Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) 2012 annual report.Company ProfileZambia National Commercial Bank, commonly known as Zanaco, listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange, serves retail customers, large corporations, agri-business and public sector clients. The bank has evolved into a leading financial institution in Zambia. With the aid of Arise B.V., a leading African Investment Company, Zanaco benefits from technical assistance, international networks and best practices in various areas of banking.
A-Cap Energy Limited (ACAP.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about A-Cap Energy Limited (ACAP.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the A-Cap Energy Limited (ACAP.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: A-Cap Energy Limited (ACAP.bw) 2016 annual report.Company ProfileA-Cap Energy Limited formerly (A-Cap Resources Limited), listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange, is an Australian-based mineral exploration company with extensive interests in Botswana where it holds over 5 000 square kilometres of exploration licenses. A-Cap is the first company to produce a JORC compliant uranium resource in Botswana and is a significant contributor to the world’s uranium stock. Its main activity is centered on the ongoing feasibility study of the Letlhakane Uranium Project in the northeast of Botswana, and the Southern Pans Project which is located northwest of Letlhakane and the Bolau Prospects to the north. A-Cap also has extensive interests in coal exploration with various tenement portfolios in Botswana.
Roland Head | Sunday, 30th May, 2021 | More on: CINE Image source: DCM FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge The Cineworld Group (LSE: CINE) share price is down by 25% from its March highs, but this recovery play is still up by more than 200% from last year’s lows.With most of the company’s UK and US cinemas now open, I reckon it could be a good time to take a fresh look at this business. If Cineworld shares look cheap based on how I think the company should trade, then I might consider buying.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Party like it’s 2019?Cinemas have had it tough over the last year. They’ve been closed, while the popularity of streaming services has boomed. More films are being released on demand, and more big-name actors are working directly for streaming platforms.Personally, I think people will go back to the movies. I’m basing my analysis on the view that cinemas will (mostly) get back to normal. As Cineworld is the world’s second-largest cinema chain, I think this company should keep hold of its big share of the market.To keep things simple today, I’m going to assume that Cineworld’s profits will return to 2019 levels over the next two years.Cineworld share price: cheap as chips?Cineworld generated a pre-tax profit of $212m in 2019. That translated into earnings per share of $0.13. At today’s exchange rate, that’s equivalent to 9.3p per share.As I write, Cineworld’s share price sits at 91p, so the shares are valued at just under 10 times 2019 earnings. That seems reasonable to me.However, the latest broker forecasts I’ve seen suggest that Cineworld’s earnings won’t get back to 2019 levels until 2023. It’s too soon to say, but personally I think the recovery could be quicker than this. Going to the cinema is an affordable treat that gets us out of the house. If people feel safe, I think they’ll want to go. What could go wrong?Cineworld’s share price is still down by 50% from its pre-pandemic levels. Unfortunately, while the stock has been falling, debt levels have been rising. The group’s net debt has risen by $1.2bn to $8.3bn since the start of 2019.As an equity investor, I can’t ignore this. These extra borrowings mean that future interest costs and repayments are likely to be higher than in the past, leaving less spare cash for shareholders.A second headache is that the company needs to fund a $255m legal payout to shareholders of Regal Cinemas, which Cineworld acquired in 2018. This payout could cancel out the benefit of the $203m US tax refund the Cineworld received recently.Cineworld shares: the big pictureI think that Cineworld’s business will recover. I’m starting to think that the company may also avoid having to raise funds by issuing new shares, something I previously expected.However, the cinema industry was already struggling with slowing growth before the pandemic. Cineworld’s revenue fell by 6.2% in 2019. I don’t expect this business to deliver the kind of market-beating growth it did in past years.Indeed, it’s possible that I’m wrong and that the cinema market has changed forever. In that scenario, Cineworld could struggle to return to historic levels of profitability. Overall, I think Cineworld shares are already fairly priced for a return to normal trading. I don’t see too much upside from the current share price, but I can see plenty of risks. I won’t be buying. What’s happening to the Cineworld share price? Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. 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Photographs Houses Year: Year: 2013 Architects: TA-CHA Design Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© BeerSingnoi+ 19 Share CopyHouses•Thailand CopyAbout this officeTA-CHA DesignOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesThailandPublished on February 10, 2014Cite: “Baan Yo Yen / TA-CHA Design ” 10 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Manufacturers: OTTOSTUMM, Blum, Manetti Gusmano & figli, Miele, Viabizzuno, Antico Luce Listello Levigato, Mogs Projects Save this picture!© Simone Bossi+ 37Curated by María Francisca González Share “COPY” City:Surry HillsCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Simone BossiRecommended ProductsDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20DoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82WoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – AJ CollectionText description provided by the architects. This is a large addition and alterations project and there are 4 main components to the project – the Italianate Terrace House for the family, the Historic Sandstone stables as guest quarters (and later for ageing parents), the new concrete carport with landscaped roof terrace along with the gardens and the swimming pool located in a conservation area of Surry Hills, Sydney, Australia.Save this picture!© Simone BossiSave this picture!© Simone BossiThe design generates a sense of wonder and awe both inside and out encouraging the young growing family to explore and enjoy the various spaces with multiple sensory experiences and emotions. They are spaces of silence and contemplation, through calming and restrained aesthetics that will serve the young family well into the 21st Century. The challenge was to convert the 1860’s building and the 1990’s office fit-out of grandiose style, into a contemporary family home for my clients.Save this picture!© Simone BossiSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© Simone BossiThe underlying key design objective of the project was to understand the sense and feeling of the place, its history and the cultural value of the original architecture. We carefully considered and reinterpreted in a contemporary language, the essential and historical character of the site in order to celebrate, to uphold and revive its history. We wanted to avoid tendencies for preconceived ideas and solutions which in turn is formulaic in design approach and keep the new design elements simple, so that they avoided complications, resulting in generating pure interiors.Save this picture!© Simone BossiSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Simone BossiIt’s a dialogue between the structure and the rich context of the site, characterized as rustic charm, with the new work, having a relationship between the warmth of the old materials and the simplicity of the modern. And finally, the outcome of the conversion presents the benefits of the measures undertaken in preserving and reinterpreting history whilst accommodating modern life without sacrificing either objective. Save this picture!© Simone BossiProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse in Nishimatsugaoka / arbolSelected ProjectsAo May Restaurant / Aline ArchitectSelected Projects Share Italianate House / Renato D’Ettorre Architects CopyHouses, Adaptive Reuse•Surry Hills, Australia Architects: Renato D’Ettorre Architects Area Area of this architecture project Renato D’Ettorre “COPY” Area: 490 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2017 Lead Architect: Houses Structural Engineer: D’Ambrosio Consultaning Structural Engineers Italianate House / Renato D’Ettorre ArchitectsSave this projectSaveItalianate House / Renato D’Ettorre Architects Year: ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/893104/italianate-house-renato-dettorre-architects Clipboard Photographs: Simone Bossi Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/893104/italianate-house-renato-dettorre-architects Clipboard Australia CopyAbout this officeRenato D’Ettorre ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsStoneConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentAdaptive reuseSurry HillsAustraliaPublished on April 24, 2018Cite: “Italianate House / Renato D’Ettorre Architects” 23 Apr 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/931789/blind-house-boondesign Clipboard CopyHousing•Bangkok, Thailand Thailand ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/931789/blind-house-boondesign Clipboard “COPY” Blind House / BOONDESIGNSave this projectSaveBlind House / BOONDESIGN Projects “COPY” Year: Housing Architects: BOONDESIGN Area Area of this architecture project Area: 350 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Wison Tungthunya & W Workspace Company Limited+ 28Curated by Hana Abdel Share 2013 Blind House / BOONDESIGN ArchDaily Photographs Photographs: Wison Tungthunya & W Workspace Company Limited Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: Somfy, Toto, Vola, Boondesign Product, SCGArchitect In Charge:Boonlert HemvijitraphanDesign Team:Boondesign Co.,Ltd.Landscape:Boondesign Co.,Ltd.City:BangkokCountry:ThailandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Wison Tungthunya & W Workspace Company LimitedRecommended ProductsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroWindowsRodecaAluminium WindowsText description provided by the architects. Blind House: the absent matter – “An urban sanctuary with a living space overlaid on the enclosed landscape means to perceive or awaken to the truth that inherits in one’s lives.”. The brief from the owner is simple: two-bedrooms house for a single with enough space for Zen living and practicing meditation.Save this picture!© Wison Tungthunya & W Workspace Company Limited Absence – Presence – Awareness- The presence of concrete plane that hovers across the landscape diagonally following the north-south orientation creates two open spaces with unfathomable dimensions at a glance. Absence – Sky court provides the cool down temperature for the southern breeze through the evaporation of the reflecting pond. The captured ever changing sky on the water also reveals the truth of impermanence.Save this picture!© Wison Tungthunya & W Workspace Company LimitedSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Wison Tungthunya & W Workspace Company LimitedPresence – Sculpture Court, an origami-inspired sculptural hill, not only accommodates garage and shrine beneath but also embodies SUNKEN perception. The hill itself also accelerates velocity for upward wind at the northern end and provides privacy at the upper level with the green hedge. Arrival Court, the court next to, is left empty with a tree providing silent greets to the visitors.Save this picture!© Wison Tungthunya & W Workspace Company LimitedSave this picture!Elevation 01Save this picture!Elevation 02Save this picture!© Wison Tungthunya & W Workspace Company LimitedSave this picture!© Wison Tungthunya & W Workspace Company LimitedAwareness – At ground level, transparency of glazed wall and window enclose most of the interior living space to maintain living space of the absence. At the upper level, BLIND MASS, the single solid and void mass simply act as a mute being and non- being abstract living space by day and glow its absence by night. The leveled-up volume that floats against the gravity over the landscape raises the awareness of release.Save this picture!© Wison Tungthunya & W Workspace Company LimitedSave this picture!© Wison Tungthunya & W Workspace Company LimitedThrough space and time of the premises, the observation inward rises one’ s mind up to the awakening. Matter of Blind – To be able to observe one’s mind, we need to focus inside. The rusted metal lattice enveloping the upper-level living space, offer the semi- blinded perception to raise the notion of being and non-being inside us. It also helps to keep out the sun’s heat and disguise the living scape inside from the unpleasant urban surrounding either may disclose the outside at one’s choice.Save this picture!© Wison Tungthunya & W Workspace Company LimitedProject gallerySee allShow lessCommercial Building Hohe Strasse 52 / Kuehn MalvezziSelected ProjectsJEE Gallery / Alborz Nazari & Amin HosseiniradSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Bangkok, ThailandLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyAbout this officeBOONDESIGNOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingBangkokOn FacebookThailandPublished on January 15, 2020Cite: “Blind House / BOONDESIGN” 15 Jan 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Reporters Without Borders condemns the violence and other forms of intimidation and censorship being used against a campaign of peaceful demonstrations, called a Minga, that indigenous groups are currently waging in many parts of Colombia to defend their rights.In one of the latest instances, the home of Daniel Maestre Villazón, a community journalist and Minga coordinator in the northern department of César, was burgled on 21 October and his laptops and computer hard disks were stolen.Three indigenous journalists were physically attacked by riot police in the southwestern department of Cauca on 17 October, while a paramilitary group called the “Rastrojos” circulated a leaflet on 15 October threatening community leaders and journalists participating in the Minga.“Whenever a Minga is staged, indigenous groups and their news media are the targets of intimidation and violence with the clear aim of censoring their message,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This situation is similar to what many community news media suffer on a smaller scale every day, especially in war zones, where they are exposed to pressure from three sides – from the army, the paramilitaries and the guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).“The survival of community media is vital for informing communities and making their views heard. It is also vital for the safety of those that are isolated and in constant danger. The Mingas play a key role in the public debate and in the expression of constitutional rights and freedoms, and attacks on them should be punished accordingly, regardless of where the attacks come from.”José Vicente Otero, the spokesman of the Cauca Indigenous Regional Council (CRIC), said: “The Minga is a campaign of social mobilization around the key demands of Colombia’s indigenous peoples, above all, territorial autonomy. It is a communication event that is also addressed at the government, with the aim of reaching agreements in a peaceful manner.” Organisation April 27, 2021 Find out more RSF_en He said the physical violence used by riot police against the indigenous community journalists Adolfo Conejo Sanchez, Dora Muñoz and Enrique Quintero was indicative of a continuing tendency on the part of the authorities to treat indigenous demonstrations as acts of subversion and to try to restrict the news coverage they receive.“Our journalists provide the indigenous movement with an extremely important service, because we cannot count on the traditional media,” Otero said. “Unfortunately, recognition of community media is a real problem in Colombia. The lack of official accreditation seems to facilitate attacks on journalists and the seizure of their equipment by police with complete impunity.”Indigenous community media are regarded as “military targets” by armed groups such as the “Rastrojos.” These media lead the way in coverage of the issue of land confiscated by the paramilitaries during the civil war and are constantly exposed to the threat of paramilitary violence.“We will not let ourselves be intimidated,” Otero added. “We will continue to provide coverage of what the indigenous peoples experience during and after the Minga.”Reporters Without Borders continued to provide assistance to CRIC-affiliated community radio stations in 2013, funding the purchase of recording equipment for their journalists. October 21, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts ColombiaAmericas Follow the news on Colombia 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Help by sharing this information News to go further News ColombiaAmericas May 13, 2021 Find out more Reports October 22, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Nationwide indigenous protests threatened by violence, censorship News RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia
TAGS WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Local News New Bonham Middle School principal Mitch Gerig stands outside of Bonham. After trying his hand at a couple of different careers, Mitch Gerig settled on education and that’s where he plans to stay. Gerig was recently named principal at Bonham Middle School. This is his 21st year with Ector County Independent School District. A Permian High School graduate, he earned a business and finance degree from the University of Texas Permian Basin and a master’s in educational administration from the University of North Texas. He got his alternative certification from Region 18 Education Service Center and started off as an early childhood teacher. Currently, he is working toward doctorate in educational administration online from Concordia University. “I actually attended … school here when it was a junior high,” Gerig said of Bonham. “My three daughters also attended here as well, so it’s kind of neat to come back. I was also an AP (assistant principal) here for four years,” Gerig said. He was a firefighter for a year and then decided to go back to school. With his degree in business and finance, he ended up working as a claims representative for an insurance company in Richardson, but found that wasn’t for him. “I wanted to find something where I could help people and I found out doing that I couldn’t really do what I wanted to do. It wasn’t really the place to be to try to help others,” Gerig said. Since his mother and sister were teachers, Gerig said he decided education was the path he would take. Middle school appears to be his niche. “… I’ve gotten accustomed to working with this age group. I kind of understand where they’re coming from. I know they’re going through a lot of changes. Even from day to day. … I just feel like they need a lot of guidance and that’s where I feel my (skills) are …,” Gerig said. Bonham is projected to have about 1,100 students next year and is supposed to have 69 teachers and an assistant principal at every grade level. Gerig said he is about 29 teachers short and seeking an assistant principal. He previously was an assistant principal at Bonham and associate principal at Ector Middle School and made the transition to Ector College Prep Success Academy, an in-district charter campus. He plans to use some of the same strategies used at Ector at Bonham. “I know in our district we’re trying to do everything we can to improve scores and improve education with our kids and I think we need to think out of the box. I think what we were doing at Ector is that, especially providing time for intervention during the school day, not trying to get them up here after school or before school because you can’t rely on that,” Gerig said. “They’re there, so we’re able to do the intervention during that time period after school for an hour and a half. We also help to support the teachers with the discipline center. We have 10 or 11 employees that kind of help with the smaller things, smaller issues. They go ahead and assign lunch detention, after-school detention or whatever it may be. Then that frees the assistant principals to deal with … more serious issues. It also frees the time for them to be in the classroom and working with teachers,” he added. Being in a position to be of service to others is why Gerig wanted to become a principal, but he added that teaching is the same way. “We’re here to do what’s best for kids and hopefully have a positive impact on their lives,” he said. One of the most important things that should be focused on is developing relationships with students. “When you deal with kids that come from poverty … you have to develop trust with them, and if they don’t trust you, they’re not going to work for you. I think that’s one of the most important things I want to for our staff to focus on is doing that. If you can do that, it’s going to set up an environment to where you can have success academically,” Gerig said. He also plans to set high expectations for students, regardless of their background. “I think it’s a disservice if you don’t. They might come to you a grade level or two below in reading, but that doesn’t mean you’re not going to still have high expectations for them because you have to and so that’s important …,” Gerig said. Collaboration among teachers through professional learning communities also is going to help improve scores, and the district’s middle school redesign sets time aside for that. Gerig replaces James Ramage as Bonham principal. Ramage will be principal at Falcon Early College High School. Ramage said he and Gerig started together at Bonham in 2007 with Ramage as principal and Gerig as assistant principal. “We dove in head first. We were the third group in three years. I was the third principal, so we really had to put our foot down on discipline and stuff like that,” Ramage said. “By the next year, we made some significant changes. Working together that second year was much, much better,” Ramage said. He added that Gerig will be a good fit as principal. “Mitch will do great. I’m very excited for him. He’ll do a great job here. He’s very deserving and I’m looking forward to the success he has,” Ramage said. Gerig is married to Rachel Gerig, the instructional services director at Odessa High School. WhatsApp Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Facebook Twitter Middle school the niche for new Bonham principal Facebook Previous articleMarcia Norton RGB.jpgNext article4 Stealthy Ways to Keep Your Family Healthy Digital AIM Web Support
News Updates’Glow & Handsome’ : Bombay HC Grants Interim Relief To HUL Against Emami Nitish Kashyap6 July 2020 9:03 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Monday, in an ex-parte order, granted relief to Hindustan Unilever Limited and restrained Emami from initiating any legal proceedings against HUL for use of the trademark ‘Glow & Handsome’ without giving a seven day prior written notice to the plaintiff. Justice BP Colabawalla heard the commercial suit filed by HUL via video conferencing after the matter…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bombay High Court on Monday, in an ex-parte order, granted relief to Hindustan Unilever Limited and restrained Emami from initiating any legal proceedings against HUL for use of the trademark ‘Glow & Handsome’ without giving a seven day prior written notice to the plaintiff. Justice BP Colabawalla heard the commercial suit filed by HUL via video conferencing after the matter was mentioned by plaintiff’s counsel Advocate Hiren Kamod pressing for urgency. The Court prima facie noted that the statements made on behalf of the defendant Emami in newspapers amount to a threat against HUL and no prejudice would be caused to Emami if limited relief is granted. HUL filed the suit under Section 142 of the Trade Marks Act, 1999 seeking injunction to restrain Emami from issuing “groundless threats” to the plaintiff in respect of the use of its trademark ‘Glow & Handsome’. Advocate Hiren Kamod submitted that on September 7, 2018, after conducting a search in the Register of Trademarks, the plaintiff independently and honestly coined and adopted the trade marks ‘Glow & Lovely’ and ‘Glow & Handsome’ in respect of its skin care products. In order to secure statutory rights in the two marks, HUL filed multiclass applications on September 7, 2018 on proposed to be used basis. Initially, the Registrar of Trademarks raised an objection under Section 9(1)(a) of the Trade Marks Act, 1999 in his preliminary examination report dated October 10, 2018 in respect of the plaintiff’s mark ‘Glow & Handsome’. Moreover, in an order dated July 26, 2019, the Registrar of Trademarks refused registration of the HUL’s mark ‘Glow & Handsome’. An appeal was filed against the said decision of the Registrar of Trademarks before the Intellectual Property Appellate Board, which is pending. In June 2020, HUL filed another set of trade mark applications seeking registrations of the trade mark labels and respectively on proposed to be used basis. Thereafter, on July 2, 2020, HUL made an official announcement that its trademark/brand ‘Fair & Lovely’ is rebranded as ‘Glow & Lovely’ for its skin care range of products and the plaintiff’s skin care range of FAIR & LOVELY products for men will be called as ‘Glow & Handsome’. HUL’s counsel told the Court that the plaintiff was granted its FDA License to manufacture its skin care products under the mark ‘Glow & Handsome’ on July 3, 2020. Thereafter, HUL immediately issued commercial advertisements in respect of its products bearing the trademark ‘Glow & Handsome’ not only on social media but also in the newspapers, including the first page of the Economic Times and Business Line News Paper on July 4, 2020. Furthermore, immediately after the plaintiff made the announcement on July 2, the defendant gave statements in various newspapers threatening to adopt legal action against HUL for violating their alleged rights in its mark ‘Emami Glow & Handsome’. Statements issued by the defendant and published in various online and print media are unjustifiable and groundless within the meaning of Section 142 of the Trade Marks Act, 1999. The defendant’s claim of proprietorship over the marks ‘Glow & Handsome’/ ‘Emami Glow & Handsome’ is false and misconceived. The plaintiff is the prior adopter and user of the trade mark ‘Glow & Handsome’, Adv Kamod argued. After conclusion of Kamod’s submissions, Court observed- “Prima facie it does appear that having filed its trade mark application in September 2018 and subsequently on 25th June 2020 for the mark ‘Glow & Handsome’, plaintiff is the prior adopter of the said mark. Further, from a perusal of the newspaper cutting, it prima facie appears that the Plaintiff has already started commercial advertisements in respect of the trade mark ‘Glow & Handsome’. It prima facie appears that the Defendant has adopted the ‘Glow & Handsome’ mark for the first time on 25th June 2020 and has not commercially used it till date. The statements made by the Defendant and published in various newspapers annexed to the Plaint do amount to a threat, however, whether they are unlawful or groundless, that is something that will have to be decided after hearing both the sides. Today, the Plaintiff is pressing for a limited relief that the Defendant should give at least 7 clear days prior written notice to the Plaintiff before initiating any legal proceedings in any court or claiming any interim or ad-interim reliefs against the Plaintiff as threatened in the statements issued / made on behalf of the defendant against the plaintiff’s use of the trademark ‘Glow & Handsome’. Considering the facts and circumstances of the present case, I believe that no harm or prejudice would be caused to the Defendant if the said limited relief is granted.” Next date of hearing in the matter is July 27.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Story