Month: March 2021

Validity of Digital Signatures in India

Introduction Signatures play a significant role in the field of law as well as in daily transactions. It is a symbolic representation of a person and signifies its intent to it. A signature verifies the legitimacy of a particular transaction. Digitization has transformed the business landscape. In online transactions, the handwriting signatures are prone to … Continue reading Validity of Digital Signatures in India

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Recognition of Doctrine of Copyright Exhaustion in Software in India

The Doctrine of Exhaustion, which is an internationally recognized legal principle, in layman’s terms, can be explained as a principle per which a copyright owner’s right over their creation, i.e., their right to control reproductions or copies of their work, exhausts whenever the ‘first sale’ is made by the owner or by taking their consent. … Continue reading Recognition of Doctrine of Copyright Exhaustion in Software in India

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Copyright and the World of Musical Remixes

Whether it be Tamma Tamma, Laila Mai Laila, Saki-Saki, or the Humma Song, all of us dance to the tunes of our all-time favorite ever-green hit songs and also on the tunes of their remixes. Every now and then, we hear the remix versions of old classic hit songs being used in films and being … Continue reading Copyright and the World of Musical Remixes

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Deceptive Similarity In Trademark

Trademarks play an important role in creating the brand name and goodwill of any business. It not only helps in creating a brand value but also helps in revenue generation. Being of such vital importance, a trademark is susceptible to getting infringed and/or tainted. One such way of misusing trademark is making “deceptively similar” trademarks. … Continue reading Deceptive Similarity In Trademark

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The Suo Moto Cognizance of the Supreme Court Pertaining to Limitation Comes to an End

The Supreme Court of India, on 8th March 2021, lifted the limitation date for filing cases levied due to the coronavirus and national lockdown. Due to a novel Coronavirus, the Supreme Court of India took Suo Moto cognizance of the condition faced by litigants who could not physically come to the courts to file their … Continue reading The Suo Moto Cognizance of the Supreme Court Pertaining to Limitation Comes to an End

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The Role of Intellectual Property Rights in Economic Development

Introduction Intellectual Property is that property that is developed by the human mind and by human intellect. Now intellectual property and rights attached to intellectual property are becoming very precious and valuable. In India, there are well-established administrative, statutory, and Judicial frameworks for protecting IPR. India has to comply with the Agreement on Trade-Related Intellectual … Continue reading The Role of Intellectual Property Rights in Economic Development

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The Contours of Religious Susceptibilities for Trademarks Introduction

In a country like India where religion is of paramount importance for the majority of its population, the usage of names of Gods, Goddesses, and religious texts and scriptures as trademarks can be sensitive. Although the same is not completely banned or prohibited from being used yet it depends largely on the nature of the … Continue reading The Contours of Religious Susceptibilities for Trademarks Introduction

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Order XIII-A of the Code of Civil Procedure (1908) and Summary Judgements

The reason for the existence of Order XIII-A of the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908  was because despite suits having a clear outcome, that could be ascertained on merits, it was imperative for them to go through the procedure under the “CPC” which was a time-consuming process. To get rid of the delays that took … Continue reading Order XIII-A of the Code of Civil Procedure (1908) and Summary Judgements

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