Nokia Corporation & Nokia India Pvt. Ltd. had filed a suit for permanent injunction at the Delhi High Court against the use of its registered trademark (in this case, Manchu Manoj’s film title Nokia) and recovery of damages to the tune of Rs 20 lakhs against the producers of the film Mr Nokia. An order passed on February 6, 2012 by the Delhi High Court restrained advertising of any sort of the film and the use of another title identical or deceptively similar (phonetically, structurally or visually) to “Nokia”.
Hyderabad city multiplexes received copies of the Court notice and duly stopped the screening of the film.
Manchu Manoj reacted by stating, “I didn’t know that a company called Nokia exists. We use Blackberrys, Samsungs, iPhones. Nookayya is the name of a god.”