Category: Legal Issues

Similar Trademark Issued For Different Items Does Not Amount To Breach Of Law

The long pending question in the field of Intellectual Property Rights, with respect to the Tademarks, was finally answered by the Supreme Court, when it ruled, in the case of Nandhini Deluxe v. Karnataka Co-Operative Milk Producers Federation Ltd.[1], that no law is violated or breached, if the two companies, with two different products, use … Continue reading Similar Trademark Issued For Different Items Does Not Amount To Breach Of Law

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Post-mortem Personality Rights and their relevance in Jayalalithaa’s Biopic Suit

“The nicest thing is to open newspapers and not to find yourself in them.” – George Harrison Being a well-known personality could cost you your personality rights, at times. Living a life which requires you to be cautious of your every move is quite a difficult one. Being a celebrity comes with a lot of … Continue reading Post-mortem Personality Rights and their relevance in Jayalalithaa’s Biopic Suit

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The Future of John Doe Jurisprudence in India

Introduction Technology or precisely, the technology that catalyses reproduction of commodities is in constant conflict with itself in what it intends to achieve with what it actually achieves. Intellectual Property, oftentimes finds itself caught in the middle of this perpetual inconsistency. Intellectual Property, as the manifestation of ideas in form of expressions is a result … Continue reading The Future of John Doe Jurisprudence in India

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The Myriad Case- An‘Air Strike’ On Patenting Of Isolated DNAs

INTRODUCTION In the historic case of Diamond v. Chakrabarty[i], the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) after several deliberations held that “anything under the sun that is made by man is patentable” and that “the patent laws will be given a wide scope”. This decision opened the doors for patenting of life forms including … Continue reading The Myriad Case- An‘Air Strike’ On Patenting Of Isolated DNAs

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The Navara Rice Controversy

In India, Agriculture is the highest revenue generator for India’s economic system. The farmers have been given special position in society through farmer’s card under the farmers’ rights act. The farmers’ are given subsidy, a special exception under article xx of WTO and various other privileges under various policies and laws of central and state … Continue reading The Navara Rice Controversy

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Article-A Comparitive Study Of Cybersquatting In India And USA

In the current age, the Internet has become an important part of life of almost every individual in the developed nations and is rapidly increasing in the developing nations. For the business entities the internet has become a boon for communicating with the world. A business entity’s trademark contains immense importance. It helps an entity … Continue reading Article-A Comparitive Study Of Cybersquatting In India And USA

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Your Wedding Sangeet Won’t Violate Any Copyrights, Or Will It?

The Copyright Registry on August 27, 2019 released a public notification containing a much awaited clarification regarding public performance and sound recordings played during marriage ceremonies. Weddings in India are a celebration of the sacred union between two people and in general, an extravagant affair for the parties. Ceremonies are conducted in grandeur fashion with … Continue reading Your Wedding Sangeet Won’t Violate Any Copyrights, Or Will It?

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Delhi HC Slaps Interim Deposit of 54Cr. To Patent Infringer

A Patent infringement lawsuit was filed by Communication Components Antenna INC against alleged infringer Ace Technologies Corp and its related entities and subsidiaries in relation to its patent which was titled “Asymmetrical Beams for Spectrum Efficiency”. The plaintiff claimed that the patent was for a novel antenna having a unique feature i.e. an asymmetrical beam … Continue reading Delhi HC Slaps Interim Deposit of 54Cr. To Patent Infringer

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Cultural Appropriation and Trademark Law

Kim Kardashian West, the popular American media personality, described by her critics and admirers of being ‘famous for being famous’ was recently in news this June after receiving a wave of backlash on social media against the decision to name her new shapewear line “Kimono” which is also a traditional Japanese robe garment. The issue … Continue reading Cultural Appropriation and Trademark Law

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Amway India Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. v. 1Mg Technologies Pvt. Ltd. & Anr.

The Plaintiff has filed the present case in front of the Delhi High court with an allegation that the defendant is selling their product ultra vires the direct selling guidelines and that too illegally. The plaintiff seeksperpetual and mandatory injunction restraining the Defendants from committing tortious and illegal acts and indulging in unfair competition as … Continue reading Amway India Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. v. 1Mg Technologies Pvt. Ltd. & Anr.

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