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intellectual property infringement

How can IP owners tackle infringement activity that has dramatically risen during the pandemic?

Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan, Disinvestment

Will India's new privatization drive succeed where earlier attempts failed?

dynamic injunctions intellectual property infringement

Delhi High Court has started to issue dynamic injunctions against IP infringers

compulsory licensing

Covid-19 vaccine pits IP rights against universal access

virtual courts online dispute resolutions

Is enough being done to make virtual courts accessible and effective?

Freny Patel reports, Vodafone,Indian government

Does Vodafone award cut off India's huge back tax claim?

FEATURES

Will it work?

The government is working to implement newly codified labour laws, but how will they fare in a transformed working environment? Ragini Rastogi reports

Moving targets

With IP infringers shifting pirated content to mirror websites following takedown orders, Delhi High Court has started allowing dynamic injunctions to block new means of broadcasting the material

Profit v losses

As an elusive covid-19 vaccine draws closer, big pharma is licking its lips at the monetary potential of what could be a virtually limitless ongoing global demand. But governments may use compulsory licensing regulation to tilt the scale towards affordability as the death toll escalates

Protection in paralysis

With India’s legal enforcement machinery neutralised by lockdown, infringement activity has climbed to an all-time high. What can IP owners do to stay afloat?

Crisis point

Faced with the greatest challenge in recent memory, law firms are ripping up the rule book in their battle for survival

Billions on the line

Vodafone has won a crucial arbitration award on huge tax demands, but can the government afford to let this dispute go?

All rise

Advocates and court administrators are navigating the technology and direction of virtual courts like never before, but is enough being done to make these forums smooth and accessible?

Destination disinvestment?

Selling off public sector enterprises could be the key to strengthening a sluggish economy. Will a new privatization drive succeed where earlier attempts have failed?

Evolving doors

A reluctance to opt for litigation during the pandemic has seen new opportunities for arbitrators and other alternative dispute resolution practitioners

VANTAGE POINT

Reimagining INTA

The CEO of the International Trademark Association, Etienne Sanz de Acedo, talks to Asia Business Law Journal about his reinvention of the global flagship INTA Annual Meeting event with a bold move to the virtual sphere in this pandemic year

A metamorphosis

The disruptive effects of the pandemic have prompted in-house counsel to evolve or be rendered irrelevant

The courts fight back

In a very short span of time India’s courts have adapted to working during the pandemic, and the lessons learned during this time will be used to increase efficiency and productivity of the judicial system

CORRESPONDENTS

New agriculture laws: A win-win for businesses, farmers?

By Kunal Arora and Nayanika Majumdar, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan

CCI on cartels: Object outweighs the effect

By Avinash Amarnath and Shruthi Rao, Chandhiok & Mahajan

Chinese imports held up by free trade agreements

By Reena Asthana Khair, Kochhar & Co
Manisha-Singh,-Simran-Bhullar,-LexOrbis Domain registrars Trademark

A feud brews over a coffee trademark claim

By Manisha Singh and Simran Bhullar, LexOrbis
Manisha-Singh,-Simran-Bhullar,-LexOrbis Domain registrars Trademark

Domain registrars and banks held accountable

By Manisha Singh and Simran Bhullar, LexOrbis
Abhishek-Nath-Tripathi,-Anura-Gupta,-Sarthak-Advocates-&-Solicitors power plants

Coal fired power plants are still smoking

By Abhishek Nath Tripathi and Anura Gupta, Sarthak Advocates & Solicitors
Sawant-Singh,-Aditya-Bhargava,-Phoenix-Legal credit

Changes to account opening – Help or hindrance?

By Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava, Phoenix Legal
Anush Raajan and Swastika Chakravarti, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan, Decree holders

Decree holders not financial creditors under IBC

By Anush Raajan and Swastika Chakravarti, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan
William Vivian John and Rishabh Shah,L&L Partners,gig workers

Truly securing social security for gig workers

By William Vivian John and Rishabh Shah,L&L Partners
Ashwini-Vittalachar,-MV-Abhinaya,-Samvad-Partners investment

Press note 3: Restriction on investment from China

By Ashwini Vittalachar and MV Abhinaya, Samvad Partners
Dipti-Lavya-Swain,-Shruti-Sundararajan,-HSA-Advocates infrastructure

Infra needs a development finance institution

By Dipti Lavya Swain and Shruti Sundararajan, HSA Advocates
Manoj-Kumar,-Shweta-Bharti,-Hammurabi-&-Solomon social security

A business guide to the Social Security Code

By Manoj Kumar and Shweta Bharti, Hammurabi & Solomon
Harshil-Shubham,-Anjuli-Hora---SNG-&-Partners resolution plan

A resolution framework for covid-19 related stress

By Harshil Shubham and Anjuli Hora, SNG & Partners

EXPERT BRIEFINGS

Gauging substantive similarity in software copyright disputes

By Chen Jing, Commerce & Finance Law Offices

Enforcements add a new dimension to M&A

Acquisitions through enforcement of pledged shares have become a feasible route, with courts playing a supportive role

New era for justice delivery

Despite the flaws, the advantages of virtual courts mean they should continue even after the pandemic has abated

Left without remedy

Creditors are in need of a credible mechanism for the resolution of covid-19-related distress until the suspension of the corporate insolvency resolution process is in place

Keeping in step with the times

Patent offices and courts have introduced proactive measures in response to the COVID-19 lockdown

COVID-19: Business as usual

Despite the disruption created by the lockdown, Remfry & Sagar has been providing real-time updates on IP matters to clients

INTELLIGENCE REPORTS

Crisis point

Faced with the greatest challenge in recent memory, law firms are ripping up the rule book in their battle for survival

All rise

Advocates and court administrators are navigating the technology and direction of virtual courts like never before, but is enough being done to make these forums smooth and accessible?

A cut above the rest

The leading international law firms for India-related matters

A tool for financial trouble

Widely reported troubles at Yes Bank, IL&FS, DHFL and others have exposed inadequacies in the insolvency resolution regime for distressed banking and finance companies. Mohit Shukla, the legal head of Barclays India, argues that now is a perfect time to introduce a new composite code to address these shortcomings and rebuild public trust

Indian Law Firm Awards 2020

In this difficult and dynamic environment, India Business Law Journal’s editorial team was once again tasked with selecting the winners of the Indian Law Firm Awards. Our decisions are based on thousands of nominations and endorsements received from in-house counsel, other senior corporate executives and legal professionals around the world, as well as hundreds of submissions from Indian law firms

Diversity adversity

Supreme Court Justices Dhananjaya Chandrachud and Ajay Rastogi recently passed a ruling that enables women officers to serve as army commanders. The court also granted women officers the right to extended permanent service – a privilege that previously applied only to men. While the order affords women army officers the rights they deserved long ago, it does not fix overnight the backward views and stubborn stereotypes that persist within the corridors of power, be it those in the army or elsewhere.

AROUND THE REGION

Thailand’s top 100 lawyers

Asia Business Law Journal reveals Thailand's top 100 lawyers

Google Leegle

Google’s director of legal operations, technology and strategy Mary Shen O’Carroll talks about emerging trends in legal technology and the future of in-house legal teams

IP profit v human loss

Big pharma is racing to find covid-19 vaccines in the hope of profiting from a virtually limitless global demand, but governments are likely to step in to tilt the scale

Navigating the Channel Islands

Offshore jurisdictions are facing regulatory challenges and growing onshore competition, but the Channel Islands seems to be bucking the trend

Reimagining INTA

The CEO of the International Trademark Association, Etienne Sanz de Acedo, talks to Asia Business Law Journal about his reinvention of the global flagship INTA Annual Meeting event with a bold move to the virtual sphere in this pandemic year

Back off black

The EU removed the Cayman Islands from its blacklist of tax havens in October, after the British overseas territory was named a non-cooperative jurisdiction for tax purposes. Did the blacklist affect its business or reputation?

Harbouring ambitions

With the new limited partnership fund legislation Hong Kong is showing its intent to lure asset managers away from their favoured offshore jurisdictions and anchor them in the city

Revisiting data privacy in a pandemic

By Rachelle M Diaz, PJS Law
A comprehensive overview of the five pillars of compliance within the Philippine Data Privacy Act

Election day fireworks

Renowned legal professor Lawrence Douglas discusses the possibility of a constitutional crisis if Donald Trump should lose the US presidential election, but refuse to go