Since the publication of this post and an email sent to the founders of Naavi.co., a response as quoted below has been received from Mr Bates, promoter of Naavi.co.
Naavi has been the promoter of www.lookalikes.in which promotes the concept of “Let’s learn to Co-exist”. We therefore are not against some body using a similar name as long as the differentiation is acknowledged and activity is not likely to cause any damage.
On our part, we are publishing this disclaimer to remove any unintended displeasure caused to the promoters of naavi.co and consider this potential dispute as sorted out amicably.
Readers may observe that we have preferred to publish this disclaimer rather than removal of the post all together since this form of recording the counter view is better than complete removal to remove mis-conceptions if any created by the original post.
We will add the disclaimer also in the lookalikes.in notification for naavi.org.
9th June, 2015
Thanks for your email, and we’re very sorry about the confusion regarding the name Naavi.
Our business primarily operates in Australia and we own the trademark for the name ‘Naavi’ in Australia. Because your trademark is localised to India it does not apply to us.
We ask you to take the post off your website that suggests we are impersonating your name.
Please let us know if you have any other concerns.
Michael & Blake
It has come to the notice of Naavi.org that two individuals in Australia have registered a domain name “Naavi.co” and are attempting to promote a blog and other educational products in the name of Naavi.
A preliminary notice has been sent to the promoters for necessary corrective action, failing which necessary action through legal means would be initiated.
In the meantime we would like to inform all the visitors of Naavi.org that we donot have any relation with Naavi.co or any of its declared promoters, Naavi Pty.co or the individuals Mr Blake Seufert and Michael Bates who declare themselves as the Co-Founders of Naavi.co.