Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property Rights
Legal

Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property Rights

Machines were invented by man as a device to help ease his burden by doing a tedious job repeatedly and at a faster pace. Let's recall the show Karishma-Ka-Karishma or Bollywood movie Robot that all of us must have seen at least once, showings robots or machines as intelligent beings taking their own decisions, creating things, etc. Back in those days, the public perception was that intelligence in machines was just extraordinary imaginations of dreamy filmmakers and a mere part of fiction.

Continue Reading about a month ago
Future of Cryptocurrencies after Supreme Court
Legal

Future of Cryptocurrencies after Supreme Court's Judgement

The 'Cryptocurrency' was introduced in 2009, and it has intrigued the world since then. It came in as a new revolution in the economy of not just a particular country but almost the entire globe. The most famous form of cryptocurrency is the 'Bitcoins', and the time since it was presented to the world, people have been trading and investing in it even though it was not regulated. Not regulating these cryptocurrency means that even if there are illegal activities like money laundering, fraud and even terrorist funding. This implies that there is no protection either for a consumer or for businesses.

Continue Reading about 1 months ago
Difference between Act, Bill, Ordinances, Rules & Regulations
Legal

Difference between Act, Bill, Ordinances, Rules & Regulations

Can we refer Specific Relief Act, Transfer of Property Act, Companies Act, Contract Act etc. etc.; a bill? Wait! Before refuting to this question, always remember that an Act was obviously a bill once, and as these legislations have been passed in both the Houses and assented by the President so, they will not be referred as a ‘bill’. Read this article to know more in detail.

Continue Reading about 1 months ago
Nani Palkhivala: The Legendary Lawyer
Legal

Nani Palkhivala: The Legendary Lawyer

“If a count were to be made of the ten topmost lawyers of the world, I have no doubt that Mr. Palkhivala’s name would find a prominent place therein” – H.R.Khanna

Continue Reading about 1 months ago
Patents Right in Covid-19 Drugs
Legal

Patents Right in Covid-19 Drugs

As India battles the worsening second wave of Covid-19 and with a shortage of vaccines, which are considered as the only possible way to stop this deteriorating menace, the talks of compulsory licensing are buzzing around. In this article, we will be discussing the concepts like patents while concentrating on compulsory licensing and its need in the current scenario.

Continue Reading about 1 months ago
Kashmir Issue: Abrogation of Article 370 and Article 35A
Legal

Kashmir Issue: Abrogation of Article 370 and Article 35A

A year after 370 was removed, the question is whether it has attained its objective? Before answering that, another relevant question arises that why Art 370 was brought into existence? It was incorporated as the temporary, transitional and special provision as mentioned under Part XXI of the Constitution.  Reading from the title of the provision it’s applicability was very well- projected to last till the formulation and adoption of the State’s constitution. It was basically inserted with the idea to end insurgency and violence after partition. But that failed in its entirety.

Continue Reading about 10 months ago
India’s National Security Laws
Legal

India’s National Security Laws

In India, the Parliament has time and again enacted a series of National Security and anti-terror Laws such as Preventive Detention Act, Maintenance of Internal Security Act, National Security Act, Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, Terrorist and Disruptive Activities Act, Prevention of Terrorism Act, etc. all in the attempt to uphold the Sovereignty, Security and Integrity of the nation. The latest in the series is the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act of 2019.

Continue Reading about 10 months ago
National Education Policy 2020
Legal

National Education Policy 2020

The New National Education Policy made us wait for the last 34 years. It was in 1986 that the present curriculum came into existence. In Indian politics, the subject of education has mostly remained at the back foot because it wasn’t vote fetching. Why should one think about the children who aren’t even eligible to vote might be the understanding for the politicians sitting in our Parliament. BJP had this change for policy in their manifesto since 2014. 

Continue Reading about 10 months ago
What are the 10 Labour Laws that every employee must know?
Legal

What are the 10 Labour Laws that every employee must know?

Did you know that India is among the 10 worst countries for working people according to the Global Rights Index 2020 which ranks 144 countries on the degree of respect for worker’s rights. Labour laws and reforms have been a controversial topic which no one wants to discuss and the majority of the population of India are not aware about their labour laws especially the daily wage laborers and even sometimes the employees working in huge establishments.

Continue Reading about 11 months ago
Anti-Defection Law: Time to revisit or repeal?
Legal

Anti-Defection Law: Time to revisit or repeal?

The issue is relevant due to the current Rajasthan crisis where Sachin Pilot (ex-deputy CM) has resigned along with the other 19 MLAs. Sachin Pilot and those MLAs were served with a notice for violation of anti-defection law, and thereafter it is now challenged in the HC. To understand the crisis, it is necessary to learn what anti-defection is, what leads to the violation, and other relevant issues.

Continue Reading about 11 months ago
The Bhima Koregaon Case
Legal

The Bhima Koregaon Case

The 80 year old Dr. Varavar Rao, a Telugu poet, while in prison for allegedly being involved in the Bhima Koregaon 2018 case, has been confirmed positive for the COVID-19 virus. There has been massive uproar on the social media regarding the conditions in which Rao has been kept, since the pandemic was declared, and how he is being treated in the hospital.

Continue Reading about 11 months ago
UAPA and The Sharjeel Imam Case
Legal

UAPA and The Sharjeel Imam Case

Sharjeel Imam, a former JNU student, was arrested by the police on account of instigating violence and disruption of peace, during the anti-CAA protests that took place near the Jamia Milia Islamia University, on 28 January 2020. He was booked under several charges under the India Penal Code, 1860, and an investigation was instituted against him under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (UAPA). He has been, since his arrest, fighting to obtain bail, and also against the investigation timeline that has expired.

Continue Reading about 11 months ago
Rights in Police Custody in the light of Recent Police Brutality Cases
Legal

Rights in Police Custody in the light of Recent Police Brutality Cases

While there was great uproar on social media recently regarding the George Floyd murder and police brutality on black people in the US, we have seen a considerable silence on the part of the “woke” Indian right wing figurines on the police brutality accounts in India. In the past 2 years, there has been an increase in the cases of police brutality in the prisons as well as outside prisons. In 2018, the number of prisoners who died in prisons across India amounted to 1,845. As alarming as the number of death in India is, the causes registered for these deaths is more alarming. Most of these deaths were registered as deaths due to natural causes and others went unregistered. 

Continue Reading about 11 months ago
Revised India’s Foreign Policy to curb Chinese takeovers
Legal

Revised India’s Foreign Policy to curb Chinese takeovers

In the last couple of months, India and China have had quite a strenuous relationship. In the midst of this, the Covid-19 has plagued the world and has brought in disastrous consequences for economies. Every country is grappling with economic implications and India, being no exception has aimed to take a protective stand by implementing the recent FDI norms.

Continue Reading about 1 years ago
India
Legal

India's Labour Laws: A Key Area of Reform

India has a number of labour laws that govern almost all the aspects of employment and are regarded as rigid in nature due to their restriction on mobility. In this article, we will be discussing the background of labour laws and the recent reforms done by various state governments due to the Covid-19 outbreak. 

Continue Reading about 1 years ago
Force Majeure Clause:Understanding the Importance of this Clause
Legal

Force Majeure Clause:Understanding the Importance of this Clause

Coronavirus was declared as a pandemic in March 2020 by the World Health Organization and since then the global economy has been hit the hardest with governments across the globe implementing stringent policies including lockdown to control the coronavirus outbreak. Due to this the force majeure clause is gaining a lot of attention and in this article, we will be discussing the important aspects of this clause.

Continue Reading about 1 years ago
Fundamental Duties
Legal

Fundamental Duties

The Fundamental Duties are the basic norms to be observed by the citizens towards their State. Fundamental Duties are mentioned under Art.51-A Part IVA of the Indian Constitution. They were added through 42nd Amendment 1976 upon the recommendations of Swaran Singh Committee to pay respect towards the Nation. The Fundamental Rights and Duties are correlative to each other.

Continue Reading about 1 years ago
Check the Trademark Class for your Business
Legal

Check the Trademark Class for your Business

Before applying for TM Registration, the very first thing that a person must do is determine the class or classes under which their products or services fall. There are a total of 45 TM classes that cover various goods and services. Classes 1 to 34 cover goods and classes 35 to 45 cover services.

Continue Reading about 1 years ago