June 25, 2020

 “Social media is addictive precisely because it gives us something which the real world lacks; it gives us immediacy, direction, a sense of clarity and value as an individual.”[1]

The aforementioned phrase aptly summarizes the “virtual lives” led by many of us on socia...

Introduction

“The internet is becoming the Town Square for the global village of tomorrow”, a highly poignant phrase by Bill Gates is capable of encapsulating the significance of virtual ownership in today’s era. At a time when “cyber markets” have replaced conventional...

June 24, 2020

The IPO has issued a Public Notice clarifying that the timelines for completion of various proceedings, filing of documents, payment of fees, etc. falling due after March 15, 2020, stand suspended until further notice.

The said Public Notice has been issued in furtheran...

June 22, 2020

A vacuum flask? Thermos. Separable fastener? Zipper. Mobile garbage bin? Dumpster. Conveyor transport device? Escalator. The answers to each of the above questions were once distinctive trademarks and now are commonly used terms for specific products. They are all clas...

Monsanto Holdings Pvt. Ltd. and Ors. vs. Competition Commission of India and Ors.[1]

About the Petitioners & the subject matter

The Monsanto Company (hereinafter referred to as “Monsanto”) is engaged in agricultural innovation and is credited to developing and commercial...

June 17, 2020

In a recent case[1], the Delhi High Court, in a hearing convened via video conferencing, passed a decree of permanent injunction against the Defendant with respect to the infringing mark “Devtol” for sanitisers and imposed costs of Rs. 1 Lakh (approximately USD 1,325)...

June 15, 2020

The Delhi High Court in the present case [1], granted an ex- parte anti- suit injunction against the Defendants from using the domain name <hindustan.com>. The Plaintiffs, who are the owners of the well- known trademarks ‘HINDUSTAN’ and ‘HINDUSTAN TIMES’, amongst other...