Madhya Pradesh based Mysore Deep Perfumery House (MDPH), India’s one of top 3 Incense Stick brand with their house hold popular brand Zed Black held a press conference in Nagpur today to sharedetails of its long, successful legal battle with Nagpur-based Shriphal Industries and Shriphal Gruh Udyog.
Earlier this month, the company won the casein the high court for their ongoing war against counterfeiting and the usage of similar name/mark Shriphal by Shriphal Industries.
MDPH, which is one of country's largest manufacturers and exporters has filed various objection/litigation/complaint to protect their IP Rights. Around 1500 Notice of Oppositions before Trade Marks Registry has been lodged and also filed more than 100 Rectification Application against wrongly registered Trade Marks before Trade Marks Registry. The company has also Instituted various successful Civil Suits for Injunction and damages and lodged various successful Criminal Complaint to stop counterfeit in various states like, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Delhi, West Bengal, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.
Senior Adv. Rajendra Bhansali, while speaking at the press conference along with the evidences shared, "The latest ruling by the Hon. High Court against Shriphal Industries and Shriphal GruhUdyog is a step on the right track to curtail the counterfeiting practices. But, Shriphal Industries and Shriphal Grih Udyog are continuing to disobey and flout the Injunction Order passed by the Hon’ble High Court of Bombay. Companies have to resort to such aggressive methods to ensure the Trademark rights are protected and consumers are not fooled into buying counterfeit products".
“Constant monitoring of the counterfeit product market and information shared by various sales teams and well wishers of MDPH has greatly helped in the brand with its fight against counterfeiting andwe have pledged to continue to be on the warpath and remove counterfeit goods from the stores" Said Mr. Ankit Agarwal Partner & Director.
MDPH conducted a raid against Shriphal Gruh Udyog on February 22, 2022, on the grounds of counterfeiting. Agarbattis and dhoop products worth Rs.6 crore were seized from the two godowns of Shriphal Gruh Udyog in Nagpur, Maharashtra and upon the filing of suit in the court of law, MDPH won the battle for their mark 'Shriphal'. The court hasruled that MDPH is the prior adopter and user of the mark “Shriphal” and the court has also ruled that Shriphal Industries and Shriphal Gruh Udyog are not allowed to use the name/mark “Shriphal” anymore.
Information shared by various MDPH sales teams and well-wishers regarding counterfeit products has greatly helped MDPH in its fight against counterfeiting. MDPH is committed to ensuring thatgenuine products are available to customers and that they are not misled by counterfeit products. And continues to be on the warpath and remove counterfeit goods from the stores.
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