COLOMBO: Stanford Garments Industries Limited was granted an interim relief by the Supreme Court preventing certain un-authorized persons from selling garments with the mark “Reborn” until July 16.
The order would prevent Mohammed Salahadeen Mohammed Raafi, Mohammed Haneefa Mohammed Rilvan and Mohammed Haseen Haja Najimudeen from using/selling garments bearing the mark “Reborn.”
The company was earlier denied the interim relief by the Provincial High Court of the Western Province.
President’s Counsel Romesh de Silva for the petitioner submitted that the defendant-respondents were illegally selling garments with the identical mark “Reborn”.
The company argued that it had been manufacturing, distributing and selling the Reborn garments and also had spent large sum of money on the advertising.
The counsel submitted that the selling of Reborn garments by defendants amounted to unfair competition.
The Bench comprised Justices Dr.(Mrs.) Shirani Bandaranayake, Raja Fernando and Saleem Marsoof PC.