Monthly Archives: April 2012

Google engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct: Australian Court

In what may turn out to be a major set back to Google Australia, the Federal Court of Australia has ruled that Google has engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct as a result of displaying an advertiser’s web address, or … Continue reading

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Patent is granted on the date on which the Patent Office orders are passed: Delhi HC

Delhi High Court clarified that the date on which the patent is granted cannot be the date of issuance of certificate but has to be the date on which orders are passed by the Controller. The Court said “Certificate is … Continue reading

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Majority ruling uphelds EC decision denying reservation of a symbol by a political party for “insignificant poll performance” valid; minority held otherwise: SC

A minority decision of the Supreme Court of India ruled that the Election Symbols (Reservation and Allotment) Order, 1968 (Symbols Order), insofar as it denies the reservation of a symbol for the exclusive allotment of the candidates set up by … Continue reading

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Adhoc judges of the Fast Track Courts have no right to the posts: SC

Deciding a patch of petitions, the Supreme Court of India ruled that adhoc judges of the Fast Track Courts (FTC) have no right to the posts in question as the posts themselves were temporary and were bound to come to … Continue reading

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India initiates consultations with USA on countervailing duties imposed by latter on steel products

India requested consultations with the US under the dispute settlement system concerning the latter’s countervailing duties on certain Hot Rolled Carbon Steel Flat products from India. The request for consultations formally initiates a dispute in the World Trade Organization. Consultations … Continue reading

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Delhi High Court tosses out writ petition seeking appointment of “Competent Authority” under Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act

Delhi High Court refused to grant any relief under a writ petition seeking a direction to the Ministry of Finance to appoint  “Competent Authority” contemplated in Section 5 of the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act, 1988 and to frame Rules in … Continue reading

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Explosive Suppliers liable for the manipulation of bidding process: CCI

The Competition Commission of India has found certain Explosive Suppliers who supply explosives to Coal India Limited liable for the manipulation of bidding process in contravention of Section 3(3) read with Section 3(1) of the Competition Act, 2002. The Commission … Continue reading

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Party waives attorney-client privilege forever by voluntarily disclosing privileged documents to the federal government: US Ninth Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that a party waives attorney-client privilege forever by voluntarily disclosing privileged documents to the federal government. DC Comics, who owns intellectual property rights to the Superman character, sued a movie … Continue reading

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Insurer to indemnify third parties even if cheque for premium is dishonoured: SC

The Supreme Court of India clarified that where insurance policy is issued by an authorized insurer on receipt of cheque towards payment of premium and such cheque is returned dishonoured, the liability of authorized insurer to indemnify third parties in … Continue reading

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Generic company can challenge patent information a brand manufacturer has submitted to FDA: US SC

In a unanimous decision, the US Supreme Court ruled that Congress has authorized a generic company (under 21 U. S. C. §355(j)(5)(C)(ii)(I)) to challenge the patent information a brand manufacturer has submitted to the FDA by bringing a counterclaim against … Continue reading

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