Settlement with Mitul Gada & Associates and Mitul Gada
Owing to infringement of its copyright protected material and circulation of false and misleading messages, GMAC had filed a commercial suit on 22 November 2019, before the Hon’ble Bombay High Court, Mumbai, India, against Mitul Gada & Associates and Mitul Gada [titled: Graduate Management Admission Council v. Mitul Gada & Associates & Anr. | Comm. Suit (L) No.1250 of 2019].
Pursuant to filing the suit, GMAC, Mitul Gada & Associates and Mitul Gada have executed consent terms on 10 December 2019 which have been made part of the order and decree dated 11 December 2019, passed by the Hon’ble Bombay High Court. As part of the consent terms, Mitul Gada & Associates and Mitul Gada have tendered an unconditional apology for their wrongful acts and have undertaken:
(i) Not to infringe GMAC’c copyright protected publications;
(ii) Not to hold out or represent themselves or their services to be GMAC or otherwise claim to be affiliated to or associated with GMAC and/ or the website/ domain name www.mba.com, through any modes of communication;
(iii) Not to impersonate GMAC including by creating fabricated and concocted messages that appear to be sent from GMAC, through any modes of communication;
(iv) Not to defame GMAC, through any modes of communication;
(v) To permanently delete all content from their books, study materials and any other materials containing any of GMAC’s content or copyrighted works from their websites and other digital platforms;
(vi) Deliver to GMAC all of their DVDs, books, study materials and any other materials containing any of GMAC’s content or copyrighted works;
(vii) That they do not possess and have not retained in their possession, custody or control, any material that contains any of GMAC’s copyrighted works or part thereof; and
(viii) Pay damages to GMAC as well as compensation for GMAC’s legal fee.
This is for the information of the candidates and the general public.
Official GMAT Team, India
The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)