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Amul takes on five trademark registry offices for allowing use of its name for other products

Earlier, Amul had locked horns with Amul Tractors, a Rajkot-based company, and Amul Hosiery over trademark infringement

December 27, 2017 / 11:03 AM IST
No. 2: Amul | CRP: 4,632 million (17 percent increase)  (Image: Reuters)

No. 2: Amul | CRP: 4,632 million (17 percent increase) (Image: Reuters)

Utterly Butterly Amul has decided to go on an offensive against five trademark registry offices of India, filing a case in the Gujarat High Court for allowing the makers of underwear, tractors and other products to use its name.

The case names registry offices in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, and Ahmedabad, accusing them of allowing others to use the trademarked name ‘Amul’, reported The Economic Times.

In 2007, the co-operative had won a similar case against two local shop owners. Then, the Gujarat High Court judgment has said that trademark user has the right to restrict others using their trademark for different class or goods. Despite that, the registries allowed others to register their product with Amul’s name.

The ‘Amul’ brand is trademarked by the Kaira District Co-Operative Milk Producers Union Ltd (KDCMPU), also known as the Amul dairy, since 1955. The Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd (GCMMF) uses the name to promote and market its products.