24 March 2019
Delhi High Court dismisses suits filed by Crocs, holds that suit for passing off solely on basis of Design Act not Maintainable
Delhi High Court has dismissed suits filed by multinational footwear manufacturer Crocs and held that suit for action against passing off solely based on a design registered under the Designs Act, 2000 is not maintainable. The Hon’ble Court also decided that a party cannot seek Design and Trade Mark protection at the same time as such protection would lead to evergreening of designs as opposed to their statutory period protection i.e. 15 years.