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LABOUR LAW REFORMS : A Departure From Archaic Rigidity

The New Labour Codes shall subsume 29 labour legislation into 4 major laws,  which have been codified as: (i) The Code on Wages, 2019; (ii) The Industrial Relations Code, 2020; (iii) The Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2020; and (iv)The Code on Social Security, 2020. While the Code on Wages, 2019 was passed … Continue reading LABOUR LAW REFORMS : A Departure From Archaic Rigidity

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Relevance Of Sports Law In India

The advent of technology and increase in access to the internet mean that sports has been able to reach a wider audience. This has led to the stakeholders drawing more revenue from a wide array of sources – ticket sales, advertisement revenue, broadcasting rights, jersey sales to name a few. Sport constitutes a significant portion … Continue reading Relevance Of Sports Law In India

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Oh Why vs. Shape of You

On April 6, the UK High Court issued a judgment of non-infringement in favor of artist Ed Sheeran over his 2017 song, “Shape of You.” The court held that Sheeran did not copy a part of Defendant Sami Chokri’s 2015 song called “Oh Why.” The ruling came nearly four years after co-writers Chokri and Ross … Continue reading Oh Why vs. Shape of You

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Doctrine of Assignor Estoppel in the United States

The equitable doctrine of assignor estoppel originated early in the history of patent law. It was developed to prevent a party who sells a patent to another from later trying to undermine the value of the thing she sold by challenging its validity. As originally applied, the doctrine generally applied between two parties that entered … Continue reading Doctrine of Assignor Estoppel in the United States

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Aaj Tak vs Newslaundry: Restriction or Criticism

The Indian media has evidently touched its new low after Aaj Tak has claimed against the media watchdog Newslaundry to prevent former’s criticism of news reportage. After this criticism by Newslaundry, allegedly, an impression that the TV Today Network (that owns Aaj Tak and India Today) is involved in broadcasting and publishing fake news and … Continue reading Aaj Tak vs Newslaundry: Restriction or Criticism

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Copyrightability of ‘Unique Sports Celebratory Moves’

The sports today are not the same as they were before. The fan following is not only for the sports but also the celebration moves of the team players. Be it Ravindra Jadeja’s ‘sword’ celebration, where he swings his bat in the air or Harpreet Brar’s ‘thigh’ five celebration where is hi-fives his thigh or … Continue reading Copyrightability of ‘Unique Sports Celebratory Moves’

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Harpic vs. Domex: Who’s better

Advertisements form an important factor of the marketing strategy of an organization. It is common that there is competition in the market and hence, certain firms tend to disparage the goodwill of another company. In common parlance, comparative advertisement means advertisement of a particular product by comparing with the competitor’s product for showing why it … Continue reading Harpic vs. Domex: Who’s better

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Applicability Of Bad Faith In Copyright Law Placing A Specific Pertinence To The Concept Of “Fair Use”

The concept of Bad Faith refers to the intentional misuse of the terms of a contract, a situation wherein a party refuses to fulfil their part of a legal or contractual obligation, or entering into such a contract in which the disputed party is aware of their inability in the completion of the assigned terms. … Continue reading Applicability Of Bad Faith In Copyright Law Placing A Specific Pertinence To The Concept Of “Fair Use”

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Conceptualization And Expansion In The Jurisprudence Of Bad Faith In Trademark Law

The concept of Bad Faith involves the disputed party intentionally refusing to fulfil any legal or contractual obligation, or entering into a contract without intending or having the means to complete it. With regard to trademarks, registration of identical or deceptively similar marks can become problematic for the registered and prior users of the mark. … Continue reading Conceptualization And Expansion In The Jurisprudence Of Bad Faith In Trademark Law

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Sholay Trademark Infringement Case – The Need To Strengthen Trademark Protection For Cinematography

The legendary Amitabh Bacchan starrer “Sholay” is apparently one of the most popular and recognized movies of Bollywood. The instances and the characters of the movie have been engraved in public memory and have a wide fanbase. Over the years the movie has earned the status of being the most iconic film of all times. … Continue reading Sholay Trademark Infringement Case – The Need To Strengthen Trademark Protection For Cinematography

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