Order 39 Rules 1 & 2
Respondent/Plaintiff doing the business under the name of KHAZANA for the past 20 years whereas ppellant carrying on the business under the name of Lakshmi Gold KHAZAANA only from September, 2007 Long usage of the name KHAZAN by respondents. Therefore appellant/ defendant deceptively passing off goods namely jewelleries or attempting or likely to attempt to pass off such goods as similar to that of plaintiffs/respondents registered trade mark . Respondent already registered owners of mark rights by long usage of the word KHAZANA .
HELD Totality of the evidence placed by the respondent/plaintiff before the Court prima facie makes out a case, supporting the plea of the plaintiff that the appellant/defendant is deceptively passing off goods-namely jewelleries or attempting or likely to attempt to pass off such goods as similar to that of laintiffs/respondents registered trade mark, which actions or state of affairs if allowed to continue at this stage, will tantamount to an action for infringement of Trade Mark, especially in the circumstance, when not only the respondent has already acquired the proprietary rights by long usage of the word KHAZANA, but also when the balance of convenience is in favour of the respondent in obtaining injunction pending suit. Under such circumstances, the appeals have got to be dismissed since they do not carry any merit.
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