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Delhi High Court notifies New Roster – New Addition in the IPD Division

May 18, 2022

By Priya Adlakha and Tanvi Bhatnagar

The abolition of the Intellectual Property Appellate Tribunal (IPAB) and transfer of the cases from the erstwhile IPAB to the respective High Courts, led to a lengthy debate regarding the fate of the pending cases with the IPAB and how High Courts which are already burdened with backlog, will effectively manage dealing with Intellectual Property cases.

In a First, Delhi High Court in order to solve the aforesaid conflict and to avoid multiplicity of proceedings and possibility of conflicting decisions with respect to same trademark, patents, designs etc established an Intellectual Property Division on July 6, 2021 (https://ssrana.in/articles/delhi-high-court-creation-intellectual-property-division-ipd/).

The Delhi High Court notified the ‘Delhi High Court Intellectual Property Rights Division Rules, 2022’ on February 24, 2022 and these rules govern all the IPR matters that are pending before the IPD of the Delhi High Court (rules can be accessed here https://egazette.nic.in/WriteReadData/2022/233739.pdf).

On February 28, 2022, the Delhi High Court notified a Judges Roster, as per which, Hon’ble Ms. Justice Pratibha M. Singh and Hon’ble Ms. Jyoti Singh were nominated to function as the ‘IP Division’. The Hon’ble Judges were to hear the matters of the following categories:

 

Hon’ble Ms. Pratibha M. Singh a)      Matters to be heard by the Commercial Division relating to IPR disputes;

b)      Matters relating to Intellectual Property Rights;

c)       IPR suits upto the year 2018 and of the year 2022;

d)       Regular hearing matters of the above category.

Hon’ble Ms. Jyoti Singh a)       Matters to be heard by the Commercial Division relating to IPR disputes;

b)      Matters relating to Intellectual Property Rights;

c)       IPR suits of the years 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022;

d)      Regular hearing matters of the above category.

Since nine (9) new judges have been sworn in as judges of the Hon’ble Delhi High Court, the Court notified its new Judges Roster w.e.f. May 18, 2022.  According to the new Roster, there has been an addition in the IPD, Hon’ble Mr. Navin Chawla, who was previously sitting in a Division Bench along with Hon’ble Mr. Justice Vipin Sanghi, is now a part of the IPD along with Hon’ble Ms. Pratibha M. Singh and Hon’ble Ms. Jyoti Singh.

All the three judges will be hearing the cases of the following categories:

Hon’ble Ms. Pratibha M. Singh a)       Matters to be heard by the Commercial Division relating to IPR disputes;

b)      Matters relating to Intellectual Property Rights;

c)        IPR Suits of the years 2020, 2021 and 2022;

d)       Regular hearing matters of the above category.

Hon’ble Mr. Justice Navin Chawla

 

a)       Matters to be heard by the Commercial Division relating to IPR disputes;

b)      Matters relating to Intellectual Property Rights;

c)       IPR Suits of the years 2019, 2020 and 2022;

d)      Regular hearing matters of the above category.

Hon’ble Ms. Jyoti Singh a)       Matters to be heard by the Commercial Division relating to IPR disputes;

b)      Matters relating to Intellectual Property Rights;

c)       IPR Suits upto the year 2018 and of the years 2019 & 2022;

d)      Regular hearing matters of the above category.

Further, as per the new Roster an appeal from any order or judgment of the IPD Division will go before the Division Bench compromising of Hon’ble Mr. Justice Vibhu Bakhru and Hon’ble Mr. Justice Amit Mahajan.

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