Mumbai: Cancel FIR on Bank Logo, Says Web Series Producer, Network | Bombay News
Pune Police have filed a criminal defamation and trademark infringement and information technology law suit against a complaint filed by the Karad Urban Co-operative Bank.
Sony Pictures Network India Pvt Ltd, represented by Senior Counsel Shirish Gupte, requested a stay of the interim orders and the quashing of the proceedings against them for a “timeline” behind a scene in the series. For the producers, lead attorney Amit Desai and attorney Vaibhav Bhure said the scene was “so fleeting” for a few seconds and could not be missed in the background, with the calendar on the wall in the room. background, saying “Bank of Karaj”, not Karad, and the objection was to a “logo” “allegedly of the Bank of Karad, which filed the complaint.
“The scene from his third episode shows protagonist Harshad Mehta meeting with an official at Karaj’s shell bank, Bombay,” Nair’s petition reads. The logo was “not even placed prominently or properly visible,” to grab viewers’ attention, according to the producer’s petition.
The bank said the logo resembled its brand, damaging its “financial, business and social reputation.”
Bank of Karad lawyers Shekhar Jagtap and Sairuchita Chowdhary have requested time to file an affidavit in response.