Nasdaq-listed Compuware Corp., which makes business software and offers IT services, has been operating in India since 2000, and even set up a liaison office here last year. But the company was recently in for a rude shock—it discovered it wasn’t the only Compuware in the country.
The Detroit, Michigan-based firm, which ended the year to March with $1.2 billion (Rs4,716 crore) in revenue, discovered two weeks back that it shares its name with Mumbai-based Compuware (India), a company that offers business software such as payroll processing solutions to customers.
Legal experts say the Mumbai firm in this case could attract action for infringing a registered trademark of an international company. Compuware has registered its trademark in the US.