Written by Staff Writer
07 Aug, 2018 | 11:43 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st) – The case filed before the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court against a commercial entity which was engaged in the illegal distribution of products using the PE Plus registered trademark, was taken up today (August 07).
PE Plus (Pvt) Ltd was the complainant against the unlawful use of its trademarks and brand logo being used by a commercial entity for the distribution and sale of diamond cutting discs. The contact details of PE Plus (Pvt) Ltd, including the telephone number, Email Address, as well as the postal address had been used without permission on the packaging of these products as well
PE Plus (Pvt) Ltd had presented facts to the court that the said commercial entity had violated provisions of the Intellectual Property Act and had misled the general public. It was further submitted that this resulted in an unfair competition in terms of the intellectual property act of Sri Lanka and that it violated the legal rights of the PE Plus trademark and brand name.
Since the defendant, through their lawyers, pleaded guilty in court today, Chief Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake imposed a very high fine on them. The defendants will have to pay a fine of Rs. 300,000 in terms of the intellectual property act with regard to offenses of this nature.
Based on the request of the complainant PE Plus, court ordered that the fake products be destroyed.
The fake cutting disks were discovered in a company in the Bandaranaike Mawatha in Colombo after a raid was carried out by the Keselwatta police.
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