Social Media Influencers and the Law: Observations after Marico Limited v. Abhijeet Bhansali

In this post, Karan Kamath applauds the judgment of the Bombay High Court in Marico Limited v. Abhijeet Bhansali by arguing that influence marketing is nothing but a veiled attempt to mislead the audience and augments his opinion by citing relevant cases and provisions of the Indian law. Continue reading Social Media Influencers and the Law: Observations after Marico Limited v. Abhijeet Bhansali

Hyundai Engineering: Revival of the Conundrum Under Section 11 of the Arbitration Act

By: Rajvansh Singh  INTRODUCTION In United India Insurance v Hyundai Engineering (hereinafter ‘Hyundai Engineering’), the respondents had filed a petition under Section 11(4) and Section 11(6) of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996 (hereinafter ‘the Act’) before the High Court of Madras. The appellant resisted the petition by claiming that the condition precedent to arbitration as mentioned in Clause 7 was not fulfilled. The clause … Continue reading Hyundai Engineering: Revival of the Conundrum Under Section 11 of the Arbitration Act

Apple v. Smapple – Did the Japanese Patent Board Open the Floodgates by Weakening Trademark Protection In Japan?

By: Akash Anurag & Raja Reeshav Roy INTRODUCTION In a recent instance, the Japanese Patent Board (hereinafter ‘Board’) dismissed a trademark opposition claim against the registered trademark ‘Smapple’ on the grounds of less likelihood of confusion with Apple. The opposed mark ‘Smapple‘ was filed by a Japanese entity dealing in repair and maintenance of mobile phones in the year 2017 and the same after acceptance … Continue reading Apple v. Smapple – Did the Japanese Patent Board Open the Floodgates by Weakening Trademark Protection In Japan?

S. Sukumar v. Institute of Chartered Accountants of India & Ors. with Centre for Public Interest Litigation v. Union of India & Ors.

By: Kanishka Dasmohapatra INTRODUCTION On 23rd February, the Apex Court declared the activities of Multi-National Accounting Firms (hereinafter ‘MAFs’) in India, as ‘illegal and unethical’[1]. The 75-page landmark judgement culminated in directions that the Centre constitute a three-member expert committee, to analyse whether activities of MAFs are in conformity with The Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 (hereinafter ‘CA Act’)[2] and Code of Professional Conduct under the … Continue reading S. Sukumar v. Institute of Chartered Accountants of India & Ors. with Centre for Public Interest Litigation v. Union of India & Ors.

PV Anvar v. PK Basheer: A Critique

By: Natansh Jain Introduction The advent of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has had a huge impact on the manner in which people transact and communicate business nowadays. There has been an enormous increase in the transactions which are electronic in nature. Such an impact is not limited to business transactions only but it extends to the law of evidence as well. One of the … Continue reading PV Anvar v. PK Basheer: A Critique