Dinodia Photo Library Ltd vs Indian Bank

A case involving copyright infringement by Indian Bank, pending before the Madras High Court was recently settled between the parties. The Plaintiffs in the case were Dinodia Photo Library Private Ltd. and they instituted a case of copyright infringement under Section 62 against Indian Bank. The Plaintiffs were represented by R K Dewan & Co.

IN 2008 the Plaintiffs discovered that Indian Bank’s calendar contained photographs from the Plaintiff’s library. The Photographs in question had not be sold or licensed to Indian Bank and yet the same were featured on the Bank’s calendar. Moreover, some of the photographs featured in the Bank’s calendar still contained the watermark of the plaintiff and this watermark was clearly visible.

The parties recently came to an amicable settlement and the matter has been concluded.