Legal battle over names of Hindu Gods

Date 2001/1/22 8:48:02 | Topic: Hindu Press International


INDRAPRASTH, INDIA, January 21, 2001: Can anyone have exclusive right to use the name of a Hindu God as trade mark? The issue has been brought before the Delhi High Court in a writ by a software company challenging Maruti Udyog Ltd's (MUL) claim over the trade mark "Maruti", another name of God "Hanuman." Maruti Software Pvt Ltd (MSPL) has challenged a recent decision of Switzerland-based international arbitrator World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) quashing the registration of domain name "" by it with US Network Solution Inc on the grounds that "Maruti" is a trade mark of MUL. WIPO had ruled that the domain "marutionline.Com" was identical or similar to the service mark of the automobile company.

This article comes from Hinduism Today Magazine

The URL for this story is: