CCI’s Investigation of the Indian Smartphone Industry – Licensing of Standard Essential Patents

Posted on September 19, 2020 Authored by Tanya Varshney* Acknowledgement: Thanks to Prof. (Dr.) Manveen Singh* for sharing his inputs and reviewing this article. In simple terms, Standard Essential Patents (“SEPs”) are the patents that have been declared as “essential” to implement the industry or technology standards and ensure uniformity and compatibility in the technology […]

Competition Appellate Tribunal Dissuades Litigants From Resorting To “Forum Shopping”

Posted on September 17, 2020 Authored by Preethika Nannapaneni* What is ‘Forum Shopping’? In lay-man terms, forum shopping is an act of “choosing” (amongst the possible options) which court to file your case before; to get a favourable outcome. While the Indian legal statutes do not specifically address ‘forum shopping’, it is a settled judicial […]

News Corner: Chanel Secures Registration of Camellia Drawing

Recently, Chanel secured registration for its five-petaled Camellia flower design. The design which gained iconic status after being associated with the brand for years, takes up about 40 minutes to make by hand. The flower has become one of the most instantly recognized emblems of Chanel’s accessories, clothing and jewelry. The flower has become synonymous with […]

News Corner: UAE-India Partner to Introduce Blockchain Based Agri-Commodity Trading Platform

UAE and India are among each other’s biggest trading partners with India possessing a robust export of agricultural produce to the UAE. UAE’s Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (“DMCC”) unveiled the Agriota E-Marketplace, a technology-driven agri-commodity trading and sourcing platform. This platform will use blockchain to help bridge the gap between rural farmers in India and […]

News Corner: Apple’s South Korea Faces Antitrust Probe: Proposes USD 84 Million to Support Small Businesses

Apple Korea has been under investigation by the Korea Fair Trade Commission (“KFTC”) over allegations it abused its dominant position by forcing mobile carriers to pay for advertising and warranty repairs. Apple has agreed to fix “unfair” terms with mobile carriers as part of its proposal. This is not the first-time apple is facing allegations for abuse of […]

Schrems II Decision: Case of Pot Calling the Kettle Black?

Posted on September 2, 2020 Authored by Nikita Das* The recent decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) invalidating the European Union-United States ‘Privacy Shield’ mechanism and contouring the applicability of the Standard Contractual Clauses in the Max Schrems Case[1] is certainly hinting towards the dawning of a geopolitical phenomenon across […]