Delhi HC grants interim junction in favour of Times Now

  • On Friday, the Delhi High Court issued Times Now temporary relief thus preventing Republic TV from using the 'NEWS HOUR' trademark or any other trademark that could be deceptively close to it.

  • However, the Court declined to offer any temporary relief with regard to the use of the tag line "Nation wants to know" noting that there is a need for a thorough review of the matter.

  • The partial relief of the temporary injunction was issued by a Single Judge Bench of Justice, Jayant Nath, in favour of Benett Coleman & Co., the parent company of the Times Now channel.

  • The media conglomerate moved the High Court to request a permanent injunction against the ARG Media Outlier of Arnab Goswami from using the 'News Hour' and 'Country Needs to Hear' labels or any other derivatives or combinations thereof.

  • The controversy over these between the Times Group and Republic Network has its origins in the exit of Anchor Editor Arnab Goswami from Times Now in 2016 to set up his own ARG Outlier Media Ltd company, a result of which is the Republic Network.

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