Monday, 13 July 2015
Alpha Partners secures John Doe” for “Appu Ghar”.
Alpha Partners recently secured a “John Doe” order owing to the infringement of the mark “Appu Ghar”.
On June 30, 2015 the Hon’ble High Court passed an ad-interim ex-parte order, restraining the Defendants from directly or indirectly dealing in any services or businesses under the trademark, trade name or company name APPU GHAR until the next date of hearing. The Court not only restrained the entities/individuals identified, but also those who could not be identified and were impleaded as “Ashok Kumar” – the Indian equivalent for “John Doe”. The firm represented the International Amusement Limited along with its holding and subsidiary companies owning/using the “Appu Ghar” trademarks.
"The suit was filed since numerous entities/individuals are using the mark Appu Ghar on online real estate portals and other offline platforms without any right or authority. This is a big win for our client and a landmark judgment in itself and probably the first of its kind in real estate industry," said Ankit Prakash, Co-Founding Partner at Alpha Partners. The team at Alpha Partners working on this matter also included Sumit Roy, Senior Associate.