An activist has sent a legal notice to Aamir Khan and director of the popular television show 'Satyamev Jayate' for using the emblem of the country as the title of the program, allegedly without the central government’s permission.
The name 'Satyamev Jayate' is a part of the national emblem, said Manoranjan Roy, the activist.
The notice, sent by advocate Manoj Singh on Roy’s behalf, demands that producers of the show furnish a copy of government permission. “Otherwise our client has given us peremptory instructions to initiate legal proceedings against you,” it stated.
The notice’s recipients are Aamir Khan, his wife Kiran Rao (both producers) and the show’s director Satyajit Bhatkal.
The title 'Satyamev Jayate' is a part of the State Emblem, which cannot be used without permission as per the State Emblem of India (Prohibition of Improper Use) Act 2009, the letter stated.
No authority has the right to register or grant patents that contains the State Emblem or its part, the notice stated, adding that “it cannot be used to get monetary benefit or for the purpose of advertisement.”