Deceptive similarity and confusion may create doubts in the minds of consumers and end users. That is why the trademark laws around the world discourage the practices of deceptive similarity.
The trademark law of India is incorporated in the Indian Trademark Act 1999. However, we have no dedicated domain name protection law in India and domain name protection in India is needed by means of dedicated legislation.
Cyber squatting has increased significantly as per a recent statement by World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). Cases of cyber squatting in India have also increased.
In a recent domain name battle, Tata Sons and its subsidiary Tata Infotech have won the domain name www.tatainfotech.in in the Delhi High Court. The Court restrained Arno Palmen and those related to him from using it in any of its activities.
The Court has also directed Key-Systems GmBH, an international ICANN accredited registrar for internet addresses, to cancel registration of domain name www.tatainfotech.in, granted to Arno Palmen.