Members of Mehta & Mehta Associates (MehtaIP) Selected to INTA Committees

We are pleased to share that Ms. Abhilasha Niroola and Mr. Akshay Mehta, have been respectively selected in Bulletins Committee and Non-Traditional Marks Committee of International Trademark Association (INTA) for 2020 – 2021 term. Continue reading “Members of Mehta & Mehta Associates (MehtaIP) Selected to INTA Committees”

Cabinet approves Pilot Programme on Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) between Indian Patent Office and Japanese Patent Office

On 21 November 2019, the Press Information Bureau Government of India issued a press release stating that the Union Cabinet of India had on 20 November 2019 approved a proposal for Bilateral Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Programme between Indian Patent Office under Controller General of Patents, Design and Trade Marks (CGPDTM), Government of India with Patent Offices of other interested countries/regions. Continue reading “Cabinet approves Pilot Programme on Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) between Indian Patent Office and Japanese Patent Office”

Abhilasha Niroola has been named among WIPR’s influential Women in IP

We are pleased to share that Ms. Abhilasha Niroola has been named among WIPR’s Influential Women in IP 2019 as a Trailblazer. This publication profiles the leading female IP practitioners from around world, including 20 Trailblazers, identified as rising stars in the industry. Continue reading “Abhilasha Niroola has been named among WIPR’s influential Women in IP”

Bombay High Court takes a “Strong Stand” against Trademark Infringement by imposing cost of INR 50,000,000/-

The present matter relates to an infringement suit initiated by a leading Japanese steel production company (“Plaintiff”) against the Defendants (based out of India) who had misrepresented to another steel company based in in Saudi Arabia that the carbon pipes sold to them had originated from the Plaintiffs.  The Defendants had further while selling these carbon pipes also provided them with forged and fabricated certificates bearing the Plaintiff’s trademarks / logos thereby misleading them to believe that the said carbon pipes had originated from the Plaintiff. Continue reading “Bombay High Court takes a “Strong Stand” against Trademark Infringement by imposing cost of INR 50,000,000/-“

Local Cable Operator fined heavily for infringing T-Series copyright!

In a recent suit for permanent injunction restraining infringement of copyright, mandatory injunction, damages and rendition of accounts filed by M/s Super Cassettes Industries Pvt. Ltd. (Plaintiff) against M/s. The Sun Cable Network (Defendant), the Tis Hazari Courts, Delhi have awarded INR 20,00,000/- (Indian Rupees Twenty Lakhs only) as punitive damages in favour of the Plaintiff. Continue reading “Local Cable Operator fined heavily for infringing T-Series copyright!”

The ‘Red Sole’ Dilemma

Three recent and varied decisions by the Hon’ble Delhi High Court in Red Sole infringement case series seem to have created a judicial dilemma. Continue reading “The ‘Red Sole’ Dilemma”

Indian Singers Rights Association (ISRA) registration as a Copyright Society renewed for 5 years

The registration of the Indian Singers Rights Association (ISRA) as a Performer’s Society (Copyright Society) has been renewed for a period of 5 years with effect from 14th June 2018. Continue reading “Indian Singers Rights Association (ISRA) registration as a Copyright Society renewed for 5 years”

Fabindia not to use word ‘Khadi’, may end up paying multi-million dollars in damages! #Quick Recap of the Khadi Dispute

In an interesting update in the on-going dispute between Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) and Fabindia, earlier this week Fabindia gave an undertaking before the Bombay High Court that it is not presently using the word ‘Khadi’ and in the event it is desirous of using the word ‘Khadi’ in future it shall give four weeks written notice to KVIC. The Court accepted the undertaking and disposed of KVIC’s application seeking injunction order be passed by the Court, prohibiting Fabindia from using the term khadi to sell its products. Continue reading “Fabindia not to use word ‘Khadi’, may end up paying multi-million dollars in damages! #Quick Recap of the Khadi Dispute”

Delhi High Court sets interesting precedent to still nascent domain of SEP & FRAND in India

The Plaintiff had filed two suits for infringement of their essential DVD video player patent. The component patent in the subject matter of both the suits is the Channel (De)-coding technology used for DVD Video Playback function in a DVD video player. It is claimed that the Plaintiff is the registered proprietor for “Decoding Device for converting a Modulated Signal to a series of M-Bit Information Words”. The invention concerns ‘channel modulation’ which involves a coding step that is performed directly before the storage of the data. Continue reading “Delhi High Court sets interesting precedent to still nascent domain of SEP & FRAND in India”