Bombay High Court restrains Chinese firm in case of copyright

MUMBAI: The Bombay High Court recently prevented a Chinese company and its website from infringing a trademark of an Indian jewelry company by using similar or deceptively similar trademarks and conducting jewelry business with that brand.

Judge SC Gupte approved the provisional order on an application filed by Indian Fine Jewelery against a Chinese manufacturing company for alleged infringement of the trademark and copyright of property. The judge, after hearing lawyer Nausher Kohli with defender Jay Vakil, also ordered the Chinese company to disclose the sale details by them using the infringing website.

The lawyer Bharat Gandhi with the defender SV Newaskar for the Chinese company said that his client has already registered his registered sales from August to October 2019. The court said that, therefore, it cannot be revealed anymore.

The case of the Indian company is that it came across a website that offers jewelry for sale. He claimed to place orders and received jewelry under his brand.

The HC request noted that a Chinese manufacturer appeared to be the owner of the website. The Chinese manufacturer also had an Indian representative designated for sales in India. The HC will hear the matter on December 13.

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