Saturday, July 28, 2018

HC stops travel agency from using Vistara name of Tata-SIA airline

The Delhi High Court has stopped a travel agency from using the 'Vistara' name under which Tata-SIA Airline operates its flights and asked it to pay a cost of Rs 3 lakh for infringement of the trademark. Justice Pratibha M Singh issued the direction in an ex-parte order by which the travel and ticketing company and its agents were injuncted (restrained) from directly or indirectly using the 'Vistara' trademark.
The court also allowed the airline to transfer to itself the domain names containing the name 'Vistara' which were being used by the travel company and permitted it to move the Registrar of Companies for cancellation of the corporate name of the agency by deleting the word 'Vistara' from it.
"The defendant (travel company) having used the mark 'Vistara' for the last two years and having registered a company in the name of Vistara International Private Limited, are thus liable to pay costs and damages," the court said.
27/07/18 PTI/