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‘Glow & Handsome’ Trademark Dispute: Bombay HC Dismisses Emami’s Appeal Against Interim Relief to HUL

The Bombay High Court dismissed an appeal filed by Emami Limited against an ex-parte order passed in favour of Hindustan Unilever Limited restraining Emami from initiating any legal proceedings against HUL for use of the trademark ‘Glow & Handsome’ without giving a seven day prior written notice. A division bench of Justice RD Dhanuka and Justice VG Bisht heard via video conferencing an interim application in the appeal filed by Emami. The Court noted that in the impugned order, the single Judge (Justice BP Colabawalla) granted liberty to the defendants to apply for variation of the said order with 48 hours prior notice to the plaintiff’s advocate and on the said ground refused to interfere with the said order. Apart from challenging the single bench order on Thursday, applicant company Emami also filed proceedings before the Calcutta High Court seeking to restrain HUL from using the trademark ‘Glow and Handsome’.

Asia Law Offices advised a major transnational strategic collaboration between its client, UAE-Based Pharmax Pharmaceuticals, and Swiss pharma major Acino Pharmaceuticals.

ALO represented Pharmax in the structuring and closure of entire transaction documents of the significant collaboration.

The collaboration framework extends to licensing, manufacturing, and supply of Acino formulations within the gastroenterology and the cardiovascular space throughout the Middle East and Africa.