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Celebrity Privacy

Author: Aishani Gupta

The right to privacy has been viewed across jurisdictions as fundamental. The Supreme Court has held that this right comes within the contours of the right to life as guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution.

The nature of the right to privacy is not in question in this note, I begin therefore, from a subsequent...

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

MEANING AND TYPES OF E-COMMERCE MODELS

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

Introduction

“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

INTRODUCTION

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...

Century Traders v. Roshan Lal, Delhi High Court AIR 1978 Delhi 250, 15 (1979) DLT 269

Author: Rahul Cherian

This case was decided by the division bench of the Delhi High Court comprising of Justice P Narain and Justice P S Safeer on the issue of passing off of the goods bearing the appellant’s [Century's Traders] trademark by the respondent [Roshal Lal]. The appeal was directed against the order of a learned Single Judge bench of...

Colgate Palmolive Co. Ltd & Another. vs. Mr. Patel & Others., Delhi High Court 2005 PTC (31) 583

Author: Rahul Cherian

This is a case relating to the legal principle of infringement of a trademark. It was decided by a Single Judge Bench of the Delhi High Court comprising of Justice M Mudgal.

Colgate Palmolive Co. Limited (hereinafter referred to as the plaintiffs) is a company that has been manufacturing and marketing dental products in...

Lakhanpal National Ltd vs M.R.T.P. Commission And Another, Supreme Court of India 1989 AIR 1692

Author: Rahul Cherian

This is a case concerning the legal principle of Unfair Trade practice. Section 36A(1)(i) to (v) of Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Act, 1969 (repealed by Competition Act, 2002) lays down the definition and also what constitutes unfair trade practice. For the purposes of this case only sub-clauses (i) and (v) are...

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