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SC Refuses To Entertain Plea Against Madras HC DB Stay On Order Restraining Patanjali Ayurved From Using 'Coronil' Trademark

Sanya Talwar
27 Aug 2020 7:38 AM GMT
SC Refuses To Entertain Plea Against Madras HC DB Stay On Order Restraining Patanjali Ayurved From Using Coronil Trademark
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The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to entertain the petition filed by Arudra Engineers challenging the order of division bench of Madras HC which stayed the single bench direction restraining Patanjali Ayurved from using the trademark 'Coronil'.

A bench of CJI SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna & V. Ramasubramaniun allowed the petitioner(s) to withdraw the plea with the liberty to pursue the case in before Madras High Court. The Court was informed that the case has been listed on September 3 for consideration.

CJI SA Bobde stated that "If we prevent the use of word "Coronil" on the ground that there is some pesticide on its name, it will be terrible for the first product."

The firm has claimed that 'Coronil' is a trademark owned by it since 1993. The company's registered trademark, called 'CORONIL-92 B', is an acid inhibitor product to clean heavy machinery and chemical preparations for industrial use.

The Petitioner has assailed an order passed by the Division bench of Madras High Court which had issued an interim stay on the single bench order restraining Patanjali Ayurved and the Divya Yog Mandir Trust from using the word "Coronil" in relation to its immunity-boosting products.

In the High Court, a bench of Justices R Subbiah & C Saravanan passed the order on an appeal moved by Patanjali and the Divya Yog Mandir Trust.

On August 6, a single bench of Justice C V Karthikeyan passed an absolute injunction order, restraining it from using the trademark 'Coronil', after observing that Patanjali was exploiting public fear by projecting that they could cure COVID-19.

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