ABFRL Faces Contempt Of Court Allegations Over Patent Infringement


Yashram Lifestyle, a retailer focusing on products and services for women, has filed a contempt plea in Karnataka High Court against Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited (ABFRL) for “disobeying” the court’s order regarding its patented products. On September 25, the Karnataka HC had granted an absolute injunction restraining ABFRL from manufacturing or selling sanitary undergarments patented by Yashram Lifestyle Brands since 2009.

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However, Yashram Lifestyle claims that ABFRL has been “wilfully disobeying” the absolute injunction and alleges that the company has continued to manufacture, market and sell the infringing products on its e-commerce website and on various other channels.

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In its plea, Yashram Lifestyle has sought attachment of the assets of ABFRL along with “detention of all the personnel who are involved in the day-to-day affairs of the company in civil prison for willful disobedience and breach of the order”.

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