BCCI issues legal notice to Raj Kundra for the use of IPL in his Poker League

The entire discover as inappropriate – Raj Kundra

Raj Kundra. (Photograph Supply: Twitter)

The BCCI has issued a authorized discover to Raj Kundra over the usage of ‘IPL’ within the promotions of his Match Indian Poker League. BCCI claimed that it’s unlawful to make use of ‘IPL’ proprietary title with out correct licensing. The discover additionally acknowledged that the ‘IPL’ is a reputation which is a authorized property of the BCCI and subsequently the board has all of the rights to report the matter.

Earlier, the Supreme court docket had banned Kundra over his involvement within the spot-fixing scandal IPL 2013. The ex-owner of the Rajasthan Royals franchise was additionally not allowed to participate within the Charity soccer match performed between the celebrities and the Indian cricketers. Nevertheless, he felt that this discover is inappropriate and has plenty of errors.


The entire discover and what it learn

“The BCCI has lately been made conscious and thereby shocked to study, of the Worldwide Federation of Poker’ (“IFP”) and Viaan Industries Restricted’s (“Viaan”) blatantly unlicensed and unlawful use of the ‘IPL’ proprietary title to advertise the Match Indian Poker League (“Poker League”) on numerous platforms,” stated the discover despatched by BCCI as quoted by Pune Mirror.

The discover additionally additional acknowledged that no one can use the ‘IPL’ as proprietary title with out correct licensing as it’s legally owned by the BCCI. “Due to this fact, any unlicensed industrial use of the ‘IPL’ title, whether or not on a standalone foundation or together with different phrases, resembling within the case of ‘Match IPL’, constitutes an infringement of the BCCI’s rights,” the discover stated stating that the BCCI reserves the “proper to take any additional motion it could deem applicable to guard it rights and pursuits on this matter,” acknowledged the discover.

The discover is inappropriate

In its reply Raj Kundra’s counsel termed the entire discover as inappropriate and in addition defined the entire matter intimately. “The usage of time period “IPL” along side the phrases “MATCH” and “INDIAN POKER LEAGUE” is inherently distinctive and is verily allowed underneath legislation. Extra so, with the creative parts, color mixture et al., the label mark is much more distinctive and is definitely distinguishable. It’s nicely established precept mark shall be thought-about as a complete for the aim of comparability, which leaves little doubt that our consumer’s mark is totally totally different and dissimilar from each mark of your consumer. Evidently, there is no such thing as a phonetic or visible similarity, which might result in any confusion, in anyway, which is, as a matter of truth, not even alleged by your shoppers within the letter,” stated Kundra’s counsel Subhash Bhutoria.

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