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(Zidd (Urdu/Hindi word) = insistence, persistence or doggedness.) Judgments, especially of higher courts, are juggernauts capable of jamming future judgments of the lower courts (and sometimes even the similar stature courts). Aren’t they? After all, this is how Stare Decisis works in common law countries - precedents possess legal piety....
INTRODUCTION Film titles are creatively conceived and involve a certain level of intellectual stimulation. Accordingly, these titles are registered with the societies or associations such as the Indian Motion Pictures Producers Association (IMPPA), the Film and Television Producers’ Guild of India, etc. to ensure that they are not infringed upon...
PROTECTION OF FILM TITLES AND SONG TITLES UNDER THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW IN INDIA In India, the Media and Entertainment Industry (M&E) has been growing rapidly due to the rise in digitization, widespread access to the internet, content creation and audience demand. The increase in its growth rate has led...
The Bombay High Court, vide Order dated 20th October 2021 in Endemol Shine Nederland Producties B.V. & Ors. v. Angel Singh aka Lucky Trading as 999 Productions & Ors. (COMIP(L)/28812/2021) (hereinafter, the “Order”) granted an ex parte ad interim injunction against the Defendants, who were shown to be organising...
Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. (“Plaintiff”) filed before the Hon’ble Delhi High Court a case for infringement of its registered trademark in a Hindi feature film titled ‘Haathi Mere Saathi’. The matter was heard by The Hon’ble Justice Sanjeev Narula, and order was pronounced on 23rd March, 2021, in favour of...
About The Authors- Aditi Gupta and Harsh Kamdar are  fifth-year law students at the Institute of Law, Nirma University with keen interest in the field of Intellectual Property Rights and Media & Entertainment Law. Can “square packaging” of the chocolates provide exclusive rights to its owner? It was answered in affirmative in...
This article has been co-authored by me and Shayak Mitra, who is going to be a practising lawyer in Calcutta HC.  Background As most video-game aficionados would know, Sony’s much-awaited next-generation console – the PlayStation 5 (“PS5”) – is set to release in mid-November 2020 in numerous countries. However, India is...
Contextualization Crimes/wrongs are meant to be prevented for the smooth functioning of society. Right? But whether they are crimes per se i.e. wrong in every sense or they are a crime because the law says so and therefore worth stopping is a quintessential question of this debate (Read more here)....
By Anushka Verma For long there has been an ongoing debate about the selling of fairness creams in the Indian subcontinent. A question often asked by critics of such marketing strategies is whether fair is really lovely. However, earlier this month, a change was seen when Hindustan Unilever Limited renamed...
Background The US’ premier football (or soccer, in truly American fashion) league – Major League Soccer (“MLS”) – has slowly but steadily built its name as a respectable league capable of producing promising, young talent and persuading big football stars to come ply their trade in North America. Players...

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