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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...
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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...

Customer database does not qualify as a trade secret

Delhi High Court recently examined whether a list of customers/clients together with information about their contact persons/numbers maintained by a service provider has copyright. In Navigator Logistics Ltd v Kashif Qureshi & Ors, the plaintiff,...

Evolving principles for award of punitive damages

By Aprajita Nigam and Dheeraj Kapoor, LexOrbis
The principles involved in award of damages in intellectual property (IP) litigation in India have seen much evolution in the recent past. The landscape of the award of punitive damages was aggressively set in...
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No prizes for second place

Elite national law universities have captured the corporate law world. Do lawyers from the lower-rung schools stand a chance? Rebecca Abraham takes a look at the challenges for aspiring lawyersThe Common Law Admission Test...

Copyright infringement offences: Cognizable or not?

By Aprajita Nigam and Mahima Madan, LexOrbis
Cognizability is one of the various kinds of classifications pertaining to offences. A cognizable offence is one for which a police officer may arrest without warrant. The cognizability of the offence of copyright infringement...

Courts take the high road to punish IP infringers

By DPS Parmar, LexOrbis
Enforcement of intellectual property (IP) law remains the most debated subject in the matter of infringement of intellectual property rights (IPR). Such concern covers all subjects in the fields of patents, designs, trademarks and...
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Concepts cannot receive copyright protection

Delhi High Court recently reiterated the long-established principle that a concept is not entitled to copyright protection. The definition of “a work” under section 2(y) of the Copyright Act, 1957, and the list of...