Karnataka-based news network Vistara Media Private Limited, which has launched Kannda News channel Vistara News recently has been restrained from using the trademark ‘Vistara’.
The Delhi High Court has passed the interim order after Tata SIA Airlines, the owners of Vistara Airlines, filed a trademark infringement suit against the owners of Vistara News Channel.
Tata SIA approached the Court stating that it is the registered proprietor of the trademark ‘Vistara’ and has an exclusive right to use and protect the same from infringement by third parties. Being a declared well-known trademark, Vistara is entitled to the highest degree of protection, the Court was told. It was further argued that the Vistara News has dishonestly copied the trademark in its entirety and can have no plausible reason for its adoption.
The suit filed by Tata SIA Airlines also stated that it is manifestly clear that the intention is to confuse the customers into believing that the services and packages offered by the defendant originate from the plaintiff.
The Delhi High Court issued summons to the defendants, directing them to file their written statements within 30 days and the matter will be placed before the Joint Registrar on February 1, 2023.