Anand Anand persuades Delhi HC to invoke John Doe principle in Ray-Ban trademark matter

Bar & Bench October 14 2009

The Delhi High Court has applied the 'John Doe' principle, locally known as the 'Ashok Kumar' principle while passing orders in a trademark infringement suit filed by Luxottica, which owns Ray-Ban. The Italian group have complained of massive commercial losses due to the sale of counterfeits. Pravin Anand, Managing Partner of Anand & Anand represented Luxottica along with Shrawan Chopra.

The Delhi High Court has, in a suit filed by Luxottica, the owner of eyewear brand, Rayban, restrained several shop owners of New Delhi from selling counterfeit Rayban sunglasses.

The court has also ordered a crackdown on shops spread . . .

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