The Bombay excessive courtroom (HC) on Friday declared that the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) to be a “well-known trademark” that enjoys safety beneath the provisions of the Trade Marks Act, 1999.
ISKCON authorities had moved the HC, looking for a everlasting injunction in opposition to Iskcon Apparel Private Limited, a personal enterprise, for infringing on its registered trademark.
The situation was resolved after a director of the agency knowledgeable the HC that they’ve modified the corporate’s identify to Alcis Sports Private Limited, and in addition gave an enterprise of not utilizing ISKCON’s identify sooner or later.
The courtroom additionally upheld the worldwide Krishna consciousness motion’s plea that ISKCON comes beneath the purview of the Trade Marks Act, 1999.
The trademark is clear in over 600 ISKCON temples, 65 eco-farm communities, 110 vegetarian eating places the world over, together with India, ISKCON’s counsel advised the courtroom in its plea.
Justice BP Colabawalla accepted ISKCON’s argument.
“Since it is a coined a trademark, which is associated exclusively with the plaintiff, it, undoubtedly, deserves the highest degree of protection,” stated Justice Colabawalla.
He stated ISKCON has acquired immense and long-standing repute and goodwill each at residence and aboard, whereas upholding its plea.