In a suit filed by Institute for Integrated Learning in Management (IILM) against ILM Consulting Pvt Ltd, the Delhi High Court has ordered the latter to not to use ILM as its trade name and also restrained it from using website with the domain name www.ilmcampus.com.
In an ex parte decree, Justice Deepa Sharma observed that the defendant is using the said websites and also using the abbreviation ILM for their academy, and both are deceptively similar to that of registered trademark of the IILM and its websites.
Restraining the use of ILMcampus.com, the court said the witness proved that the general public while surfing the internet may come across www.ilmcampus.com, which is deceptively similar to that of plaintiff‟s websites i.e. www.iilm.edu, www.iilm.in and www.iilm.ac.in and people would think that they are surfing the plaintiff‟s websites because the defendant is also engaged in an educational field, including the placement of the students and providing them with educational and employment opportunities.
The court also observed that IILM also qualifies to be a well-known trademark and as soon as anybody takes the name of IILM, it is the institution which comes to the mind of the public.
Read the Judgment here.