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Indian court ‘permanently restrains’ Amazon retailers from selling Pakistan-made Rooh Afza in trademark case

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November 17, 2022

The Delhi High Court has “permanently restrained” retailers on Amazon.in from selling Pakistan-made Rooh Afza on the e-commerce website following a trademark claim made by the famous sherbet’s Indian manufacturer, local media has reported.

“The listings of infringing ‘Rooh Afza’ products on the website http://www.amazon.in not originating from the plaintiffs (Hamdard National Foundation) shall be removed within 48 hours,” the judge ruled while hearing the trademark infringement case filed by India’s Hamdard National Foundation.

In its petition, the foundation informed the high court that it owned the right to the “Hamdard” and “Rooh Afza” trademarks and had noticed last year that some sellers on Amazon had listed “Rooh Afza” products, according to a report in The Indian Express.
It then approached Amazon after which some of the listings were removed, the report stated, noting however that the Hamdard National Foundation recently found that some retailers were selling Rooh Afza bottles manufactured in Pakistan.

The Pakistan-manufactured bottles did not comply with the requirements of the Legal Metrology Act and the Food Safety and Standards Act, which governs such products in India, the petitioner contended, according to a report by NDTV.

“The mark ‘Rooh Afza’ has been used by the plaintiffs for a range of products including non-alcoholic sherbets and beverages, for which plaintiff No.2 [Hamdard Laboratories (Waqf)] has obtained the assignment on Aug 11, 1975 from plaintiff No.1. The mark Rooh Afza is registered in India and one of the registrations of the plaintiffs dates back to Aug 3, 1942,” The Indian Express quoted the high court as observing.

It further observed that the listings of the Pakistan-made Rooh Afza bottles on Amazon led to Hamdard Laboratories India’s website, which could confuse consumers.

The Delhi High Court also ordered Amazon to take down any other listings that infringed on Hamdard National Foundation’s trademark in accordance with the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021.

The three Hamdards​

Rooh Afza was first sold in 1907 in old Delhi by Hakim Hafiz Abdul Majeed, a traditional healing practitioner.
After Partition, one of his sons stayed in Delhi while the other moved to Pakistan.

They set up factories in both the countries — as well as one in East Pakistan, which became Bangladesh in 1971 — under two firms.

Hamdard National Foundation owns the Rooh Afza rights in India while Hamdard Laboratories (Waqf) manufactures it in Pakistan.

Hamid Ahmed, the great-grandson of the founder, who runs the Indian business, told AFP earlier this year that the recipe had not changed in the last 115 years.


 

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This is what they really are.

Not sure why few dumb Pakistanis keep harping friendship and peace with these type of nation.
It's mostly the idiots overseas who live in the same neighborhoods as them. They consume Indian products at home but who knows its sprinkled with gao muttar amd messing up their heads.
 
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This is what they really are.

Not sure why few dumb Pakistanis keep harping friendship and peace with these type of nation.
kind of sums up the debate nicely.
the product was started by one person
the sons and grandsons have split and fighting amongst each other.
 

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Given that Amazon was unable to hand over such a lucrative project to Netflix, it seems a little weird. It appears to me that the director and Netflix initially came to an agreement for them to air the series. They are absolutely different because Amazon Prime offers a somewhat different selection of movies and TV shows. If you disregard Amazon Prime and view this platform as a way to purchase and sell, it has been effective so far because there are no comparable websites with such a sizable user base. I frequently use this platform, especially when combined with sitestripe.
 

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Indian court ‘permanently restrains’ Amazon retailers from selling Pakistan-made Rooh Afza in trademark case

Dawn.com
November 17, 2022

The Delhi High Court has “permanently restrained” retailers on Amazon.in from selling Pakistan-made Rooh Afza on the e-commerce website following a trademark claim made by the famous sherbet’s Indian manufacturer, local media has reported.

“The listings of infringing ‘Rooh Afza’ products on the website http://www.amazon.in not originating from the plaintiffs (Hamdard National Foundation) shall be removed within 48 hours,” the judge ruled while hearing the trademark infringement case filed by India’s Hamdard National Foundation.

In its petition, the foundation informed the high court that it owned the right to the “Hamdard” and “Rooh Afza” trademarks and had noticed last year that some sellers on Amazon had listed “Rooh Afza” products, according to a report in The Indian Express.
It then approached Amazon after which some of the listings were removed, the report stated, noting however that the Hamdard National Foundation recently found that some retailers were selling Rooh Afza bottles manufactured in Pakistan.

The Pakistan-manufactured bottles did not comply with the requirements of the Legal Metrology Act and the Food Safety and Standards Act, which governs such products in India, the petitioner contended, according to a report by NDTV.

“The mark ‘Rooh Afza’ has been used by the plaintiffs for a range of products including non-alcoholic sherbets and beverages, for which plaintiff No.2 [Hamdard Laboratories (Waqf)] has obtained the assignment on Aug 11, 1975 from plaintiff No.1. The mark Rooh Afza is registered in India and one of the registrations of the plaintiffs dates back to Aug 3, 1942,” The Indian Express quoted the high court as observing.

It further observed that the listings of the Pakistan-made Rooh Afza bottles on Amazon led to Hamdard Laboratories India’s website, which could confuse consumers.

The Delhi High Court also ordered Amazon to take down any other listings that infringed on Hamdard National Foundation’s trademark in accordance with the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021.

The three Hamdards​

Rooh Afza was first sold in 1907 in old Delhi by Hakim Hafiz Abdul Majeed, a traditional healing practitioner.
After Partition, one of his sons stayed in Delhi while the other moved to Pakistan.

They set up factories in both the countries — as well as one in East Pakistan, which became Bangladesh in 1971 — under two firms.

Hamdard National Foundation owns the Rooh Afza rights in India while Hamdard Laboratories (Waqf) manufactures it in Pakistan.

Hamid Ahmed, the great-grandson of the founder, who runs the Indian business, told AFP earlier this year that the recipe had not changed in the last 115 years.


Pakistani should start selling Cow Piss in Rooh Afza bottles and make more money.
 

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