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Delhi HC prevents sscias.com from providing TOI and ET epaper downloads

The Delhi High Court has passed an interim injunction order preventing IAS coaching website sscias.com from providing downloadable copies of the e-papers of the Times of India (TOI) and the Economic Times (ET). It also states that sscias cannot use the logo of the Times Group, citing infringement. Although the order is dated January 16, the development was reported by the Economic Times today. The court has restrained sscias.com from: using, making available for download, advertising or promoting or using in any other manner the Times Group's newspapers ET and TOI dealing in any other trademark identical/deceptively similar to those of TOI and ET The court has also ordered domain registrar GoDaddy to lock down the ownership of the domain name sscias.com within a week, which would be by January 23. Read the Delhi HC's full order here. We have reached out to the company for further details and will update the story when we hear from them. Times Group's case against sscias.com The Bennet Coleman & Company Ltd., better known as the Times Group, took sscias.com to court infringing on its registered trademarks, and sought a permanent injunction against the website. The company made out the following case against sscias.com: The website was providing freely downloadable e-papers of the Delhi edition of the Economic Times and the Times of India on their websites before 6 am. (BCCL is the registered proprietor of the trademarks of TOI and ET under the Trade Marks Act, with circulation of 39 crores and 6 lakh…

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