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How to file Patent Application

Introduction Intellectual property rights are those that individuals are granted over their original works of art, according to the World Trade Organization. Similar to copyright, trademark, and design rights, patents are a type of intellectual property. A patent grants sole ownership of such creations for a predetermined amount of time. The Patents Act, 1970, which lists provisions..

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Rajasthan High Court Imposes 50L Cost On Petitioners For Abuse Of PIL Jurisdiction

WHAT DID THE COURT SAY? In Narayan Singh & Anr. v. State of Rajasthan & Ors., the Rajasthan High Court has imposed a cost of Rs. 50,000/- on the petitioners for abusing PIL jurisdiction in furtherance of their vested interests for quarry licences to carry out mining activities. A Division Bench of Justice Manindra Mohan Srivastava and Justice Kuldeep Mathu..

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Centre Notifies Appointment Of New Chief Justices In Allahabad, Chhattisgarh And Patna High Courts

The Union Ministry of Law and Justice has notified the appointment of Chief Justices in Allahabad, Patna and Chattisgarh High Courts. Justice Pritinker Diwaker has been appointed Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court. While Justice Ramesh Sinha and Justice K Vinod Chandran have been appointed as Chief Justices of the Chhattisgarh and Patna High Courts respectively. After the eleva..

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Concept of Corporate Veil

Introduction A company becomes a distinct legal entity once it is incorporated in accordance with the guidelines outlined in the Companies Act of 2013. In contrast to a partnership firm, which lacks a distinct legal identity of its own, an incorporated corporation has a legal identity that is distinct from its shareholders and members. This article will explain what this distinction..

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Cji Chandrachud Refuse To Accept Sealed Covers

Hon’ble Chief Justice of India Mr DY Chandrachud made headlines this week after he confessed his personal aversion towards sealed cover. He refused to accept the sealed cover note submitted on behalf of the Central Government and contended that the practice of sealed cover is against the principle of fair justice and equity.  The said remark was passed when the CJI was hear..

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Bail Granted To Law Intern After Two Months in Police Custody

WHAT DID THE COURT SAY?  In Noorjahan @ Noori v. State of Madhya Pradesh, the Supreme Court granted bail to the petitioner who was a law intern at the Indore Court. She was arrested on January 29, 2023, for offences punishable u/s 419, 420 and 120B IPC. The bail was granted after the Ld. ASG appearing on behalf of the State submitted that they have no objecti..

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All about the Anti-defection law

Key Takeaways- Historical background of the Anti-Defection Law in India. Impact of defection by legislators on the stability of the government. Supreme Court’s judgments in various cases including a recent judgment on Maharashtra’s political fallout of ‘Shivsena’ between two clans under Uddhav Thackeray an..

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Effects of Keshvananda Bharti

Introduction The Supreme Court's ruling in the landmark case Keshvananda Bharati articulated the Constitution's basic structure theory. The court's conclusion in the matter of Keshavananda Bharati was extremely original and well-considered. The 700-page verdict provided a resolution for both the right of Parliament to alter legislation and the right of citizens to safegu..

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Supreme Court Exercises Power Under Article 142 To Impose Lesser Penalty On A Poor Line Mazdoor

What Did The Centre Say In the Eastern Coalfields Limited And Others v Ajit Mondal & Others, the Supreme Court of India exercised its power under Article 142 of the Indian Constitution to extend justice to a poor line mazdoor, who was wrongfully dismissed from service due to prolonged absence from work. li..

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Bank Not Entitled To Hold Title Documents If Loan Has Been Repaid: Kerala High Court

What Did The Centre Say In Vinu Madhavan v. State Bank of India, the Kerala High Court held that if the borrower has fully paid the loan amount, then the bank cannot withhold security documents of a mortgaged property on the grounds that during the term of the mortgage, the said property was alienated by the borrower to a third party. A Single Judge Bench of Justi..

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Chief Justice Of Kenya Lauded The Indian Judiciary For The Use Of AI To Translate Judgements

A delegation of the Supreme Court of Kenya which was led by the Hon'ble Chief Justice Martha Koome visited India last week. They were invited to the Rashtrapati Bhavan where they met President Droupadi Murmu along with Professor SP Singh Baghel, Law and Justice Minister for State. During the discussion, the Kenyan delegation applauded the ability of the I..

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Heterosexual Marriages Are The Norm In India: Central Government’s Stand On Recognition Of Same-Sex Marriages

What Did The Centre Say In Supriyo @ Supriyo Chakraborthy v. Union of India, the Centre said that union of two people of opposite genders is a prerequisite for marriage. Hetrosexual marriages have always been the norm in India and will always be the only recognized marital union. li style="text-align: justify;..

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All About The Meditatiobill 2021n

Introduction On December 20, 2021, the Mediation Bill, 2021 was introduced in the Rajya Sabha, and the Parliamentary Standing Committee was tasked with reviewing the Bill. The Rajya Sabha received the committee's report on July 13, 2022. In its report, the Committee makes significant recommendations for amending the Mediation Bill in order to institutionalise mediation and creat..

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SLIDE 1: Bar Council allows foreign firms and lawyers to practice in India

Slide 2 (Decision of the Bar Council) In an unprecedented move, the Bar Council has decided to permit foreign laws to practice in India. The Bar Council has stated that the foreign lawyers will be allowed to practice in selected areas. The areas of practice will be determined by the Bar Council in consultation with the Law Ministry and ..

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All About Chargesheet

Introduction The chargesheet is a report that the police make following the conclusion of the final inquiry, in accordance with Section 174 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973. The report relates to the offence that the accuser is using to build a case against the plaintiff. This report details every step from the moment a crime is reported to the scene of the crime. To begin a ..

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