Sony wins brand name case against Kolkata company

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Sony moved IPAB against the decision that permitted AB Textiles to register the trademark. Sony moved IPAB against the decision that permitted AB Textiles to register the trademark.
SummaryIPAB has held that Japanese electronic major Sony has the right to safeguard its brand name.

is merely an alibi. “The public and consumer will ask for Sony garments and not 'ABT' possibly thinking it originates from Sony trademark owners,” the bench said. Sony argued before the IPAB that the company is a registered proprietor of the trademark Sony in India in five classes, including Class 25, which is for clothing.

However, AB Textiles said in its submission that it has been using the mark 'ABT Sony' extensively in West Bengal and Assam since 1998.

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