Recently, Levi Strauss, the giant in manufacturing jeans and other apparel and accessories secured a win in India, after a Delhi court demanded two respondents to pay the manufacturers harms for counterfeiting.
The defendants were ordered by the Additional District Anil Antil to pay Levi Strauss corrective and compensatory harms of Rs 50,000 ($787) each. The counterfeiters were running their organizations in Delhi and Bihar and were minting money day and night.
Levi Strauss owns various trademarks over the globe, including the signature stamp ‘Levi’s’ and its two-horse logo.
According to Judge, Antil, offended party has spent an enormous measure of cash in publicizing and advancing its items under the said trademarks/names/works. The offended party has obtained a good and an advantageous reputation in India.
The litigants fabricate and offer garments and, as indicated by the court, have forged Levi Strauss’ imprints.
Antil included that the imprints being utilized by the respondents are misleadingly like Levi Strauss’ imprints “in every single regard” including phonetically, outwardly and basically.
The court went ahead to state that the respondents have likewise duplicated the masterful highlights in the offended party’s trademark, in this manner encroaching Levi Strauss’ copyright in the stamp.
It’s been a bustling couple of weeks for trademark choices in India.
In late December, French planner Christian Louboutin secured harms for the encroachment of its red sole trademark at the Delhi High Court as reported by WIPR.
A couple of days prior, WIPR laid out the choice of the Supreme Court of India which affirmed that trademark rights are regional, not worldwide, in dismissing a trademark case brought by Toyota.