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Mumbai: Bollywood actor Salman Khan has been asked by the trade body Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) to drop ‘Khan Market’ from his recently launched shopping web portal in order to protect the brand name of the New Delhi-based market.
Khan had announced ‘www.khanmarketonline.com’ website on his 50th birthday on December 27, 2015 as “a gift to my fans”.
a gift for my fans . https://t.co/VppaFKHIBH register now for a special treat . and lots more to come .
— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) December 26, 2015
Khan Market is a shopping district in popular with Delhiites and expats. It is regarded as one of the most expensive retail streets in the world.
CAIT has asked Salman Khan to drop the word Khan Market, saying that it can be easily interpreted as a portal selling products of the physical New Delhi-based Khan Market, leading to confusion and misunderstandings among buyers.