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Yearly Archives: 2022

The Supreme Court’s Unsettling Attempt at Settling the Debate on Section 63 of the Copyright Act

M/s Knit Pro International vs The State of NCT of Delhi & Anr. Held that offences under Section 63 of the Copyright Act, 1957 The Judgment The Supreme Court was managing a situation where “Knit Pro” enrolled an FIR against Anurag Sanghi (Respondent No. 2), for offenses under Sections 51, 63, and 64 of the Copyright Act, read with Section 420 of IPC, 1860. An application under Section 482 of the CrPC was documented to suppress the said FIR, and the criminal

Big blow to Amazon, fined 200 crores in Future Group case, 45 days ultimatum

The NCLAT issued its order on Monday in the Amazon-Future deal. The NCLAT has asked the American e-commerce company to deposit a fine of Rs 200 crore within 45 days in this case. The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal on Monday gave a major blow to the American e-commerce company Amazon. The Tribunal (NCLAT) issued its order regarding the Amazon-Future deal. The NCLAT has asked the American e-commerce company to deposit a fine of Rs 200 crore within 45 days in

Google honours Angelo Moriondo, the godfather of espresso machines, on his 171st birthday.

On the 171st birthday of Angelo Moriondo, the godfather of espresso machines, Google created a unique doodle on Monday (June 6, 2022). Moriondo, who was born in Turin, Italy, on June 6, 1851, was the inventor of the first known espresso machine. Moriondo was born into an entrepreneurial family; his grandfather founded a liquor manufacturing company, and his father founded the well-known chocolate company “Moriondo & Gariglio.” Moriondo purchased two places, the Grand-Hotel Ligure in the city centre Piazza Carlo Felice and

In FY22, Tata Motors filed a total of 125 patents relating to powertrain innovations, which is a new high for the company.

Tata Motors announced on Friday that it filed a record 125 patents in the last fiscal year related to powertrain innovations. According to the corporation, the number of patents submitted in the previous fiscal year was the greatest in the company’s history. Tata Motors stated in a statement that the patents filed to cover a wide range of inventions and advances in traditional and new energy powertrain technologies, safety, connected vehicle technologies, body in white (BIW) and trims, and other vehicle

Karim’s Food is saved by the HC, but Kareem’s is barred from starting restaurants.

In a trademark infringement case involving Mumbai-based businessman Kareem Dhanani, the Delhi High Court sided with famed Mughlai cuisine outlet ‘Karim’s’ and barred him from expanding his restaurant chain further, citing the name’s similarity to a well-known brand. Further, Justice Prathibha M. Singh’s single-judge court directed Kareem to refrain from displaying any connection to the Karims at Jama Masjid in any restaurant now operating under his license. The trademark “KARIM’S” was registered in 1913, and it was derived from the name of

Delhi High Court Orders Pioneer Herbals to consider changing its trade dress in a petition filed by Bajaj Almond Drops hair oil

The Delhi High Court has requested that Pioneer Herbals consider changing its Trade dress while arbitrating on a brand name encroachment suit documented by hair oil maker, Bajaj. Bajaj Resources Pvt Ltd had documented an appeal against Pioneer Herbals, the litigant, in June last year charging encroachment of brand name in their lead item ‘Bajaj Almond Drops Hair Oil. The offended party said that its trade dress, including the state of the bottle, the earthy colored shaded cap, and the ‘U’ formed

Elon Musk suspects mysterious death, Tesla CEO’s tweet stirs up

Musk said in the tweet ‘It is good to know if I die under mysterious circumstances, although the meaning of this tweet of Musk is not clearly understood, it is being linked to the Russian army. The world’s richest businessman and Tesla CEO Elon Musk is rocking Twitter every day. Both Twitter and Elon Musk have been the subject of discussion since the last few days when the talk of Twitter acquisition by Elon Musk came to the fore. Yes, Musk

MakeMyTrip vs – Looking at the Delhi High Court Injunction on Usage of AdWords.

In an order dated 27th April 2022, Justice Pratibha M. Singh awarded an interim injunction in favor of Makemytrip (within the territory of India) in the matter of Makemytrip India Private Limited vs B. V. & Ors.  respondents were limited from utilizing the offended party’s enlisted blemishes on the Google Ads Program as catchphrases since this would add up to reserve encroachment and comprise passing-off. Relevant Background and Parties Submission The plaintiff brought the complaint to defend its different registered trademarks

How to safeguard your IP in the metaverse?

As you all know that digitalization is at its peak and every day it starts with a new beginning, and a day comes when people will live in a digital world 24/7, No one knows about the future, but the metaverse is certainly expanding rapidly as the world deep dive into the digital realm, for that company needs to know how to protect their intellectual property and its assets. Consider that somehow the top 10 global most valuable NFTs were sold

Another turn in trade secrets between Walmart and cuker

The United States Appeals Court denied Cuker Interactive’s attempt to commence contempt proceedings against Walmart Inc., saying that Walmart had violated a court order banning it from utilizing its trade secrets. A trade secret is a type of intellectual property that protects the sensitive information that underpins your business and cannot be utilized by anyone else without your permission. Cuker’s contempt motion was correctly dismissed by an Arkansas Federal Court, which stated that proving Walmart’s continued use of its secrets after