HC restrains firm from using Paytm's logo

HC restrains firm from using Paytms logo
Delhi High Court has restrained a firm from using any data or information derived from the sellers of Paytm and also from using its trademark. 

A bench of Justice Vipin Sanghi said this after counsel appearing for the firm said that they have stopped using the logo of Paytm on its website after objections were raised.

"Defendant (M/s Unicommerce Esloutions PVt Ltd) is only using Paytm in normal font with a view only to describe the plaintiff (Paytm) and for no other purpose. The defendant shall remain bound by its statement and shall not use the trademark i.e. the logo of the plaintiff on its website," the court noted. 

The court's interim order came on a petition filed by M/s One97 Communications Ltd (Paytm), which has alleged that Unicommerce had wrongfully accessed its seller information.

Paytm has also claimed that Unicommerce was using its logo for promotional purposes to create an impression of an association between the companies. During the hearing, Unicommerce said, "Its Youtube video, which contains the logo of Paytm shall be pulled down and suitably modified to remove the logo". 

Taking note of the submissions, the court said, "The same be done within a week". The counsel for Unicommerce undertook before the court that they shall not access the information derived on behalf of their customers, the sellers who are registered with Paytm and with them, and shall not use the said data for itself.

The court has listed the matter for July 11, while asking Unicommerce to "remain by their statement". "Let the written statement, reply and documents be filed within two weeks. Paytm may file the replication/ rejoinder and documents within two weeks thereafter," it said. 


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