Delhi Public School Society v. DPS World Foundation and Anr. Delhi High Court 18.04.2016 Brief Facts: Plaintiff society was registered in the year 1948-49 as Delhi Public School. In 1948, Plaintiff first adopted the distinctive crest which is reproduced herein below: The said crest was registered under different classes under the Trade Marks Rules, 2002… Read More Delhi Public School Society v. DPS World Foundation and Anr.
Mr. Diljeet Titus, Advocate v. Mr. Alfred A. Adebare and Ors AND Ms. Seema Ahluwalia Jhingan and Ors. v. Titus and Co. and Ors. 2006 (32) PTC 609 (Del) Brief Facts: The present suit deals with bitterness arising amongst legal personnel. Diljeet Titus, the Plaintiff and Alfred A. Adebare, one of the opposing parties to… Read More Mr. Diljeet Titus, Advocate v. Mr. Alfred A. Adebare and Ors AND Ms. Seema Ahluwalia Jhingan and Ors. v. Titus and Co. and Ors.
Aananda Expanded v. Unknown 2002 (24) PTC 427 (Reg.) Brief Facts: Four applications for the registration of copyright were submitted to the copyright office under Section 45(1) of the Copyright Act, 1957 under the category of artistic works by M/s ABP Ltd. The works submitted for registration were a series of fonts comprising alphabets in… Read More Aananda Expanded v. Unknown
Midas Hygiene Industries Pvt. Ltd. v. Sudhir Bhatia In the High Court of Delhi, at New Delhi RFA No. 239, 240 and 241 of 2011 Date of decision: 04.11.2015 Brief facts: • The Respondent had filed an application before the Copyright Board under Section 50 of the Copyright Act, 1957 seeking cancellation of Copyright Registration… Read More Midas Hygiene Industries Pvt. Ltd. v. Sudhir Bhatia
Krishika Lulla and Ors. v. Shyam Vithalrao Devkatta and Ors. [Criminal Appeal No. 258 and 259 of 2013] Supreme Court of India Decided on: 15.10.2015 Facts of the case: The Respondent No. 1 filed a criminal complaint against the Appellants claiming infringement of copyright in a synopsis of a story written by him with the… Read More Krishika Lulla and Ors. v. Shyam Vithalrao Devkatta and Ors.
Garware Plastics and Polyester v. Telelink and Ors. AIR 1989 Bombay 331 Brief Facts: Two suits were filed in the Bombay High Court. First, Suit No. 87 of 1989 was filed by the Plaintiffs in a representative capacity on behalf of persons who held an assignment of Video copyright in respect of many cinematograph films.… Read More Garware Plastics and Polyester v. Telelink and Ors.
Najma Heptulla v. Orient Longman Ltd. And Ors. AIR 1989 Delhi 63 Brief Facts: The manuscript of the book ‘India Wins Freedom’ was ready for publication in November, 1957. However, before the book could be published, Maulana Azad, the author of the book, died. After that, National Archives, New Delhi and National Library, Calcutta agreed… Read More Najma Heptulla v. Orient Longman Ltd. And Ors.
Mrs. Ishi Khosla v. Anil Aggarwal and Anr.; 2007 (34) PTC 370 (Del) Facts: Mrs. Ishi Khosla (Plaintiff) founded a sole proprietorship firm called ‘M/s. Whole Foods’, involved in the business of manufacturing and retailing ‘healthy and healing food products’. Although the Plaintiff applied for registration of the trademark – ‘Whole Foods’ somewhere around July, 2004,… Read More Mrs. Ishi Khosla v. Anil Aggarwal and Anr.
R.G. Anand v. Delux Films and Ors. AIR 1978 SC 1613 Brief Facts of the Case: The Appellant, R. G. Anand, was an architect by profession and a playwright, dramatist and producer as well. He had wrote and produced a play called ‘Hum Hindustani’ in 1953 which received huge success and was re-staged numerous times.… Read More R.G. Anand v. Delux Films and Ors.
Dabur India Ltd. v. K. R. Industries AIR 2008 SC 3123 Brief Facts: The Appellant, Dabur India Ltd., manufactured a product known as ‘Dabur Red Tooth Powder’ or ‘Dabur Lal Dant Manjan’. The Appellant claimed copyright in the ‘carton’ of the product and alleged that the said ‘carton’ constitutes an ‘artistic work’ under Section 2(c)… Read More Dabur India Ltd. v. K. R. Industries
Titan Industries Ltd. v. M/s. Ramkumar Jewellers 2012 (50) PTC 486 (Del) Facts: Plaintiff was a company established in the year 1987 as a joint venture between TATA group and the Tamil Nadu industrial Development Corporation and was engaged in manufacturing and marketing watches, clocks and jewellery. Plaintiff was using the brand ‘TANISHQ’ in relation… Read More Titan Industries Ltd. v. M/s. Ramkumar Jewellers
Arun Chadha V. OCA Productions Pvt. Ltd. & Ors. 2013 (53) PTC 401 (DEL) Facts of the Case: Plaintiff, was a documentary film-maker of world repute. In 2007, Plaintiff entered into a contract with a famous author for the assignment of rights in her novel ‘Kasturi Kundal Bassey’ for the production of a TV serial.… Read More ARUN CHADHA V. OCA PRODUCTIONS PRIVATE LIMITED & ORS.