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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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The Suo Moto Cognizance of the Supreme Court Pertaining to Limitation Comes to an End

The Supreme Court of India, on 8th March 2021, lifted the limitation date for filing cases levied due to the coronavirus and national lockdown. Due to a novel Coronavirus, the Supreme Court of India took Suo Moto cognizance of the condition faced by litigants who could not physically come to the courts to file their … Continue reading The Suo Moto Cognizance of the Supreme Court Pertaining to Limitation Comes to an End

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The Role of Intellectual Property Rights in Economic Development

Introduction Intellectual Property is that property that is developed by the human mind and by human intellect. Now intellectual property and rights attached to intellectual property are becoming very precious and valuable. In India, there are well-established administrative, statutory, and Judicial frameworks for protecting IPR. India has to comply with the Agreement on Trade-Related Intellectual … Continue reading The Role of Intellectual Property Rights in Economic Development

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The Contours of Religious Susceptibilities for Trademarks Introduction

In a country like India where religion is of paramount importance for the majority of its population, the usage of names of Gods, Goddesses, and religious texts and scriptures as trademarks can be sensitive. Although the same is not completely banned or prohibited from being used yet it depends largely on the nature of the … Continue reading The Contours of Religious Susceptibilities for Trademarks Introduction

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The Curious Case of E-Commerce Models in India

Prefatory The year 1991 has been a game-changer for India; however, nothing has remained the same ever since. The introduction of ‘E-commerce’ in India not only changed the way how people buy products but also contrived a critical situation for brick and mortar stores that follow the traditional routine of buying and selling. According to … Continue reading The Curious Case of E-Commerce Models in India

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Clubbing Of Tax Evasion under GST: An Innovative Way to Trigger Arrest Provisions

The Bombay High Court vide its judgment dated 08.02.2021, has raised a new question instead of delivering an answer to the correct and firm interpretation of the legislation. In the case of Yogesh Jagdish Kanodia v. The State of Maharashtra & Anr., the primary issue before the Hon’ble High Court was to deal with the … Continue reading Clubbing Of Tax Evasion under GST: An Innovative Way to Trigger Arrest Provisions

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Registration of Geographical Indications in India

Geographical Indication or GI Tags is an intellectual property right given over a product that originates from a specific geographical location and holds qualities that are intrinsic or reputable due to that location. A few examples of GIs are Roquefort Cheese which is a unique form of blue cheese that is aged in Roquefort-Sur-Soulzon, France; … Continue reading Registration of Geographical Indications in India

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New Rules On Statement Of Working Of Patents (Form 27): What It Means For Indian Patent Holders

In one of our previous blogs, we covered about the changes introduced through the Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2020 (“2020 Amendment Rules”) which came into force on October 20, 2020. Among other things, major change has been introduced with respect to the manner in which the statement of working of patent in Form 27 has to be … Continue reading New Rules On Statement Of Working Of Patents (Form 27): What It Means For Indian Patent Holders

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IPO-JPO Bilateral Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) program – Acceptance Of Requests For Second Year

A Bilateral Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot program was initiated between the Indian Patent Office (IPO) and the Japan Patent Office (JPO) on December 5, 2019. In the first year of pilot program implementation, the IPO accepted applications in several rounds throughout the year (December 2019, March 2020, August 2020), which ended with last round … Continue reading IPO-JPO Bilateral Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) program – Acceptance Of Requests For Second Year

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Putting A Stop To“Vexatious” Claims In Foreign Courts: The Delhi High Court Comes To The Rescue

Introduction: The Delhi High Court in the recent case of HT Media Limited & Anr. v. Brain link International, Inc.,[i] decided to grant an anti-suit injunction against the defendant company based in the United States of America that infringed the domain name of Hindustan Times Media Ltd. (“HT”). HT sent a cease and desist notice … Continue reading Putting A Stop To“Vexatious” Claims In Foreign Courts: The Delhi High Court Comes To The Rescue

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