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Osho members want inquiry into functioning of commune trusts

MIDDAY By: Kaumudi Gurjar Date: 2011-10-10 Place: Pune Suspecting irregularities, two prominent members to send application to Charity Commissioner’s office for investigation All is not well with the Osho commune. After rumours of the commune being handed over to a private trust got public, two prominent members have come forward and have raised questions on the funds managed by the trusts. Yogesh Thakkar, alias Swami Premgeet, and Kishore Raval, alias Swami Prem Anadi, are in the process of filing an application to Mumbai’s Charity Commissioner’s office demanding an inquiry into alleged mismanagement of Osho International Foundation and Neo Sanyas Foundation the trusts which manage the Osho International in the city. A file picture of Osho speaking in the Buddha Hall at the commune Swami Prem Anadi and Swami Premgeet This comes after the two had filed an application last...

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Are politicians eyeing Osho’s R 1,000 crore property in Pune?

Source: Abhay Vaidya, DNA | Last Updated 08:44(09/10/11) Pune: A major property dispute is beginning to erupt over the lucrative Koregaon Park properties controlled by the Osho International Foundation (OIF), conservatively estimated at Rs 1,000 crore and spread over 35 acre. On Wednesday, two followers of controversial mystic Osho, also known as Osho Rajneesh, petitioned to the charity commissioner, Mumbai, raising serious objections to OIF’s application no 87/11 (P.T.R. No. F 14570 (M)) filed under section 36 of the Bombay Public Trusts (BPT) Act, 1950. Section 36 of the BPT Act, 1950, states that ‘pre-sanction of charity commissioner for sale/mortgage of immovable property of public trust is must irrespective of whatever is mentioned in the bye-laws of the trust’. The petitioners — Yogesh Thakkar, alias Swami Prem Geet, and Kishore Raval, alias Swami Prem Anandi — prayed that ‘the application...

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Osho Lotus Commune, Germany filed a request in the Trademark Registry of EU

2010: In December 2010, Osho Lotus Commune, Cologne, Germany filed a request in the Trademark Registry of EU in Alicante, for Declaration of Invalidity of “OSHO” trademark that was registered by Osho International Foundation (OIF), Zurich. Swami Ramateertha of Osho UTA, Cologne shared that from the very start after Osho’s leaving the body in 1990, there was a meticulous strategy to establish control over the Osho Centers. Rules and guidelines were given that were coming from fear and control rather than from love and trust. If I had followed those ‚rules’ or guidelines I am absolutely certain the Osho Uta Center would no longer exist today. It is interesting that for seven years after Osho leaving His body, there was never ever a talk about a trademark. (even though preperations for estblishing a trademark were made made behind peoples...

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Update on Trademarks of Osho in USA

8th August, 2009 UPDATE ON TRADEMARKS OF OSHO IN USA Following the order by the United States Court of Appeals of the Federal Circuit, Washington, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) cancelled the trademarks of Osho on July 31, 2009. The USPTO website www.ttabvue.uspto.gov is now showing the cancellation. Osho Friends opposed various applications for registration of trademarks related to Osho and also filed for cancellation of trademarks already registered. The list of above mentioned trademarks are as follows: Trademarks Registered – Now CancelledAll the below registered Trademarks were cancelled on Jul 7, 2009 as a result of Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceedings. 1. Osho Application for registering as Trademark was first filed on January 07, 1992 and registered on January 11, 1994 under the category of Books and printed materials for education purpose in the...

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Zurich files an appeal against the TTAB decision

AN UPDATE ON THE TRADE MARKS OF OSHO AND HIS MEDITATIONS IN THE USA Zurich files an appeal against the TTAB decision. Osho International Foundation (OIF), Zurich, filed a Notice of Appeal on March 12, 2009 with respect to the January 13, 2009 decision by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. OIF filed their appeal in the Court of Appeals of the Federal Circuit in Washington DC. The appeal is about the correctness of the decision rendered by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board on January 13. It may be recalled that in a decision by US Trademark Trials and Appeal Board, part of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), an agency of the United States government on 13 January 2009, established that “Osho” cannot be trademarked. It was in response to the opposition lodged by Osho...

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