India’s largest air cooler company, Symphony, has received a stay order from the High Court of Gujarat at Ahmedabad against Wim Plast which is launching ‘Cello’ air cooler models in India which are similar to the registered designs of Symphony models Winter, Sumo, Diet and Hicool.
The High Court of Gujarat order clearly states, By way of ad-interim relief, the respondents (Cello) are restrained from marketing, selling, advertising and directly or indirectly dealing in air coolers which have the same design, shape, configuration and design identical to and/or imitation of the petitioner’s (Symphony) designs of models Winter , Sumo, Diet and Hicool. It was pointed out to the High Court that Wim Plast’s ‘Mega Cool’ model is more or less identical to Symphony’s ‘Winter’ model, its ‘Maxi Cool’ model is similar to Symphony’s ‘Sumo’ model, while another ‘Ever Cool’ model is an imitation of Symphony’s ‘Diet’ model and ‘Ultra Cool’ model was a copycat of Symphony’s ‘Hi-Cool’ model.
Symphony will continue to take recourse to every legal option available to it to stop Wim Plast and other such imitators from launching, marketing, selling or advertising air cooler models in India which are copy-cats of Symphony’s range of air coolers. Symphony will leave no stone unturned to defend its intellectual properties and will take necessary legal action against all individuals and/or companies that infringe upon them.
Symphony recognizes the importance of emerging non-traditional segments and will evolve policies and develop products to fully harness their potential, while continuing to reap strong relationships with its vast network of dealers in the traditional trade channel.