Bhopal court summons Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg over a complaint
A court in Bhopal has issued summons to Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg on a petition filed by a city-based start-up which accused the social networking giant of hampering and interfering in its business. Civil Judge Parth Shankar Mishra on April 23 asked US-based Zuckerberg to appear in his court on June 20, directing that the summons be sent by email. Here's more.
The Judge was hearing a civil suit filed by Swapnil Rai, who runs a web portal, thetradebook.org, which he claimed is a business networking platform. The petitioner's counsel Ravi Kant Patidar said that Facebook had stopped midway Rai's paid advertisement campaign without citing any reason and in the process "hampered" his client's business which was benefiting from the campaign.
The ad campaign was scheduled to be run between April 14-21, 2018, but it was "abruptly and wrongfully" stopped on April 16. The suit demanded that Facebook be restrained from infringing the trademark and interfering in the business of "thetradbook.org", Patidar said. Besides, it demanded that "thetradebook.org" page be restored and Facebook take corrective measures to ensure its rightful business is not hampered.