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The featured image is the symbol of Net Neutrality. The post is about the negative aspects of TRAIs decision on net neutrality. To read more click here.

TRAI’s Ban on Differential Pricing – The other side of Net Neutrality

  Thomas, in his earlier post shared his views on the beneficial aspects of TRAI’s Ban on Differential Pricing. However, in this post I will try to bring forth the arguments of those in favor of differential pricing and how these arguments may be justified keeping in mind the Indian economy. The whole country had been discussing back and forth with various ongoing campaigns of all kinds about Net Neutrality. The recent TRAI order prohibits all such data services which provided access to…

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Alt. Text: This image depicts the Skype Trademark. This image was used because this post relates to a case involving Skype. Click on the image to read full post.

Phonetic Justice for Trademark

  This article was contributed by Swastika Chakravarti. How important are phonetics in trademarks, you ask? The General Court of the European Union has an answer for you. In deciding a matter between Pay TV giant, Sky and Microsoft (owners of Skype), the Court relied on the similarity of signs in terms of concept and phonetics to deny Microsoft a trademark for Skype in Europe. Holding that the pronunciation of ‘y’ in Skype is no shorter than in Sky, the Court…

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