SC issues contempt notice to Prashant Bhushan for tweets on Attorney General in the CBI Case
Senior Advocate Prashant Bhushan is subject to a contempt notice issued by the Apex Court regarding his accusatory tweets against the Central Government’s appointment of M. Nageshwar Rao as the interim chief of CBI while the petitions challenging the decision were sub judice.
Blast from the past: World Day of Social Justice- February 20
On November 26, 2007, the UN General Assembly marked February 20th as the annual World Day of Social Justice which is being observed globally since 2009. The theme for the current year is ‘If You Want Peace & Development, Work for Social Justice’. The article expounds on the background of this global observation and how the Indian Constitution contributes to Social Justice to its citizens.
Copyright in the idea of TV series: Stranger Things and Montauk
Netflix’s popular show Stranger Things has been sued for copyright infringement. But, can one claim copyright on a story derived from an urban legend? This article breaks down this strange case in light of Indian laws.
Custom Recordals: How Customs ensure IPR is protected
The 2007 custom rules are a great way for IP rights holders to stop the inflow of counterfeit products in the market. This article is a simple and practical account of how this protection is availed given how complex this process is made out to be. From the generation of UTRN numbers to UPRN Numbers and Bonds, all bases are covered in the piece.
Trademarks: Registration and its restrictions (Part 3)
This article is the final part of a three-part series which explains the registration process, the restrictions on protection and use of the mark, while discussing whether registration is mandatory and what are common law rights attached to a trademark.
Mechanical compilations not copyrightable, reiterates Delhi HC
Delhi HC yet again gave a clear-cut judgment on the copyrightability of a mechanical compilation database. Rejecting the Plaintiff’s application for an injunction for copyright infringement and revealing confidential information, Justice Endlaw underlined the ratio of landmark judgments to clarify the principal.
Cartier suffers trademark defeat for ‘LOVE’ in Singapore
Luxury accessories brand Cartier has suffered a trademark setback, as its opposition against local pawn shop’s trademark containing the word ‘LOVE’ has been rejected by Singapore’s IP Office.
EU Copyright Directive gets the final green light
The Controversial EU Copyright Directive is passed by the European Parliament. As one side fears censorship and restriction of free information, supporters of the Directive call these fears misguided. What holds true for the Directive? Only time will tell.