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Mentally-unstable man jumps inside lion enclosure in Delhi zoo, escapes unhurt        BSF jawan killed, 1 injured in firing by Bangladeshi troops along border in West Bengal        At least 35 people killed in bus accident in western Saudi Arabia        UK, EU hail new Brexit deal, but Parliament sign-off hangs in balance        Nearly 100 people injured in Catalonia unrest on Wednesday: Medics        Indo-Pak bilateral ties subject to approval from PMs of both countries: Ganguly        Aiden Markram ruled out of Ranchi Test with wrist injury        Indian challenge ends at Denmark Open        Aussie cricketer Watson apologies for 'illicit' social media posts        India's performance was no match to atmosphere at Salt Lake: Chhetri        High-level Indian, Bangladeshi delegations to meet next week        Adani Wilmar launches ready-to-cook ''Khichdi''        US House passes Hong Kong 'Democracy Act'        India halved its poverty rate since 1990s: World Bank        Senior Odisha BJP leader Damodar Rout quits party        Play school security guard arrested for sexually harassing toddler        What craziness has taken over UP govt: Priyanka on decision to remove home guards        Crime branch freezes Rs 18 crore in Maradu flat builders accounts        ODI rankings: Injured Smriti Mandhana loses number one spot        Indian cricket will continue to prosper under Ganguly undoubtedly: Laxman        
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Sports News
Tendulkar sues Australian bat manufacturer for $2 mn in royalties
 
Sydney: Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has sued Australian batmaker Spartan Sports, after it allegedly failed to pay him almost two million dollars in royalties. In a case filed in the Federal Circuit Court, Sachin alleged that Spartan failed to pay him a minimum of USD one million a year to use his image and promotional services to sell "Sachin by Spartan" products. The imagery included a distinctive silhouette logo on clothing and bats. "Failed to make any payments due to Tendulkar" and a statutory demand issued in September 2018 for 2 million dollars ? approximately Australian Dollars 2.9 million ? remains unpaid,'''' The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Sachin''s lawyers as saying.

Tendulkar attended many promotional events for the company, including a press conference in London in July 2016, a launch event in Mumbai in January 2017 to promote becoming a Spartan "brand ambassador", and a photo shoot in March that year. His lawyers said another company in the Spartan group, Spartan Sports Brands, registered a trademark in Australia, featuring "a silhouette of Tendulkar performing his signature square cut". Companies in the group used that image with the words "Sachin" superimposed on it, to sell a variety of products. In September last year, Tendulkar terminated the agreement with Spartan and subsequently, requested companies in the group to cease using his image. His lawyers further said that company continues to make use of Tendulkar trademarks, his image rights, including name and photo and other advertising material, since the agreement was terminated, and have continued "to manufacture, promote, sell and/or supply the products".

Tendulkar is suing a number of Spartan companies for misleading or deceptive conduct, including for allegedly representing that he endorses the products and the Spartan brand. He is also suing for passing off ? for suggesting an official endorsement or sponsorship relationship ? and breach of contract. Seeking damages and costs, Tendulkar wants the court to permanently restrain the Spartan companies from manufacturing, marketing and selling products that make use of Tendulkar''s image or the Tendulkar trademarks, and from making the allegedly misleading or deceptive representations at the heart of the case. He is also seeking a court order that products bearing his name and image be handed over or destroyed, and an order that the Tendulkar trademarks be cancelled on the Trade Marks Register. A preliminary hearing of the dispute is slated for June 26 in Sydney.


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INTERNATIONAL NEWS
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NATIONAL NEWS
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