Taiheiyo wins Bangladesh logo case

Taiheiyo wins Bangladesh logo case
Published: 15 February 2013


Japanese cement producer Taiheiyo Cement Corp has won a court case in Bangladesh for the use of its logo by local cement manufacturers.

The Bangladesh District Judge, Dhaka, issued an order on 29 January 2013 stating that the "Defendants Nos 1-4 (Bengal Tiger Cement Industries Ltd and Others) be restrained from using the Trademark and Trade Name of the Plaintiff-petitioner (Taiheiyo Cement Corporation, Japan)."

Bengal Tiger Cement Industries Ltd of Bangladesh was alleged producing, marketing, supplying and selling cement products bearing Taiheiyo’s trademark, logo and tradename without authorisation.

Md Yadnan Rafique Rossy, an advocate of Amir & Amir Law Associate, in a public notice warned that its client (Taiheiyo Cement) is the proprietor of the Taiheiyo trademark, logo and trade name, which is registered in a number of countries. It is also registered in Bangladesh under Trademark (logo) registration No 68765. As such, no person in Bangladesh has the right to use the trademark, logo or trade names without lawful and prior approval from Taiheiyo, the statement said.