The international environmental NGO, represented by Saikrishna and Associates, successfully argued that their use of TATA’s logo (stylized T in a circle) was a case of nominative fair use of the mark; and that its representation was evidently exaggerated and could not have ilowered TATAs’ reputation in the eyes of the public. The TATAs were represented by Anand & Anand, and led by senior counsel Rohinton Nariman. Readers will recall our post some months ago on TATA having dragged Greenpeace to the Delhi HC in a suit over the use of its logo (stylized T in a circle), alleging it was “disparaging” and “libelious”. At that time, reports suggested that the court had “advised” Greenpeace to remove the TATA trademark from its online game, which was a take on the ’80s classic Pacman.
The Greenpeace game was launched to mark the long-standing conflict between attempts to protect the endangered Olive Ridley Turtles and TATA Steel’s port located off the coast of the eastern Indian state of Orissa.(Image from here)