The company allegedly launched four branches using the trademark of Vijayawada-based Swagruha Foods
Hyderabad-based Abhiruchi Swagruha Foods owner Jasti Kishore was arrested by the Suryaraopeta police on Wednesday, based on a complaint filed by Vijayawada-based Swagruha Foods, for allegedly violating the Trademark and Copyright Act.
According to Swagruha Foods Managing Director Ch. Madhubabu, the trademark and copyright of the firm engaged in the business of preparation and sale of sweets and savouries was registered way back in 1992.
Subsequently, the Hyderabad-based Abhiruchi Swagruha Foods registered using the same trademark and copyright in 2005, which was a violation of the Act. “We are the sole owner of the trademark and copyright under the sweets and savouries category and we have got two branches in Vijayawada and one at Guntur. Using the same trademark and copyright, the Hyderabad-based firm launched four branches in the capital city,” said Mr. Madhubabu. Jasti Kishore was arrested and brought from Hyderabad on Wednesday.