SC grants interim relief to garment manufacturer
COLOMBO: The Supreme Court granted an interim relief preventing
certain unauthorised persons from selling garments bearing the mark
“Reborn” until July 16.
The order was sequel to an application by petitioner Stanford
Garments Industries Limited of Colombo 11.
The order would prevent Mohammed Salahadeen Mohammed Raafi of Colombo
6, Mohammed Haneefa Mohammed Rilvan of Kandy and Mohammed Haseen Haja
Najimudeen of Colombo 06 from using/selling garments bearing the mark
The petitioner filed the special Leave application in the Supreme
Court from the order of the Provincial High Court of the Western
Province that refused to grant the interim relief to the petitioner.
President’s Counsel Romesh de Silva for the petitioner submitted that
the defendant-respondents were illegally selling garments with the
identical mark Reborn.
Plaintiff-petitioner stated 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. Romesh de Silva PC with Eraj de Silva
instructed by Sudath Perera Associates appeared for the petitioner. The
application was listed for support for July 13.