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A girl’s friendliness cannot be understood as her consent to instigate sexual relationship : Mumbai High Court

Written by Neena Nagare The Mumbai High Court last week in a landmark judgement established that simply because a girl is friendly with a boy, does not enable him to interpret it as a consent to instigate sexual relationship with her. The accused pleaded for an anticipatory bail on the understanding that an FIR was lodged against him by the […]

Google encashing on goodwill of trademark owners: Delhi High Court

Written by Shaurya Mahajan The Delhi High Court in the case of MakeMyTrip India Pvt Ltd v. Booking.com BV and Ors expressed a prima facie view that the use of a registered mark like ‘MakeMyTrip’ as a keyword on Google Ads by a competitor in this case Booking.com would amount to trademark infringement under intellectual property law.  The bench comprised Justice Prathiba M Singh. It […]

Nature declared as ‘Living Being’ : Madras HC

Written by Shaurya Mahajan The Madras High Court in the case of A. Periyakaruppan v. The Principal Secretary to Government and Another invoked the “parens patriae jurisdiction” and declared “Mother Nature” as a “Living Being”, having a legal entity and having the status of a legal person, with all corresponding rights, duties and liabilities of an l living person, to […]

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