Mumbai: The Supreme Court has restrained automobile company TVS Motor from taking further booking of orders for its two-wheeler 'TVS Flame' till January 29.
A division bench headed by Justice H S Kapadia quashed an order by a single bench of the Madras high court allowing TVS Motor to go ahead with its manufacturing and selling of two-wheeler 'TVS Flame,' and directed TVS to stop booking till further orders.
"No further booking shall be made from today till January 29," the Supreme Court said in its order.
The SC also directed the Madras high court to take the interim application of Bajaj Auto Ltd (BAL) on January 29.
The direction was issued on a petition filed by BAL challenging the Madras high court order allowing TVS Motor to go ahead with its manufacturing and selling of two-wheeler 'TVS Flame'.
The SC, after hearing the contention of both the automobile majors, directed that status quo be maintained.
Pune-based Bajaj Auto accuses TVS Motor of infringing its patent on DTS-i (Digital Twin Spark Plug ignition) in TVS Flame.
TVS, in its latest 125 cc motorcycle Flame, uses CCVTi technology, which Bajaj claims to be a copy of its DTS-i technology. Bajaj Auto uses DTS-i technology in various models, including the Pulsar series of bikes.
TVS, which denies BAL's allegations, has also slapped a Rs 250-crore defamation suit against it.