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Delhi High Court Imposes Costs worth INR 2 Cr. for Disobeying Interim Injunction


Delhi High Court came down heavily on Triveni Interchem Pvt. Ltd (Triveni) in a recent order (Pfizer v. Triveni) and imposed costs worth whopping 2 Crores on it for “wilful and contumacious disobedience” of the interim injunction order dated 21st October 2021, whereby the court had restrained Triveni from manufacturing and selling Palbociclib. The Crime  Pfizer moved an application under Order 39 Rule 2A alleging that despite the injunction, Triveni was selling Palbociclib in different packaging. Triveni asserted that they…


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[Sponsored] UK IPO-INTA Brand Protection Strategies Conference, 2023 [February 24]


We are pleased to announce that the UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO) and International Trademark Association (INTA) are jointly hosting a conference on brand protection strategies on February 24th, 2023 at the Imperial, New Delhi. The conference includes insights from government officials, academics, brand owners, and IP practitioners and is completely free-to-attend! For further details please read their announcement below.  UK IPO-INTA Brand Protection Strategies Conference, 2023 UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) and International Trademark Association (INTA) are jointly…


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SpicyIP Weekly Review (January 31- February 5)


In the first week of the new month, here are our summaries of the 3 blogposts, 7 court orders and other national and international IP developments. Important IP cases that we’re missing out on? Especially from other High Courts?  Please let us know so we can include them! Highlight of the week Delhi High Court makes a U turn on Secondary Meaning and Acquired Distinctiveness In a spicy turn of events, a division bench of Delhi High Court overruled the…


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Book Release: ‘Archives, Ethics and the Law in India’ – A Guidebook for Archivists in India


I am happy to announce the launch of ‘Archives, Ethics and the Law in India’, an open-access publication published by the Archives at the National Centre for Biological Sciences in Bangalore. This publication is intended to be a guidebook for archivists, on the intersecting questions of ethics and law that they routinely face in the course of their practice. The guidebook is one of the outputs of a larger project at the Archives at NCBS, which examines the intersections of…


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Delhi High Court makes a U turn on Secondary Meaning and Acquired Distinctiveness


[This post has been authored by SpicyIP intern Ishant Jain. Ishant is a final-year student pursuing BA LLB at Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi. He comes from Firozabad, UP, and is looking forward to building his career in Intellectual Property Rights. As he describes himself, if he is not at his desk, he is probably writing a poem or a short story.] In another spicy development, the marks  “SCHEZWAN CHUTNEY” and “SZECHUAN CHUTNEY” were held as descriptive and bereft…


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SpicyIP Tidbits: Delhi High Court Interprets the Term “Leaving with the Registrar” Broadly


[This post has been authored by SpicyIP intern Ishant Jain. Ishant is a final-year student pursuing BA LLB at Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi. He comes from Firozabad, UP, and is looking forward to building his career in Intellectual Property Rights. As he describes himself, if he is not at his desk, he is probably writing a poem or a short story.] In a notable move Delhi High Court in M/S V-Guard Industries Ltd vs The Registrar Of Trademarks…


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SpicyIP Weekly Review (January 23- January 30)


[This weekly review has been co-authored with SpicyIP interns Gaurangi Kapoor and Ishant Jain.] January’s end is just around the corner and what an eventful start it has been to the year! In our previous weekly reviews (here, here and here) we have collectively summarized 16 blog posts, 37 case summaries and other national and international IP developments. Not to forget – we started the year with our round up of the biggest IP developments of 2022. In the last…


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SpicyIP Tidbit: Delhi HC passes ex parte injunction in favour of Glenmark in ‘TELMA / TELMA-AM’ counterfeiting claim


The Delhi High Court passed an ex parte injunction in the matter of Glenmark Pharmaceuticals vs Sanjeevni Medicos And Or against the defendant and restrained them from manufacturing, marketing, selling, and advertising medicinal and pharmaceutical preparations under Glenmark’s trade mark – ‘TELMA’ and ‘TELMA-AM’ and any other mark deceptively similar to the same. The injunction was granted to prevent confusion or deception amounting to infringement or passing off of Glenmark’s trade mark registrations. Telma and Telma-AM are trademarked names for…


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SpicyIP Tidbit: Supreme Court translates 1091 judgments into regional languages on Republic Day


Today India marks the 74th year since it adopted the Constitution and identified itself as a “Republic”! This day celebrates the ability of our nation, bogged by colonial setup, to overcome the past and establish itself as the largest democracy in the world with perhaps the most diverse population. In a very positive step towards acknowledging this vast diversity, the Chief Justice of India, Justice D. Y. Chandrachud announced that the Supreme Court would be making available 1091 judgments in…


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SpicyIP Weekly Review (January 17- January 22)


After a week full of interesting IP developments and some very interesting orders (!), here are our summaries for our blog posts, 15 case summaries and other national and international IP developments. Important IP cases that we’re missing out on? Especially from other High Courts?  Please let us know so we can include them!   Highlights of the Week   Examining Oppositions: Time for a Deeper Look Recently a monograph on patent oppositions was published by HNLU, Raipur and was…


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