These include the Standards of Weights and Measures Act, the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act of 2003, the Fruit Products Order, 1955, the Meat Food Products Order, 1973, the Edible Oil Packaging Order, 1998 and the Agmark Rules.
Retailers as well as importers and exporters must comply with different packaging and labeling requirements. According to Indian law, wholesale dealers, distributors, and importers are prohibited from selling, distributing, or displaying any commodity, packaged or unpackaged, that is misbranded and does not comply with statutory labeling requirements.
Indian labeling requirements vary by state, for example, some states require a statutory warning to be printed in the local language. Additionally, the labeling requirements for retail packages and wholesale packages differ. Penalties are imposed for noncompliance with the statutory requirements and regulatory registrations / licenses.
The plaintiff, in this case, is Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha and they seek to prevent the defendant, a spare parts supplier by the name M/S Prius Auto Industries Limited, from the usage of the trademarks- “Toyota”, “Innova”, and “Prius”. According to the finding of the court, two of the three trademarks mentioned, namely Toyota and […]
Intellectual property rights create a situation in which the inventor or the creator enjoys full ownership and rights to commercial exploitation of his creation while everyone else is excluded. The justification is that such a creation, if it has material value, must benefit the creator while preventing others who would otherwise commercially exploit the concept […]
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