Mad. HC dismisses appeal filed against DigiPe for infringement of PhonePe’s trademark

The Madras High Court (Mad. HC) dismissed the appeal filed by PhonePe challenging the Single Judge’s order refusing to restrain DigiPe from using its logo. The Division Bench in the present case noted that PhonePe has failed to show that both PhonePe and DigiPe app catered to similar set of consumers and how use of the word ‘Pe’ could lead to confusion. Further, PhonePe is not the innovator of the “Pe” formative mark.