Saturday, November 18, 2023

Delhi High Court Restrains Kerala Based Furniture Store From Using ‘IKEA’ Mark In Trademark Infringement Suit

The Delhi High Court has restrained a Kerala-based furniture store “Ikea Luxury Furniture” from using the mark “Ikea” either as a trademark or trade name on hoardings, including stationery, banners, handbills, and promotional materials.  Justice Prathiba M Singh was dealing with a trademark infringement suit filed by multinational furniture company, Inter IKEA Systems BV. It sought the protection of its mark ‘IKEA’.

Ikea alleged that the defendant's furniture store was using the mark ‘IKEA’ in respect of various furniture items as also on inside hoardings in the shop and boxes of the products.  “It is clear from the reading of pleadings and documents that the mark.
Considering that the defendant was using the mark for identical goods and products range and targeted the same consumer segment, the court observed that it is a fit case for the grant of an ex-parte ad-interim injunction in favour of Ikea.  “Despite the legal notice being communicated, the Defendant has failed to stop the use of the mark ‘IKEA’. Accordingly, the Defendant shall stand restrained from using the mark.
Justice Singh added that Ikea is free to write to JustDial to take down the page of the Defendant with the name ‘IKEA Luxury Furniture’.

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