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Delhi HC injuncts ZEE from using Rajat Sharma’s name in its ad campaign

The Delhi High Court has injuncted Zee from using the name of Rajat Sharma, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, India TV, in any of its advertisements in the electronic and print media or otherwise. The Court has directed Zee to remove all hoardings across the country which mention Sharma’s name. 

The Delhi High Court, while granting the injunction in favour of India TV, has upheld the celebrity rights of Sharma to his name. Sharma has been successfully hosting ‘Aap Ki Adalat’, the popular and India’s longest running television show, for the last 25 years. 

It may be recalled that Zee had come out with various advertisements for its news channel, Zee Hindustan, which India TV in a release alleged had “malafidely” used Sharma’s name. 

Sharma and his channel India TV filed a suit for injunction against Zee, which was listed on January 11, 2019 before Justice Jayant Nath of the Delhi High Court. “The Hon’ble Court, while granting the injunction in favour of Sharma and India TV, refrained Zee from using Rajat Sharma’s name in their advertisements in the electronic and print media or in any other form. The Hon’ble Court has further directed Zee to take down all hoardings containing the impugned advertisements,” the release further said.

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