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Bombay High Court Gives Temporary Relief to Hindustan Unilever in Trademark Dispute [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 8 Jul 2020 6:10pm

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A one judge bench comprising of Justice BP Colabawalla adjudicated a hearing of an interim application filed by Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) via video conference under Section 142 of Trade Marks Act, 1999 that sought for an injunction against Emami from making baseless legal threats with regards to the use of its trademark ‘Glow & Handsome’.

In an interim relief to Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL), the company that had proclaimed it would rebrand its “skin-lightening cream” ‘Fair & Lovely’ to ‘Glow and Lovely’ and its skin cream for men will be called ‘Glow and Handsome,’ the High Court of Bombay on July 6, 2020, restrained Emami Limited, the company that possessed the ‘Fair and Handsome’ brand of products, from starting any legal proceedings against Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) without notice of the same at least 7 days or a week before the initiation.

Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) on July 2, 2020, had announced that it would rebrand its skin-lightening cream ‘Fair & Lovely’ to ‘Glow & Lovely,’ after criticism from netizens who claimed the name promoted negative stereotypes towards darker complexions, following the Black Lives Matter Movement that took place in the United States of America. Its skin cream for men will be called ‘Glow & Handsome’, Hindustan Unilever announced.

Senior Counsel Virag Tulzapurkar along with Advocate Hiren Kamod for the Hindustan Unilever (HUL) asked for an immediate hearing on July 6, 2020, and mentioned to the court that HUL was looking for an ad-interim relief that the defendant Emami Ltd should make sure that it gives written notice to HUL in advance it before initiating any… Continue Reading...


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