Case Analysis

Refusal of registration of trade mark without cogent reasons is complete abdication of quasi-judicial functions by the Registrar of Trade Marks: Bombay High Court

A recent decision of the Bombay High Court in the case of I Am The Ocean, LLC vs. Registrar of Trade Marks [Comm. Miscellaneous Petition (L) No.3899 of 2023] has deprecated the failure, on the part of statutory authorities under the Trade Marks Act, to pass reasoned orders whilst deciding applications for registration of trademarks […]

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Revenue Bound to Examine Evidence Adduced by Director Proving Lack of Control on Financial Affairs: Analysing Bombay High Court’s Decision in Prakash B. Kamat v. PCIT & Ors.

The Bombay High Court’s recent decision in Prakash B. Kamat v. Principal Commissioner of Income-tax and Others (Writ Petition No. 3129 of 2019), on 12.06.2023, draws attention to the greater judicial care to be exercised by the Revenue whilst also reiterating certain basic principles of vicarious liability under S. 179, IT Act. The relevant portion

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Case Analysis – Creative LLC v. Elenis

The oral arguments before SCOTUS in 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis (https://www.oyez.org/cases/2022/21-476) (full disclosure – I am in the midst of listening to the arguments and yet to complete) superbly illustrate the role of the law in balancing completing societal claims and interests and, equally, the extraordinary complexity involved in achieving that balance. The Supreme

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