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A Knock-out on Infringement

September 28, 2022
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We are elated to share that the Litigation & Dispute Resolution (IP) Team at S.S. Rana & Co. comprising of its Associate Partner Priya Adlakha, and Senior Associates Rima Majumdar and Tanvi Bhatnagar, under the guidance of Vikrant Rana, Managing Partner, successfully represented Starbucks Corporation, USA in a suit for infringement of trade mark, copyright, and passing off action before the Hon’ble Delhi High Court against the Defendants. Hon’ble Ms. Justice Jyoti Singh, IP Division, Delhi High Court vide an ex-parte ad-interim order dated August 22, 2022, restrained the Defendants from operating their café under the identical name STAR BUCKS CAFE and the Siren Logo Fake Star Bucks Cafe, Fake Star-Bucks CafeFake Star Bucks-Cafe and from using STARBUCKS as part of their menu items. The Hon’ble Court also appointed a Local Commissioner to visit the Defendants’ premises and search and seize the infringing material.

 

Our highly proficient team of lawyers having vast experience in planning and giving assistance in executing civil as well as criminal raids, successfully assisted the Local Commissioner in conducting the commission at the Defendants premises at Ratangarh in District Churu, Rajasthan, wherein all the infringing material bearing the infringing marks such as sign boards, flex board, business cards, menu cards, pamphlets, FSSAI License, QR codes for UPI Payment, etc. were seized.

Hence, it was a successful raid, and it shows that no matter how small the infringement, it is important to take action so as to avoid the mark from getting diluted.

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