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    Wipro takes Featherlite to court for design infringement


    Wipro has filed a complaint in the court of city civil and sessions judge, Bengaluru against Featherlite alleging infringement of the registered design of their product Cut Out Cap. In the complaint, Wipro has alleged that Featherlite Office Systems have copied registered design of their product for commercial exploit. After perusing the records and evidences submitted by Wipro, court has by way of ex-parte ad-interim injunction, prohibited Featherlite from manufacturing and/or selling Cut Out Caps infringing Wipro’s IPR till further order from the court.

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    Parag Kulkarni, vice president, Furniture & Lighting business of Wipro said, “We invest substantial resources in creating new and unique products for our clients. We have tied up with designers of international repute and have employed latest and most sophisticated machineries to deliver world class products for our customers. It is painful to see competition adopting unfair means to ride on our hard work.”

    Vishal Mittal, head of legal for Wipro Consumer Care and Lighting Group business said that Company greatly values its “Intellectual Property Rights” and any attempt by competition to infringe on the IPRs shall be dealt with in a determinative manner.

    Wipro Consumer Care and Lighting Group has a profitable presence in the branded retail market of toilet soaps, hair care soaps, hydrogenated cooking oil (vanaspati), baby care products and lighting products. Its brands include Santoor and Chandrika toilet soaps, Wipro Shikakai hair care soap, Santoor Talc, Wipro Baby Soft range of baby care products and Wipro Safewash liquid detergent. In the wellness segment, Wipro markets Glucovita Glucose powder and Sanjeevani Honey and Isabgol. In Lighting Wipro has a presence in commercial and institutional segment. In the domestic lighting segment Wipro has a complete range of Bulbs, Tube lights, Compact Florescent Lamps and lighting accessories.

    — IndiaRetailing Bureau