Composite suit for design infringement and passing off maintainable, Five-Judge Bench of Delhi High CourtDecember 15 2018
Overruling the verdict of a three-judge bench in Mohan Lal v. Sona Paint, the Delhi High Court has held that two causes of action - one for relief in respect of passing off, and another in respect of design infringement under the Designs Act, 2000 - can be joined and tried in a composite suit.
“Mohan Lal’s conclusions–that two causes of action, one for relief in respect of passing off, and other in respect of design infringement cannot be joined, ignoring the . . .
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