Bollywood star Salman Khan has agreed to “look seriously” into the demand of the traders of upscale Khan Market here asking him to change the name of his shopping web portal khanmarketonline.Com.
“We are having positive talks with Salman’s staff but we are yet to receive an official response in this regard which is likely to reach us in 2-3 days,” said an office bearer of a Khan Market association, seeking anonymity.
“They have assured us that they do not intend to hurt our feelings or our business and they will look seriously into the matter,” he said.
Salman on his 50th birthday in December last year had announced the launch of his shopping web portal which shared name with the 65-year-old market, frequented by the upper- class customers and foreigners in the national capital.
Earlier, a legal notice was sent to Salman on January 15, by the traders of Khan Market asking him to withdraw the trade name Khan Market from his shopping web portal and stop its unauthrorised use.
The notice to Salman had stated that khanmarketonline.Com launched by him may not only be construed as deceptive and misleading for traders but also affect consumers of the brand name of the upscale market.
“We do not want to enter into litigation with Khan over the issue and are only trying to preserve the goodwill and unique identity of Khan Market which has been established by the local traders over generations for the past 65 years,” Sanjiv Mehra, president of Khan Market Traders Association had said in the notice.