Category: Legal Issues

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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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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Viacom 18 Media Private Limited & Ors. Vs. Union of India & Ors.

“It should always be remembered that if intellectual prowess and natural or cultivated power of creation is interfered without the permissible facet of law, the concept of creativity paves the path of extinction; and when creativity dies, values of civilization corrode.” Introduction The cinema has always been a sphere of constant debate over the subject … Continue reading Viacom 18 Media Private Limited & Ors. Vs. Union of India & Ors.

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The Disney-Fox Merger and Its Ramification

The Simpsons show has made a name for itself as a modern-day Nostradamus. 20 years ago, the show predicted Fox’s takeover by Disney. On 17th December, 2017, the Walt Disney Co. in a $52.4 billion, all-stock deal, made a bid to acquire 21st Century Fox and its entertainment and sports assets to augment their already … Continue reading The Disney-Fox Merger and Its Ramification

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Abuse of Dominant Position in Aftermarkets and Other Support and Maintenance Markets in India

Introduction The term ‘aftermarket’ is generally used in the automobile industry and it is generally a secondary market dealing in spare parts, accessories and other components for motor vehicles. It is also concerned with the service, maintenance and customization of vehicles in the automobile sector. The other support and maintenance markets involve kinds of services … Continue reading Abuse of Dominant Position in Aftermarkets and Other Support and Maintenance Markets in India

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Macquarie Bank Limited vs. Shilpi Cable Technologies

Facts of the Case The Corporate Debtor/Respondent (Uttam Galva Metallics) defaulted in the payment to the Operational Creditor/Appellant (Macquarie Bank) amounting to USD 6,321,337 equivalent to Rs. 43,11,15,190. Although repeated reminders as to the payment of the debt via emails were made, but such communications could not influence the Debtor to make the payment, pursuant … Continue reading Macquarie Bank Limited vs. Shilpi Cable Technologies

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Bigtree Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. vs. Brain Seed Sportainment Pvt. Ltd. & Anr

  “A brainy person does not abuse copyright; instead he respects it and upholds it.” – Maximillian Degenerez. Introduction With the rise in number of businesses using the global internet portal for running their businesses and with the increase in the number of start-ups in the current economic scenario, we come across many new issues that … Continue reading Bigtree Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. vs. Brain Seed Sportainment Pvt. Ltd. & Anr

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