Delhi HC restrains Zee Media from issuing ads containing name of journalist Rajat Sharma

Delhi HC restrains Zee Media from issuing ads containing name of journalist Rajat Sharma

Delhi High Court issued an injunction against Zee Media from using Rajat Sharma’s name in all its print and electronic advertisements. It further directed the defendants(Zee Media) to remove all hoardings across the country which mention Rajat Sharma’s name. 

Brief background of the case. For promoting its new channel, Zee Hindustan, the defendants had published the following advertisement on January 9, 2019 in the front page of the HIndustan Times. 

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Justice Jayant Nath,pased an ex-parte order, 
 “reference to Sharma’s name in the advertisement was prima facie illegal and the media group cannot be permitted to do it” said. 
 
“Balance of convenience is also in favour of the plaintiff (Sharma). The defendants (Zee Media Corporation and its managing director) are restrained from issuing any advertisements in the print media, TV channels or otherwise which contain the name of the plaintiff. They will within three days remove any hoarding which has reference to the name of the plaintiff,” 
 
Source: Business Standard, SpicyIP