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Ahd Shopping Festival: AMC sued for Rs 10cr

AHMEDABAD: The state government has been sued for Rs 10 crore in a neighborhood courtroom per week after it launched the Ahmedabad Shopping Festival amid much fanfare with Prime Minister Narendra Modi pitching for the event.

A business courtroom on Friday issued realize to state government’s iNDEXTb, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation and the Vibrant Shopping Festival Organizing Festival after one third Eye Event & Advertising alleged infringement on its trademark rights.

According to the promoting firm’s recommend Dakshesh Mehta, the owner of the firm had made a presentation prior to a couple of bureaucrats mooting the speculation of shopping pageant. The firm has been the use of the trademark and word mark ‘Ahmedabad Shopping Festival’ since 2015, and it were given trademark registered in 4 categories on December 13, 2018, a month prior to the government was to launch the event.

The promoting firm submitted prior to the courtroom that its intellectual property proper, goodwill and recognition are required to be safe from unauthorized use of infringement via someone or firm. Such usage will end result into confusion and deception in the business and common public and quantities to passing off the trademark of the firm. Hence the state government and local frame should be restrained from the use of ‘Ahmedabad Shopping Festival’ as name of its shopping event.

Advocate Mehta claimed that his consumer is struggling loss of benefit and irreparable loss of goodwill as its trademark is being utilized by the government government.

The firm has advised the courtroom to order the government and organizing committee to pay the account of benefit earned all through the pageant and loss brought about to the firm via manufacturing and marketing of goods all through the ongoing pageant with 18% interest.

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