proprietary concern engaged in the business of manufacturing and marketing pressure control walls and regulators, filters, safety shut-off systems and instrument systems for the last four decades. They are doing extensive business all over India and their products are widely exported.
The popular detergent and soap-maker has been very vigilant in protecting its trade mark Nirma. As many as 17 applications before the Registrar of Trade Marks for Nirma have been opposed by them and have been either abandoned or withdrawn by the applicants. The company has also registered Nirma in all the 42 classes under the Trade Marks Act. The mark was adopted in 1969 from the promoters daughter's name Nirupama.
According to the documents filed with IPAB, Nirma is diversifying its business into goods falling in Class 6 by either itself or through its subsidiary company in the US. The company has taken nine mines on a long lease of 30 years in order to extract limestone from them and has obtained ‘in-principle approval' for the same.
It had recently acquired a US-based company, Searless Valley Minerals, which is among the top seven producers of soda ash in the world. Soda ash is used in the manufacturing of detergent, glass and water treatment.