INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
Notice is hereby given to all concern that National Institute of Fashion Technology, popularly known as NIFT, a Govt. of India Undertaking under Ministry of Textiles and a body corporate established and incorporated by The National Institute of Fashion Technology Act, 2006 [No. 28 of 2006] for promotion and development of education and research in fashion technology and for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto and having its registered Head Office at NIFT Campus, Hauz Khas, Opp. Gulmohar Park, New Delhi - 110016, INDIA, and other Campuses located at Gandhinagar, Chennai, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Kolkata, Rae Bareli, Patna, Bhopal, Kannur, Kangra and Shillong is the proprietor / owner and first adopters of the following Intellectual Properties / well-known Trade Marks.
National Institute of Fashion Technology [Word Mark]
NIFT [Acronym and Word Mark]
[The Stylized Logo]
National Institute of Fashion Technology, apart from being the proprietor of the aforementioned Trade Marks, is also the owner of Copyright in the original artistic work comprised in the unique manner of representation of NIFT's stylized Logo and has been using the aforementioned Trade Marks since its inception in the year 1986. Due to intrinsic quality, service, and long user and extensive advertisements, the above said 'Intellectual Properties' have acquired an invaluable goodwill and reputation and the same is distinctive with the Institute. The 'Intellectual Properties' exclusively belongs to NIFT and none-else and the use of the same in relation to fashion industry connotes and denotes NIFT exclusively.
It has come to our notice that certain institutes are making fraudulent and unauthorized use of our Intellectual Property by adopting a confusingly similar identity and/or representing their business and services to be associated, originating, or approved by NIFT.
The trade and public are hereby warned that NIFT have no association with any such institute nor have authorized any such institute/enterprise to carry on any business or provide any services incorporating or using NIFT's aforesaid Intellectual Properties/Marks or any Name/Mark deceptively similar thereto.
Notice is hereby given that NIFT claims all rights in respect of the above Intellectual Properties in India and other countries around the world and shall not hesitate to initiate appropriate legal action both civil and criminal against any person or persons found misusing any of the aforesaid Intellectual Properties or any other Intellectual Property(s) confusingly similar thereto in any manner so as to pass of the goods, services, and/or business as those originating, authorized, or approved by NIFT in violation of the rights of the National Institute of Fashion Technology.
Asst. Board Secy. & Legal Officer
Intellectual Property Rights Cell,
National Institute of Fashion Technology, NIFT Campus,
Hauz Khas, Gulmohor Park,New Delhi-110016,INDIA
Telefax: 011 26542074 . email: firstname.lastname@example.org website: www.nift.ac.in