We, at R.K. Dewan & Co. believe in spreading awareness about
protection of IP rights and have constantly worked in this
direction. Recently, a Mumbai based IPR law firm through its
website was infringing our IP rights. This law firm had reproduced
the contents of our website on their own webpage and projected it
as their own content. The amusing part is that in their attempt to
copy our content they forgot to change the name of the law firm
from "RK Dewan"/ "RKD" to that of their
When we became aware of this blatant infringement our rights we
acted immediately and filed a Trademark and Copyright infringement
suit before the Hon'ble Pune District Court on 13th January,
2016 and asked for an order of injunction against the infringers.
The matter was heard on 21st January, 2016 and on the same day an
ex-parte ad-interim injunction order was passed in our favor
thereby injuncting the other party from further infringing our IP
rights. We sent the order of the Hon'ble Court to the other
party on receipt of which the counsel for the other side approached
us for a compromise. On 4th February, 2016 an order for permanent
injunction against the infringing party was passed by the
In less than a month's time our firm succeeded in obtaining
a permanent injunction order against the infringer and also, a
written assurance from the infringer stating that no such act of
infringement will be committed by them in future. As IP attorneys
and ourselves, content creators, we understand the value of
Intellectual Property rights and the need to take immediate legal
actions against such perpetrators of law. The Hon'ble Judge,
upon the establishment of a case of infringement, immediately
passed an order for ad-interim injunction thereby reflecting the
positive approach of the judiciary in deciding IP related matters.
This shows that our courts are warming up to the idea of protecting
Intellectual Property rights; one can only hope that it gets better
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