Trademark

P&G Wins Trademark Case Against Jamia Remedies


As per Livemint, the Bombay high court restrained UP-based Unani medicine company Jamia Remedies from manufacturing and selling its mouth dusting powder under the ‘Ora-B’ brand. P&G had earlier approached the Bombay high court against Unani medicine company, Jamia Remedies, alleging infringement of their trademark ‘Oral-B’. [Please note that I am yet to go through the Order. I am relying on news reports.]

Procter & Gamble (P&G) had  also successfully sought the court’s intervention so as to permanently stop Jamia from using or registering ‘Ora-B’ or any other similar brand in any manner. The court further said that the defendants should withdraw any trademark application for the mark ‘ORA-B’ and undertake that they shall not make any application for any trademark or copyright registration for any other mark, which is deceptively similar to the plaintiffs’ well-known mark ‘Oral-B’.

Mathews P. George

Mathews P. George

Mathews is a graduate of National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata. His interest in intellectual property was kindled when he bagged the second position in his second year of Law School (in the prestigious Nani Palkhiwala Essay Competition on Intellectual Property). His stint as a student of Prof. Shamnad Basheer further accentuated his interest in intellectual property. Winner of almost a dozen essay competitions in his Law School days, he was involved in various research and policy initiatives relating to intellectual property. Mathews is, currently, based out of Munich, Germany. He had earlier done his LLM in 'IP and Competition Law' from Munich Intellectual Property Law Centre (jointly run by Max Plank Institute for Innovation and Competition, University of Augsburg, Technical University of Munich and George Washington University, Washington).

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  1. AvatarJitendra Bohra

    The suit is disposed off through a consent order on 5/6/2018. Nothing on merit of the case. Apart from perpetual injunction on Defendant’s impugned mark ‘ORA-B’ and to withdraw any application thereof, the Defendant also undertook to pay Rs. 2 Lacs towards costs/damages to the Plaintiff. And, Plaintiff stated to donate the same to charity.

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