Tata Motors has Agreed to Drop ‘T-series’ Mark After Super Cassettes Filed Case in Delhi High Court

Delhi High Court Law Insider

Khushi Bajpai

Published on: 6th October, 2022 at 19:18 IST

Tata Motors was sued by Super Cassettes Industries for using its well-known trademark T-Series in the marketing of its commercial vehicles. The two parties recently reached a settlement in front of the Delhi High Court, and the automaker has agreed not to use the record label “T-Series” or “T.Series” in relation to its automotive products.

In February, Super Cassettes Private Limited sued Tata Motors Ltd., requesting a permanent injunction preventing infringement, passing off, and damages. The parties recently informed the court that their differences had been peacefully resolved.

In the settlement, Tata Motors accepted Super Cassettes’ statutory and common law rights in the “T-Series or T.Series” marks.

Super Cassettes, on the other hand, recognised Tata Motors’ ownership of the “T” mark, “Tata Motors,” and the Tata emblem. Additionally, both parties had decided not to oppose each other’s trademark registrations.

In a ruling issued on September 26, Justice Pratibha M Singh stated: “In light of the settlement, the prayer for declaration made by the Plaintiff, for its marks ‘T-Series / T.Series’ to be declared as a well-known mark, is not being considered in the present case, and the Plaintiff is free to seek such a declaration in an appropriate case.”

According to the agreement, Tata Motors was also required to remove or takedown any content mentioning the mark T-SERIES from its websites, www.tatamotors.com and https://light-trucks.tatamotors.com, as well as from social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.

In light of the settlement agreement, Super Cassettes forfeited its claim for rendition of accounts and damages.

The court took notice of this and issued the following ruling: “The suit is determined in accordance with paragraphs 4(i) through 4(viii) of the settlement application. Draw a decree sheet. No cost-related orders.”

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