Monthly Archives: February 2017

Courts have supervisory & controlling power over advocates: SC

The Supreme Court of India recently held that the courts have the supervisory and controlling power over the rights of an advocate to appear for cases in the court and such power does not violate the right of the advocate … Continue reading

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Minority institutions couldn’t act arbitrarily: SC

The Supreme Court of India held that a minority institution could not act arbitrarily or unfairly in dealing with the selection of the eligible candidates despite their autonomy under Article 30 of the Constitution of India and the courts does have … Continue reading

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ACR part of officer’s service record: SC

The Supreme Court of India held that the Annual Confidential Report (“ACR”) of an officer does form a part of his or her service record and could not be ignored for the purposes of his or her promotion on the … Continue reading

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‘Fair Use’ doctrine explained: DHC

Refusing to grant interim injunction on a claim that the course packs prescribed by Delhi University contain no additional material apart from photocopies of copyrighted publications, the Delhi High Court ruled that the concept of fair use in copyright law … Continue reading

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Retrial only in exceptional cases: SC

The Supreme Court of India clarified that a court should consider re-trial only when the trial is vitiated by serious illegality or irregularity that could result in miscarriage of justice. “The circumstances that should exist for warranting retrial must be … Continue reading

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Film producer has exclusive copyright on works of lyricist or musician: SC

The Supreme Court of India clarified that once the author of a lyric or a musical work parts with a portion of his copyright by authorizing a film producer to make a cinematograph film in respect of his work and … Continue reading

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Toyota’s injunction set aside for trademark PRIUS: DHC

The Delhi High Court set aside permanent injunction granted in favor of Japanese car manufacturer Toyota for the use of word PRIUS by a local car accessories manufacturer. Toyota claimed that the word PRIUS has attained a trans-border reputation and … Continue reading

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