PRESS INFORMATION BUREAU
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA, HYDERABAD
Hyderabad, March 15, 2017
NEWSPAPERS MUST ADHERE TO THE EMBLEMS AND NAMES
(PREVENTION OF IMPROPER USE) ACT, 1950 : RNI
Instances have come to notice where some commercial organizations have released advertisement in newspapers promoting their brands or products using names or pictorial representation or emblems of institutions or individuals in contravention of the provisions of the Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Act, 1950 and more specifically of Section 3 thereof said Sri S.M.Khan, Registrar of Newspapers for India (RNI) today. Section-3 of the Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Act, 1950 stipulates that “no person shall, except in such cases and under such conditions as may be prescribed by the Central Government, use, or continue to use, for the purpose of any trade, business, calling or profession, or in the title of any patent, or in any trade mark or design, any name or emblem specified in the Schedule or any colorable imitation thereof without the previous permission of the Central Government or of such officer of Government as may be authorized in this behalf by the Central Government”, he added. Since an unauthorized use of the names or emblems has the potential to invite objections/legal action, it is requested that all publications should adhere to the provision of the act ibid and should check-up the permission/authority from Competent Authority before issuing any advertisement wherein the Emblem and Names specified under the Act are mentioned. This has been issued in public interest.