DOMAIN NAME DISPUTES AND CYBERSQUATTING

Introduction Over the past few decades online real estate has become increasingly expensive with many willing to shell out millions for a desirable website name (‘domain name’). To cite an example, in 2019, Microstrategy ® Incorporated sold the rights to the domain Voice.com for USD 30 million[1] to Block.one. That’s 225 crore rupees, just for... Continue Reading →

All you need to know about Indian Constitution Day!

Constitution Day or Samvidhan Diwas also known as the National Law Day, is celebrated in India on 26th of November every year. This day commemorates the adoption of the Constitution of India for the first time in the country. The Constitution of India is a set of written principles of fundamental political procedures and duties of the... Continue Reading →

THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON LEASE DEEDS

In the wake of Covid-19, the landlords and tenants of both commercial as well as residential properties are witnessing unprecedent circumstances. As the revenues of businesses and individuals have dwindled due to government-imposed restrictions and the social distancing measures, leaseholders are finding it difficult to fulfil their rent obligations. Many commercial lease holders have already... Continue Reading →

Important Judgments • April 2020

Important Judgements 1. The Supreme Court, in Atma Ram v. Charanjit Singh, opined that conduct of a plaintiff is very crucial in a suit for specific performance. A person who issues legal notice on particular year claiming readiness and willingness, but institutes suit after three years only with a prayer for mandatory injunction carrying a... Continue Reading →

Important Judgments • March 2020

The Supreme Court, in Ashok Kumar Kalra v. Wing Cdr. Surendra Agnihotri, opined that Order VIII Rule 6A of Code does not put an embargo on filing counterclaim after filing written statement, however, this does not give absolute right to defendant to file counterclaim with substantive delay, even if limitation period prescribed has not elapsed.... Continue Reading →

Important Judgments • February 2020

1. The Supreme Court, in Anuradha Bhasin V. Union of India, opined that Freedom of speech and expression through medium of internet is integral part of Article 19(1)(a) and any restriction on same must be in accordance with Article 19(2) of Constitution. Read more [(2020) 1 MLJ 574 (SC): LNIND 2020 SC 18] 2. The... Continue Reading →

IBC and its Interplay with Other Statutes

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (“IBC”) was brought in to provide a single unified framework to deal with bankruptcy and insolvency by persons other than financial institutions. Prior to the introduction of IBC, the law of insolvency and bankruptcy was spread across several statutes and fora, which rendered the process time consuming and largely... Continue Reading →

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