GoAir ( GoAir.in ) Sues IndiGo ( GoIndiGo.in )

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GoAir ( GoAir.in ) Sues IndiGo ( GoIndiGo.in )

"MUMBAI: India's biggest airline IndiGo has been thrown a legal challenge by its smallest rival GoAir, which said it is losing online customers to the carrier because of similarity in the first part of their website domain names."

"IndiGo operated by Interglobe Aviation uses 'goindigo.in' as its web address name while Wadiagroup's GoAir uses 'goair.in'."

" "Indigo airline is using 'goindigo' as domain name for its ticket-selling portal and also promoting it as their own trademark," said one of people who spoke to ET on condition of anonymity."

" "This is hurting GoAir's business interest as the website contains 'Go' as one of the key word that they have bought from search engine Google and that's affecting the company adversely. Wadia Group owned airline's customers are getting diverted towards Indigo," he added."

http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2013-12-06/news/44864281_1_goair-wadiagroup-indigo Excerpts:

GoAir takes Indigo to court over name of booking site, claims business loss

Maulik Vyas & Anirban Chowdhury, ET Bureau Dec 6, 2013, 11.27AM IST

Tags: Wadia Group | IPR | Indigo | goindigo | goair.in | GoAir | Bombay high court

MUMBAI: India's biggest airline IndiGo has been thrown a legal challenge by its smallest rival GoAir, which said it is losing online customers to the carrier because of similarity in the first part of their website domain names.

IndiGo operated by Interglobe Aviation uses 'goindigo.in' as its web address name while Wadiagroup's GoAir uses 'goair.in'.

"Indigo airline is using 'goindigo' as domain name for its ticket-selling portal and also promoting it as their own trademark," said one of people who spoke to ET on condition of anonymity.

"This is hurting GoAir's business interest as the website contains 'Go' as one of the key word that they have bought from search engine Google and that's affecting the company adversely. Wadia Group owned airline's customers are getting diverted towards Indigo," he added.

"Go had tried to resolve the issue through talks, but Indigo was not very forthcoming to settle the issue hence it was left with no choice but to file the suit against Interglobe Aviation which operates IndiGo," said the person.

[ . . . ]

According to the filing with the Bombay High Court and the order by Justice SJ Kathawala, Interglobe Aviation has to file a reply on or before December 16. The order also says any rejoinder must be filed on or before December 23. The court will hear the matter on January 6, 2014.

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http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2013-12-06/news/44864281_1_goair-wadiagroup-indigo

 

Jeff

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"Go" seems pretty generic, particularly for the travel industry, where one is go-ing places.
 

Wanda

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The only winners here will be the lawyers. GoAir is a good short brand name with a T.M./ IMO whoever sanctioned taking GoIndiGo to court is looking in the wrong place for a scapegoat and has been advised badly. GoAir will lose the court & PR fight.
 
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