BMW stops DMW Riskja

BMW has been around for almost 100 years, making motorcycles (since 1923) and cars (since 1928). The company has registered its trademark rights worldwide. In India, these rights go back to 1956. When Balajee Automobile offers electrically powered rickshaws under the DMW brand in 2013, BMW objects to this.

The company refuses to comply with the demand to stop this, so BMW is forced go to court.

The court is clear in its decision. The DMW and BMW brands are visually and audibly similar. The company tries to ride the coat-tails on BMW's reputation and goodwill. A ban is issued on the production, export, import, promotion and sale of these products.


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