 INTRODUCTIONS – the case is about infringement of copyrights between Italian American automotive Fiat motors and Indian SUV giant Mahindra. The case was filed with the Federal Court of Australia
 WHAT ARE COPYRIGHTS?
The Copyright Act, of 1957 came into effect in January 1958.the legal right to be the only person who may print, copy, perform, etc. a piece of original work, such as a book, a song, or design.
 COMPANY DETAILS –
 Mahindra & Mahindra – Mahindra is an Indian multinational automotive manufacturing company headquarter is in Mumbai. Mahindra is best known for its utility vehicles.
 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles – Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is an Italian-American multinational corporation primarily known as a manufacturer of automobiles, commercial vehicles, auto parts and production systems.
 Jeep – the Jeep brand is part of the multinational automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). jeep’s current product range consists solely of its sports utility vehicles and entirely off-road SUVs models.
 CASE DETAILS –
After the Second World War, Mahindra through an agreement with jeep.
The agreement is, that Mahindra will manufacture utility vehicles based on the iconic design Willys Jeep ONLY FOR THE INDIAN MARKET.
For that Mahindra, India has a licence.
Mahindra is building a long line of Jeep-inspired vehicles in India both Mahindra & Jeep are selling it.
But In 2020 A test mule of the Thar was spotted in Australia, Mahindra also housed a ‘Register Your Interest’ page for the new Thar and new teaser was posted on their website.
After the launch of the new teaser, Jeep filed a case in the FEDERAL COURT OF AUSTRALIA.
Jeep claims that the Mahindra has heavily copied Jeep Wrangler and infringed the agreement.
After the case was filed Mahindra immediately stopped activities related to the import, distribution and sale of the product in Australia.

 RESULT OF THE CASE-
Jeep won the case in Australia Federal Court.
A federal court gave the statement that the Mahindra Thar hood latch is a replica of the iconic trade dress of the Jeep brand, Calling it “Inspiration”. And Mahindra was asked to concede and undertake that they will not import or sell the current Thar vehicle in Australia and will provide prior notice to FCA before bringing any future model or variant of the Thar into Australia.
 STATEMENT BY MAHINDRA –
Mahindra conceded by making a clear statement – We’re seeing very strong demand for the all-new Thar 2020 in India, therefore have no immediate plans for the launch of the current variant of the Thar in markets outside India. As a result, it was pointless to engage in litigation at this stage. When we decide to launch any new variant of the Thar in Australia, we will provide 90 days’ notice to FCA and take all steps to protect our rights to market and sell the product.

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