Heard it through the grapevine and saw in the causelist that Retd. Justice Manmohan Singh is still holding hearings in the IPAB and passing orders. Just a couple of days ago we reported that the application for Justice Singh’s extension as the IPAB Chairperson was rejected by the Supreme Court. The Court in its judgement... Continue Reading.
Topical Highlight Breaking: Supreme Court Dismisses Application Seeking Extension of Justice Manmohan Singh as IPAB Chairperson Praharsh informed our readers that this week the Supreme Court dismissed the AIPPI application seeking another extension to the tenure of the incumbent IPAB Chairperson. The application for extension was a part of a writ petition which was disposed... Continue Reading.
Hitting the (seemingly) final nail and ending the trail of extension requests, the Supreme Court via its order yesterday (12/02/2021 (pdf) ) dismissed the application seeking another extension to the tenure of the incumbent IPAB Chairperson. The application for extension was filed by the AIPPI (aka the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property)... Continue Reading.
Topical Highlight Time to More Seriously Question the Spectre of Copyright in the Realm of Education Swaraj reported that SciHub and LibGen were taken to court by Elsevier UK, Wiley India, Wiley Periodicals USA, and American Chemical Society for copyright infringement, seeking a dynamic injunction. He highlights several issues that are likely to gain attention... Continue Reading.
Image from here Adding to an existing trail of decisions on administration of the tribunals, the Supreme Court on 27/11/2020 passed a detailed judgement in Madras High Court Bar Association v. Union of India, wherein it upheld the constitutional validity of the Tribunal, Appellate Tribunal and other Authorities (Qualifications, Experience and other Conditions of Service... Continue Reading.
Recently, in a Special Leave Petition, the Supreme Court dealt with certain pertinent issues such as the separation between revocation of registration – in infringement suits and in cancellation actions and cause of action and interpretation of the term ‘High Court’ under the Designs Act, 2000. In S.D. Containers Indore v. Mold Tek Packaging, a... Continue Reading.
In a strong reprimand to Centre, the Supreme Court just recently on 7 December 2020 has in a latest, learned, laudable and landmark judgment titled KK Agarwal vs Sanjiv Nandan Sahai [CONMT.PET.(C) No. 429/2020 in C.A. No. 14697/2015] has led from the front in pulling up the Central Government for not appointing law member in... Continue Reading.
Recently, three Judges Bench of the Supreme Court in the case of Inderjit Singh Sodhi And Others v. The Chairman, Punjab State Electricity Board and Another [Civil Appeal No. 3837/2020], vide its #Judgment dated 03.12.2020 held that the dismissal of Special Leave Petitions is of no consequence on the question of law involved in the... Continue Reading.
It is good to learn that the Supreme Court most recently on December 3, 2020 in a latest, learned, laudable and landmark judgment titled Inderjeet Singh Sodhi vs Chairman, Punjab State Electricity Board [Civil Appeal No. 3837 of 2020] (@ SLP(C) No. 23877 of 2014) has cogently, categorically and convincingly... Continue Reading.
One of the objectives of the #Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016 (‘#IBC’) is to reorganize insolvent Corporate Persons, Partnership Firms and Individuals in a time-bound manner for maximization of value of assets of such persons. The Three-Judges Bench of the #Supreme Court of India in the case of M/S Kaledonia Jute and Fibres Pvt.... Continue Reading.