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.
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
By Chaitanya Reddy
III BA LLB
ILS Law College
Worked at :
Samvad Partners, Chennai.
Address: 11/6, 2nd floor, Railway colony 3rd Street
Nelson Manickam road, Aminjikarai, Chennai 600 029, India.
Interviewed by Deepakar Livingston, Advocate, Bombay High Court
and Ritvik Kulkarni V BSL LLB, ILS Law College, Pune
Dakshayani graduated from ILS Law College in 2014 with a First Class Degree. We are interviewing someone who herself has interviewed the likes of Naushad Forbes (Director Forbes Marshall and Vice-President CII), Apurv Nagpal ( Ex. MD and CEO HMV), Mahesh Yagnaraman (MD and CEO First Energy) , Padma Vibhushan Pandit.Hariprasad Chaurasia, Padma Bhushan Pandit Rajan and Sajan Mishra, Padma Shri Ustad Shahid Parvez.
Deepakar Livingston, Advocate, Bombay High Court
Ritvik Kulkarni, ILS Law College
Bridgestone India Private Limited v. Inderpal Singh
Harish Adwant, IV B.S.L. LL.B.
Section 4 of the Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Second Ordinance, 2015 (Ordinance) inserts Section 142A in the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 (the Act) which provides for retrospective application of Section 142. Continue reading