Month: February 2019

Geo – Tagging of Companies (Registered on or before 31/12/2017) Mandatory before 25th April – MCA

The Central Government has been vested power under Section 12 (9) and Section 469 (1 and 2) to make rules for carrying out in the provisions by a notification for any matter whatsoever under the Companies Act 2013 ( hereinafter referred to as “ the Act”. The Ministry of Corporate Affairs regulates Corporate Affairs in … Continue reading Geo – Tagging of Companies (Registered on or before 31/12/2017) Mandatory before 25th April – MCA

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Case Study: Tea Board of India Vs. ITC Ltd.

What is GI? A Geographical Indication (GI) is defined in the TRIPS Agreement. The mark of GI acts as an indicator which identifies a good as which originates in the territory of a Member country, or a regional locality in that territory, which has a quality, reputation or other characteristic of the good because of … Continue reading Case Study: Tea Board of India Vs. ITC Ltd.

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All about Article 370 (Jammu & Kashmir) From Dawn till Dusk

There has always a reference drawn to draconian Article 370 whenever the Kashmir issue rises. In fact there was always a need to amend Article 370 but now after the Pulwama Attack on 14 February in which 40 CRPF personnel were martyred the demands to scrap of the same has intensified. But What is Article 370, Why … Continue reading All about Article 370 (Jammu & Kashmir) From Dawn till Dusk

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The Cinematograph Amendment Bill, 2019

The Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the Cinematograph Amendment Bill 2019. This Amendment bill aims to amend the Cinematograph Amendment act 1952. I have in a previous article available here discussed the Cinematograph Bill, 2018 in detail, however there have been certain additional features that have been inculcated in the … Continue reading The Cinematograph Amendment Bill, 2019

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Position Of Unconventional Trademarks In India

INTRODUCTION As of late, the field of intellectual property has seen immense improvement, particularly with respect to trademarks. The Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (“TRIPS”) perceives different sorts of trademarks. India has additionally rolled out vital improvements in its laws to follow the arrangements of the TRIPS agreement. A trademark according to … Continue reading Position Of Unconventional Trademarks In India

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Simmba Vs Simba: A Trademark Tussle

Context Before the release date, Rohit Shetty’s much-appreciated film ‘Simmba’ got into trademark squabble with ‘Sona Beverages Co. Ltd’. In November, the makers of Simmba were slammed with the allegation of trademark infringement of a beverage company in Delhi High Court. Chhattisgarh-based Company named Sona Beverages Co. Ltd owned the trademark ‘SIMBA’ for selling a … Continue reading Simmba Vs Simba: A Trademark Tussle

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Linking of Aadhaar Card to PAN Mandatory for the Assesment Year 2019-2020. – Supreme Court of India

Aadhaar as everyone know is a 12-digit unique identity number that can be obtained by residents of India, based on their biometric and demographic data. Indian government has formed Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), a statutory authority for collection of Data. Aadhaar is the world’s largest biometric ID system. World Bank Chief Economist Paul Romer described Aadhaar as “the … Continue reading Linking of Aadhaar Card to PAN Mandatory for the Assesment Year 2019-2020. – Supreme Court of India

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DNA Profiling in the India (Towards the New age DNA Technology Use and Application Bill)

A decade ago, the whole country was sent flying into a state of bewilderment by the news headlines flashing on the TV screens that morning. An individual named Rohit Shekhar Tiwari had filed a paternity suit against three times Chief Minister of the state of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Narayan Dutt Tiwari, a political stalwart by … Continue reading DNA Profiling in the India (Towards the New age DNA Technology Use and Application Bill)

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Case Comment on Delhi High Court holding “No Deceptive Similarity in the marks “Officers’s Choice” & “Fauji”

Case comment: M/S Allied Blenders and Distillers Pvt. Ltd. v. Govind Yadav & Anr. The Hon’ble Delhi High Court has recently held that there is no deceptive similarity between the marks “Officer’s Choice” and “Fauji” and has rejected Allied Blenders and Distillers Pvt Ltd’s trademark infringement suit for its mark ‘Officer’s Choice’ against the owner of … Continue reading Case Comment on Delhi High Court holding “No Deceptive Similarity in the marks “Officers’s Choice” & “Fauji”

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Admissibility of a Composite Suit For Design Infringement And Passing Off

Background Trademark and designs are two distinct branches of IP law however often said to be overlapping. Besides logo, slogans, and other marks, a trademark also covers the shape of goods, their packaging and color combinations and on the other hand a product or container shape can also be a design under Designs Act, 2000. … Continue reading Admissibility of a Composite Suit For Design Infringement And Passing Off

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