Delhi High Court Law Insider

Tanisha Rana

Published on: November 7, 2022 at 22:03 IST

The Delhi High Court has granted Louis Vuitton Malletier, a French luxury fashion house, Rs. 20 lakhs in costs in its trademark infringement case against Club Factory, a Chinese e-commerce website that was banned in India in 2021.

Louis Vuitton’s counsel informed the court on November 3 that the plaintiff only wishes to pursue costs in the case, despite the fact that the lawsuit was officially decided on March 24 when a permanent injunction was granted against the Chinese website and it was now scheduled for ex-parte evidence in regard to the relief of damages.

The luxury brand claimed Rs. 32,29,416 and submitted the bill of costs into the record.

“Considering the facts of this case, costs of Rs.20,00,000 are awarded in favour of the Plaintiffs. No other reliefs are pressed by the Plaintiff. Decree sheet be drawn accordingly,” Justice Pratibha M. Singh said in the order.

Louis Vuitton claimed that the website “” was selling unlicensed goods bearing its marks, infringing on its rights to the Louis Vuitton mark and several other device marks, in the lawsuit it filed in 2020.

The defendants were permanently restrained from manufacturing, offering for sale, or selling any goods, including face masks and other items, bearing the registered trademarks of Louis Vuitton on its portal or any other portal owned by the defendants by Justice Singh in March.

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and Ministry of Electronic and Information Technology (MeiTY) were also instructed by the Court to issue directives to all internet service providers to block the website, preventing access to it via VPN or any other platform.

Case Title: Louis Vuitton Malletier vs. FutureTimes Technology India Private Limited & Ors.

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