By its recent decision dated 26 April 2018 in Messi Cuccittini v EUIPO – J-M.-E.V. e hijos (MESSI), the General Court of the European Union (General Court) has upheld Lionel Messi’s trademark application for ‘MESSI’ for use on sports and gymnastics clothing, footwear and equipment. Here’s a graphic representation of Messi’s trademark:
The Delhi High Court (the Court) in its order dated 22nd August 2017 has passed an ex-parte interim injunction restraining Vodafone UK entities (Defendants) from initiating investment arbitration against the Union of India (UOI) under the India-UK Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) [the Order]. Amidst the post-amendment fervor of the Indian arbitration regime, the Order is arguably reminiscent of India’s erstwhile interventionist approach to arbitration. Continue reading
Nikita Panse is a final year law student at ILS Law College, Pune. She takes a keen interest in family law and criminal law. She is a belly dancer, an avid reader of all genres and an optimistic fitness enthusiast. She bagged a PPO with Jaykar and Partners, a reputed litigation law firm in Mumbai.
Yojit is a final year student from ILS Law College; where he served as one of the Coordinators of the ILS Intellectual Property Rights Cell, performed well at national and international moots and played an instrumental role in the organization of several national and intra-college events. He is also the newest addition to DSK Legal’s taxation practice at Mumbai. Continue reading
This post is authored by Gaurav N Pingle, a practicing Company Secretary from Pune. He is associated as ‘Domain Consultant’ with CimplyFive Corporate Secretarial Services Pvt. Ltd. He is also visiting faculty for ‘Company Law’ at ILS Law College, Pune. Mr. Pingle can be contacted at email@example.com. For more information on Mr. Pingle’s work, please visit www.csgauravpingle.com.
In a very interesting decision, the Supreme Court interpreted the provisions of SEBI Act (‘the Act’), and ruled on a contentious question – Whether administrative circular that is issued by SEBI under the Act can be the subject matter of appeal u/s 15T of the Act?
This article is an analysis of the Apex Court’s judgment in National Securities Depository Ltd. V. Securities and Exchange Board Of India [“NSDL v SEBI”] [dated March 7, 2017].
Merchants have been using unique insignia on their goods since ancient Greek and Roman times. This was done mainly to inform buyers and other traders of the origin of their goods and to distinguish them from those manufactured by others. This practice was implicitly respected in the merchant community and guilds. But for a long time, they possessed no justiciable right, except under the law of fraud, against any misappropriation of their merchandise marks. Continue reading
Earlier this month, the Mumbai Bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) decided an important issue arising under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (the Code). This development was first reported here by Varun Marwah, an alumnus of ILS Law College, Pune. This matter was also extensively worked upon and argued before the NCLT by Vividh Tandon, associate, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Mumbai. He is also an alumnus of ILS Law College, Pune. Continue reading
Ramkishore is pursuing the final year of the five-year law course at ILS Law College, Pune. He hails from Andhra Pradesh, where he secured a Rank 26 in the AP Law Entrance Test. He won the Intra College Client Counseling Competition this year and has previously participated in many other moot courts. Ramkishore is a strong proponent of speedy justice and amicable settlement of legal disputes. He’s on his way to becoming a stellar new associate at AK Law Chambers, one of the best arbitration law firms in India!
Samrudhi Chothani is a final year law student of the five-year course at ILS Law College, Pune. She takes a keen interest in the laws of contract and arbitration and loves to binge on episodes of Sherlock, Game of Thrones and Sarabhai v Sarabhai. At present, Samrudhi is an Associate-in-waiting at Bharucha & Partners, Mumbai; and come May 2017, she will become a first generation lawyer.
Prime Minister Modi has taken a billion Indians by surprise after the recent demonetization of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 currency notes. As of midnight 8th November 2016, these notes have ceased to serve as legal tender in India. Why? According to the Indian Premier, this stern measure is intended as a fatal blow to the parasitic parallel economy in India. Additionally, it aims to cut the supply lines to the funding of terrorist activities, which primarily involve the use of high denomination currency bills. While the Indian public is taking their time to digest this bitter medicine, let’s take a moment to analyze the legal status of this historic decision and to trace the history of demonetization in India. Continue reading