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Domain registrars and banks held accountable

By Manisha Singh and Simran Bhullar, LexOrbis
The internet gives criminals many opportunities to defraud unsuspecting users. It is well known that one must not believe everything that is on the web. The imaginative ways that copyright infringers use to defraud...

Disney wins injunctions against 37 ‘rogue’ websites

Saikrishna & Associates represented Disney Enterprises when Delhi High Court granted the entertainment giant interim injunctions against 37 websites that Disney said were enabling the downstreaming of their films and other programmes without licences. The...

No copyright protection implied for film sequels

By Manisha Singh and Gautam Kumar, LexOrbis
India is acclaimed for its film industry and produces the largest number of movies in the world per year. Apart from Hindi cinema, there are many other regional film industries renowned for their glitz,...

Fighting piracy: A usual day at work for software giants

By Manisha Singh and Simran Bhullar, LexOrbis
Software products now serve a global audience across many industries. Organizations have been shifting from paper to digital. This increased dependency and demand has had favourable and unfavourable consequences for software developers. Purchase of...
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Creative synergy

Intellectual property and R&D teams need to work closer in order to better monetize IP for companies, writes Mythri Kota High-quality protection of intellectual property (IP) is a crucial factor for companies to succeed in...

Keeping competitors at bay

Parties must take care not to have unreasonable or one-sided non-compete clauses in agreements, as these can be rendered ineffective by the courts, writes Kunal Mehta It is well-settled law that a non-compete obligation in...

Indian Law Firm Awards 2020

And the winners are ... Rebecca Abraham reports Companies and law firms across India have been grappling with a global pandemic in what was already a challenging market, and are now facing an economic downturn....

Brands adopt stronger enforcement strategies

By Manisha Singh and Keya Joshi, LexOrbis
Over the past few years, with the rise in counterfeiting and trademark infringement cases, the need for and the awareness of enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR) has also increased. Since the target consumer...

Problem solving

The way ahead is never straightforward As experience in the past few decades along with recent events have shown, propelling the Indian economy forward requires wisdom, out-of-the-box thinking in large doses, and a good helping...

Out of harmony

Clarity from the Intellectual Property Appellate Board is required to lessen tensions between music labels and broadcasters, writes Sachin Kalra The relationship between radio broadcasters and music labels has always been contentious, due to rights...

Recourse measures for apprehension of infringement

By DPS Parmar, LexOrbis
Threats of infringement weigh heavily on patentees who therefore closely monitor active and passive unauthorized uses of their patented inventions. This is not as easy as it may seem. What constitutes an imminent danger...

Deals of the Year 2019

India Business Law Journal reveals the most significant deals and disputes of 2019 and the law firms that worked tirelessly to bring them to fruition The best transactions for the past year in India came...

LexOrbis promotes 2 to partnership

LexOrbis has promoted associate partners Joginder Singh and Omesh Puri to the position of partners in its Delhi office. Singh and Puri have headed the patent engineering, and trademarks, copyright and design practices, respectively, for...

Are copyright infringement offences cognizable or not?

By Akanksha Kar, LexOrbis
In November 2019, the Delhi High Court heard a petition filed by Anurag Sanghi, who sought relief to quash a first information report (FIR) registered against him under sections 63 and 65 of the...

News in brief

ELP partners leave firm Seetharaman & Associates has changed its name to Sarvada Legal after bringing on board former Economic Laws Practice (ELP) partners MP Devnath and Vivek Sharma and associate partner Abhishek Anand along...

Under attack

A US report offers a stinging rebuke to India’s behaviour on matters of intellectual property. But how justified are its criticisms? Corporate counsel Harish Suryavanshi gives his view On the eve of World Intellectual Property...
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Leaders of the pack

India Business Law Journal reveals the top international law firms for India-related matters. Vandana Chatlani reports. Five years ago, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi first came to power he was described by former CNN New...

Architects cannot object to demolition of buildings

In a recent judgment in Raj Rewal v Union of India & Ors, Delhi High Court considered whether an architect of an artistic work could restrain or seek compensation from the owner of the...
News In Brief

News In Brief

HSA gets banking partner in Delhi HSA Advocates has hired Amit Charan as a partner in its New Delhi office. Charan joins from SNG & Partners where he was a principal associate. Charan focuses on...
Intellectual property protection

Protecting IP assets key to success of startups

By Ritika Agarwal, LexOrbis
Recent efforts by the government, investors and innovators have helped facilitate the growth of budding businesses in India. While the initial plans for any business involve indispensable demands and priorities, protection of intellectual property...