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Allani Ferid v. Assistant Controller of Patents and Designs

Date of Decision: 20th July, 2020 (IPAB) Brief facts On 17.07.2002, the Appellant had filed a patent application entitled “Method and Device for Accessing Information Sources and Services of the Web”. On 19.11.2004, the Appellant requested for the examination for the patent application which was rejected on the ground that it lacked an inventive step….

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aaLAWchak: Chicago

Introduction Chicago is a 2002 American musical crime film based in Chicago in the 1920s. It explores the themes of celebrity scandal, greed, fame and corruption in Chicago during the Jazz Age. Chicago centers on Roxie Hart (Renée Zellweger) and Velma Kelly (Catherine Zeta-Jones) two murderers who find themselves in jail together awaiting trial. Roxie,…

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Understanding the scope and ambit of Consumer Protection (E-Commerce) Rules, 2020

Introduction As per Section 101 (2) (zg) of the Consumer Protection Act, 2019 (hereinafter ‘CPA’), the Central Government has the power to make rules to prevent unfair trade practices in e-commerce space. The Central Government has recently exercised its power and has notified the Consumer Protection (E-Commerce) Rules, 2020 on 23rd July, 2020. Thus, the…

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aaLAWchak: Section 375

Introduction Section 375 is a brave and relevant film that tackles a rather complex issue — of laws made to protect women, and the very same laws being misused by women for their vested interest. The way narrative switches from one person’s point of view to another’s, presents both sides of the story. Premise Notable…

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aaLAWchak: Just Mercy

Movie: Just Mercy Starring: Michael B Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Brie Larson, Tim Blake Nelson, Rob Morgan, Rafe Spall, O’Shea Jackson Jr. and Michael Harding Directed by:Destin Daniel Cretton Year of release: 2019 Introduction ‘Just Mercy’ is based on the true story and activist lawyer Bryan Stevenson’s 2014 memoir, titled “Just Mercy – A Story of…

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M/S Arudra Engineers Private Limited v. M/S Patanjali Ayurveda Limited & Anr.; Order disposing Interim Application

M/S Arudra Engineers Private Limited v. M/S Patanjali Ayurveda Limited & Anr. Date of decison: 06.08.2020 Madras High Court For brief facts and history of litigation, you can refer our post on ex-parte order here. We are not repeating the same for sake of brevity. The present summary is of the order on the adjudication…

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aaLAWchak: Mulk

  Movie: Mulk Starring: Rishi Kapoor, Taapsee Pannu, Manoj Pahwa, Ashutosh Rana, Prateik Babbar, Rajat Kapoor Directed by:  Anubhav Sinha Year of release: 2018 Mulk is inspired by a true story when a man named Sartaj in Lucknow, in 2017, refused to take the body of his son Saifullah who was a member of a…

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Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba v. Tosiba Appliances and Ors.

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba v.  Tosiba Appliances and Ors. 2008 (37) PTC 394 (SC) Brief Facts: Appellant officially adopted the name Toshiba Corporation only in 1984, it had registered (and was using) the mark “TOSHIBA” in a number of countries (including India) way back in 1953. Since 1953, the Appellant had acquired about 35 trademark registrations…

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Permissible Limits of Conducting Product Reviews by Social Media Influencers (Decoding Marico v. Abhijeet Bhansali): Part II

In our last post on the above subject captioned matter, we had covered the Brief Facts of the matter, the decision of the Learned Single Judge in the present matter and the key takeaways from the said decision. Pertinently, the Learned Single Judge had granted a temporary injunction towards the removal of said video. The…

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Permissible Limits of Conducting Product Reviews by Social Media Influencers (Decoding Marico v. Abhijeet Bhansali): Part I

The Bombay High Court in earlier part of the year 2020, has dealt with the case of permissible limits of action of viewers who review products or services. The decision is in the case of Marico Limited v. Abhijeet Bhansali[1] wherein the Learned Single Judge of Hon’ble High Court of Delhi restrained by an order…

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flIPstaan+: Patentability Analysis of Invisibility Device of ‘Mr. India’

SEASON 1 BONUS EPISODE – 3rd August, 2020 On the fine morning of 2ndof August 2020, Mr. Ankit Rastogi woke me up from my bed, to discuss not so much of a eureka moment. He wanted me to provide him an off the cuff patentability analysis of the invisibility band used by Mr. Arun Verma…