Month: May 2019

Priyanka Chaudhari joins Netflix as the Legal Director and Senior Counsel!

Netflix is an American media service provider that has been leading the path of digital media and content since 1997. Having over 148 million paid memberships from across not less than 190 countries around the globe, it has become the leading internet entertainment service provider across the globe.[1] The company offers online streaming of numerous … Continue reading Priyanka Chaudhari joins Netflix as the Legal Director and Senior Counsel!

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India taking IP Matters too Lightly – Enforcement Issues in Intellectual Property Matters (Yaatra.com Vs Happy Easy Go)

India has a well-organized system of judicial mechanism which cater to the need of registration, protection and enforcement of Intellectual property, however  a number of recent judgments bear a testimony that despite having an effective Judicial framework for safeguarding IP Infringement the violation of IP continues to take place for an altogether different reason of … Continue reading India taking IP Matters too Lightly – Enforcement Issues in Intellectual Property Matters (Yaatra.com Vs Happy Easy Go)

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SEBI on the Reporting of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Systems

Introduction The Securities & Exchange Board of India released three circulars[1], on the 4th of January, 31st of January and most recently 9th of May owing to the increased usage of Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning (AI & ML) Systems as product offerings. The Circulars increased reporting requirements for Market Intermediaries (MIs), Market Infrastructure Institutions … Continue reading SEBI on the Reporting of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Systems

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Competition Law in India Vis-a-Vis Food Delivery Apps in India (Zomato/ Swiggy/ Foodpanda/ Uber Eats) and its Impact on Small Restaurants

In December 2018, Kerala Hotels and Restaurants Association (KHRA) went on a strike for 10 days on the account of high commission being charged by the food delivery apps. Subsequently to which a report was published stating that if this kind of practice is continued by the food delivery apps then it would definitely harm … Continue reading Competition Law in India Vis-a-Vis Food Delivery Apps in India (Zomato/ Swiggy/ Foodpanda/ Uber Eats) and its Impact on Small Restaurants

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Patentee Rights During Pendency Of Post-Grant Opposition

Issues: In the case of Novartis AG & ANR v Natco Pharma Ltd, Swiss Pharma major Novartis has been granted patent for novel and inventive compound “Certinib” for treatment of non-small cell lung cancer. The suit patent was filed claiming priority since 2007, and was granted on 28th September, 2015. Novartis came across NOXALK (Natco … Continue reading Patentee Rights During Pendency Of Post-Grant Opposition

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Correct Interpretation of section 107A of the Indian Patents Act: Judgement in Bayer Vs. Natco & Alembic

In a recent decision, the Divisional bench of Delhi high court has dealt with correct interpretation of Section 107A of the Patents Act, 1970, commonly known as the Bolar provision.The ruling came as a result of two appeals made by Bayer Corp. Ltd.  against the Natco Pharma and Alembic Pharmaceuticals for infringement of its patents … Continue reading Correct Interpretation of section 107A of the Indian Patents Act: Judgement in Bayer Vs. Natco & Alembic

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Trimmer Troubles Nova . Delhi HC imposes 3 Cr damages for Infrigement Analysis- Philips vs (Nova)Amazestore and Philips vs Amitkumar Kantilal Jain

Recently on April 22nd 2019, The Hon’ble Delhi High Court passed a judgment, awarding the highest ever quantum of damages in a copyright & design infringement case. Total cumulative relief awarded to the Plaintiff ( Philips) amounts to about INR 3, 15,71,000 (USD 451,244) [i.e. INR 1,19,96,000 (i.e. about USD 171,458) against the importer & … Continue reading Trimmer Troubles Nova . Delhi HC imposes 3 Cr damages for Infrigement Analysis- Philips vs (Nova)Amazestore and Philips vs Amitkumar Kantilal Jain

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Are Streaming Services Broadcasters?

Traditionally, the consumption of media content was primarily carried out through television and radio. This has changed with the internet. In today’s day and age, internet content streaming services have taken over the market and changed the way in which content is consumed by the public. While the developments in technology have made life more … Continue reading Are Streaming Services Broadcasters?

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A Frightening Case of Digital Piracy in the Entertainment Industry

Introduction Creative expressions are not a new domain and are as old as human societies, the difference in today’s scenario being the increased importance that is given to protection of such expressions. It was in 1667, when John Milton sold the rights of his legendary work, Paradise Lost for mere 10 pounds. As it was … Continue reading A Frightening Case of Digital Piracy in the Entertainment Industry

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Does Profiling Jeopardize Traditional Principles Of Law?

1. Living in an era of digitalisation and automated decision making has made access to services more effective, efficient and highly convenient. It is hard to ignore that e-commerce has essentially opened up an industry wherein the consumers have the privileged access to be spoilt for choice, at a cost of giving up personal data … Continue reading Does Profiling Jeopardize Traditional Principles Of Law?

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