Punjabi paper loses court battle


Canada based newspaper Ajit Weekly has lost a major court case which has resulted in the paper losing its trademark logo.

Ajit Weekly was charged under the 1994 trademark act for using the logo of fellow newspaper Daily Ajit in India.

The court case, which has been on going since 2003, was between the two Ajit papers; one in India and the other in Canada. The petitioner, Daily Ajit in India accused Ajit in Canada of using their trademark logo.

Judge John McGiverely ruled that Ajit Weekly’s trademark logo must be surrendered and a fine of ?2,000 must be paid within a week. All court expenses will also be paid by Ajit Weekly.

Daily Ajit in India has been running since 1959 whilst Ajit Weekly, which is also available in the UK and US, launched in 1992. Both papers are in Punjabi.

We will keep you up to date on this developing story.

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