“Basmati has also been registered as a geographical indication under the provisions of the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999 in India.”
The use of ‘NEW BALANCE IMMIGRATION’ as a part of its trade name by New Balance Immigration (P) Ltd. (defendant) is likely to deceive unwary consumers of their association with New Balance Athletics Inc (plaintiff).
The Delhi High Court held that the marks ‘WhiteHat Jr’ and ‘WhiteHat Sr’ were deceptively similar and therefore, restrained the defendants from using any trade mark, trade name and domain name which would amount to infringement of plaintiff’s mark ‘WhiteHat Jr’.
Delhi High Court granted permanent injunction in favour of Dream 11 against the person who was operating under the domain name ‘www.dream11.bet’ and held that the domain name adopted by the defendant was deceptively similar to that of the plaintiffs and was clearly intended to ride on the goodwill and reputation of the plaintiff’s marks.
Karnataka High Court: A Single Judge Bench comprising of Raghvendra S. Chauhan, J., while deciding a regular first appeal, upheld the decision