Trademark, Movie Titles and Protection under the Intellectual Property Law in India
The name or title of the movie is the most important part of determining the identity of the movie and making it distinct in the minds of the audience. It is interesting to note that movie titles cannot be...
Attachment and Freezing Order Under PMLA: Reason To Believe and Other Inherent Safeguards
The Indian Courts have consistently termed economic offences as a class apart, requiring to be viewed, “seriously and considered as grave offences affecting the economy of the country as a whole and thereby posing serious threat to the...
Law of Damages and its Applicability
INTRODUCTION In law, the term “damages” refers to the compensation in monetary terms for a loss or an injury caused by the wrongful act of another. In other words, “damages” means the sum of money that the law imposes for...
Online Gaming Laws in India & Celebrity Sponsorship Liability
The Madras High Court recently issued notices to Virat Kohli and other celebrities endorsing online gambling platforms, consequent to a petition filed by a Chennai-based advocate against online gambling and celebrity endorsement of online gambling. The petition highlighted how...
Law Relating to Arbitration as a Mode of Alternative Dispute Resolution
This Article analyses the The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996, taking into account UNCITRAL Model Law and Rules and also vastly making amendments in the law relating to domestic arbitration contained in the 1940 Act. It also discusses the salient features of the said Act.
Law Relating to Lok Adalats as a Mode of Alternative Dispute Resolution
The legal system should be able to deliver justice expeditiously on the basis of equal opportunity and provide free legal aid to secure that opportunities for securing justice are not denied to any citizens by reasons of economic or other disabilities. It was in this context that the Parliament enacted the Legal Services Authority Act, 1987, and hence lead to setting up of Lok Adalats.
The Ban on Online Gaming by the Tamil Nadu Government – The Right Way Forward?
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The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court heard public interest litigation concerning the ban of certain online games, an ordinance was later passed in this regard. However, the Ordinance leaves several questions unanswered, for example, manifesting as the clear lack of a definition of ‘wagering’ and ‘betting’.
ITC not Monopolizing ‘Magic’ in “Magic Masala’: Madras High Court
A seven-year-old legal dispute between two FMCGs was finally disposed of by the Madras High Court on June 10, 2020. The suit was filed by ITC (“Plaintiff”), a well-known company originally engaged in the tobacco business which had successfully...
Delhi High Court Allows the FMC Corporation To Amend Its Defective Plaint and Slams the Natco Pharma for Making Inconsistent Pleas in a Patent...
In the matter of FMC Corporation & Anr v. Natco Pharma, CS(COMM) 611/2019 (Suit), the Learned Single Judge of the Delhi High Court (Court) passed an order dated 15 July 2020 (Decision). It allowed the Plaintiffs (defined hereinafter) to...
The “Shift” Shifts: Karnataka Shops and Commercial Establishments (Amendment) Act, 2020
“Equality is leaving the door open for anyone who has the means to reach it; equity is ensuring there is a pathway to that door for those who need it” – Caroline Belden The aforementioned aptly encapsulates the measures taken by...
Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022: Aim to Strike the Right Chords
Data is one of the most valuable assets in the evolving digital ecosystem. The importance of data and privacy...