Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir made headlines in the recent times as he played phenomenally well in the recently concluded Indian Premier League (IPL) 10. But recently he was involved in a legal hustle as he had to approach the Delhi High Court against a Delhi-based resto-bar which is using his name as a tagline. However, the owner of that resto-bar asserted that he has the same name and hence using it.
According to several media reports, Gambhir has claimed that being a teetotaler, it’s disturbing that a bar chain is using his name to promote alcohol consumption. Also, Justice R S Endlaw has issued a notice to Ghungroo Bar through law firm Jaitley & Bakshi based on the plea filed by the Indian cricketer.
The lawsuit read,”The plaintiff recently came to know that the defendant has been running a chain of restaurants/bar by the name of Ghungroo and Hawalat located in Punjabi Bagh, with the tagline ‘by Gautam Gambhir’. It is submitted that the tagline makes the restaurant seem to be deceivingly associated or owned by the plaintiff whereas the said act will cause irreparable injury to the interest of the plaintiff.”
In the plea, Gambhir has argued that,”After immense national as well as International recognition earned by him, his name has attained a distinctive and peculiar indicia of his own, so that every time the name Gautam Gambhir is taken, it is immediately associated, identified and related to him and the goodwill, reputation and respect he has earned for the country.”
Gambhir also mentioned that he has been receiving negative reactions on social media sites after getting linked to the restaurant and argues that the public has been misled that the bar is run by the cricketer. While it’s a fact that Gautam Gambhir has nothing to do with all these things. Also, it’s mentioned that last year when he came to know that there is a restaurant which is using his name, he served them with a legal notice but the owner of the restaurant declined the claims.
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