Made Easy Education vs. Telegram

Made Easy Education granted injunction against Telegram over unauthorized use of course material

Made Easy Education Private Ltd. (referred to as the plaintiff) provides coaching and guidance to the students preparing for UPSC, CSE, etc. Plaintiff adopted the mark of MADE EASY under the name and style of “MADE EASY”. During the Covid – 19 pandemic, the plaintiff continuously offered coaching through the official website and mobile application, which has been made accessible to the students throughout the country after registration and fees deposit.

Whereas, Telegram (referred to as) Defendant No. 1 is a cloud-based instant messaging and voice-over IP service. Around July 2021, the plaintiff discovered that specific channels had circulated lectures videos, course material, etc., on the defendant No. 1 platform, Telegram. Defendant No. 1 has not taken appropriate steps on the discovery of the claims. Further, some channels also use the plaintiff’s registered word and logo mark, ‘Make Easy,’ ‘Next IAS,’ ‘Made Easy Prime’. The unauthorized transmission, reproducing, and transmitting of the content has caused financial loss and violates the plaintiff’s trademarks rights. 

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Similarly, in the case of Jagan Prakashan Limited v.Telegram FZ LLC & Anr.[1]where the plaintiff’s content was transmitted and reproduced without the consent of the defendant’s platform. Justice Jayant Nath of the Hon’ble Delhi High Court had granted an ad-interim injunction in favor of the plaintiff. Also, it directed the defendant to block down the telegram channels infringing the rights of the plaintiff. 

  [1] CS(COMM) 146/2020

Author: Kashish Maheshwari, student at Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies

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