While expressing its concern over alarming rise In Trademark Infringement by anonymous people, Delhi High Court recently observed that the Trademark infringement caese in which anonymous people were found to have been involved in alarming rise in cases of unlawful use of internet and termed it as a matter of grave concern.
Remarkably, court’s observation has come in wake of a lawsuit which was filed by an interior designing platform called ‘Livspace’ against an another website’ which was created by anonymous people, where reviews were found to be disparaging and of defamatory nature and arbitrarily being posted against the company.
Interdesging platform authorities objected to the thing that the entire look and feel of the Defendant’s website was copied from the Plaintiff. In the very beginning, the Court had noted that the website was completely devoid of any details whatsoever. The details of any of the persons who had written were devoid of any details whatsoever.
The details of any of the persons who had written such reviews were also not available. These are the “periThese are the “perils of some internet based businesses”, it remarked.
Thus, the Court granted an ex-parte ad interim injunction against that website and ordered for the blocking of domain name until the next date of hearing. Thus, the Court granted an ex-parte ad interim injunction against rogue website and ordered that the domain name be blocked until the next date of hearing. It also ordered a detailed investigation by the Cyber Crime Unit, Special Cell of the Delhi Police, into the ownership and persons involved in running the said website.