US retail giant Walmart is suing an Indian cookware maker for using its name.
Walmart has dragged an Indian local firm, Yash Enterprises, to the Delhi High Court for allegedly selling cookware products under the supermarket chain’s brand name. And for some years now.
In the past, several Indian firms have run into trademark-related issues with Walmart. In 2007, the world’s largest retailer opposed several trademark filings in India for similar sounding names, including ‘Call-Mart’, ‘Mall-Mart’, ‘Val-Mart’ and ‘Hall-Mart’. Over the years, Indian firms have been targeted by several global retailers including Starbucks, Carrefour and Burger King for using confusingly similar names and logos.
US burger chain Burger King, which entered India about two years ago, is battling several trademark cases in India, including one against the owner of a pushcart called ‘Mr Singh Burger King’.
Source: India Times
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