Delhi High Court rules to protect Snapdeal trademark
The Delhi High Court has made an interim ruling to stop other entities from infringing on Snapdeal’s trademark after Snapdeal complained that other businesses were using its name to defraud customers.
M/s Jasper Infotech Private Limited, Snapdeal’s parent company, had filed a suit at the Delhi High Court stating that a number of criminals were using Snapdeal’s name to scam people. According to the complaint, scammers used text messages, scratch cards, phone calls, and websites to send fraudulent offers to customers posing as Snapdeal.
After hearing the plea, Justice J. R. Midha passed an interim order, an ex-parte ad-interim injunction, stating that the accused could not fraudulently link their activities to those of Snapdeal until the next hearing, which is scheduled for January 8. The judge also notified the accused entities and demanded their responses before the coming hearing.
The list of entities accused include Go Daddy LLC, Wild West Domain LLC, and Endurance Domain Technology LLP. The judge ordered the entities to stop infringing on domain names until the next hearing. Their bank accounts will also be frozen until January 8 and they must send a compliance report.
According to Snapdeal, the fraudsters used many different mobile numbers and bank accounts in order to make themselves harder to track. The business also argued that the accused used customers’ trust in the Snapdeal trademark to fraudulently obtain funds.
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