Monthly Archives: March 2012

Court can award attorney fees under Section 1117(c) Lanham Act: 2nd Circuit

In an important ruling, US Court of Appeals for 2nd Circuit held that the election of a remedy under Section 1117(c) of Lanham Act (“Act”) by a plaintiff in trademark infringement cases does not foreclose the possibility of a recovery … Continue reading

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Pilot cannot claim emotional distress damages in privacy case: US Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of United States held that a private pilot cannot claim damages for mental or emotional distress on being punished for hiding his medical condition (HIV -positive) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Pilot intentionally withheld his HIV … Continue reading

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TRAI takes steps to Stop Misleading Tariff Advertisements

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) announced “Preventing Misleading Tariff Advertisements” measures to improve transparency in telecom tariff offers so that telecom subscribers can choose the best available tariff plans. A tariff advertisement would be considered misleading if it … Continue reading

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Court can take cognizance of non-cognizable offence on a police report: SC

The Supreme Court of India cleared that if a complaint contains allegations about commission of offence under Section 498A (Husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) of the Indian Penal Code (“IPC”) which is a … Continue reading

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High Court duty bound to formulate substantial question of law in second appeals: SC

The Supreme Court of India reiterated that High Courts, when hearing second appeals under Section 100 of Civil Procedure Code, have a duty to formulate a substantial question of law before interfering with the judgment and decree of the lower … Continue reading

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IPAB expunges trademark DAVIDOFF

Intellectual Property Appellate Board ordered to remove the registered trademark DAVIDOFF (Class 25) from the trademark register saying that the trademark DAVIDOFF “has been wrongly renewed long after the statutory deadline date for renewal and accordingly it is to be … Continue reading

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