Patanjali Cannot Use the Trademark ‘Coronil’: Madras HC Interim Order

Published: July 18, 2020

Justice CV Karthikeyan has passed an interim order that Patanjali Ayurveda Limited, owned by Yoga Guru Ramdev, cannot use the trademark ‘Coronil’, valid till July 30. The order was passed based on the plea of Chennai-based Company Arundra Engineeering Private Limited, which has claimed that ‘Coronil’ is a trademark used by them since 1993.

The company has also stated that it is into manufacturing of chemicals and registered ‘Coronil 213 SPL’ and ‘Coronil 92B’ in 1993. These two are in use since then by the company. The trademarks are valid till 2027. So, there is trademark violation by Patanjali while introducing Coronil.

The products of the company are globally recognized and its clients include BHEL and Indian Oil.

According to the company, the trademark used by Patanjali is identical to the marks registered by the company and though the products are different, the trademarks will amount to infringement of intellectual property rights if used.

In this regard, Ministry of AYUSH had already stated that Patanjali cannot use  Coronil as a cure for COVID 19 since there was not tangible proof of that but it can be used as an immunity booster.

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