacturing any product with a similar trademark or trade dress as that of FERRERO ROCHER. Continue reading “Exercising jurisdiction over a non-resident defendant, Delhi High Court grants generous compensation in infringement of well-known trade dress”

Indian Salt Manufacturers Association (ISMA) gets an ex parte ad interim Injunction against start-up Puro Wellness Pvt Ltd

Recently, the City Civil Court of Ahmedabad has granted, in favour of ISMA*, an exparte ad interim injunction against start-up Puro Wellness Pvt Ltd from advertising and promoting their brand ‘Puro Salt’ through an advertisement that allegedly denigrates and disparages the white salt available in the market. The present suit was filed by ISMA after the telecast of the advertisement featuring famous Bollywood Anil Kapoor. Continue reading “Indian Salt Manufacturers Association (ISMA) gets an ex parte ad interim Injunction against start-up Puro Wellness Pvt Ltd”

The Act and the Rules have to expressly reflect the legislative intent to permit relaxation of time limits

The Delhi High Court has in a recent order clarified certain aspects of rule 138 of the Patents Rules of India. Continue reading “The Act and the Rules have to expressly reflect the legislative intent to permit relaxation of time limits”

IPO calls for comments on the issues relating to working of patents from stakeholders

In view of certain issues being raised regarding the provisions of working of patents and filing of working statements under the Patent Act, 1970, Indian Patent Office [IPO] has decided to have a consultation meeting with the stakeholders to receive feedback and further streamline procedures in this regard. Continue reading “IPO calls for comments on the issues relating to working of patents from stakeholders”

2018 INTA Asia-Pacific Moot Court Competition #Event

We are pleased to announce that Akshay Mehta was invited by International Trademark Association (INTA) as a Judge at 2018 Asia-Pacific Moot Court Competition. The Competition was held at School of Law, Singapore Management University from 23 February 2018 to 24 February 2018. We thank all the members for their active participation to make this event a success. Continue reading “2018 INTA Asia-Pacific Moot Court Competition #Event”