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Odisha court postpones hearing on Aamir Khan case yet again

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Reported by Chinmaya Dehury
Bhubaneswar, June 21:

The SDJM court in the Odisha’s capital city Bhubaneswar  today yet again deferred the hearing on a petition challenging Bollywood superstar Aamir Khans’ plan to use ‘Satyamev Jayate’ as a brand to July 2.

Aamir Khan in Satyamev Jayate
Aamir Khan in Satyamev Jayate

Earlier, on June 17,  the court had  postponed the hearing of the case to June 21 (today) as the court was adjourned following the death of a lawyer.

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