Court restrains Chint Power Solution

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Colombo Commercial High Court Judge Pradeep Hettiarachchi issued an interim injunction on a firm named Chint Power Solution, situated in Colombo 3, preventing the said Company from producing, distributing and selling electronic items using its brand name.

Chint Power Solution and Chint Power Solutions Private Limited and its Chairman and Managing Director S. Rakulan have been named as the defendants in this case.

Accordingly the defendants were ordered to make submissions to Court on 16 June.

The Court issued the injunction having considered an intellectual properties case filed by the Chint Group Corporation and CHINT Electronic Company.

Attorney-at-Law Manoj Bandara stated that defendant Chint Power Solutions Private Limited had violated Provisions contained in the Intellectual Properties Act with the motive of earning revenue.

He charged that the defendant had also produced, distributed and sold items similar to those manufactured by the plaintiff firm.

He added that the brand name CHINT belongs to the plaintiff firm for over 15 years in Sri Lanka.

Bandara further told the Court that due to this situation, the plaintiff had filed the case before the Colombo Commercial High Court and he therefore urged the Court to grant relief to the plaintiff by invalidating the registration of the defendant firm.

Taking the submissions into consideration, the Court issued an interim injunction on the defendant firm preventing it from producing, distributing and selling items similar to those produced by the plaintiff firm.

Attorneys Manoj Bandara and Thivanka Hettiarachchi instructed by the Sudath Perera Associates appeared for the Chint Group of Companies.

By Hansi Nanayakkara