Category: Legal Issues

SC Allows Predatory Pricing Probe Against Uber

The Supreme Court recently dismissed an appeal filed by Uber India, thereby giving a green signal to Competition Appellate Tribunal to initiate an investigation into allegations of abuse of dominant power by Uber in the National Capital Region. Timeline of the events: In 2015, Meru – a radio taxi service business –approached the Competition Commission … Continue reading SC Allows Predatory Pricing Probe Against Uber

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Clash of the Start Ups: GrabOn Wins Over GrabOnRent

GrabOn– the Hyderabad-based affiliate e-commerce start up–has successfully won a trademark infringement suit filed against GrabOnRent – a  Bengaluru-based product rental start up.  The lawsuit was filed by GrabOn before the Delhi High Court, on the grounds of misusing the former’s goodwill and causing confusion amongst consumers due to deceptively similar brand names. GrabOn claimed … Continue reading Clash of the Start Ups: GrabOn Wins Over GrabOnRent

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Vodafone Becomes a Part of Via Licensing’s Consortium

Via Licensing’s Consortium’s LTE Patent pool is a holistic platform in itself which drives all innovators of vital LTE patents towards a single offering. A huge announcement was made by Via on 22nd July, 2019 wherein the company went public with the news of Vodafone, to license their standard essential patents for the 4G Long … Continue reading Vodafone Becomes a Part of Via Licensing’s Consortium

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Critical Analysis : Malaysia’s Trademarks Bill 2019

INTRODUCTION Malaysia is in the process of acceding to the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks (Madrid Protocol), adopted in Madrid on June 27, 1989, in order to take advantage of the anticipated growth and development in the domain of trademarks owing to the exponential increase in established global … Continue reading Critical Analysis : Malaysia’s Trademarks Bill 2019

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Enzalutamide Case: The Regents Of The University Of California V. Union Of India And Others (2019)

PREFACE The High Court of Delhi on 16.05.19 has set aside the impugned order delivered by the Controller on 08.11.16 in the case of ‘The Regents of the University of California (hereinafter referred as the petitioner) v. Union of India & Others’ (hereinafter referred as the respondent), further remanding the controller to decide the case … Continue reading Enzalutamide Case: The Regents Of The University Of California V. Union Of India And Others (2019)

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The Practice of “Defendant Masking”: A Mistake or A Strategy?

Introduction As we all know that “Masks” are conveniently used for hiding the real identity of a person, similar is the practice of “Defendant Masking.” As the name suggests, the practice of ‘defendant masking’ is a strategy used by the plaintiffs in IPR suits to avoid detection of matter in the cause list by masking … Continue reading The Practice of “Defendant Masking”: A Mistake or A Strategy?

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Determining When A Printed Publication Is Publicly Accessible

Here is the latest article by Dr. Sanjeev Mahanta, Guest Blogger at IIPRD. Sanjeev is an attorney in the Patent group of Arent Fox, LLP. Sanjeev’s practice focuses on prosecution of domestic and international patent applications. Sanjeev helps clients obtain patents across a wide technology spectrum including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, chemistry, materials science, and medical device. … Continue reading Determining When A Printed Publication Is Publicly Accessible

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Export Of Patented Product For Research Or Experimental Purposes– A Part Of Bolar Exemption

The High Court of Delhi had finally adjudged, the case of Bayer Corporation v. Union of India & Ors and Bayer Intellectual Property gmbh & Anr, v. Alembic Pharmaceutical Limited by the order dated 22.04.2019, on the scope of section107(A) of Indian Patent Act 1970 by reading the meaning of word ‘export’ into it, though … Continue reading Export Of Patented Product For Research Or Experimental Purposes– A Part Of Bolar Exemption

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Online Gaming in India

The gaming scene in India, like the rest of the world, has irrevocably been shaken up with the evolution of digital and online gaming. While PC and Console gaming still remain wildly popular, the number of users indulging in online gaming is on a steady rise. In India, the gaming sector is regulated by The … Continue reading Online Gaming in India

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Protection of Celebrity Rights/ Personality Rights in India

The Delhi High Court recently passed an order of injunction against Zee Media from using the TV personality Rajat Sharma’s name in any of its advertisements, whether electronic or print. The Court also asked Zee to remove all hoardings bearing Sharma’s name. Thus, by passing such an order, the Court upheld celebrity rights in the … Continue reading Protection of Celebrity Rights/ Personality Rights in India

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