Monthly Archives: February 2015

Indian Patent Office launches new search facility InPASS

Indian Patent Office has launched a new search facility “Indian Patent Advanced Search System (InPASS)” which allows a full-text search to be conducted in all the Indian Patents as well as Patent Applications. http://goo.gl/xbAjry INPASS supports wild-cards, truncation as well … Continue reading

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NPA definition constitutional: SC

In an important decision, the Supreme Court of India upheld the constitutional validity of amended definition of “non-performing assets” under The Securitization and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act, 2002 (“Act”) stating that the function of … Continue reading

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No appeal against order u/S 8 Arbitration Act: BHC

The Bombay High Court recently ruled that an appeal against an order in an application under section 8 of The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (“Act”) in a civil suit is not maintainable under clause 15 of the Letters Patent. … Continue reading

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No backdoor challenge to Arbitral Tribunal’s jurisdiction: SC

Denying a backdoor challenge to the jurisdiction of an Arbitral Tribunal, the Supreme Court of India recently ruled that a party to an arbitration proceeding shall not be permitted to raise objections under The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (“Act”) … Continue reading

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TRAI issues amended Telecommunication Mobile Number Portability Regulations

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) issued 6th Amendment to the Telecommunication Mobile Number Portability Regulation, 2009 which will facilitate Full MNP (PAN India Portability) in the country w.e.f. 3rd May, 2015. Earlier TRAI made recommendations to the Department of … Continue reading

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TRAI issues Regulations on Termination Charges

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) issued the “Telecommunication Interconnection Usage Charges (Eleventh Amendment) Regulations” which prescribe revised domestic termination charge (Mobile Termination Charges and Fixed Termination Charges) and International Termination Charges. Domestic termination charges are the charges payable … Continue reading

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Courts bound to follow arbitration agreement: SC

The Supreme Court of India clarified that courts are bound to refer the parties to arbitration in terms of the agreement once an application has been duly filed under The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (“Act”) before the civil court. … Continue reading

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