Defence

Mr George Hwang, 50, a lawyer who specialises in intellectual property, said: "It all comes down to whether the market will confuse it with JustLunch, resulting in a dilution of IJL's trademark."

He added: "However, if JustLunch has clearly differentiated its service, as well as its audience (NUS and NTU students and staff), then it should have a good defence."

In his defence, Mr Hakeem told The New Paper that JustLunch.nus is a non-profit initiative by students and is not a dating service.

"IJL is a professional matchmaking service, so the ends we are trying to achieve are completely different from theirs," he said.

Miss Huda was stunned when she received a similar note on her Facebook account.

"The name was just a coincidence. Initially, we did not even know that IJL existed," she said.

Mr Hakeem also received an e-mail from the NUS management on Thursday evening, advising him to comply with IJL's demands.

He was also informed that he needed prior approval from the Office of Student Affairs for the use of "NUS" and "National University of Singapore".

The undergrads were featured by TNP on Feb 27 for their social initiative in setting up the pages.


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