Tribunal bars individuals, firms from using Khadi brand name unauthorisedly, Retail News, ET Retail

Davida Erdahl

Khadi is not a generic title and the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) is the authentic owner of the trade marks “Khadi” and “Khadi India”, a tribunal has ruled.

The Nationwide Web Exchange of India Domain Dispute Plan (INDRP) Arbitration Tribunal in New Delhi turned down the rivalry of a personal entity that “Khadi” is a generic word and stated use of the popular model title by any other is probably to generate confusion and deception with the products/expert services of KVIC.

The buy arrived on a grievance submitted by KVIC difficult a domain title www.khadi.in remaining run by Delhi-centered Jitendra Jain and his associates, with the tribunal holding that the domain title in question was registered in “undesirable religion”.

Directing that the domain title www.khadi.in be transferred to KVIC, Pankaj Garg, sole Arbitrator in the issue, stated “Khadi” was not a generic title to be utilised by personal

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