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aaLAWchak: Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story

Web Series: Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story Starring: Pratik Gandhi, Shreya Dhanwanthary, Rajat Kapur, Satish Kaushik, Anant Mahadevan, Nikhil Dwivedi and others Director: Hansal Mehta Year of Release: 2020 The Indian Web Series space has taken quite a turn where only the Content is the king. Earlier, ‘Mirzapur’ and ‘Paatal Lok’ had received rave…

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UNDERSTANDING THE AMENDMENTS MADE TO THE PATENTS RULES, 2003 BY PATENTS (AMENDMENT) RULES, 2020

In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 159 of the Patents Act, 1970, the Central Government has on 19th October, 2020 amended the Patents Rules, 2003 vide the Patents (Amendment) Rules 2020. The key changes to the Patents Rules, 2003 by the Patents (Amendment) Rules 2020 are: 1. Rule 21 which deals with the ‘Filing…

Intellectual Property Rights | Passing Off | Trade Mark

H & M Hennes & Mauritz Ab & Anr. v. HM Megabrands Pvt. Ltd. & Ors.

2018 (74) PTC 229 (Del) Brief facts: Plaintiff, was a well-known designer, marketer, and seller of wide and varied fashionable clothing collection and ancillary product and services for women, men, teenagers, and children. To firmly and formally establish its presence in India, Plaintiff No. 1 claimed to have incorporated its subsidiary H & M Hennes…

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Carlsberg Breweries A/S v. Som Distilleries and Breweries Ltd.

2019 (77) PTC 1 (Del) Brief Facts The present suit sought for the reliefs of infringement of design and a decree for injunction against passing off. By an order dated 02.05.2017, the Learned Single Judge referred the following  question to a Five judge bench of the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi: “whether the decision in…

Intellectual Property Rights | Trade Mark

Vishnudas v. The Vazir Sultan Tobacco. Ltd.

366 1996 SCALE (5) 267 Brief Facts: Respondent was engaged in the business of manufacturing cigarettes under the brand name “Charminar”. Respondent obtained the registration of the said trade mark in respect of manufacturing tobacco in class 34. Respondent since its incorporation was engaged only in the manufacturing of cigarettes. Appellant was in the manufacturing…

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aaLAWchak: A Few Good Men

Movie: A Few Good Men Starring: Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore, Wolfgang Bodison, James Marshall Director: Rob Reiner Year of release: 1992 Introduction A Few Good Men is an American legal drama film. It was adapted for the screen by Aaron Sorkin from his 1989 play of the same name and includes contributions by…

Intellectual Property Rights | Passing Off | Trade Mark

T.V. Venugopal v. Ushodaya Enterprises Ltd. & Anr.

T. V. Venugopal v. Ushodaya Enterprises Ltd. & Anr. (2011) 4 SCC 85 Brief Facts: Ashika Incense Incorporated, a sole proprietor firm of Appellant was established in 1988 at Bangalore dealing in the manufacturing and selling of the incense stick. Appellant in the year 1993 had honestly and bona fidely adopted the trademark “Eenadu” which…

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Nandhini Deluxe v. Karnataka Cooperative Milk Producers Federation Limited

Nandhini Deluxe v. Karnataka Cooperative Milk Producers Federation Limited 2018 (75) PTC 209 (SC) Brief Facts: Respondent, was using the trademark ‘NANDINI’ for milk and milk products from the year 1985. The Respondent had also registered the said mark in Classes 29 and 30. The Appellant adopted the mark ‘NANDHINI’ in 1989 and had a restaurant…

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aaLAWchak: Pink

Movie: Pink Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, Kriti Kulhari, Andrea Tariang, Angad Bedi, Piyush Mishra, Vijay Varma Director: Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury Year of release: 2016 Introduction Pink is a powerful statement on the existing patriarchal mindset of a majority of India, where men and women are judged by a different yardstick. Minal  Arora (Taapsee Pannu),…

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flIPstaan: ‘ANGREZI MEDIUM’ AND THE NECESSITY OF MAINTAINING STRONG BRANDS

SEASON 1 EPISODE 3 – 27th September, 2020 “Aur Jahaan Tak Mhaari Beti Ka Sawaal Hai Wo To Trueford University Jaakar Rahegi, Nahi To Main Ghasiteram Todarmal Ko Par-Poto Nahi” – Champak Bansal, Angrezi Medium Introduction The above quoted dialogue could be loosely translated as “And so far as my daughter is concerned, she will…