Domain Names | Intellectual Property Rights | Trade Mark

Yahoo! Inc. v. Akash Arora & Anr.

Yahoo! Inc. v. Akash Arora & Anr. 1999 PTC (19) 201 (Delhi) Brief Facts: • Plaintiff was the owner of the trademark ‘Yahoo!’ and domain name ‘Yahoo.Com’. • The Defendants adopted the name ‘Yahooindia’ for similar services which as per the Plaintiff was identical to or deceptively similar to Plaintiff’s trademark ‘Yahoo!’. • Plaintiff instituted…

Technology Law

Supreme Court Strikes Down S.66A of Information Technology Act as Unconstitutional

Shreya Singhal vs. Union of India[1] Supreme Court in its landmark judgment, Shreya Singhal vs. Union of India on March 24, 2015, struck the Section 66A of the Information Technology Act (“Act“) which provided punishment for sending offensive messages through communication service, including internet. It is to be noted that Section 66A was not in the…

Copyright | Intellectual Property Rights | Trade Mark

World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. v. M/s. Reshma Collection

World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. v. M/s. Reshma Collection Before the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi at New Delhi FAO(OS) No. 506 of 2013 Date of Decision: 15.10.2014 Appellant filed a suit seeking permanent injunction restraining infringement of Copyright, Infringement of Trade Mark, Passing Off, Dilution, Rendition of Accounts, Damages, etc in respect of their Trade…

Internet & Privacy | Technology Law

Internet and Privacy: Beware of the Trade-off

Sushmita Ravi & Vivek Verma Trading of Personal Information & Unsolicited Commercial Communications A recent judgement of the Delhi State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, which imposed an exemplary fine of Rs. 75 lakh on Airtel, the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), ICICI Bank and American Express Bank, on a complaint of consumer harassment by…

Domain Names | Intellectual Property Rights | Technology Law | Trade Mark

Stephen Koenig vs. Arbitrator, National Internet Exchange of India (Nixi) & Anr. AND Jagdish Purohit vs. Stephen Koenig

Stephen Koenig vs. Arbitrator, National Internet Exchange of India (Nixi) & Anr. AND Jagdish Purohit vs. Stephen Koenig 2012(49)PTC304(Del), 186(2012)DLT43 FACTS: The case is about dispute regarding the domain name ‘internet.in‘. The present petitions under Section 34 of the Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996 (‘Act’) were directed against an Award passed by the sole Arbitrator appointed by the National Internet Exchange…

Domain Names | Intellectual Property Rights | Trade Mark

Satyam Infoway Ltd v. Sifynet Solutions (P) Ltd.

Satyam Infoway  Ltd v. Sifynet Solutions (P) Ltd.;   AIR 2004 SC 3540 FACTS The Respondent (Sifynet Solutions (P) Ltd.) had registered domain names www.siffynet.com and www.siffynet.net which were similar to the Plaintiff’s domain name www.sifynet.com. Appellant (Satyam Infoway Ltd.) had considerable reputation in the market and had registered the name ‘Sifynet’ and various other…