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‘Coronil’ Trademark Case: What is the ‘Fracas’ all About?

Recently, a trademark legal dispute ensued between two companies for a showdown before the Hon’ble Madras High Court. The suit was filed by  M/s. Arudra Engineering Private Limited, subsequently, amended to M/s. Arudra Engineers Private Limited, Chennai (“Plaintiff”), is...

Emergent Effect of New Consumer Protection Act 2019 on ‘E-Commerce’ Business

Introduction ‘E-commerce’ or ‘Electronic Commerce’ in general parlance deals with the buying & selling of goods, products, and services using the internet or internet-based mediums or online transactions. Over the years, the E-Commerce industry or business has established a very...

Encounters and the Law Around: Fake Encounter Concluded

Suddenly a little known small village called Amshipora in south Kashmir with a population of just 1700 inhabitants has taken a center stage in the local news. This after an encounter with the security forces in which three suspected...

‘Jiski Lathi, Uski Bhains’: An Analysis from the Perspective of Social Distancing Norms in COVID-19

For those of us living in India right now, every day there's a new set of rules and regulations and law handed down from Centre and State governments as they aim to stop the spread of coronavirus. Borders have...

A Legal Insight Into the Lives of the Women of Jammu and Kashmir

Divorce, Dignity, Maintenance and Empowerment Anyone who seeks remedy under Law anticipates an effective and speedy redressal of grievances. To cater to this hope, the Legislature often endeavours to design special laws, procedures and adjudicatory fora for speedy adjudication of...

Self Reliant Kashmir, Legally

The Law which abrogated a Law to introduce a new Law is itself under Judicial Scrutiny and is presently the subject matter of WP(C) 1099 of 2019 before the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India, but in the absence of any decree...

The Only Cure for Contempt Is Counter Contempt

As Franklin D. Roosevelt rightly said, “Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely” We all believe that among all the organs of the country, the judiciary is considered to be the one unprejudiced body...

Is Force Majeure a Savior or a Tormentor During the COVID-19 Lockdown?

Introduction The meaning of the terms of the ‘Force Majeure’ can be traced in in Black’s Law Dictionary, as ‘an event or effect that can be neither anticipated nor controlled. It is a contractual provision allocating the risk of loss...

Disclosure Obligations of Offences Relating to Bribing Under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988

Generally speaking, offences can be sub-divided in two different categories; offences falling under (1) general statutes like the Indian Penal Code 1860 (“IPC”); and (2) special statutes like the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 (“PoCA”), Essential Commodities Act 1955,...

Opinion | Is Dr. Kafeel Khan a National threat or a Subjugated Figure?

The debate on freedom of speech and expression is not new in India; however, when State uses stringent law like National Security Act against Dr. Kafeel Khan in a vindictive manner, then its time to open your eyes and...

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MONEY LAUNDERING 7 IT’S PREVENTION

Introduction to Money Laundering: Money laundering is an illegal process in which black money is converted into white money. The word...

AFTER MALAWI, IS IT TIME FOR US TO RETHINK DEATH PENALTY AS PUNISHMENT?

  “Death Penalty” as punishment has been a long drawn topic of debate for decades now; however, it is a relief to find nations abstaining...

Article 21: A Lethal Combination of Life and Personal Liberty 

Introduction According to our constitution, parliament and the state legislature have the right to interpret, change, and make laws with their respective jurisdiction. This power...

NICARAGUA VS UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

BRIEF FACTS OF THE CASE - The case is primarily concerned with the military and paramilitary activities conducted by the U.S. in and against Nicaragua. The...

CASE COMMENT ON BALFOUR VS BALFOUR

FACTS OF THE CASE Mr. Statesman worked for the Govt. in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) Mrs. Statesman was living with him. Within the year 1915, they...