Gambhir had appealed to start a restro-bar    Getty Images
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New Delhi: The Delhi High Court rejected Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir s plea seeking to restrain a city-based restro-bar chain from using his name as a tagline in connection with its pubs. Justice S P Garg dismissed Gambhir s plea against Delhi- based DAP and Co, which runs two pubs Ghungroo and Hawalat in Punjabi Bagh area of west Delhi. Interestingly, the name of the owner of the pubs is also Gautam Gambhir. The restro-bar chain had contended before the court that the tagline by Gautam Gambhir was used in connection with the pubs as it was also the owner s name.

The cricketer had contended in his plea that the use of his name made the restaurant-cum-pubs appear to be deceivingly associated or owned by him and would therefore, cause irreparable loss and undue hardship to him.