This Article is From Jan 15, 2016

Salman Khan Served Legal Notice For 'Misusing' Name 'Khan Market'

Salman Khan Served Legal Notice For 'Misusing' Name 'Khan Market'

Salman has been asked to drop the name 'Khan Market' from his shopping web portal

New Delhi: The traders of Delhi's upscale Khan Market on Friday sent a legal notice to Bollywood actor Salman Khan asking him to withdraw the trade name 'Khan Market' from his shopping web portal and stop its 'unauthrorised use.' (Also Read: What Salman Khan Said About His New Website)

"The notice was sent today as the previous request to Salman Khan through a letter on January 3 had failed to evoke any response from his side," said Sanjiv Mehra, president of Khan Market Traders Association.

"We do not want to enter into litigation with Salman Khan over the issue and are only trying to preserve the goodwill and unique identity of Khan Market which has been established by the local traders over generations for the past 65 years," Mr Mehra briefed the press.

The legal notice served to Salman Khan stated that the shopping web portal '' launched by him on December 27 could not only be construed as 'deceptive and misleading' for traders but also affect consumers of the brand name of the upscale market.

"The things sold on would also be construed as sold by traders of the actual and physical Khan Market. Your web portal is misusing the name Khan Market and hence amounts to passing of your goods as the goods belonging to traders of the market," the notice read.

It added: "Your web portal is deceptively similar and lead to confusion that the portal is operated by the traders." Mr Mehra said the association has been in touch with the personal staff of Salman and a message was received from his private secretary to mail our request regarding the issue.

"The SMS from Salman's staff Mr Kamte has asked us to send our request through email so that they could do the needful. The SMS also assured that there is no intention to hurt anyone's feelings or business," said spokesman of the association Dinesh Bali.

Hoping that the issue will be resolved without any litigation, Mr Mehra said the legal notice sent to the actor had given him seven days' time to stop using the name and that further action would be decided based on his response.