Delhi HC restraints a bakery from using the mark ‘FACEBAKE’

Delhi HC restraints a bakery from using the mark 'FACEBAKE'

The Delhi High Court restrained a bakery from using the mark ‘FACEBAKE’ in a trademark infringement suit filed by Facebook.

Bench of Justice Rajiv Shakdher noted while issuing notice to the defendant bakery that if interim relief is not granted, Facebook’s legal rights and business interests will get impacted.

In a civil suit filed by Facebook against a bakery called Facebake which is selling cakes and articles like watches with the mark ‘FACEBAKE, the order has been passed. The bakery is running a website as well, which is called  it was informed to the Court.

Appearing for the Facebook, Mr. Pravin Anand argued that, “the defendant bakery is degrading the plaintiff’s well-known trademark and is causing confusion in the minds of the public at large as to the source of its products.”

Mr Anand further supported the maintainability of the suit before this court by submitting that, “in light of these submissions, the court noted that the plaintiff has made out a prima facie case in its favour and the balance of convenience also appears to be in favour of the plaintiff.”

Therefore, the defendant bakery, its agents, and employees are restrained from using the mark “FACEBAKE or any other mark, which is deceptively similar to the plaintiff’s trademark.

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