The Delhi High Court decreed that the copyright registration of the artwork is immaterial for the purpose of proving the use of the subject trade mark and the court held that the Petitioner was entitled to the benefit of Section 12 of the Act for concurrent registration as it had been in use honestly from many years.
The Supreme Court on an appeal case, which had been under dispute from 30 years upheld the Kerala High Court’s order that children born out of irregular marriages, including one between a Muslim man and a Hindu woman, are legitimate and therefore eligible to inherit property as per Muslim law.
Lok Sabha passed the Aadhaar Amendment Bill introduced by the Central Government to modify the existing laws in accordance to the Puttaswamy case. This article highlights the salient features of this amendment.
The Government, in a controversial move, has invoked Section 69 of the IT Act to notify ten agencies, giving them the authority to monitor and decrypt information stored in computer resources. The Opposition has called it an attempt to make India a ‘police state’.
Lok Sabha on December 20, 2018 passed the Surrogacy Regulation Bill intending to completely ban commercial surrogacy as requested by Law Commission and only allowing altruistic surrogacy and also laid down stricter guidelines and punishments to monitor surrogacy practices.
Disney is subject to a large public outrage because of its ‘Hakuna Matata’ mark which critics are calling an attempt at cultural appropriation. With more than 150,000 people signing the petition, Disney’s next step is awaited.
The Westminster Magistrate of London has ordered the extradition of Vijay Mallya having found prima facie case against him on charges of fraud and money laundering. He has 14 days to appeal the judgement during which be channeled to the United Kingdom Home Office where Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, will pass an order based on the verdict of the Magistrates’ Court.
The Supreme Court on December 5, 2018, allowed centers Witness Protection Scheme 2018 especially directing the State Government to set up witness deposition complexes with a years’ time. This report summarises the order of the Supreme Court and what it holds for witnesses.
The Government advisory MoEFCC on November 30, 2018 has circulated its draft policy for comments from stakeholders about banning usage of all kinds of animals from circus owing to the hue and cry by animal activists as well as the Ministry’s finding of cruelty on animals.
Snapdeal has released a new programme called Brand Shield to stop the sale of counterfeit merchandises on their e-commerce site. The programme will include a triple check point process for brands to report infringement and Snapdeal has promised to take down such listing within 1 business day.