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 […]

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 – […]

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 […]