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Delhi HC tells SpiceJet to pay Rs 50 crore to Kalanithi Maran

Delhi HC tells SpiceJet to pay Rs 50 crore to Kalanithi Maran

Rediff.com6 Feb 2024

The Delhi high court on Monday told low-cost carrier SpiceJet Ltd to pay Rs 50 crore to former promoter Kalanithi Maran and KAL Airways within six weeks, as part of an arbitral award of 2018. The court said the payment shall be made subject to the outcome of SpiceJet's appeal challenging the interest amount awarded by the arbitral tribunal. The matter will now be heard on May 14.

Google vs MakeMyTrip: A curious case of 'confusion'

Google vs MakeMyTrip: A curious case of 'confusion'

Rediff.com19 Dec 2023

Last week, the Delhi high court ruled that the mere use of trademarks on Google Ads, an online advertising platform, did not amount to infringement under the Trade Marks Act, 1999. This was after online travel agency MakeMyTrip (MMT) claimed that its trademarks, "Makemytrip" and "MMT", were being used as keywords in Google Ads to display ads and links of its rival Booking.com. The order has opened up a new debate on trademark infringement in the digital realm, revolving around whether it can create confusion among users.

HC seeks RIL response on govt's plea accusing firm of siphoning off gas

HC seeks RIL response on govt's plea accusing firm of siphoning off gas

Rediff.com15 Sep 2023

The Delhi high court (HC) division Bench on Thursday sought a response from Reliance Industries (RIL) and others regarding the government's appeal against the Mukesh Ambani-owned conglomerate and others for fraudulently and unjustly enriching themselves by draining gas from their deposits, amounting to over $1.5 billion. The Centre had appealed against the single-judge Bench order of the Delhi HC on May 9, which had dismissed its petition. Justice Anup Jairam Bhambhani had upheld the international arbitration award of July 24, 2018, in favour of the RIL-led consortium. The consortium includes UK-based BP Plc and Niko Resources of Canada.

Patent infringement case: Oppo challenges Delhi HC order favouring Nokia

Patent infringement case: Oppo challenges Delhi HC order favouring Nokia

Rediff.com4 Aug 2023

Mobile phone manufacturer Oppo has lodged an appeal with the Supreme Court against an order from the Delhi high court. The order requires Oppo to submit a security payment related to the India portion of the last-paid licence fee to Nokia in an ongoing patent infringement case. The case is slated to appear before the bench of the Chief Justice of India, D Y Chandrachud, on August 4.

Sebi probing Hindenburg allegations against Adani Group

Sebi probing Hindenburg allegations against Adani Group

Rediff.com14 Feb 2023

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi), the market regulator, has said, in a submission to the Supreme Court, that it is "enquiring" into the allegations made by American short-seller Hindenburg Research against the Adani Group of companies and its impact on the markets. In the same matter, the central government has agreed to form an expert committee to strengthen the regulatory regime in order to ensure that market investors are protected. The Supreme Court had last week suggested an expert committee to look into the allegations and had asked the Centre for its response.

Delhi HC awards Microsoft Rs 20 lakh in 12-yr-old copyright violation case

Delhi HC awards Microsoft Rs 20 lakh in 12-yr-old copyright violation case

Rediff.com19 Dec 2022

The Delhi high court on Friday awarded Rs 20 lakh to Microsoft in damages in a 12-year-old copyright infringement suit. Microsoft said that a Mumbai-based firm was illegally using its software programs in which its copyrighted products, including Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office and Windows Server were being reproduced and used for commercial purposes at the firm's offices. The court had on May 24, 2010, passed an injunction restraining the Mumbai firm from infringing the plaintiffs' software programs.

'Cadbury Gems' versus 'James Bond': And the winner is...

'Cadbury Gems' versus 'James Bond': And the winner is...

Rediff.com28 Jul 2022

After two decades of being stuck in a trademark infringement suit, the Delhi high court gave a judgment in favour of Cadbury and restrained an Indian company from selling its products that are similar to Cadbury Gems. Justice Prathiba M Singh told an Indian company on Tuesday to pay Rs 16 lakh damages to British chocolate company Cadbury for infringing the Cadbury Gems trademark. Cadbury (now Mondelez India Foods) had filed a case against the Indian company Neeraj Food Products, who is the defendant, saying it had marketed its product as 'James Bond'.

Facebook vs Facebake/Facecake and IPR violations in India

Facebook vs Facebake/Facecake and IPR violations in India

Rediff.com16 Jul 2022

In a country like India, where counterfeit items are sold in every nook and corner, the regulation of trademark infringement poses a big challenge.