The Bombay High Court has temporarily stopped FMCG firm Emami from selling any skincare item under the brand name containing the words “Glow and Handsome”, saying that by Hindustan Unilever (HUL) has utilized the words first in few of its products.
Justice S C Gupte passed the request on Monday on an application recorded by HUL under the Trade Marks Act, looking for an order against Emami from utilizing the brand name “Glow and Handsome”.
HUL as of late dropped the word “Fair” from its skin creams for people, and renamed the skin cream for men as “Glow and Handsome”.
Emami guaranteed that it was the owner of this brand name, and was going to dispatch a skin care cream for men under a similar name.
HUL had just introduced its products in the market with this brand name while Emami was still at the phase of structuring a procedure of launching its products, the court noted.
As per request, its (Emami) application for the enlistment of that imprint is additionally of a resulting date.
Further, HUL had adequately publicized its new image “Glow and Handsome”, said the court.
“At this critical stage, it is sensible to see that there is a solid probability of disarray and misleading in people in general, if indistinguishable imprints are permitted to hold the field for mainstream and much-sold items’.
According to the Judge statement, until the last removal of the issue, Emami, which has not yet carried its products into the market under the “Glow and Handsome” brand, has the right to be limited from doing as such.
The court has ordered that basis on the pending last hearing and discarding of the issue, Emami has to temporarily stoop utilizing the alleged imprint ‘Glow and Handsome’ as well as some other imprint containing the words in regard of any prepping, skincare and corrective items”.
It posted the issue for an additional conference following fourteen days. According to HUL, it propelled Fair and Lovely face cream in 1975. In 2006 it propelled ‘Fair and Lovely, Men’, and in 2018, it authored and received the brand names ‘Glow and Lovely’ and ‘Glow and Handsome’, being the first holder to do as such, HUL guaranteed.