Thursday, September 03, 2009

Indian MDH loses to Pakistani MDH in website dispute case [WIPO]

Leading masala-maker Mahashian Di Hatti Ltd, popularly known by its brand name MDH, has lost a website address dispute case against a Pakistani firm engaged in a similar business at the World Intellectual Property Organisation.Mahashian Di Hatti had approached the Geneva-based WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center objecting the ownership of an Internet site '' by Pakistan's MDH Food Company.
The Indian firm contended before the Center that disputed domain name is identical and confusingly similar to its MDH mark, since it incorporates the mark in its entirety and the addition of "foods" does not detract from its distinctiveness.

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