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The Resale Right in Art - Where do we go from here?

Author: Rodney D. Ryder

It was in the early twentieth century that copyright law responded to growing public awareness of the plight of impoverished artists whose works greatly increased in value to the benefit of dealers and collectors, without any corresponding benefit to the artist. 

In France, a drawing by Forain published inFranceprior to the...

Whats In a Mark? : Trade Mark Opposition And Infringement Analysis

Author: Stephanie Mahbert


Section 2 (m) of the Trade Marks Act, 1999 clearly defines “mark” to include all devices, brands, heading, label, ticket, name, signature, word, letter, numeral, shape of goods, packaging or combination of colours or any combination thereof. To secure protection under the Trade Marks Act, 1999 the mark be...

Once upon a Click - A story of Amazons One Click patent and Indias emerging Business patent policy

Author: Yamuna Chengappa [email id: ]


The reason why men enter into society is the preservation of their property-     John Locke.

India’s economic reforms in the 90s brought in a surge of subsidiaries, research units and business back offices of both Indian and foreign multinational companies. Consequent to these reforms India’s software sector...

Intellectual Property Disputes and Use of Arbitration

Author: Deshaipeta Aparna

Now a days ‘Intellectual property rights’ is one of the wide spread topic in legal world. Intellectual property right is a legal concept which deals with the creation of the minds for the recognition of exclusive rights. The Intellectual property has evolved when copyrights were brought alongside patents, trademarks, and...

Security and Privacy on Cloud - [Part 1]

Author: Smitha HS

Security and Privacy on Cloud - 1

Understanding the legal issues in cloud computing, it becomes clear that security and privacy of data hosted on the cloud is of paramount concern. The very the technology of cloud computing makes it inherently vulnerable. In this article we attempt to understand the privacy and security...

Time Warner Entertainment Co. v. A. K. Das & Others, Delhi High Court 1997 PTC 17

Author: Rahul Cherian

This is a case concerning the concept of passing off in trademark law. Passing off is where a person or an organization tries to sell off their products using the brand name and goodwill of another organization that is commercially in a better standing than the former.

Time Warner Entertainment Company, L.P (hereinafter...

Phishing Scams: Bane of E-Commerce

Author: Samar Chowdhery


E-commerce defined simply, is the commercial transaction of services in an electronic format. In general terms, E-commerce is a business methodology that addresses the needs of organizations, traders and consumers to reduce costs while improving the quality of goods and services and...

Legal Aspects of Cloud Computing

Author: Smitha HS


“Cloud computing” is the new buzzword. It is heralded as a development that has changed the landscape of information technology. So what exactly is cloud computing?

Technically, Cloud computing is the practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process data,...

Cyberspace is the epitome of the transnational.

Author: Smitha HS


The Internet is among the few things humans have built that they don't really understand is a statement made by Google Inc., executive chairman Eric Schmidt in his new book released in 2013. Over the last two decades the Internet or the worldwide web or the cyberspace has acquired its quotidian nature breaking...

John Richard Brady & Others. v. Chemical Process Equipment Pvt. Ltd, Delhi High Court AIR 1987 Delhi 372

Author: Rahul Cherian

This is a case concerning the legal principle of copyright infringement involving trade secrets and engineering. John Richard Brady (hereinafter referred to as Brady) was a Mechanical Engineer from the U.S and also the President and Managing Director of Fometa Overseas S.A. Castellana, Madrid, Spain. He conceived the idea of...

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