Source: IPR Services In India.
Source: IPR Services In India.
Apple has been vigorously protecting its brand and
trademark around the world. In one such example, the US Patent and
Trademark Office (USPTO) accepted Apple’s request last week for
trademarks on the minimalist design and layout of its retail outlets.
With a booming e-commerce
in India, Apple must be planning to protect its brand and
trademark in India as well. Apple has already showed its
Trademark law of
India is passing through an interesting and developmental phase.
Recently Samsung has raised the issue of international
exhaustion of a trademark under Indian trademark law. Similarly,
trademarks registrations in India have also increased as India is
becoming a favourite destination for commercial activities world
registration in India is regulated by the
As a leading techno legal ICT law firm of India,
is frequently approached for numerous techno legal issues. One of
them pertains to e-commerce
laws and regulations in India.
Recently many queries have been raised about the
gambling laws and regulations in India. We have also
observed that e-commerce
legal compliances in India are not followed in true letter
E-commerce is the latest entrepreneur bandwagon in
India. Thousands of e-commerce portals have emerged during the year
2012. However, in the zest of earning profit, legal and compliance
requirements pertaining to e-commerce have been totally ignored by
almost all the e-commerce portals.
The most vulnerable categories that have opened
their online shops pertain to online
Online gambling in India has aroused great interest
among many e-commerce entrepreneurs of India. This is because online
gambling is a very remunerative and profit oriented business.
However, online gambling is also a complicated business filed as many
laws and technical issues have to be resolved at the same time.
We have a central law on gambling called the Public
Gambling Act of 1867.
Optical character recognition (OCR) is one of the
most important stages of e-discovery
forensics process. OCR is the process where images of
handwritten, typewritten or printed text are converted into
machine-encoded text using the mechanical or electronic conversion.
The main purpose of OCR is to digitise printed texts
so that they can be electronically searched, stored more
India is in the
process of providing of electronic
delivery of services to Indian citizens. Further, there is also a
shift in electronic financial transactions in India whether it
pertains to Internet
banking or mobile
banking. Additional challenges would also arise due to this
digital revolution in India.
services in India have become essential due to growing
MTS has already filed a curative petition against the judgment seeking to annul the cancellation of its licenses. MTS believes that it has a very good case in the curative petition both in facts and law and is hopeful of a favourable order of restoration of its licences.
The Vodafone taxation controversy in India has again resurfaced. Vodafone has been served with tax due notice by Indian tax authorities. Vodafone reacted in the much anticipated manner and denied any tax due on its part. Vodafone is also feeling confident due to the ruling of Supreme Court of India in its favour.
In this annual
report 2012 we are summarising the techno legal initiatives and
projects that have been freshly undertaken and continued by us. These
include awareness projects, research and development projects,
trainings and education projects and initiatives, skills development
initiatives and projects, etc.
Let us start with some background information before
we go into the details
Court of India asked the Indian government to monitor and regulate
all clinical trials of experimental drugs in India. The
Apex Court was anguished over the manner in which clinical trials of
experimental drugs in India are handled by Indian government and its
In particular, the Apex Court was angry with the
Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (