Source: Online Desk
Bangalore: Karnataka can no longer use KSRTC. The Central Trade Mark Registry has ruled that only Kerala should use the word KSRTC.
KSRTC has been waging a legal battle between Karnataka and Kerala for many years and now it has broken. Kerala no longer has to use its transport system as KSRTC. Also, the public transport board has to remove all the logos and images from the public transport bus in Karnataka and elsewhere.
Online bus ticket bookers were bowing down. The reason for this is that the KSRTC bus service in Karnataka is available for those who book a bus ticket to Kerala Road Transport Corporation. The Kerala government objected to this.
In 2014, Karnataka KSRTC stepped in with the Central Trade Mark Nodal Authority in 2014 to allow the trade mark to be used alone. Kerala has also filed a reply in response.
When the bus service started in Karnataka in 1948, it was called the Mysore Government Road Transport Department (MGRTD). But after 1973, Mysore Karnataka started using the term KSRTC.
Before Kerala and KSRTC, it was called the Travancore State Transport Department (TSTD). 1965 was the Kerala State Transport Corporation. Kerala has argued and been successful in the war.