Month: February 2018

Jaypee Infratech Insolvency Case

Introduction The Inception of Insolvency and Bankruptcy code [IB Code] was envisaged as a historical moment in the Indian corporate sector as it is a single uniform comprehensive legislation that aims at a speedy solution to corporate insolvency through an established time bound procedure, early identification of financial failure, and other such broader reforms that … Continue reading Jaypee Infratech Insolvency Case

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Growth of Digital Economy – A Challenge for Competition Regulators

Introduction Competition policy is a public policy which is aimed at ensuring that competition in the marketplace is not restricted in any manner that is detrimental to the society. The most significant goal of competition policy is to shield society from harmful competitive behaviour[1]. Digital economy is dynamic and fundamentally different from other sectors. Digital … Continue reading Growth of Digital Economy – A Challenge for Competition Regulators

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Mattel, Inc. and Ors. V. Aman Bijal Mehta and Ors

Introduction The use of catchy words and established brand name in a song, to attract the attention of the viewer is not something that is new these days. This was witnessed in Salman Khan starrer “Dabangg”. The movie used the words “Zandu Balm”, a product of Emami group (hereinafter Emami), in one of their songs. … Continue reading Mattel, Inc. and Ors. V. Aman Bijal Mehta and Ors

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Thank ‘God’! It Is Not Trademarkable: Analysing the Monopoly over the Names of Gods and Holy Books

Rumours have it that Hindus have 33 Crore Gods. From an IPR perspective, it simply means that there are 33 crore names that are in a fix as potential trademark names. The recent judgement of Bombay High Court in the case of Freudenberg Gala Household Product Pvt. Ltd. v. GEBI Products Ltd[1] has opened the … Continue reading Thank ‘God’! It Is Not Trademarkable: Analysing the Monopoly over the Names of Gods and Holy Books

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Pharmaceutical Patents a Threat to India’s Drug Industry?

The Indian Pharmaceutical industry is one of the largest, ranked fourth in the world in respect to the production volume. Over the last three decades, the industry’s growth has resulted from no existence to a world leader in terms of production of high quality generic drugs.  Prior to 2005, no patent was granted on medicines … Continue reading Pharmaceutical Patents a Threat to India’s Drug Industry?

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Cyber Theft of Intellectual Property

With the growth in the use of internet these days the cyber crimes are also growing. Cyber theft of Intellectual Property(IP) is one of them. Cyber theft of IP means stealing of copyrights, trade secrets, patents etc., using internet and computers. Copyrights and trade secrets are the two forms of IP that is frequently stolen. … Continue reading Cyber Theft of Intellectual Property

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