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Menstrual Leave: An Overview Of The Menstrual Benefit Bill, 2017

The Menstrual Benefit Bill, 2017 was introduced first introduced by Shri Ninong Ering, Member of Parliament, as a private member’s bill before the Lok Sabha with a motive to facilitate women with certain menstrual benefits at workplaces or in institutions of education. The same bill was introduced again this year on the first day of … Continue reading Menstrual Leave: An Overview Of The Menstrual Benefit Bill, 2017

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MakeMyTrip vs Booking.com- Injunction on the usage of Adwords

Infringement and Passing off of trademarks are strictly prohibited by the legal provisions and judicial precedents. When a person uses a trademark without permission, it amounts to infringement. Passing off involves creating some false representation that is likely to lead someone to believe that the goods or services are those of someone else. The organization … Continue reading MakeMyTrip vs Booking.com- Injunction on the usage of Adwords

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UAE’s Accession to the Madrid Protocol

A trademark can be any word, phrase, symbol, design or a combination of these factors that identifies an organization’s goods or services. The trademark exclusively identifies a particular product and adjoins the recognition to a particular brand or company. A trademark simply differentiates one company from the other. Trademark registration is a process of ensuring … Continue reading UAE’s Accession to the Madrid Protocol

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Protecting Confectionary trademarks in the Middle East countries

Confectionery “companies are going to extraordinary measures to safeguard themselves in an increasingly competitive industry with ever-increasing stakes. Global brand owners are zealous in their efforts to deny their competitors any advantage, trying to safeguard even the tiniest aspects of their brands. This blog focuses on trademark concerns in the confectionary sector, particularly in the … Continue reading Protecting Confectionary trademarks in the Middle East countries

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GCC Trademark Law And Protection Of Cosmetic Products

Recognizing the importance of trademarks in the world of trade and business, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia adopted the Trademark Law by Royal Decree No. M/21 of 28 Jumada I 1423 on August 7, 2002. Saudi Arabia accepted the Gulf Cooperation Council States’ (Hereinafter referred to as “GCC”) New Trademarks Law (Hereinafter referred to as … Continue reading GCC Trademark Law And Protection Of Cosmetic Products

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Grant of Paid Holiday On Voting Day

The Representation of the People Act, 1951 (hereinafter referred to as ‘The Act’) was amended in the year 1996. The amendment added a new section 135B which centered around the grant of holiday on the day of voting and without deduction of salaries of workers. In a nutshell it stated that a paid holiday shall … Continue reading Grant of Paid Holiday On Voting Day

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Extent of Pro Bono Activities in Indian Law Firms: A Profound Study

Even though the impact of Liberalization, Privatization and Globalization (LPG) – 1991, particularly globalization in the backdrop of the specific regulatory, historical, economic, and socio cultural milieu, India had “dialectical complexity” of the interaction between global and local forces resulting in distinctively Indian vision of pro bono law firms. Beliefs such as “giving back” and … Continue reading Extent of Pro Bono Activities in Indian Law Firms: A Profound Study

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Still Prevailing Dilemma Of Intellectual Property Rights For Micro-Organisms

  Intellectual Property have widened its area and scope of functionality. Patent is given to inventions on basis of uniqueness, usefulness and applicability. Almost all inventions are non-living, the dilemma begins whether living beings can also be patent-able? As there is presence of micro-organisms from the beginning of the universe, and with change of time … Continue reading Still Prevailing Dilemma Of Intellectual Property Rights For Micro-Organisms

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The Never-Ending Relation Of Functionality And Trade Dress

Flexible Steel Lacing Co. (“Flexco”) filed a civil action against Conveyor Accessories (“CAI”) for trade dress infringement and unfair competition under the Lanham Act, Common Law, and Illinois Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act at the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division (“District Court”). Flexco and CAI are competitors in … Continue reading The Never-Ending Relation Of Functionality And Trade Dress

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What’s in a Name? Bombay High Court Discusses Trade Mark Infringement Through Trade Names

For trade mark protection to be worthwhile, a registered proprietor must have access to an effective remedy to enforce his rights. Therefore, Section 29 of the Trade Marks Act, 1999, attempts to include a broad range of activities within the definition of infringement. Section 29(5) of the Act deals with infringement of a trade mark … Continue reading What’s in a Name? Bombay High Court Discusses Trade Mark Infringement Through Trade Names

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