Justice Gupte said in his seven-page order said, "It is sufficient to note at this early prima facie stage that the plaintiff (HUL) is a prior adopter and user of the mark ‘Glow & Handsome’. It has already launched its goods in the market with that trademark," reported by the Economic Times.
Gupte while directing Emami to file its reply within two weeks, reportedly said, "so far as the defendant (Emami) is concerned, it is admittedly at the stage of adopting ‘a process of launching’ its goods under the trademark ‘Glow & Handsome."
The Unilever-backed company entered into a trademark battle last month with another FMCG-major Emami who also has its face cream named as 'Glow & Handsome'.
Earlier in July, the Bombay HC's observed that HUL did adopt the 'Glow & Handsome' trademark before Emami. Notably, HUL filed its trademark application first in September 2018 and subsequently on June 25, 2020.
HUL erasing the word 'FAIR' from its skin cream brand, renamed it to 'Glow & Lovely' in women category. Earlier, the brand was "Fair & Lovely" brand. For the men's range, the company changed the brand to 'Glow & Handsome'. The company had already announced that it will rebrand its Fair & Lovely product in June.
Emami evaluated legal action also in July against HUL alleging that the latter renamed its men cream similar to their '‘Emami Glow & Handsome’.
At around 1.23 PM, HUL stock trades at Rs2209 per piece down 0.22%. HUL stock has also touched an intraday high and low of Rs2221.50 per piece and Rs2198 per piece respectively.
On the contrary, Emami performs at Rs346.95 per piece higher by 2.01% on Sensex. The stock has also clocked the day's high and low of Rs349 per piece and Rs341 per piece respectively.