In 1798 English political scientist William Godwin observed, “The system of administration of justice in England suffers from three defects – delay, cost and glorious uncertainty in the final outcome of any litigation.”
This observation holds true today in many Commonwealth countries, including India. Demands arising from the multiplicity of laws, the complexity of procedures and the very structure and organization of the courts account for most of the time spent in litigation.
Delay, the enemy of IP holders
The menace of delay in the disposal of cases before the judiciary has severe repercussions for the rightful holders of intellectual property, in cases where IP is disputed.
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Ravi Singhania is the managing partner and Dipak Rao is a partner at Singhania & Partners. The firm is headquartered in Noida and has offices in New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad.
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