Delhi High Court restrains firm from using Paytm's logoPress Trust of India
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.
Allegation about the uni-commerce wrongfully accessing its seller information, Court's interim order came on a petition filed by M/s One97 Communications Ltd (Paytm). 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'.
Paytm has also claimed that Unicommerce was using its logo for promotional purposes to create an impression of an association between the companies. 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.
Paytm is an Indian e-commerce shopping website headquartered in Noida, India, launched in 2010. It is owned by One97 Communications The firm started by offering mobile recharging, adding bill payment and e-commerce, with products similar to businesses such as Flipkart, Amazon.com, Snapdeal. In 2015, it added booking bus travel. Paytm also launched movie ticket booking in early 2016.