FIITJEE & IIT-Delhi’s Appeals rejected by HC over naming of Metro Station, asks IIT-D to file Patent/Trademark infringement if required

FIIT-JEE & IIT-Delhi’s Appeals rejected by HC over naming of Metro Station, asks IIT-D to file Patent/Trademark infringement if required

Delhi High Court dismissed appeals by FIITJEE and Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi against a Single-Judge order which directed Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to put up ‘Disclaimers’ at its FIITJEE/IIT Metro Station stating that the two Institutes are “Not Connected”. 
 
Delhi High Court Bench comprising of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V.K. Rao expounded that Single-Judge’s Order to put up Disclaimers was “reasonable”.
 
High Court Bench suggested IIT-Delhi to file a suit of Copyright/Trademark infringement in case they disagree or dissatisfied.
IIT-Delhi and Coaching Centre FIITJEE are involved in a Legal Battle in issue of naming a Metro Station adjacent to IIT campus.
DMRC has been auctioning ‘Naming Rights’ of various of its Stations to create revenues.
IIT-Delhi had sought non usage of its name in conjunction with FIITJEE for Metro Station. It had claimed that it was denting image of the Prestigiuos Engineering Institute.
Single-Judge Bench of HC had directed DMRC in July to put up ‘Disclaimers’ that the Coaching Centre was in no connection to IIT-Delhi in any way.
High Court while agreeing to this had stated that,“There is a disclaimer. Everyone knows what FIIT-JEE stands for. A reasonable order has been passed. If  IIT-Delhi feel that the name is being misused, file a suit for Copyright or trademark. We are not going to interfere”.
FIIT-JEE had challenged High Court’s Single Judge’s direction on the grounds that the Disclaimer cannot say it was “not connected” to IIT-Delhi as the Coaching Centre had a connection.
It sought the disclaimer to be modified to convey “No Business Relations”.
Source: The Hindu