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When Reliance Industries commercially launched Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (popularly known as “Jio”) in September 2016, the network operator took the country by storm. With attractive offers available for a steal, people lined up to purchase a Jio SIM and needless to say, there was an exponential rise in Jio’s user base and soon posed … Continue reading “CCI and TRAI on Predatory Pricing – by Anjana Avva 1“
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Urban dictionary defines memes as ‘a pervasive thought or thought pattern that replicates itself via cultural means’, but today memes have become somewhat of a lifestyle for millennial. Memes seem to emerge and blow up into a sensation within a matter of hours and find humor in the unlikeliest of things – from Game of … Continue reading “Keep Calm and Meme On: Can memes result in copyright infringement? – by Abha Dixit 1“
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“The hand that rules the press, the radio, the screen and the far-spread magazine, rules the country.” – Justice Learned Hand The position given to the press is that of one equal to the supreme authority. Even in India, we consider the Press to be the fourth pillar of democracy. The way it influences the … Continue reading “The Loose end of the Freedom of Press – Surya Narayanan.N 1“
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Recently for the first time, India’s Trade Mark Registry has assigned an image trademark to Mumbai’s Taj Mahal Palace hotel. This makes the 114-year-old building the first in the country to get such a registration and has joined the elite and small club of trademarked properties in the world which includes the Empire State Building … Continue reading “Trademark Protection for Buildings – Prateik N 1“
There has been a huge controversy surrounding the use of GM crops and patenting of the hybrid seeds by the large agri-business corporations in light of environmental stability and sustainability. Seed throbs with life and it is the result of years of biological evolution. No one can treat life as their private property and claim … Continue reading “Seed Patenting and Environmental Law In India – by Patruni Srilakshmi “
Development aspirations of nations has resulted in rapid industrialisation, with resultant pressure on limited fossil fuel resources and increasing emission of green house gases. Growing global climate concerns have thrown open wide ranging and complex arguments, ‘conventional fuel’ v.‘renewable energy’, ‘climate obligations’ v.‘sustainable development’, ‘investment on expensive renewable energy technology’ v.‘expenditure on basic social welfare’ … Continue reading “Sustainable Development Through Renewable Energy :Analysis Of Technico -Legal – Financial Parameters and Recommendations For Strategy And Policy Guidelines – by Aditya Sethi“
The Nature’s gift – Environment is an abounding legacy gifted to us by Mother Nature. It is loaded enough to satisfy the need of every living being in this Planet. However the greedy man exploits the abundant resources of the environment and the environment protection has become a pressing issue in India and across the … Continue reading “Environmental Protection in India by Vidjea Latchoumy“
At a time when the most valued and arguably the electoral USP of the incumbent NDA Government, the Make in India campaign, is looking for spheres and avenues to spread its wings, it becomes an essential question to address and understand the paradigm that will be required to make way for the private capital to … Continue reading “Doctrine of Essential Facilities in India – An Introduction by Prakash Vaibhav 1“
In terms of where the precautionary principle comes from, only few of us are able to answer that question. The precautionary principle stems from the perception that peace efforts to combat problems such as climate change, ecosystem degradation and resource depletion are slowing down and that environmental and health problems continue to grow faster than … Continue reading “The Legal Perspective of the “Precautionary Principle” in INDIA – by Mayank Vats 1“
“Dominant Position” as explained in the Competition Act, 2002, refers to a position enjoyed by an enterprise in the Indian market that enables it to “ act independently of forces prevailing in the relevant market” or “affect its competitors or consumers or the relevant market in its favour”. Abuse of dominant position refers to an … Continue reading “Abuse of Dominant Position in Competition Law”
Copyright Law: A Discussion Copyright is a branch of a very important part of the law that deals with the rights of intellectual creators. Copyright, however, protects only the form of expression of ideas, not the ideas themselves. Creativity protected by copyright is creativity in the choice and arrangement of words, musical notes, colours, shapes … Continue reading “An Outlook of the Copyright and the Trademark Law”
The competition act, 2002 has been set up with a view to eliminate unnecessary competition in the relevant market, within India. In an effort to destroy monopoly and to support healthy competition, the act has established the competition commission, with an aim to control and penalize the abuse of dominant position, especially connected to the … Continue reading “The Unconditional Bond Between Competition Laws And Ipr Laws In India: A Look Through Of Recent Cases – by R. Visalakshi Shrili *“
Artificial Intelligence refers to the ability of machines to exhibit intelligence, performing cognitive human functions, like learning, problem solving and enhancing their abilities without any sort of human intervention. Virtual personal assistants like Siri and Google Now, self driving cars, search engines, image recognition, etc., are leading examples. AI consists of a built in algorithm … Continue reading “Who has the legal rights over the work produced by Artificial Intelligence: Technology or People? – by – Hamma Singh “
Introduction : India ranks 177 among 180 countries in the Environmental Price Index 2018. Environmental Performance Index (EPI) is calculated on the basis of data gathered from 24 individual metrics of environmental performance. [1]These 24 individual metrics are then aggregated into a hierarchy that begins with 10 major environmental issues categories. These categories consists of … Continue reading “Environmental Performance Index”
Broadcasting in India is governed by the Indian Telegraph Act of 1885 and the Indian Wireless Telegraphy Act of 1933. The Indian Telegraph Act of 1885 gives the Government of India exclusive rights to the establishment and operation of electromagnetic wave telegraphy. The governance of broadcasting is based on the powers conferred on the Government … Continue reading “An Overview of the Telegraph Act and the Wireless Telegraphy Act”
Section 52 (1) (a)i of the copyrights act entails defense for a particular performance, which done in good faith, i.e., for research work, genuine criticism, and for any other private use, not infringing the terms of the copyrighted music, literature, dramatic or artistic works. Thus referring to a particular line from a literary, or particular … Continue reading “Principle Of Fair Dealing In Indian Legal System: Basittile Against Copyrights Infringement – by R. Visalakshi Shrili *“
WIPO (World intellectual property organization) was establish WIPO is a specialized agency of United Nation, it promotes the protection of Intellectual Property throughout the world. ed in 1967. It has it’s headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The term “Intellectual Property” has come to be internationally recognised as covering, Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, Industrial designs, know-how, and Confidential … Continue reading “The Copyright Policy – by Pratiksha Rathi *“
The Internet has become the most happening place today. It is increasingly being used for communication, commerce, advertising, banking, education, research, and entertainment. Now a day, commercial activities are increasing on the internet, so it become very important for every online business to protect its identity on the internet as it may be bluffed by … Continue reading “How to Protect Domain Name in India with Trademark- by Shreya Shikha *“
As the world edges slowly to the brink of century old regime of en masse fossil fuel consumption, with the contemporary global issues dominated by the call for climate conservation, there is a need to address a pretermitted issue which seems to have been overlooked by the world leaders as they aim to encapsulate every … Continue reading “Carbon Trading – by Varun Pandey *“
Contrary to the natural laws, surrogacy involves another woman who is willing to carry the child of a couple who are unable to have a child of their own. It is a bona-fide contract between the couple and the surrogate mother. This practice, although popular all over the world has had a mixed response by … Continue reading “Surrogate Mothers In India – by Varun Pandey *“
The evolution of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in India refers to the changes over the period of time in the cultural norms of the corporates of India engaged in CSR activities. Companies are managed to have an overall positive impact on the communities, cultures, societies and environments in which they operate. The fundamentals of CSR … Continue reading “The Lookout of Corporate Social Responsibility in India – by Mayank Vats *“
In accordance with the provisions of the Competition Act 2002, it is prohibited and declared that any agreement between undertakings concerning the production, supply, distribution, storage, acquisition or control of goods or the rendering of services causing or likely to cause harm which could portrays significant negative effect on competition in India. There are no … Continue reading “An Explanatory Study of the Competition Law in India with reference to the Competition Act, 2002 – by Mayank Vats *“
INTRODUCTION Trademark dilution is that facet of trademark infringement, which permits the owner of a famous mark to forbid others from using that mark in a way which would harm its uniqueness. Trademark dilution refers to conduct that lessens the capacity of a famous mark to distinguish its goods or services. This conduct alters the … Continue reading “JUDICIAL TRENDS IN INDIA RELATING TO TRADEMARK DILUTION: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS (With Special Reference to Yahoo! Inc. v. Sanjay Patel & Others 2016SCC Del 4988.) – by Bhumika Chaturvedi *“
by Divya Sampath * – IP attorney and Advocate at Cholamandal IP Kobe beef is a delicacy renowned throughout the world for its succulent flavour and exorbitant prices. Its quality is so high that in many countries, including the United States, there is no beef grading category (e.g. prime, choice) to accommodate true Kobe beef1. … Continue reading “ INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW AND AGRICULTURE CASE OF KOBE BEEF “