Domain name protection under Indian Trademark law- Case #1 Yahoo! Inc. V Akash Arora

Through this new series, we break down judgments that talk about how domain names are protected under the Indian trademark law. In this post, we take a look at the case of Yahoo! Inc. v. Akash Arora decided by the Delhi High Court. In what was possibly the first case of 'cyber-squatting' in the country, the Delhi High Court held that domain names serve the same function as a trademark and are thus, entitled to equal protection under the trademark law.

Cases That Shaped Copyright Law In 2018- Case #2 B.N. Firos v. State of Kerala And Ors.

Continuing with our #casecrunch series on landmark judgments that shaped copyright law in 2018, in this post we discuss the case of B.N. Firos v. State of Kerala and Ors. The Supreme Court, in this case, held that governments can declare any 'government work', as understood within the meaning of Copyright Act, 1957, to be a 'protected system' under the Information Technology Act, 2000.

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited v. G+H SCHALLSCHUTZ GMBH

Viraj Joshi and Pranav Chinnaswamy break down the recently adjudicated decision in Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd v. G+H Schallschutz, wherein the Delhi High Court held that a contract will not be frustrated if the parties agree that a Force Majeure clause shall not operate in certain circumstances