Leading jeans maker Lee Cooper has won the first stage in a trademark battle with an Indian garment manufacturer accused of producing fake Lee Cooper denims, the Times Of India reported on Monday.

A high court judge granted an injunction against New Delhi-based garment maker RS Enterprises which is alleged to have produced an unknown quantity of jeans bearing the Lee Cooper name without the firm's permission, the paper said.

Justice VS Aggarwal ordered the company and its agent to desist from printing the logo identical to the Lee Cooper label until the next court hearing and appointed a local commissioner to prepare inventory of the goods.

The judge added: "It is apparent from the documents filed that prima facie a case is made out against Delhi-based RS Enterprises and Lee Cooper is entitled for injunction. At this stage, it would be appropriate to find out the nature of the goods and other co-relative facts."

According to the report, Lee Cooper's counsel claimed the brand name had acquired a universal reputation and the local company has been using its trademark in a clandestine manner.