October 01, 2018
ISLAMABAD – The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has taken serious notice of the unauthorized and illegal use of their logos in Pakistan.
In a public caution notice published in Dawn on Monday, the BBC said that it had come to its notice that various people, including some purported journalists in Pakistan are illegally and immorally using the BBC marks or similar variations.
The advert said that these people were promoting and transmitting their unauthorized broadcasts over the internet, in particular through social media sites.
“The misuse of the well-known BBC marks for these fake broadcasts is likely to cause deception and confusion, and has the potential to cause great harm to the public at large,” said the notice by the broadcaster’s lawyers Ali & Associates.
"British Broadcasting Corporation taking serious notice of the unauthorized and illegal use of their BBC marks and associated IP has initiated legal action to put a stop to these practices."
The notice warned that stern legal action will be taken against any person, firm or company involved in using the BBC marks.
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