Ex-Parte Interim Injunction Passed against Symed Laboratories Ltd. for Infringement of Vifor (International) Ltd.’s Patent

An Ex-Parte Interim Injunction was recently passed against Symed Laboratories Ltd. (a Hyderabad based Pharmaceutical Company) by Delhi High Court in a patent infringement suit filed by Vifor (International) AG (a Swiss Pharmaceutical Company). The lawsuit was filed by Vifor against Symed Labs for the infringement of one of Vifor’s Indian granted Patents: IN 221536. Vifor is a specialty pharmaceuticals company focused on treatment of iron deficiency and offers a number of prescription as well as over-the-counter products and has an iron replacement product portfolio consisting of its products Ferinject®, Venofer® and Maltofer®. Vifor has about 7 granted patents published... Read More

No Exclusive Trademark Rights to Lord Krishna’s name: Delhi High Court

Delhi High Court’s Division Bench recently upheld the Single Judge Bench Judgment declining the claim of the Appellant, Bhole Baba Milk Food Industries Ltd. (a diary products manufacturer) of exclusive right over the use of word ‘Krishna’ for dairy products. The Appellant has obtained registration of the mark “KRISHNA” having pictorial reflection of Lord Krishna standing on a lotus flower for dairy products falling in Class-29 of the Trade Mark Act vide Trade Mark No. 597519 and has been manufacturing ghee, milk products and dairy products since 1992. The Appellant has also obtained registration of the label mark “KRISHNA” in... Read More