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Odisha court defers hearing in case against Amir Khan to June 21


Reported by Chinmaya Dehury
Bhubaneswar, June 17:

The SDJM court in the Odisha capital today deferred the hearing on a petition challenging Bollywood superstar Aamir Khans’ plan to use ‘Satyamev Jayate’ to June 21.

Aamir Khan in Satyamev Jayate
Aamir Khan in Satyamev Jayate

The hearing of the case, which was scheduled for today, was postponed to June 21 as the court was adjourned for the day after the death of a lawyer practising in the court.
Petitioner Subash Mohapatra, a city based journalist and social activist, had challenged the Bollywood superstar, who he said is planning to use ‘Satyamev Jayate’ as a business brand under which he proposes to sell everything from kitchen utensils to footwear.
The petitioner claimed that Khan had applied to the Mumbai Trade Marks office in April, 2012 for exclusive rights to use ‘Satyamev Jayate’ as a trademark under the Trademark Act, 1999.
The application has been filed under the banner of Aamir Khan Productions, which produces the highly popular television show of the same name hosted by Khan on Star Plus on Sundays, he said adding the application had already got Stage II clearance.
Mohapatra claimed that the Bollywood superstar was seeking to use ‘Satyamev Jayate’, which is the most important feature of India’s Constitution and was adopted as the national motto after a prolonged debate in the Constituent Assembly, for purely private gain.