Trademark battle over ‘Khan Chacha’

The Economic Times, issue 14th November 2017

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NEW DELHI: The iconic Khan Chacha brand of restaurants that boasts patrons including famous politicians, filmstars and sports personalities is at the centre of a trademark ownership battle between partners who ran the business together until recently but have now fallen out.

The partners, Haji Banda Hasan, also known as Khan Chacha, and Navneet Kalra, are bickering over an agreement that Kalra claims assigned him the rights to the Khan Chacha brand in 2012, and Hasan alleges that it is “forged and fabricated”.

The partnership between the two parties took an ugly turn last year culminating in Hasan and his sons splitting from the business and establishing a restaurant under a different brand. The Hasan family subsequently claimed rights over the trademark Khan Chacha which is registered in Hasan’s name.

Kalra has claimed ownership of the trademark, citing an agreement dated April 4, 2012, which states that Hasan “unconditionally, irrevocably and perpetually” assigned to Gupta and Gupta, a firm owned by him, the trademark “Khan Chacha”.

Hasan has disputed the validity of the agreement and filed a complaint with the economic offences wing of the Delhi Police on February 15 this year alleging wrongdoing on the part of Kalra. A district court in south Delhi’s Defence Colony area directed the police to submit an action taken report with respect to the complaint on November 2.

“The said complaint is only a ploy to exert pressure on Gupta and Gupta Pvt. Ltd. and its directors to give up their rights in the trademark Khan Chacha which already stands assigned to their company,” Gurinder Pal Singh, a lawyer representing Kalra, told ET.

Rekha Sharma, an arbitrator appointed to adjudicate on disputes between the two parties as per clauses in the agreement that is now under contention has upheld the validity of the agreement in a ruling on 25 October this year.

“The Kalra’s had committed not to use the brand if any dispute arose with Banda Hasan and sons. Today, Khan Chacha is being run illegally regardless of the authenticity of the trademark assignment. The criminal complaint has been filed in all earnest. The arbitrators’ findings are flawed and will be challenged,” said Kabir Dixit, a lawyer representing the Hasan family.

Banda Hasan’s new shop, Rule The Rolls, is located next to the Khan Chacha outlet in the market.

Yummi-licious burgers for kids in Gurgaon!

Page 7 HT City, issue 1st October 2017

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If the little kids in your family are too finicky about eating rolls, tikkas and kebabs then you can simply introduce them to the vast variety of lip-smacking Mughlai delicacies from Rule the Rolls.

Located in Gurgaon, Rule the Rolls is a paradise for food lovers, and it has launched mouth-watering vegetarian and non-vegetarian grilled burgers especially for kids.

Md Javed, co-owner of Rule the Rolls says, “Our father Haji Banda Hasan, famous as Khan Chacha, invented roomali roti in India, which was appreciated by customers a lot.” He adds, “He then introduced fusion rolls in 1972 that was an instant hit as well and has won millions of hearts since then from all over the globe. So, this year, for kids we are adding grilled burgers that are a blend of Mughlai flavours combined with English taste to our menu.”

And dear Delhiites, you don’t need to rush to Gurgaon to relish this scrumptious and irresistible Mughlai delicacies as Md Saleem, co-owner of Rule the Rolls, says, “After seeing the remarkable response in Gurgaon, we are looking forward to opening an exciting new outlet in Khan Market.”

So, the next time you grab a quick bite, make sure your kids get yummy burgers too!

Where to find them:

In Gurgaon: SG-074, GF DLF Phase IV, Galleria Market

KHAN CHACHA IN ON THEIR BACK! @RULE -THE-ROLLS, GURUGRAM

Blog foodjointkitaab.in, issue 27th September 2017

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We all must have visit the famous Khan Chacha either in Khan market or other places for once atleast. Their juicy chicken and mutton delicacies and rolls had been the best till date.. And now they are up with some-thing new!!

Khan chacha has well known name in Kathi rolls.. Their makers are now in Gurugram with an all new outlet ‘Rule The Rolls’ !

This newbie is soon gonna get hit as it has Khan chacha’s back! Their menu incorporates an entire group of kebabs like Chicken Spicy Tikka, Chicken Seekh Kebab, Mutton Kakori Kebab, Fish Tikka, Veg Hariyali Kebab and Paneer Tikka!

Alongside this, they’ve got a huge set of rolls on the menu!

The rolls have hot stuffing with green chutney, wrapped in a rumali roti! The chicken tikka or paneer tikka whatever you choose, is amazingly marinated and cooked.. Its placed in the roti along with large quantity of onion pieces and chutneys in it.

For your sweet tooth, they got you Saviya Sheer Halwa which is truly fantastic! So simply ahead and look at their moves immediately folks!

Also you can grab on some soft drinks and juices available on the menu!

PRICE FOR TWO | Rs 600

LOCATION | Rule The Rolls – SG 74, Galleria Market, DLF Phase IV, Gurgaon

Look at Their FB Page:
https://www.facebook.com/ruletherolls/

Design by Meta – creates “Rule the rolls”

Magazine SURFACES REPORTER, issue July 2017

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Rule the Rolls GURUGRAM

Style starts from the bottom up. Colour being an essential part of the equation, creating the mood and style of the décor. A Bold geometric floor with a shade of blue set in a playful hexagonal patterned tile, create the perfect setting for “Rule the Rolls” a popular kebab restaurant in Galleria Market in Gurgaon. Inspired by Mediterranean and Mughal colours, creating a fusion of both to inspire the design.

The Arched Niches have fine hand knotted carpets specially designed for the brand, to tell the story of their humble beginnings in Saharanpur in 1948 to Jama Masjid in 1960 and finally in 1972 in Khan Market.

The use of Pine wood offsets the blue colour creating a warm balance to the cool tones of blue. The Vital aspect of the design is that it engages the five senses,  the visual with the use of texture and colour, the softness of the fabric and the woodwork engage the sense of touch.

Architect/ Designer: Nomita Sawhney, Abhishek Rustagi; Design By Meta

Client: Rule the Rolls (SSU FOODS AND BEVERAGES)

Interior Wall Finishes: Customised Cement Concrete tiles by Sonark Tiles; Asian Paints; Pine Wood

Flooring: Customised Cement Concrete tiles by Sonark Tiles

Furniture: Custom designed by Design by Meta in Pine wood

www.designbymeta.com

The project was published in the JULY 2017 issue of SURFACES REPORTER.