Hero Cycles sues Avon for IPR violation

Hero Cycles sues Avon for IPR violation

Hero Cycles sues Avon for IPR violation

 Bicycle major Hero Cycles on Sunday announced that it has filed a lawsuit alleging piracy of registered design and passing off against Avon Cycles in the Ludhiana District Court, and summons in the suit have been issued seeking a response from the latter.

The lawsuit was filed a month after Hero Cycles issued a cease and desist notice to Avon, cautioning the latter against IPR violation practices.

The lawsuit pertains to the Hero Cycles’ product RX-1 whose design is registered under the Designs Act, 2000 under No 270519. The lawsuit alleges that Avon Cycles product X-Track is identical to the registered design of Hero Cycles’ aforementioned product, indicating infringement of Intellectual Property Rights.