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Amounts written in different inks render negotiable instrument void: MHC

The Madras High Court recently held that amounts written in different inks in a promissory note without any justification amounts to material alteration and would render the promissory note void. Any material alteration without the consent of the parties would … Continue reading

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Forwarded message is equal to accepting the message: MHC

Rejecting the anticipatory bail plea of a local political leader for forwarding an abusive message on social media, the Madras High Court observed that forwarding a message on social media is equal to accepting and endorsing the message. “Forwarded message … Continue reading

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ISR & IPER are essential inputs in examination of patents: MHC

In an attempt to cut short the delays in the grant of patents, the Madras High Court has held that Patent Cooperation Treaty (“PCT”) search reports shall be treated as an essential input in the examination of the pending national … Continue reading

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Prior permission not necessary for rectification of registered trademark: DHC

In an important ruling, the Delhi High Court clarified that prior permission of the Court is not necessary under Section 124(1)(b)(ii) of the Trade Marks Act, 1999 (“Act”) for rectification of a registered trademark during the pendency of a suit. … Continue reading

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ASTROL deceptively similar to CASTROL: MHC

The Madras High Court restrained a local manufacturer of oil and lubrication products from using the word ASTROL or any other deceptively similar words as their trademark in relation to any of their products to the plaintiff’s trademark CASTROL. The … Continue reading

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IPAB members’ appointment provisions unconstitutional: MHC

In a recent ruling, the Madras High Court struck down provisions of Intellectual Property Appellate Board appointments under the Trademarks Act as unconstitutional citing the violation of separation of powers and independence of judiciary by the government. The Court was … Continue reading

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Cochin Port Trust assessable to sales tax: SC

The Supreme Court of India ruled that Cochin Port trust is a ‘dealer’ and falls within such definition under Kerala General Sales Tax Act (“Act”) and is consequently assessable to tax under the Act. Comparing the definition of a ‘dealer’ … Continue reading

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