Bombay High Court Dismisses Interim Application by PhonePe for Alleged Trademark Infringement

The Bombay High Court dismissed an interim relief application filed by PhonePe Private Ltd. alleging infringement of its trademark “PhonePe” by Resilient Innovation’s proposed “postpe”. It noted that in an earlier plea before the Delhi High Court alleging infringement of its trademark by “BharatPe,” PhonePe had asserted that the term “Pe” denotes to “pay” and in the present matter it claims that “Pe” means “on” when used as a colloquial term in Hindi. The Bombay High Court observed that PhonePe is making contrary pleas and this disentitles it from the grant of interim relief.