New Delhi: Mint brings to you your daily dose of legal news. A look at some interesting cases being heard in courts on Tuesday.
ITC-Britannia trademark infringement case
The Delhi high court is likely to pass an order in a case where ITC Ltd has claimed trademark and copyright infringement by Britannia by adopting packaging that is similar to that of ITC’s Sunfeast Farmlite Digestive All Good Biscuit.
ITC alleges that Britannia’s product, Nutrichoice Digestive Zero, used similar yellow and blue colours and a similar description for the product. The court has not issued a stay order till now.
At the last hearing, justice S. Muralidhar had asked Britannia to consider using dark maroon on its packaging for its digestive biscuits to ensure that they look distinct from ITC’s product. Read more.
National policy for taxi aggregators
The Delhi high court on Tuesday will hear a case brought by the Association of Radio Taxis, which has repeatedly brought to the court’s notice that Ola was plying diesel vehicles in Delhi in violation of Supreme Court orders, the Radio Taxi Scheme, 2006, and City Taxi Scheme of 2015. On 11 August, the high court directed a panel appointed by the Central government to come up with a policy to govern all cab services nationwide. Read more.
The Union roads ministry formed the committee to include experts from law enforcement, traffic and environment management and technology. The committee was granted three months to submit its report. This report will be non-binding in nature and help resolve issues arising out of recent advancements in the field of taxi services.
On 29 July 2015, justice Manmohan Singh directed strict enforcement of the 1 January state government order, banning app-based cab services until they complied with the guidelines.
Constitutionality of entry tax
A nine-judge bench of the Supreme Court will continue hearing a question of validity of entry tax levied by state governments on goods. Several companies, including Vedanta Aluminium Ltd, Essar Steel Ltd, Tata Steel Ltd and Adani Enterprises Ltd, contended that the entry tax provisions violate the right to free trade and commerce guaranteed under the Constitution. Read more.