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Hindustan Unilever Ltd V/S Reckitt Benckiser (India) Pvt. Ltd


Company & Directors' Information:- HINDUSTAN UNILEVER LIMITED [Active] CIN = L15140MH1933PLC002030

Company & Directors' Information:- UNILEVER INDIA LIMITED [Active] CIN = U36999MH2020PLC340390

Company & Directors' Information:- RECKITT BENCKISER (INDIA) PRIVATE LIMITED [Active] CIN = U74999GJ1951PTC092452

Company & Directors' Information:- RECKITT BENCKISER (INDIA) PRIVATE LIMITED [Active] CIN = U74999DL1951PTC309785

Company & Directors' Information:- BENCKISER INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED [Strike Off] CIN = U74899DL1993PTC052210

Company & Directors' Information:- HINDUSTAN CORPORATION PRIVATE LIMITED [Dissolved] CIN = U74900KL1901PTC000424

Company & Directors' Information:- HINDUSTAN LTD. [Active] CIN = U99999MH1917PTC000472

Company & Directors' Information:- HINDUSTAN CORPORATION LIMITED [Dissolved] CIN = U99999MH1949PLC007790

    Interim Application No. 1 of 2020 in Comm. IP Suit (L) No. 300 of 2020

    Decided On, 18 March 2020

    At, High Court of Judicature at Bombay

    By, THE HONORABLE JUSTICE: G.S. PATEL

    For Petitioner: Viraag Tulzapurkar, Senior Advocate, Hiren Kamod, Adheesh Nargolkar, Nishad Nadkarni and Khushboo Jhunjhunwala i/b Khaitan And Co. And For Respondents: Ankit Lohiya, Diipika B. and Hardik Sanghavi i/b Argus Partners



Judgment Text


1. Not on board. Mentioned. Taken on Board.

2. There is some urgency in the matter. Plaintiffs say that the Defendant in its commercial advertisements on television and online is not only denigrating by necessary implication a soap manufactured by the Plaintiffs but also denigrating the entire class of cakes of soap.

3. Mr. Lohia says that he received the papers this morning and has not had time to take instructions. The present public health restrictions will make it difficult for him to get these instructions urgently on account of reduced staff strength in his clients' offices.

4. List the matter high on the supplementary board on

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Friday, 20th March 2020 before the regular bench, if available.
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