Intellectual Property Rights Cases

  • Bayer Corporation Vs. Union of India 162(2009) DLT 371

IPR Law:–

 Bayer company, as a substitute of submitting a swimsuit for infringement, filed an artistic writ petition within the Delhi immoderate court docket wanting that on account that the functions of Cipla, “SORANIB” allegedly infringed its patent, its (Cipla’s) advertising approval application beneath the medicinal drugs Act has got to now not even be processed or entertained. It is for the fundamental time that an strive is made to hyperlink drug approval to patent infringement in India. Nonetheless, the Delhi excessive court, denying the injunction, imposed a big fee of Rs. 6.75 Lakh to discourage the form of future makes an attempt.

Bayer relied on the argument that a combined studying of section 2 of the drugs and beauty Act along with part 48 of the (Indian) Patent Act, 1970 establishes a Patent Linkage Mechanism under which no market acclaim for a drug can be granted if there a patent subsisting over that drug. It additionally claimed that CIPLA’s “SORANIB” is a “Spurious Drug” as outlined under the Drugs Act, for which market approval cannot be granted.

The Humble high court docket of Delhi held that there is no Drug- Patent Linkage mechanism in India as each the Acts have one of a kind ambitions and the authority to assess patent requisites is inside the distinct domain of the Controller of Patents. Moreover, the patent linkage can have an undesirable result on India’s policy of Public health. It further held that the market approval of a drug does now not quantity to infringement of the patent. Consequently, the patent infringement can't be presumed, it has to be found in a court of law. Such adjudication is beyond the jurisdiction of Drug Authorities.

On the snag of "SORANIB" being a deceptive medication, the court held that CIPLA's "SORANIB" can't come underneath the class of fake things as there is no detail of passing off like deception or imitation gift in CIPLA’s drug”.

  • Clinique Laboratories LLC and Anr. Vs. Gufic Limited and Anr. MANU/DE/0797/2009

IPR Law- Suit for infringement by a registered trademark owner against a registered trademark holder: Conditions:-

The present dispute was between the registered trademark of the plaintiff as well as the defendant. It's exciting to notice that before filing the go well with the plaintiff i.E. Clinique had documented a wiping out request of than the Registrar of Trade Marks, India, in opposition to the respondent for retraction of the litigant's trademark remedy core.  As per the section 124(1) (ii), of the Indian exchange Marks Act, 1999 a swimsuit is accountable to remain till the cancellation petition is subsequently determined by way of the capable authority.

However, under part 124(5) of the Act, the court has the vigor to move interlocutory order including orders granting a period in-between injunction, keeping of account, the appointment of receiver or attachment of any property.

On this case, the courtroom held that a go well with for infringement of a registered trademark is maintainable against one more registered proprietor of a same or identical trademark.

It was once additionally held that in such go well with whilst staying the go well with lawsuits pending a selection on rectification/cancellation petition, the court docket can go interim directive limiting the utilization of the enlisted trademark through the litigant, subject to the condition that the court is at first sight persuaded of deficiency of enrollment of the respondent's trademark. In this case, the court granted a meantime injunction in prefer of the plaintiff unless the disposal of the cancellation petition by using the capable authority.


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