Delhi high court ordered a Ludhiana-based firm to stop manufacturing, selling or dealing goods bearing Louis Vuitton Malletier’s logo.
The well-known French fashion house had filed a petition alleging that the company ‘Guru Kripa’ had been dealing counterfeit goods bearing its registered trademarks.
The court said Louis Vuitton (LV), which makes luxury trunks and leather goods including shoes, watches, jewellery and accessories, “has been able to make out a prima facie case for an interim order. In case the interim order is not passed, the plaintiff (LV) will suffer irreparable loss and injury.”
The court ordered the firm to stop selling any goods bearing the Louis Vuitton trademarks until next hearing.
It also issued summons to the defendants - Guru Kripa and its proprietors - and listed the matter for further hearing on October 4.
The court said, two commissioners would visit the firm and investigate, “from where the infringing goods are sourced, stocked and sold by the defendants within Ludhiana and any other cities in India.”
LV has also sought damages of over Rs 1 crore from the firm.