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Delhi High Court Grants Permanent Injunction Against 'ANINEWSINDIA' In Trademark Infringement Suit By News Agency 'ANI'

Lawstreet Journal 31 Mar 2022 4:43am

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Delhi High Court Grants Permanent Injunction Against 'ANINEWSINDIA' In Trademark Infringement Suit By News Agency 'ANI'

The Delhi High Court has granted permanent injunction against 'ANINEWSINDIA' in a trademark infringement suit filed by news agency 'ANI'.

Justice Pratibha M Singh permanently injuncted the owners of ANINEWSINDIA from using the trademark 'ANI' or any other derivatives including the logo form, either with or without the word 'news' and 'India' as 'aninewsindia', 'aninews' or in any other manner on the internet or social media platform including Instagram and Facebook.

The suit was filed by ANI seeking protection of the registered trademark 'ANI' which was adopted by it in the year 1971. 

The Defendant No.1 Vinay G. David and Defendant No.2 Sanjay Halder had launched a website by the name www.aninewsindia.com representing themselves as 'ANINEWSINDIA'. Other Defendants were search engine Google LLC and Meta Platforms Inc. formally known as Facebook Inc. where the Defendants had used the mark 'ANI' in their respective accounts.

It was the the Plaintiff's case that it's registered mark ANI was also an integral part of it's registered domain names www.aniin.com and www.aninews.in since 1999 and 2010 which were used uninterruptedly since then.

The Court had vide order dated 12th January, 2022 restrained the owners of ANINEWSINDIA from using the Plaintiff's mark on the domain name and website as also on the Facebook and social media profiles. Accordingly, the Registrar of domain name www.aninewsindia.com was directed to block the domain name 'www.aninewsindia.com' till further orders while Google LLC was directed to de-index the website.

"The services being offered by Defendant Nos.1 and 2 are… Continue Reading...


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