No Absolute Rule of Election Of a Shape Or Configuration As Either a Design or a Trademark: Delhi High Court Permits Maintainability of Suits of Passing Off a Registered Design As a Trademark/ Trade Dress

The Hon’ble High Court of Delhi in a Case of Crocs Inc. USA v. Aqualite India Limited (2019) SCC Online Del 7409, Para 38 on February, 2019 had clearly pronounced that, once party has acquired a registered Design in their name, then it completely forecloses any possibility of seeking relief under the relief of Passing-off […]

New Bride’s conduct of being in her room or not showing initiative in doing household work not cruelty : Delhi High Court

The judgement was passed by the division bench of justices Hima Kohli and Asha Menon in appeal against an order passed by a Family Court. The bench held that the newly married bride to be in her room all day and not showing initiative in doing household work can by no stretch of imagination be […]

Consensual cohabitation between Two Adults of same Sex not Illegal; They have a right to Live together even outside the wedlock: Uttarakhand HC

Uttarakhand High court recently gave its judgement with respect to the rights of adult homosexual couples to choose their life partners and to live with each other, without any pressure from their parents and society. “Consesual cohabitation between two adults of the same sex cannot in our understanding be illegal far or lessa  crime because […]

Power to Replace IRP and appoint a new Resolution Professional, without recording reasons, solely vested with Committee of Creditors (Coc): NCLT

In a case of Power Finance Corporation Limited Vs Mahender Khandelwal, NCLT of Hyderabad has held that the Power to replace an Interim Resolution Professional (IRP) and appoint a new individual as Resolution Professional solely and absolutely vested with the Committee of Creditors (COC). NCLT further held that the pre-requisites for replacing the Interim Resolution […]

Supreme Court imposes Exemplary cost of Rs. 5 Lakh on Petitioner seeking ban on sale of soft drinks; says invocation of Article 32 was an abuse of process

The Supreme Court had come down heavily on a social worker who had moved to supreme court seeking a PIL seeking  ban on soft drinks like Coca cola, Thumbs Up etc. (UmedSinh P. Chavda Vs Union Of India & Ors.) A Bench of three judges gave this decision namely Justices DY Chandrachud, Hemant Gupta and […]