Aditya Birla Fashion faces contempt of court allegations over patent infringement



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Yashram Life-style, a retailer specializing in services for ladies, has filed a contempt plea in Karnataka Excessive Court docket in opposition to Aditya Birla Style and Retail Restricted (ABFRL) for “disobeying” the courtroom’s order concerning its patented merchandise.

On September 25, the Karnataka HC had granted an absolute injunction restraining ABFRL from manufacturing or promoting sanitary undergarments patented by Yashram Life-style Manufacturers since 2009.

Nonetheless, Yashram Life-style claims that ABFRL has been “wilfully disobeying” absolutely the injunction and alleges that the corporate has continued to fabricate, market and promote the infringing merchandise on its e-commerce web site and on numerous different channels.

In its plea, Yashram Life-style has sought attachment of the property of ABFRL together with “detention of all of the personnel who’re concerned within the day-to-day affairs of the corporate in civil jail for willful disobedience and breach of the order”.

Deepa Kumar, managing director of Yashram Life-style Manufacturers, stated, “It has been disappointing to witness such blatant disregard for the regulation. I’ve to struggle for my statutory proper granted by the Indian authorities. It’s not a simple battle, but it surely have to be fought. It’s unlucky that I had no selection however to provoke contempt motion in opposition to a enterprise home that I’ve all the time admired.”

A spokesperson for ABFRL instructed CNBC-TV in an announcement, “We’re submitting an attraction within the courtroom shortly. Nonetheless, in the intervening time we’ve instructed our enterprise to observe the courtroom order.”

The listening to is scheduled for October 29, in response to Yashram Life-style.

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