News Corner: Google Faces Antitrust Law Suit, Department of Justice Initiates Proceedings

On October 20, the Trump administration sued Google. The Department of Justice (“DoJ”), along with eleven state Attorney Generals, filed a civil antitrust lawsuit in United States. The participating state Attorneys General offices represent Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, South Carolina, and Texas. The Complaint made sweeping allegations relating to Google’s […]

The Unwired Case: UK Courts to Determine Global FRAND Licensing Terms

Posted on October 22, 2020 Co-authored by Shobana Iyer* and Tanya Garg* Introduction On 26 August 2020, the UK Supreme Court (“Supreme Court”) delivered the much-awaited landmark decision in Unwired Planet International Ltd v Huawei Technologies (UK) Co Ltd; Huawei Technologies Co Ltd v Conversant Wireless Licensing SARL; ZTE Corporation v Conversant Wireless Licensing SARL[1] […]

The Messiah or the Mirage: Analysing Shenzen Tencent Vs Shanghai Yinxun’s Contribution to the Discourse on AI and Authorship

Posted on October 21, 2020 Authored by Aditya Krishna* Introduction “AI” or Artificial intelligence has been developing in leaps and bounds over the past decades. With many applications emerging, and a multitude more on the horizon, it is inevitable that the legal field is bound to undergo drastic changes to cater for the changing technology […]

News Corner: Unwavering Response of the CMA Against Anti-Competitive Behavior of Musical Instrument Manufacturers

The Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) issued this past 29th June, 2020, a letter to suppliers and resellers informing and warning the public about the illegality of resale price maintenance. This action comes from a series of ongoing investigations towards musical instrument manufacturers in the UK where it was determined that competitive conditions in the […]

News Corner: US Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Decade-Long Google & Oracle Copyright Dispute

The Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in Google v. Oracle as the decade-long dispute between tech giants finally reached the Apex Court after multiple trials and delay. At the heart of this copyright litigation which was initiated in 2010, is the copyrightability of application programming interfaces (APIs), which are intermediary software […]

News Corner: Banksy Loses Trademark Over His “Flower Thrower” Image

Recently, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (“EUIPO”) invalidated the trademark registration for Banksy’s popular artwork of the “Flower Thrower” image. The dispute between the world-famous anonymous street artist known as Banksy (or rather the proprietor of the trademark – Pest Control Office Limited – as Banksy continues to remain anonymous) and Full Color Black – […]