Edtech player upGrad has filed a suit for trademark infringement against Scaler, a fellow edtech company.
The suit has been filed in the Delhi High Court for violation of intellectual property relating to upGrad's trademark. upGrad has sought damages of more than INR 3 crores for using its brand name ‘upGrad’ through Google Ads to appear on top of search results on Google search engine and in turn gaining illicit benefit.
On Monday 29 November 2021, the Delhi High Court granted an ad-interim injunction in favour of upGrad. The court, until further notice, has also directed Scaler to not to bid on upGrad’s registered marks and or its variants using Google Ads Programs or any other keyword program.
Arjun Mohan, CEO - India, upGrad, said, "The lawsuit will ensure that our trademarks and intellectual property are protected and will also discourage unlawful usage in future. We have made substantial investments in building our brands, and it is essential that we protect our rights. We are also evaluating filing trademark infringement suits against other edtech companies indulging in similar Adword bidding activity."