• Chethan Machaknur

WhiteHat Jr’s CEO Files $2.6 Mn Defamation Suit Against Software Engineer Pradeep Poonia


BYJU’S-owned online coding platform WhiteHat Jr’s CEO and founder Karan Bajaj, on November 21 filed an INR 20 Cr defamation case against software engineer Pradeep Poonia, who goes by the name WhiteHatSnr on Twitter.


The case has been filed for “Infringement of Registered and Unregistered Trademarks” by violating the Trade Marks Act of 199, The Copyright Act of 1957 and Code of Civil Procedure of 1908.


The case has been filed with respect to the “defamatory comments” made by Poonia about WhiteHat Jr. The company, WhiteHat Jr & Anr represented by Fidus Law Chambers, has accused the Mr. Poonia of trademark infringement, passing off and dilution of trademarks, copyright infringement, and the torts of inducing breach of contract. Apart form this, Poonia has also been accused of mischief as also an invasion of privacy of the company and its employees.

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