Gautam Gambhir files a legal case against a restaurant for using his name as a tagline

Gautam Gambhir is a star cricketer and has huge fan following all over the nation.

He is also known for his strong stand taken against anti-national activities.

Recently only Gambir made the headline when he announced that his charitable foundation will step in to provide complete financial aid to children of the 25 CRPF personnel who were killed in a Maoist attack in Sukma, Chhattisgarh.

But this time Gambhir is making headlines for some another reason as  he recently approached the Delhi High Court against a resto bar that is using his name as a tagline. However, the restaurant owner has claimed that he also share the same name that’s why he is using it.

.Justice R S Endlaw has issued a notice to Ghungroo Bar on the plea filed by the cricketer through the law firm Jaitley & Bakshi. Here’s what Gambhir’s lawyer said

“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,”

The cricketer has argued that due to the “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 has also submitted that by using his name in a commercial venture, the public is prone to identify every activity in such a venture with the cricketer, causing him “irreparable loss and undue hardship.”

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