High court rules in favour of Casio in design infringement case

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United & United successfully represented Casio in winning a design infringement case for the Japanese company’s keyboard in the Casio v Nexus 32 case in the Delhi High Court.

Managing partner Rishi Bansal represented Casio in the Delhi High Court, which upheld a ruling in favour of the plaintiff, stating that the defendant had infringed on the keyboard design.

In its judgment, the Delhi High Court said “it is clear at a glance that the plaintiff and the defendant’s keyboards are deceptively similar in design”.

Casio, which manufactures various consumer electronics, registered its keyboard design called Blueberry in 2009 that became synonymous with the plaintiff and buyers invariably associated it with the Japanese brand.

The plaintiff was aggrieved by the defendant’s keyboard design, which was identical to its 2009 model, that sold under the brand name Nexus32. Visual evidence of both brands and their designs were presented before the court.