09 Oct 2018

The Companies (Prospectus and Allotment of Securities) Third Amendment Rules, 2018 (hereinafter “Rule(s)”) was published in the official gazette on 10th September, 2018 which is effective from 02nd October 2018. According to the Rules, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Govt. of India (hereinafter “MCA”) has mandated that every unlisted public company shall issue its securities only in dematerialised form and shall dematerialise all its existing securities as well.>>

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21 Aug 2018

In a recent Trademark infringement matter, the Delhi High Court has held that in order to qualify as infringement under Section 29(5) of the Trademarks Act, 1999 (“Act”) there has to be exact use of the registered mark and mere use of a prefix/suffix would not amount to infringement. The Court was hearing a trademark infringement matter wherein the defendant had used a word “MERCYKIND” as part of its trade name which was allegedly similar to that of Plaintiff’s registered trademark “Mankind”.>>

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09 May 2018

The Department of Telecommunication has released the Draft National Digital Communications Policy[i] (“The Policy”) on the May 1st 2018, and has invited public comments on the same. This policy aims to accomplish objectives such as broadband for all, creating 4 million additional jobs, enhancing contribution to GDP, achieve better ranking in ICT index, provide digital sovereignty and such other goals by 2022.  In pursuit of India’s transition to a digitally empowered economy and society, the policy envisages following three missions:>>

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04 May 2018

In the wake of the ball-tampering scandal (during the Cape Town Test Match between Australia Vs. South Africa), which left not only Cricket Australia (CA) [the governing body for the game in Australia] but the entire cricketing fraternity in shock, Cricket Australia seems to be determined to make a decisive course correction to prevent recurrence of such incidents. They have announced the setting up of a review paneli to study the behavioral, cultural, organizational and governance aspects of Australian Cricket. The review panel, to be overseen by ex-Australian cricketers Rick McCosker and Peter Collins - Director Australian’s Centre for Ethical Leadership, would also include former players Shane Watson, George Bailey and current leaders Tim Paine and Rachel Haynes. Cricket Australia believes that the panel will be able to identify and recommend actions that would prevent recurrence of such events in future.>>

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