New Delhi, July 19(Calcutta Tube) After the Delhi High Court Monday restrained the organisers of the inaugural Delhi Couture Week from using the word ‘Pearl’ – the name of their title sponsor – due to allegations of trademark infringement, the organisers have changed the logo and are supporting it with a disclaimer.
The organisers, Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) and principal sponsor Pearls Infrastructure Projects Limited (PIPL), were restrained from using the word in relation to the six-day event starting Tuesday.
The order was passed by Justice S. Ravindra Bhat after a petition was filed by the the Little People Educational Society, the owners of the Pearl Academy of Fashion, alleging that the use of the word ‘Pearl’ by the organisers will amount to infringement of its trademark right.
Now, at all the display boards, the word ‘Pearls’ has been replaced by Pearls Infrastructure Projects Limited (PIPL), followed by a disclaimer.
‘We have followed the court’s directive and are using the full name of our sponsors. Apart from that, there will also be a disclaimer saying that the event has no association with the fashion school,’ FDCI president Sunil Sethi told IANS.
‘At FDCI, our efficient team is used to handling such crisis situations and this is another such thing. We have been able to manage it successfully and have made the required changes
whereever was required. We have set the ball rolling and the event is on, there is no change in the schedule,’ he added.