INDIA: According to a report in the Hindu Business Line, the Delhi High Court has restrained Mumbai-based Gufic Biosciences Ltd. from using the Cliniq brand name because it is deceptively similar to Estée Lauder’s well-known Clinique brand.
Anuradha Salhotra, a partner with Lall Lahiri & Salhotra, the firm that represented Estée Lauder in the matter, told the paper, “An interim injunction was passed a few months ago, restraining Gufic Ltd and Gufic Biosciences from using the word Cliniq as a part of its trademark ‘Skin Cliniq Stretch Nil’ as it was deceptively similar. The court has now made permanent the interim injunction passed in December last year.”
CavinKare Revamps Spinz Line
INDIA: CavinKare is relaunching its the Spinz deodorant and talc brand with new packaging and a new brand ambassador, actor Genelia D’souza, According to a report in the Hindu Business Line, the new campaign will feature TV commercials, road shows and meet-the-celebrity programs. According a company official, Spinz currently has a 5% share of deodorant market in the country.