Monthly Archives: August 2014

Agent must disclose agency while granting copyright license: BHC

In an important ruling, the Bombay High court held that an authorized agent issuing license on behalf of a copyright owner must disclose the factum of agency so that the licensee knows that it has a valid license from the … Continue reading

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NCW can’t act as a court: BHC

The Bombay High Court recently ruled that the National Commission for Women (“NCW”) does not have “unbridled power” and is not entitled to arrive at final conclusions or grant reliefs that a civil or criminal court can. The Court’s ruling … Continue reading

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Contents of notice to include particular action proposed: SC

The Supreme Court of India ruled that principles of natural justice should be followed when show causing somebody, especially before blacklisting a person or entity, and the contents of such a notice to noticee shall include the particular action which … Continue reading

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Indian Trademark Office increases filing fees

Indian Trademark Office increases filing fees for a trademark application in one class. http://goo.gl/NZVhFa

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Family Courts rebuked for laxity: SC

Rebuking family courts for granting adjournments liberally, the Supreme Court of India held that the maintenance to wife should be granted from the date of application for maintenance and not the date of order from the family court. Terming it … Continue reading

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Transfer of possession not essential under a gift: SC

A Large Bench of the Supreme Court of India clarified that the ‘transfer of possession’ of immovable property under a gift is not an essential prerequisite under Transfer of Property Act (“Act”) and does not affect the validity of a … Continue reading

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Opportunity to Pub Prosecutor mandatory while hearing for bail at post-conviction stage: SC

The Supreme Court of India clarified that the appellate court while considering the release of the convict on bail at post-conviction stage has to give an opportunity to the public prosecutor for showing cause in writing against such release where … Continue reading

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