They think it's the same as 'Wensleydale' or 'Champagne'!! They truly are thick as fcuk this lot aren't they? If the dish had been called a 'Birmingham', they might be in with a chance, but not facking Balti! The immigrants had an opportunity in the 70's to copyright the name, but not the council 40 years later as the name is not location specific, and nor is the bl00dy pan it's cooked in!
Balti is the name for a one-pot Pakistani style of curry that is very popular in Britain. Balti food first appeared in the UK in 1977 when immigrants from northern Pakistan settled in the Sparkhill area of Birmingham. They had come from the Potohar area of Pakistan's Kashmir, and specifically the city of Mirpur.