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Weekly Trademark Updates

This week’s trademark updates are as follows: Delhi High Court prevents website from using the trademark "Live Law" because of "intent to cash in on goodwill." The Delhi High Court has issued an ad interim injunction in favour of Live Law Media Private Limited, the business that owns the legal portal livelaw.in, preventing "Tiya Law Library" and a Haryana-based attorney from using the mark/name "Live Law" until further orders and ordering the internet service providers to block access to the website…

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Weekly Trademark Updates

This week’s trademark updates are as follows: A piracy of 'Torts'  In the matter of Allahabad Law Agency v. Amazon Retail India Pvt. Ltd. & Ors., the plaintiff sought for permanent injunction against several sellers on the defendant's platform who have been found selling pirated versions of the book- 'Law of Torts' by Dr. RK Bangia. A Delhi Court, understanding the gravity of the situation, has passed an ex-parte ad-interim injunction restraining the defendants and several others from either…

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Weekly Anti-Trust and Privacy Updates

This week’s anti-trust and privacy updates are as follows:   NCLAT suspends Amazon’s investment in Future-coupons, upholding CCI’s decision. The NCLAT has ordered Amazon to pay 200CR INR in penalty for making false statements and material omissions in its disclosures regarding the acquisition of Future Coupons Group. The Appellate Tribunal has upheld that Amazon deliberately mislead the CCI by misrepresenting its acquisition as an expansion of the portfolio and consequently, suppressing its strategic interest in the Subsidiary Future Retail Ltd. CCI, in…

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Weekly Trademark Updates

This week’s trademark updates are as follows: HT Media Ltd. provided relief from Delhi High Court Delhi High Court has granted ex-parte ad interim injunction in favour of HT Media Limited (the news publication house) which has a registered Trademark - Hindustan Times. The order was passed against the rogue website for using a deceptively similar domain name and abstained the website from using www.hindustantimes.tech and also restrained the website from publishing any articles, columns, reviews that can violate the copyrights…

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Weekly News Updates: E-Commerce

Weekly news updates for the E-commerce domain. E-Commerce monopolistic practices to be curbed by CAIT campaign In order to curtail the anti-competitive practices carried out by big corporate houses, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) will be launching a campaign to form clusters of traders on the cooperative model. CAIT will encourage and educate traders to form clusters and pool their resources including finance, technology and marketing in order to improve their purchasing power, negotiating with producers and also…

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Latest Updates on Antitrust - June 2022 - Part I

Latest Updates on Antitrust – June 2022 – Part I

This is a rundown of last week's Antitrust updates: Government mulling amendment to Competition Bill 2020 to give CCI wider powers over big tech companies In order to ensure that digital market remains open to new entrants and existence of meritorious competition between digital platforms, the Central Government is proposing to bring changes to the pending Competition Bill 2020. They aim to enhance the scope of the CCI over digital markets, with wider powers to be conferred on the CCI and…

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Weekly Updates: E-Commerce and Licensing News

Weekly news updates for the E-commerce and Licensing domain. Amazon's Smart Commerce program Amazon has recently launched an initiative called Smart Commerce in India, to help small retailers and local shops to create their own digital stores, in addition to its existing E-commerce platform. This new initiative will also allow store owners to offer an in-store shopping experience to their walk-in customers. Through the Smart Commerce initiative, stores of any size can sign up to be a part of this program…

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Latest Updates on Antitrust - December, 2021 - Part I

Latest Updates on Antitrust – December, 2021 – Part I

This is a rundown of last week's news updates on Antitrust: Apple denies abuse of dominance in Indian app market Tech giant Apple has sought the dismissal of a case filed against it by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) stating that it does not hold a dominant position in the Indian app market. It claimed that it holds a small share of 0-5% in the Indian app market which is dominated by Android creator Google which holds 95-100% of the…

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Latest Updates on Privacy - December, 2021 - Part I

Latest Updates on Privacy – December, 2021 – Part I

This is a rundown of last week's news updates on Privacy: Joint Parliamentary Committee submits report on Data Protection Bill The Joint Parliamentary Committee on Personal Data Protection Bill has submitted its report suggesting several changes including dropping the word “personal” from the name of the Bill to imply that the Bill also deals with non-personal data. The JPC has retained the section that confers the Central Government the power to exempt any government body from the application of the law…

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Latest Updates on Antitrust - November, 2021 - Part III

Latest Updates on Antitrust – November, 2021 – Part III

This is a rundown of last week’s news updates on Antitrust: CCI releases report on pharma sector Competition Commission of India (CCI) recently released a study on India’s pharmacy sector. The study suggested the creation of a National Digital Drugs Databank for the use of regulators, industry, physicians and consumers with the aim to combat the information asymmetry that prevails in the sector. It also advised online pharmacies to develop self-regulatory mechanisms in the areas of data collecting, usage, sharing, and…

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