Comparison of Competition Law Regimes of Other Countries to That of India

Author: Merry Bernard Ollukaran, 4th Year, BBA LLB(H), AIM Law College, Thrissur Introduction Competition law is the body of legislation intended to prevent market distortion caused by anti-competitive practices on the part of businesses. It thus enables the integration of the Internal Market, the protection of consumers, protection of the competitors, freedom of competition and economic efficiency. Competition Law focus on to control monopolistic, unfair and restrictive trade practices by producing a set of policies that amplify competition or competitive outcomes in the markets. This article analyzes the concept and…

ROLE OF IPR IN MUSIC INDUSTRY

Author: Manjima, 4th year, B.A LL.B, SDM Law College, Mangalore INTRODUCTION Music has the power to bring people together, regardless of the barriers. People from different cultural backgrounds perform together and music is heard and enjoyed by them no matter the language or any other cultural barrier. Music helps in shaping cultures of the people. In this article, the role of IPR in the music industry is explained. The works of Artists are protected by copyright, Trademarks, Patent laws and what is the need for IPR in the music industry.…

COMPETITION LAW – A TRANSNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE

Author: Vrinda Bhandarkar, 4th Year BBA LL.B, SDM Law College, Managalore Introduction In the arena of Commerce, competition is considered to be a rivalry between businesses with the aim of accomplishing superiority through development of a greater customer base over a period of time. As commerce itself is all pervasive, competition too has permeated both domestic and international spheres with the intention of upholding consumer interests and welfare. Consequently, certain similarities and overlapping in substantive and procedural aspects on an international level is inevitable. Therefore, the significance and necessity of…

The Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance, 2020

Author:- Yamya Pandey, BA.LLB, 3rd Year, New Law College, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed to be University, Pune The ‘Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance’, 2020, got it’s green signal by the State Cabinet and got promulgated on November 27, 2020 by the Governor Ms. Anandiben Patel. The ordinance includes that any marriage which is done with the only motive of “unlawful conversion or vice-versa” by man of a particular religion with a woman of some other religion, “either by converting himself/herself before or after marriage, or by converting…

Critical Analysis of Farm Bill, 2020

Author:- Vrinda Bhandarkar, BBA.LLB, 4th Year, SDM Law College, Mangalore INTRODUCTION In the present time of abundant disarray of the legislative and social fabric of the country, the three farm bills on agriculture reforms namely The Farmer’s Produce Trade and Commerce ( Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, The Farmer’s (Empowerment and Protection Bill) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill and The Essential Commodities ( Amendment)  Bill have been a subject of great chaos across the nation. Consequently, division of perspectives, political undertones and unbridled distortion by the media has…

Analysis of the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy

Author:- Nikhil.S. Nair, Final Year Law Student, GLC Ernakulam Introduction Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy is a dispute resolution mechanism established by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) for the resolution of disputes regarding the registration of internet domain names. It provides the legal framework for resolving any disputes between a registrant of domain nameand a third party.The dispute however should be regarding over the use of an Internet domain name and registering it abusively in the generic top-level domains (GTLDs) like the .net, .com, .org…

PATENTING PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS: ISSUES AND CHALLENGES

Author: Akshara KV, 4th Year Law Student, SDM Law College, Mangalore INTRODUCTION Patents are the legal protection for the inventors and organizers. It can include medicines developed by research based pharmaceutical companies. To encourage research and development of life-saving medications, patent protections were built. In pharmaceutical industries, patents play an important role in intellectual property rights. Patents are granted in India under the patents act, 1970.[1] IMPORTANCE OF PATENTING PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS Patents are granted in India under the patents act, 1970. While inventing a drug, patent is a main element…

THE NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL TRENDS OF PROTECTING THE GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS

Author: B. Lekshmi, 2nd Year, BBA LL.B, Government Law College, Thrissur. INTRODUCTION Geographical Indication is an identification mark that is given to the goods and products which are produced in a specific area or a territory. This Geographical Indication helps a person to identify and associate the product with its area of origin. This area of origin contains certain reputation, characteristics or qualities which make them unique. Geographical Indication can be given to any kind of goods such as natural goods, agricultural goods and even for artificial goods. The Geographical…

Witnesses and Privileged Communications

Author: Harshita Joshi, 3rd Year, B.A. LLB (H), School of Law, Jagran Lakecity University, Bhopal Witness A witness is a person who was present during the happening of an event or an incident. This incident can be an accident, or a crime committed by a person. The Indian Evidence Act, has incorporated those statements which can be considered to be a testimony within the meaning of sections from 118-134. It also states how one can be testified and about who can be a witness. Competency of the Witness- A person…

EXAMINATION OF WITNESSES: AN OVERVIEW

Author: Kavya H, 4th Year, B.A. LL.B (H), SDM Law College, Mangalore “Witnesses are the eyes and the ears of Justice”-Jeremy Bentham[1] INTRODUCTION The Criminal Justice System consists of three important components, that is, the law enforcers, judiciary and correctional institutions. In this regard, the witnesses play an important role in assisting the court in dispensing justice. The substance of a criminal case is the evidence and a witness helps in unfolding the intricacies involved in a particular case. Hence, a systematic approach towards the examination of witnesses is an…