Amitabh Bachchan’s lawyer opens up on High Court order restraining unauthorized use of actor’s name and voice

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Amitabh Bachchan Recently moved the Delhi High Court for the protection of his personality rights. The actor’s voice and images have been widely used at various places over the years and now Big B has sought protection from the same. A lawyer, who was part of the team representing him in the case, has said that his intention is “not to take away anything from anyone.” Amit Naik, who was part of the team, also said that the court order has a potential impact.

He said, “It’s not meant to take away anything from anyone, it’s to come to Mr. Bachchan. It has to be with his consent and I think it’s up to every individual that whatever you do, it’s with your consent.” Must be from.” Told. Bachchan filed a suit in the Delhi High Court seeking protection, following which the court passed an interim ex parte injunction in his favour. The actor was represented by eminent advocate Harish Salve along with Amit Naik and Praveen Anand. The matter was heard before Justice Navin Chawla. “It is a suit filed by Mr. Bachchan on persona, which means all his features, his voice, his image, his picture and his dialogue delivery,” Naik told ANI.

“The basis of action was that in October Mr. Bachchan realized through we lawyers that there was misuse in a lottery where his image was being used, in a voice call, in a false video call, so obviously Earlier, notices were being issued. But it is extremely difficult to monitor, which is why in October when we came to know that this lawsuit was filed. Saying that this lawsuit was filed against 8 known defendants and then around the world In is at large, he said, “This is a mixed action against the world at large which is an unknown defendant. So Justice Chawla has passed a very interesting order. It basically prevents anyone from using Mr Bachchan’s name, Amitabh Bachchan, Bachchan, AB or Big B, his image, his picture and his voice. This is an absolute order, there is no carving in it without his permission.” Read also: Amitabh Bachchan moves Delhi HC against ‘illegal’ use of his voice, images

During the court proceedings, it was also brought to the notice of the Delhi High Court that the alleged infringers have illegally registered Bachchan’s name as a web-domain name such as www.amitabhbachchan.com other www.amitabhbachchan.in, Naik said that he also relied on recent literature where some domain names and fake domain names were registered in Bachchan’s name. “There is a direction by the Delhi High Court in terms of sections 3 and 4 and the Department of Telecom to remove those websites.

Asked if there was any limit about anything he could do, commercially or non-commercially, without his permission, Naik said: “No, it is being decided by Mr Bachchan alone as to what he wants to do. And please understand what this lawsuit is about.” abuse, about his image. There is no disputing that Mr. Bachchan is a personality, there is no disputing that he has achieved goodwill, there is no disputing that he has achieved prestige. Speaking of previous commercials where Bachchan’s name or voice could have been used.

“The order is probabilistic in nature. One has to assess and see whether there has been any misuse, the question is what is it and from where does it come back, it will all be a matter of interpretation but the fact of the matter is that the order is prospective in nature,” he said.

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(With ANI inputs)

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