Organisers of an awards ceremony have won a court battle which bars a rival event using a similar name.

Asian Business Publications Ltd host- the Asian Achievers Awards - has won its court case against British Asian Achievers Awards Ltd (BAAA) at the High Court of Justice in London.

In a judgement announced last week the Judge Miss Recorder Amanda Michaels held that there was a substantial risk of confusion amongst attendees and sponsors that the events or their respective organisers were connected, and that the use of the name by BAAA Ltd had caused passing off.

Asian Achievers Awards takes place at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane.

Costs and damages are still to be assessed by the court.

Mr CB Patel, Chairman of Asian Business Publications said, "The Asian Achievers Awards always has and always will celebrate the success of the British Asian Diaspora in the United Kingdom and, as much as we celebrate their achievements, the awards themselves are now an important institution amongst the Asian community which we will vigorously defend."

ABPL were represented by Naynesh Desai of Chan Neil solicitors and Denise McFarland of 3 New Square, Lincoln's Inn.