Saturday, August 29, 2009

WTF!

This is ridiculous. I just don't have any other words for it.

An appeal for your support


A very strange time is upon us…
Very recently, TATA Sons filed a case against us (oktatabyebye.com) in infringement of their TATA name (as our domain name contains the 'TATA' word!). Tata Sons has contended that it is confusingly similar to its 'Tata' brand and the travel portal runner has no rights or legitimate interests to use it. The company had argued that the site infringed the right of its registered trademark/service mark 'Tata'.

What is even more ridiculous is the fact that TATAs actually won this case.

And in a decision by a sole panelist, ownership of the domain OkTataByeBye.com has been awarded to TATA by WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) Arbitration and Mediation Centre.

This is taking the whole idea of copyright infringement to another (stupid) level altogether. What next? Are they planning to sue every one of us for uttering TATA without their permission?

7 comments:

dolphin said...

hilarious. what a ridiculous argument by TATA group. its as if we need permission of sun(star),or any other word for that matter, to use it in daily context.

in other cases, consider the amount of publicity TATA gets daily when a child waives good-bye to his mother saying tata. thanks for bringing forward the news to the blogosphere. this marks the group ridiculing the freedom of words used on a daily basis.

BB said...

so what are they gonna change it to? oktatubyebye? :D hehe...now i'll be doubly careful when I'm saying bye to someone :P.

BB said...

ur title suits the previous comment also

Samyukta said...

go gal...thats a great post...
really ridiculous case this one!

Indian Home Maker said...

Yes it does sound ridiculous!!

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