Jackie Shroff moves court over infringement of his personality traits; seeks trademark rights on the word ‘Bhidu’

Jackie Shroff moves court over infringement of his personality traits; seeks trademark rights on the word ‘Bhidu’

May 15, 2024 0 By admin

Jackie Shroff Takes Legal Action to Protect His Image

Popular Indian actor Jackie Shroff is suing some companies and people for misusing his name and image to make money. Shroff doesn’t like that these companies are selling things like mugs and t-shirts with his picture on them without his permission. He’s also upset about funny pictures and videos (memes and GIFs) that people have made of him online, especially ones that are mean or insulting.

Shroff wants the court to stop these companies and people from using his name and image without his approval. He also wants to be able to claim ownership of the word “Bhidu,” which he often uses in movies and is associated with him.

Court Hearing and Arguments

A judge named Justice Sanjeev Narula has called the companies and people Shroff is suing to come to court. Shroff’s lawyer says that these companies are tricking people into thinking Shroff supports their products because they use his name and image. The lawyer argued that Shroff is a famous actor with a long career and people will naturally think he endorses anything with his picture on it. The lawyer also said it’s not fair for these companies to make money off Shroff’s image without his permission.

The lawyer gave examples of things Shroff doesn’t like, such as companies selling mugs and bags with his picture without permission. He also mentioned that some people have made funny pictures and videos of Shroff that are mean or insulting, and that Shroff doesn’t want these things spread around online. The lawyer said that everything these companies and people are doing is hurting Shroff’s reputation and that it’s all illegal.

Some Stop Using Shroff’s Image

There are reports that some of the companies and people Shroff is suing have already stopped using his name and image without permission after they found out about the lawsuit. Jackie Shroff himself hasn’t spoken publicly about the lawsuit yet.