Oscar organizers move HC against Indian TV channel

New Delhi: The organiser of prestigious Oscar Awards, Academy of Motion Picture and Arts and Sciences, today approached the Delhi High Court seeking an injunction against an Indian television channel for presenting the trophy similar to that of Oscar statuette to artists.

Filing a petition through advocate Praveen Anand, the Academy also sought damages of Rs two crore from the South based-Star Vijaya television channel, which organise Vijay
Awards for artists of Tamil film industry, for allegedly infringing its registered trade mark.

After hearing the parties, Justice G P Mittal referred the matter to the mediation centre and asked them to explore the possibility of necessary changes in the Vijaya Award

Justice Mittal in his order made it clear that in case the parties failed to resolve the issue, the Academy would produce the prototype of the Oscar statuette before the court
which would then pass an appropriate order.

Appearing for the Academy, senior counsel Sanjay Jain submitted that there are striking similarities between the Oscar statuette and the statuette for the Vijaya awards.


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