Thursday, August 27, 2020

Cannot prevent use of 'Coronil' because of a "pesticide registered in its name", SC refuses to entertain trademark case against Patanjali

The order was passed in an appeal moved by Patanjali and the Divya Yog Mandir Trust.

The August 6 order under challenge was passed by Justice CV Karthikeyan, who allowed a trademark infringement suit by Arudra. Arudra had registered the trademark for 'CORONIL-92 B' as an acid inhibitor product for industrial cleaning and chemical preparations for industrial use in June 1993.

While ruling in favour of Arudra in the trademark suit, the Single Judge had also slapped a Rs 10 lakh fine on Patanjali and the Divya Yog Mandir Trust for "exploiting the fear and panic among the general public by projecting a cure for the Coronavirus."

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