The popularity of Reliance Jio brand has soared so high that some have named their products after ‘Jio’ to elevate their product sale, even though knowing it to be illegal. One such instance has been reported from Gujarat’s Surat where multiple miscreants were apprehended on the charges of violating the provisions of Trade Marks Act, 1999.
As per a report, Reliance Jio officials lodged a complaint at Sachin police station, Surat against a wheat flour seller who named its product after Reliance’s registered trademark ‘Jio’.
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“Reliance Jio has filed a complaint at Sachin police station in Surat stating that a company named Ram Krishna Tradelink was selling wheat flour using the Jio trademark,” informed the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Vidhi Chaudhari, Surat, Zone 3, quoted news agency ANI.
The police official informed that due to gross violation of the provisions of the Trade Marks Act, a case has been filed against the accused and four have been arrested in the matter. Further investigation and action will reveal the real story behind the alleged illegal use of Jio trademark.
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As per the provisions of the Trade Marks Act, 1999, unauthorized use of a registered brand by anyone other than those permitted by the owner of the trade mark will be penalised under the relevant sections of the act.