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Delhi High Court grants WinZO blanket injunction order against fake websites

These websites, including those utilising the WinZO trademark or any mark similar thereto in their domain names, hosting .apk extensions, or operating on social media platforms, have been targeted in legal action

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Delhi High Court grants WinZO blanket injunction order against fake websites

The Delhi High Court has granted WinZO a dynamic injunction order across all such named and unnamed anonymous platforms and entities. This order effectively restrains the rogue and illegal websites, mobile apps, and social media accounts involved in the unauthorized use and infringement of WinZO trademarks.

These websites, including those utilising the WinZO trademark or any mark similar thereto in their domain names, hosting .apk extensions, or operating on social media platforms, have been targeted in legal action.

WinZO took a significant step in protecting its intellectual property by filing a lawsuit seeking a permanent injunction against the infringement of its registered trademarks by various rogue and illegal websites that were dangerously misleading digital consumers, leaving them vulnerable.

In addition to the blanket, dynamic injunction, the Court has issued specific directives to Domain Name Registrars (DNRs) to disclose registrant details. Internet Service Providers (ISPs), along with major online platforms including Meta, and Google, and regulators such as MeitY, and DOT, have been directed to block access to these websites and other digital means through which internet users can be misled.

Saumya Singh Rathore, Co-founder, WinZO, said, “Our priority is to ensure a seamless and trustworthy consumer experience for all consumers of the world's largest digitally connected economy with over a billion users on the internet. Today, brands have to ensure that they are continuously and closely monitoring the dynamic world of the internet to ensure that there is no misuse of their brand trust by illegal operators to mislead consumers. As entrepreneurs of new India, we aim to keep consumer protection at the heart of all our initiatives to build a safe, accountable, and trustable digital world.” 

WinZO urges consumers and the public to remain vigilant against unauthorized acts. In another tech-led initiative, WinZO had partnered with the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (IIT-D), the Delhi Technological University (DTU), the Netaji Subhash University of Technology (NSUT), and the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi (IIITD) to launch its new cyber security program to invest in development of open-source technology and best practices that can be used by businesses, government agencies, and other organizations to protect against cyber actors that exploit vulnerabilities to steal information and money, and are developing capabilities to disrupt, destroy, or threaten the delivery of essential services.

The online safety initiatives are increasingly becoming critical against the backdrop of growing internet and smartphone penetration and digital transactions across tier2-tier5 Bharat.

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