Saturday, January 09, 2016

Dispute over use of Vistara name reaches apex court

The dispute between over Tata SIA Airlines  and Bengaluru-based travel firm Vistara Voyages (India) over the use of the word Vistara reached the Supreme Court on Friday.
The travel firm has questioned the use of the word, “Vistara,” as brand name for the airlines, which is a joint venture between Tata and Singapore Airlines .
A bench headed by Justice AR Dave adjourned the matter till March 4 after the parties informed that they were “trying to settle the dispute.”
Vistara Voyages has challenged the Karnataka High Court’s judgement that had directed a city civil and sessions court to return a suit filed by the travel agency seeking to restrain the airline from using the word, “Vistara,” as brand name. The travel firm had claimed that it was using the mark since 2008 for its travel and travel-related business purposes and had pointed out that Tata SIA was incorporated only in November 2013. Besides, Vistara Voyages also claimed that its application for registration of “Vistara” as its trademark has been pending before the authorities.
09/01/16 Financial Express
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