Intellectual Properties Rights (IPRs) are exclusive rights generally granted for a specific time period enabling the creators to earn reward for his hard work and efforts along with the cost incurred in the creation. Therefore, time is very essential in Intellectual Properties Rights (IPRs).
An IP infringement has primarily two (2) remedies i.e., injunction order restraining the infringing activities; and recovery of damages and account of profit. Since, Intellectual Properties Rights (IPRs) have limited life span and the infringing activities may cause a damage which is irreparable (damage to the well-established reputation), a timely granted injunction order is more important than an order awarding damages.
An injunction order ensures that no further damage will be caused by infringing activities. There are two types of injunction order:
Permanent injunction: This injunction order restrains the infringing activity by the infringing party permanently and granted when the suit is concluding against infringing party; and
Temporary (ad-interim) injunction: This injunction order restrains the infringing activity till the disposal of the proceeding.
In cases of IP infringement, you can also go for civil remedies. The one the main civil remedy available in cases of infringement is injunction. It is basically an order from the court which restrains the infringing party to further carry on infringing illegal activities.
As per the Indian law, you can file for permanent injunction which will be granted once the case is decided and you can also file for ex-parte temporary injunction which will be granted for the period until the case is decided.
We at Delhi IP assist our clients in getting the injunctive relief for the enforcement of their IP rights. We further assist our clients in getting temporary injunction as soon as possible so they don’t have to suffer during the pendency of trial.