SpicyIP Weekly Review (September 14 – 20)

Topical Highlight A Tale of Two Sujatas: Delhi HC Reflects on Suppression of Material Facts and Clean Hands Doctrine Praharsh discussed Delhi HC’s recent order modifying an ex-parte interim injunction after finding that the plaintiff concealed material facts during the hearing. The Plaintiff, who used the registered mark ‘SUJATA’ under classes 7, 8, 9, 11,

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A new IPAB Chairperson? Maybe, maybe not

We’re pleased to bring you a guest post by Praharsh Gour highlighting the recent Call for Applications put out for the post of the IPAB Chairperson, along with AIPPI’s application for extending the incumbent Chairperson’s tenure yet again. Praharsh is a graduate from Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur and is presently an LL.M. candidate at

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SpicyIP Weekly Review (June 15 – 21)

Topical Highlights Dainik Jagran Sues Telegram for Copyright Infringement: Are Platforms or Group Admins Liable for Unlawful Speech on Closed Online Forums? Image from here Divij wrote on the matter of Dainik Jagran suing Telegram for copyright infringement for the circulation of ‘e-papers’ through open Telegram Channels. He analyzes the order that granted an interim

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Why Indian Courts have Lots of Pending Cases?

English Politician and also the former Prime Minister, Sir William Edwart Gladstone (1809-1898) quoted “Justice delayed is justice denied”. This phrase implies that denial of ‘Timely Justice’ amounts to ‘Denial of Justice’ itself. These two are integral to each other. Timely disposal of cases is essential for maintaining the rule of law and providing access

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Trademarks for Digital Currencies

Image from here The difficulty in defining virtual/crypto-currencies and its accompanying challenges has been beautifully captured by the prolific raconteur Justice V. Ramasubramanian in a recent judgment examining the validity of the RBI’s position in respect of virtual currencies, as: “Any attempt to define what a virtual currency is, it appears, should follow the Vedic

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