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Indian Patent Law And International Conventions

Indian Patent Law And International Conventions

 Introduction A Patent is an exclusive right given to a person who is an inventor of a new and useful article or an improvement of an existing article or a new process of making an article. A patent refers to the grant of some privilege or exclusive right to exclude others from making, selling, or…

General Rules for Grant of Bail under Cr.PC

General Rules for Grant of Bail under Cr.PC

The provision as regards bail and bonds has been dealt with in Chapter 32 of the Criminal Procedure Code, 1973. While there does not exist a definition of the term bail in the Code, the basic objective of bail is to secure the presence of an accused person in the Court at the time of…

Abortion Law in India

Abortion Law in India

In India, the act that governs, the safe termination of pregnancies of women is The Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971 (MTP Act). The Act provides for termination of certain pregnancies by registered medical practitioners only if specified conditions are met. The objective behind introducing such a statute is to reduce the maternal mortality rate…

Delhi HC issues notice on a plea seeking a ban on tobacco advertisements and safeguarding of workers of tobacco companies

Delhi HC issues notice on a plea seeking a ban on tobacco advertisements and safeguarding of workers of tobacco companies

A Public Interest Litigation has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking a total ban on the advertising, promotion and sponsorship of tobacco products in any form. The petition alleges that the respondent – a company engaged in the manufacturing and marketing of tobacco products under the name of MAHAK group is involved in…

Arbitration is not meant to mirror litigation:CJI Bobde

Arbitration is not meant to mirror litigation:CJI Bobde

The Chief Justice of India- Hon’ble Justice Bobde while speaking at the 3rd International Conference conducted on “Arbitration in the Era of Globalisation” by Indian Council of Arbitration and FIICI at New Delhi, remarked: “Arbitration is not meant to mirror litigation. The time-consuming methods of long oral arguments, long written submissions and a reference to…

Kerala HC: results of even voluntary narco-analysis & brain mapping tests admissible

Kerala HC: results of even voluntary narco-analysis & brain mapping tests admissible

Justice Alexandar Thomas of Kerala High Court has held in the case of sister Abhaya, a murder case that the results of narco-analysis and brain mapping tests on the accused cannot be used as evidence. The accused in their petition(s) prayed to stop the prosecution from examining as witnesses- the persons who have conducted the…

A gay couple moves Kerala High Court for recognition of homosexual marriages

A gay couple moves Kerala High Court for recognition of homosexual marriages

A gay couple (Nikesh PP and Sonu MS) has filed a writ petition in the Kerala High Court challenging certain provisions of the Special Marriage Act, 1954 contending that the Act only permits solemnization of marriage between heterosexual individuals. The petitioners in their plea have contended that the statute is declared unconstitutional on the ground…

Display of designation stickers on cars banned: HC

Display of designation stickers on cars banned: HC

A division bench of Justice Rajiv Sharma and Justice Amol Rattan Singh of Punjab and Haryana High Court while hearing a PIL filed in relation to the traffic-related issues of the tri-city (Chandigarh, Panchkula, and Mohali), banned the display of stickers, display of designations, professions and organizations and other such symbols depicting status of celebrity…

Adultery: No longer an offence under IPC

Adultery: No longer an offence under IPC

Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 provides punishment for Adultery. Until 2018, Adultery was treated as a punishable offence and only the male offender was liable to be punished with imprisonment extending up to five years, with or without fine, or both. The section did not prescribe any punishment to the wife of…

Kerala vs Centre: Other Instances Of States Filing Suit In SC Against CAA

Kerala vs Centre: Other Instances Of States Filing Suit In SC Against CAA

The State of Kerala has challenged the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, in the Supreme Court by filing a suit under Article 131 of the Constitution. Under Article 131, the Supreme Court has original jurisdiction in deciding disputes between the Centre and State(s). The Kerala government in its suit has contended that it will be compelled…