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The way ahead is never straightforward As experience in the past few decades along with recent events have shown, propelling the Indian economy forward requires wisdom, out-of-the-box thinking in large doses, and a good helping...

Out of harmony

Clarity from the Intellectual Property Appellate Board is required to lessen tensions between music labels and broadcasters, writes Sachin Kalra The relationship between radio broadcasters and music labels has always been contentious, due to rights...

Recourse measures for apprehension of infringement

By DPS Parmar, LexOrbis
Threats of infringement weigh heavily on patentees who therefore closely monitor active and passive unauthorized uses of their patented inventions. This is not as easy as it may seem. What constitutes an imminent danger...

Deals of the Year 2019

India Business Law Journal reveals the most significant deals and disputes of 2019 and the law firms that worked tirelessly to bring them to fruition The best transactions for the past year in India came...

LexOrbis promotes 2 to partnership

LexOrbis has promoted associate partners Joginder Singh and Omesh Puri to the position of partners in its Delhi office. Singh and Puri have headed the patent engineering, and trademarks, copyright and design practices, respectively, for...

Are copyright infringement offences cognizable or not?

By Akanksha Kar, LexOrbis
In November 2019, the Delhi High Court heard a petition filed by Anurag Sanghi, who sought relief to quash a first information report (FIR) registered against him under sections 63 and 65 of the...

News in brief

ELP partners leave firm Seetharaman & Associates has changed its name to Sarvada Legal after bringing on board former Economic Laws Practice (ELP) partners MP Devnath and Vivek Sharma and associate partner Abhishek Anand along...

Under attack

A US report offers a stinging rebuke to India’s behaviour on matters of intellectual property. But how justified are its criticisms? Corporate counsel Harish Suryavanshi gives his view On the eve of World Intellectual Property...
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Leaders of the pack

India Business Law Journal reveals the top international law firms for India-related matters. Vandana Chatlani reports. Five years ago, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi first came to power he was described by former CNN New...

Architects cannot object to demolition of buildings

In a recent judgment in Raj Rewal v Union of India & Ors, Delhi High Court considered whether an architect of an artistic work could restrain or seek compensation from the owner of the...
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News In Brief

HSA gets banking partner in Delhi HSA Advocates has hired Amit Charan as a partner in its New Delhi office. Charan joins from SNG & Partners where he was a principal associate. Charan focuses on...
Intellectual property protection

Protecting IP assets key to success of startups

By Ritika Agarwal, LexOrbis
Recent efforts by the government, investors and innovators have helped facilitate the growth of budding businesses in India. While the initial plans for any business involve indispensable demands and priorities, protection of intellectual property...

Weak links

As regulation races to keep up with the digital evolution, the rapid pace of change can create its own weaknesses in the chain of protection and enforcement. Gautam Kagalwala reports on how India's draft...

Focus on the Spotify case

MANOJ K SINGH and SAMRIDH AHUJA explore compulsory licensing in India’s copyright regimeThe eagerly awaited music streaming app, Spotify, launched in India on 28 February 2019 mired in multiple controversies as music labels Warner Music Group...
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Safeguarding brands online

ESSENESE OBHAN and TAARIKA PILLAI analyze online counterfeiting, intermediary liability rules The spread of user-generated content and e-commerce platforms, combined with competition for website traffic demands new strategies to monitor the online use of trademarks...

Calculating punitive damages in infringement

By DPS Parmar, LexOrbis
Although there have been several intellectual property (IP) infringement cases in India, most of the time the litigants either settle the dispute out of court or are satisfied with a permanent injunction. Injunctions including...
Top law firms in India

Indian Law Firm Awards 2019

India Business Law Journal presents the top law firms in India 2018-2019. Rebecca Abraham reports The challenges and opportunities of the past 12 months have driven home the need for skilful lawyering and astute legal...

Legal frontiers

Leading law firms shed light on the cutting-edge practice areas that are receiving the attention of India’s top legal mindsInternet platform liability Bankruptcy & insolvency Data privacy Taxation INTERNET PLATFORM LIABILITY Intermediary liability in India – moving goalposts The internet...

Intermediary liability in India – moving goalposts

By Vikram Jeet Singh and Prashant Mara, BTG Legal
 INTERNET PLATFORM LIABILITY  The internet has revolutionized the way we interact; however, it has also brought with it a host of problems such as hate speech, terrorist recruitment, fake news, illegal lobbying, and personal data...

Deals of the Year 2018

India Business Law Journal reveals the most important deals and disputes of 2018 and the law firms behind them. Gautam Kagalwala reports Last year mingled pleasure with pain for debt-strapped India, and many of the...