NEW DELHI: High Court with held an injunction requested by Sporty Solutionz against BAI for the IBL edition.
The court on Tuesday did not grant any injunction order, as requested by Sporty Solutionz Pvt. Ltd. (SSPL). The court adjourned the case till December 10 2015. The Badminton Association of India (BAI), has to file its reply to the petition.
“We are content with the latest development in our legal matter with Sporty Solutionz. The Honourable High Court has decided to withhold the injunction requested by Sporty Solutionz on the organisation of the second season of the IBL,” BAI president and IBL chairman Akhilesh Das Gupta said.
“This means we are free to organise the league as originally envisioned and are sparing no effort to make sure it goes ahead as planned. The BAI is the government recognised federation for badminton in India and badminton is solely BAI’s intellectual property. We have full faith in the Indian judicial system and are confident the matter will be settled in our favour.”
The agreement between BAI and Sporty Solutionz was terminated by the former after IBL-1 as Sporty Solutionz “was found guilty of various breaches”. With this termination, IBL 2 could not be organised in 2014 and 2015.
SSPL was the IBL’s first marketing partner and had filed the suit against the protection of the tournament’s Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in the high court on October 17.
BAI launched the IBL’s second edition here on October 29 and is planned to be held in January 2016.