Delhi HC dismisses appeals on putting up disclaimer on DMRC FIITJEE/IIT co-branding media
By M4G Bureau - September 14, 2018
Court told IIT Delhi to file a suit of patent/trademark infringement if it was not satisfied with the order
The Delhi High Court has dismissed appeals by FIITJEE and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi against a single-judge order that had directed the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to put up disclaimers at its FIITJEE/IIT Metro station stating that the two institutes are “not connected”.
A Bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V.K. Rao said that the single-judge’s order to put up disclaimers was “reasonable” and told IIT Delhi to file a suit of patent/trademark infringement if it was not satisfied, states a report published by The Hindu.
IIT-Delhi had sought directions to the DMRC not to use its name in conjunction with that of FIITJEE for the metro station there, claiming it was tarnishing the image of the premier engineering institute.
In July, the single-judge Bench had directed the DMRC to put up disclaimers that the coaching centre was in no manner connected to IIT-Delhi.