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Should Reliance ADAG call itself DALLIANCE ?

In Prince Anwar Shah Road, Kolkata , you will see two very small electric shops both calling themselves Kundu Electric. If you see closely one signboard reads Kundu Electric (Old) and the other one Kundu Electric (original). 

In Bhowanipur, Kolkata, where you will see several jewellery shops with similar sounding names. You will find “Lakhi babu ka sone ki dukaan’. Alongside that there is another jewellery shop which says ” Asli lakhi babu ke sone ki dukaan.” Yet another one says “Asli Lakhi babu ki asli sone ki dukaan.” All have one thing in common, they all write “We have no branch.”

Perfect examples of how brothers fight to keep the original brand name built by their father. Each brother trying to claim that his business is the true inheritor of the father’s legacy and hence worthy of the goodwill of the customers and public

The above examples may be in small-time trading businesses. But similar fight was on among the Ambani brothers when the Reliance Group split. Both retained the Reliance name, built by their father Late Dhirubhai Ambani. The original  logo remained with the Mukesh Ambani Group. The Anil Ambani side had to rechristen itself as Reliance ADAG and also had to get a new logo. Until the split, the younger brother was always known as Anil Ambani. But in order to get some of the goodwill of his late father, he chose to use his full name Anil Dhirubhai Ambani.

As per the separation agreement, at some point of time Reliance ADAG may have to give up its use of the name Reliance. Given Anil’s penchant for dabbling in varieties of business and also to appropriate some of the father’s goodwill, he could rename his group as “Dhirubhai Ambani’s Asli Reliance”- in short “DALLIANCE”.

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