In a landmark decision the Delhi High Court has injuncted Zee from using the name of Mr. Rajat Sharma in any of its advertisements in the electronic and print media or otherwise. The Court has also directed Zee to remove all hoardings across the country which mention the name of Mr. Rajat Sharma.
The Honourable Delhi High Court while granting the injunction in favour of India TV has upheld the celebrity rights of Mr. Rajat Sharma in his name. Mr. Rajat sharma has been successfully hosting India’s most popular and longest running television show Aap Ki Adalat for last 25 years.
Zee had come out with various advertisements for its news channel Zee Hindustan by malafidely using the name of Mr. Rajat Sharma. Mr. Rajat Sharma and his channel India TV filed a suit for injunction against Zee, which was listed on 11.01.2019 before Hon’ble Mr. Justice Jayant Nath of the Hon’ble Delhi High Court.
The Hon’ble Court while granting the injunction in favour of Mr. Rajat Sharma and India TV refrained Zee from using Mr. 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.