Love Khan Chacha Kathi Rolls? HC Has Restricted 24 Entities From Using The Trademark Name

by Suchismita Pal
Love Khan Chacha Kathi Rolls? HC Has Restricted 24 Entities From Using The Trademark Name

Khan Chacha has established itself as one of the top restaurant brands for serving delectable biryanis, kebabs, kathi rolls and other Mughlai dishes. And in every nook and cranny of Delhi NCR, you will find a Khan Chacha. Now, a trademark infringement issue of the original brand has surfaced, which prompted the Delhi High Court to restrict around 24 entities from using the trademark.

24 Entities Restricted From Using ‘Khan Chacha’ Moniker

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The plaintiff of the prima facie case, Gupta and Gupta Pvt Ltd, claimed that it has been using the trademark since 1972. Following the claim, the HC stated that any other entity using the ‘Khan Chacha’ brand name for similar services would indisputably infringe the plaintiff’s registered mark as per the Trade Marks Act, 1999. It has prohibited the use of the brand name by 24 entities.

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HC Orders Zomato And Swiggy To Delist These Entities

The HC has also ordered Zomato and Swiggy to restrict access to the websites of these entities and delist these entities. The 24 entities have been directed by the HC to refrain from using the Khan Chacha brand name directly or indirectly, even for advertising purposes. The next hearing on the case will be on April 11. The plaintiff claimed that these entities were offering services similar to that of the company and were infringing the trademark name. A trademark is a legally registered name, symbol, logo, or other symbol that represents a specific company.

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