The Bombay High Court of Justice finds in favour of Itone (India) Pvt. Ltd. in a trademark dispute against four parties.
Following a complaint by Itone Managing Director, Sandeep Sanghvi of a breach of the Itone trademark, raids were carried out at various premises in Mumbai and Kolkata and a range of materials seized. Itone were alleging that the defendants were using a DITONE mark that was similar to the registered ITONE mark.
In May the court ruled that the DITONE mark did infringe the plaintiffs “ITONE” trademark. The court issued a permanent order and injunction restraining the Defendants and others from infringing the Plaintiff’s mark ‘ITONE’ by the use of the mark ‘DITONE’ or any other mark identical and/or deceptively similar to the Plaintiff’s registered trademarks.
The court further granted a permanent order and injunction restraining the Defendants from passing off the goods of the Plaintiff’s manufactured and sold by it under the mark ‘ITONE’ or any other identical/deceptively similar mark, as and
Itone Managing Director, Sandeep Sanghvi told Indian Recharger Sources “that various Honorable High Courts in India are taking a very strict view for copying trademarks and labels of others and such parties are being penalized by being made to pay lacs of rupees as penalty.”
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