Oscar Ravichandiran has been facing a number of litigations in connection with his latest film, the Kamala Hasan starrer, ‘Dasavatharam’ which is due for release on June 6 th.
But the latest trouble that he is facing is not in connection with his movie but with the name ‘Oscar’ by which his film company is known or named after.
As alleged by a recent report, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), which owns the OSCAR trademark has filed a complaint with the Registrar of Trademark, Chennai against Ravichandiran.
AMPAS said that Ravichandiran’s company ‘Oscar Films’ and its logo closely resemble the Academy’s Oscar statuette. The academy believes that the use of the logo and its name would damage its credibility. They also said that the name OSCAR and the statuette are symbols of excellence in film making. The OSCAR award is an annual ceremony that is telecast worldwide. Therefore, the academy in order to retain their value and keep their identity unique, it would actively oppose any misuse of these trademarks.
In the latest emblem of OSCAR films Ravichandran’s three year old son Sanjitkumar stands next to the statuette.
Clarifying his stand, Ravichandran said that he has not received any notice so far. He has obtained copyright for his logo and the title,two decades ago from the Central Government.There are many companies in the world that have the name of OSCAR
Let us hope that Oscar Ravichandran will get himself out from the troubles he is facing and will release his magnum opus ‘Dasavatharam’ on schedule on June 6 th.