JANE NORMAN LIMITED .Vs. JANE NORMAN RETAIL PVT LTD & ORS
JANE NORMAN is a respected International brand for women’s clothing, hand bag, footwear and other accessories and has been in existence internationally since the 50s. The parent company became aware that there was an entity in India having a domain name www.janenorman.in when they received a casual inquiry asking them whether this entity in India was an exclusive licensee of the international chain. This resulted in a private investigation being conducted by JANE NORMAN.It was revealed that the entity in India operates under the name JANE NORMAN RETAIL PRIVATE LIMITED, has several outlets in Delhi and owns the aforesaid website. The international organization was able to establish before the Delhi High Court its trans-border reputation and that the local entity was guilty of passing off its own goods. Permanent injunction was granted and the court awarded damages worth Rs. 200,000.