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Conundrum of effect on Copyright Registration of Correction in Particulars of Work Post Registration

Copyright is a bundle of rights that exist in a tangible work i.e. in material expression, and existing from the moment, such copyrightable work is created. Though no formalities of a registration process is per se required to avail such rights, it is always advisable to register such work under the Copyright regime, to enhance … Continue reading Conundrum of effect on Copyright Registration of Correction in Particulars of Work Post Registration

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The Legal Dilemma of Cryptocurrency in India

Introduction Cryptocurrency, also known as virtual or digital currency, is based on blockchain technology and has become a global phenomenon known to the majority of the people in the world. Through the medium of internet, the financial transactions are intended to take place strictly in terms of cryptographical functions. The cryptocurrencies can be transferred from … Continue reading The Legal Dilemma of Cryptocurrency in India

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Serum Institute ‘Shields’ Its Covaccine in the Bombay High Court

The Bombay High Court, on April 20, 2021, through the Division bench of J. Nitin Jamdar and J. C.V. Bhadang, presided over the matter of Cutis Biotech v. Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd.[1] The two pharmaceutical companies manufactured vaccines for COVID-19, titled ‘Covishield’, and therein, both had applied for registering this trademark, whose applications … Continue reading Serum Institute ‘Shields’ Its Covaccine in the Bombay High Court

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Tax Implications on Freelancers

FREELANCING INCOME A freelancer is a person who is self-employed for a specific project on a timely basis, the income of which is taxed like just like other sources of income, upon such completion of work. The only difference between a freelancer and an employee of the company is the recognition, benefits, and perks that … Continue reading Tax Implications on Freelancers

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Offences under Copyright Act and Trade Marks Act: Bailable or Not?

Recently in the matter of Piyush Ranipa v. the State of Maharashtra, the Bombay High Court among other issues decided upon the question of whether offenses under the Trademarks Act, 1999 and the Copyright Act, 1957 are bailable offenses or not. In the present matter a company named ‘Jain Irrigation System’ i.e., the Complainant Company … Continue reading Offences under Copyright Act and Trade Marks Act: Bailable or Not?

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Central Government promulgates the Tribunal Reforms (Rationalisation and Conditions of Service) Ordinance 2021

The Central Government promulgated the Tribunals Reforms (Rationalisation and Conditions of Service) Ordinance, 2021. The Tribunal Reforms (Rationalisation and Conditions of Service) Bill, 2021 was introduced in the Parliament earlier this year but could not be taken up for consideration and passing. Exercising the power under Article 123(1) of the Constitution of India, the President … Continue reading Central Government promulgates the Tribunal Reforms (Rationalisation and Conditions of Service) Ordinance 2021

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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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