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KVIC seeks Rs 525 cr damages from Fab India

Feb 07, 2018
KVIC seeks Rs 525 cr damages from Fab India

The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has sent a legal notice to Fab India, a chain of ethnic wear retail outlets, demanding a whopping Rs 525 crore in damages for “illegally” using its trademark “charkha” and selling apparels with the ‘khadi’ tag.

KVIC, according to the legal notice, has also threatened to launch legal proceedings against Fab India Overseas Pvt. Ltd. if it does not desist from displaying the trademark similar to its own. KVIC asked the company to cease and desist immediately and forthwith from displaying charkha or using selling products bearing the charkha or khadi mark or any similar mark on goods and use/ sell products bearing the word/ mark khadi or any similar mark whatsoever or howsoever related to khadi.

It sought an unconditional apology and a written undertaking from Fab India that it will not deal in any khadi or related products bearing khadi trademark.