Tesla Files Lawsuit Against Tesla Power India for Trademark Infringement

Tesla Inc. files a lawsuit against Gurgaon-based Tesla Power India Pvt Ltd for trademark infringement over the use of the 'Tesla' trademark.

  • Tesla Inc. files a lawsuit against Gurgaon-based Tesla Power India Pvt Ltd for trademark infringement over the use of the ‘Tesla’ trademark.
  • The Delhi High Court issues a notice to Tesla Power, restraining it from featuring promotional advertisements with a similar Tesla trademark until May 22.
  • Tesla Power India denies manufacturing EV batteries and clarifies that it sells lead-acid batteries used in conventional vehicles and inverters.

Tesla Inc., the US electric vehicle maker, has taken legal action against Tesla Power India Pvt Ltd, alleging trademark infringement. The lawsuit, filed in the Delhi High Court, claims that Tesla Power’s use of the ‘Tesla’ trademark in India is causing confusion among consumers and damaging Tesla Inc.’s business interests. The court has issued a notice to Tesla Power and restrained it from promoting EV products with a similar Tesla trademark until May 22.

However, Tesla Power India refutes the allegations, stating that it does not manufacture EV batteries but sells lead-acid batteries for conventional vehicles and inverters. Kavinder Khurana, Chairman of Tesla Power India, clarified that the advertisement featuring the Tesla trademark is related to another company, e-Ashwa, with whom Tesla Power has a strategic partnership. He emphasized that Tesla Power has no plans to enter the EV market and has been in business since 2020, serving 1 million customers in India.

The legal battle between Tesla Inc. and Tesla Power India adds a new dimension to the ongoing trademark dispute, highlighting the complexities of protecting intellectual property rights in the rapidly evolving electric vehicle industry. As Tesla Inc. seeks to establish a strong presence in India with potential investments and manufacturing plans, resolving trademark issues becomes crucial for both companies involved.