Delhi HC refuses BookMyShow an injunction against BookMyEvent
Delhi High Court has refused to grant a temporary injunction Stating that ‘BOOKMY’ is a common English term, the in favour of online booking platform ‘BOOKMYSHOW’ against its competitor, ‘BOOKMYEVENT’.
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The order was passed by a single Judge Bench of Justice Jayant Nath in a plea by ‘BOOKMYSHOW’ owner, Bigtree Entertainment Private Ltd (plaintiff).
In December 2014, the Court had passed an ex parte interim injunction restraining the Defendants from using the mark ‘BOOKMYEVENT’ or using the prefix ‘BOOKMY’ as trade mark/trade name or part of its corporate name, domain name or trading name in respect of online ticketing services or any other similar services. In January, 2015, the above injunction order was kept in abeyance.
Agreeing with the Defendants, the Court noted that “BOOK MY” is a common English term.