Month: February 2022

Digital Currency Taxation Proposals – Features And Way Forward

Introduction On February 1st, 2022, during her budget speech[1], India’s Finance Minister made a huge announcement which is somewhat considered as a setback for the crypto industry. She announced that any income derived from the transfer of digital assets including cryptocurrencies, shall be taxable at a rate of 30% in addition to TDS on payments … Continue reading Digital Currency Taxation Proposals – Features And Way Forward

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Khurana And Khurana (K&K) Advises Medikabazaar On Its Series C Funding

Khurana and Khurana acted as the IP Counsel for Medikabazaar on its recent funding round where the Company, a leading B2B health-tech entity, raised $75 million in its Series C funding round that was led by CREAEGIS along with CDC Group. K&K advised Medikabazaar on IP Law issues during its highest fundraising in the B2B healthcare … Continue reading Khurana And Khurana (K&K) Advises Medikabazaar On Its Series C Funding

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Indian Advent in Any Types of Arbitration of IP Dispute- The Need to Clear the Judicial Enigma

The Indian advent in any types of arbitration of IP dispute judiciary has been active and diligent in delivering justice ever since its establishment in the pre-independence era. But, with surmounting cases, the institution is being overburdened, since as many as 3.59 crore cases are pending and awaiting a final verdict from the Courts. As … Continue reading Indian Advent in Any Types of Arbitration of IP Dispute- The Need to Clear the Judicial Enigma

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How Taylor Swift Wrested Back Ownership of Her Masters

Introduction Taylor Swift is arguably one of the biggest popstars of our time, and there is no denying the immense impact she has had on the musical world. Her feud with her former recording label and a celebrity talent agent has been fascinating from a legal and intellectual property (IP) perspective for how Ms. Swift … Continue reading How Taylor Swift Wrested Back Ownership of Her Masters

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CCI v. State of Mizoram with M/S Tamarai Technologies Pvt. Ltd v. State of Mizoram

Introduction The objective of the Competition Act, 2002 [hereinafter the “2002 Act”] is simple i.e., to eliminate practices that hamper competition, to promote and sustain competition, to ensure the welfare of consumers, and to secure freedom of trade by eliminating cartelization. However, despite the objective being as simple as it is, the jurisdiction of the … Continue reading CCI v. State of Mizoram with M/S Tamarai Technologies Pvt. Ltd v. State of Mizoram

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Granting Geographical Indication Tag To ‘Temple Prasadam’: Violation Of The Law Of Land? (Part II)

This is the 2nd Part of the two-part blog which discusses the issues that arose as a result of granting the Geographical Indication Tag to the sacred Prasadam of the Tirupati Temple. In this blog the author has discussed about the criticisms of GI Tag and throws light on how the granting of such GI … Continue reading Granting Geographical Indication Tag To ‘Temple Prasadam’: Violation Of The Law Of Land? (Part II)

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Granting Geographical Indication Tag To ‘Temple Prasadam’: Violation Of The Law Of Land? (Part I)

This is the Part I of the two-part blog on the issue that emerged that in 2009 after the ‘Tirupati Laddu’, the sacred Temple Prasadam offered at the renowned Tirupati Venkateswara Temple was granted a Geographical Indication Tag. INTRODUCTION In 2008, Tirumala Tirupati Devsthanams (TTD) the trust which regulates the Sri Venkateswara Temple, Tirupati applied … Continue reading Granting Geographical Indication Tag To ‘Temple Prasadam’: Violation Of The Law Of Land? (Part I)

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Awareness on Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013: Part 3

This is Part 3 of the 5 part series blog which will cover the Complaint and Redressal mechanism of the Complaints committee under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013. Part 1 covered the general overview along with the background that laid foundation for the existing Sexual Harassment of … Continue reading Awareness on Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013: Part 3

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Scuffle Between Indiana Common Law and Lanham Act for Unfair Competition Claims Equally Covered

Renee Gabet, the owner of Annie Oakley enterprises (“plaintiff”)  filed a civil action against amazon Inc on the ground of selling their trademark infringed product on the website at the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana,  (“Indianapolis Division”, “Court”) under Lanham act and Indiana common law which includes a claim for … Continue reading Scuffle Between Indiana Common Law and Lanham Act for Unfair Competition Claims Equally Covered

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Identical Trademarks: A dilemma of Textual interpretation v. Contextual interpretation of a Statute

Introduction In the case of Renaissance Hotel Holdings INC Vs B Vijaya Sai (2022), an appeal was recently filed in the Supreme Court of India against a High Court of Karnataka order finding that the respondents/defendants had not violated the appellant/trademark plaintiff’s “RENAISSANCE” under the Trade Marks Act, 1999. This blog examines the Supreme Court’s … Continue reading Identical Trademarks: A dilemma of Textual interpretation v. Contextual interpretation of a Statute

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