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New Online Judiciary Batch from 7th June

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Admission Open for New Session June 2020 of Online and Classroom Program both. New Online Judiciary Batch from 18th May

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Pre-Deposit Clauses To Invoke Arbitration Makes Arbitral Process Ineffective And Expensive: SC [Read Judgment]

The Supreme Court has observed that pre-deposit clauses to invoke arbitration would render the arbitral process ineffective and expensive. The bench comprising Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman and Justice Vineet Saran struck down such a clause in a notice inviting tender by Punjab State Water Supply & Sewerage Board. The case of the company (ICOMM Tele […]

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‘Seat’ & ‘Venue’ In Domestic Arbitration : A Critical Look At SC Decision In Brahmani River Case

The interference by courts in arbitration and arbitral awards has been widely discussed and debated across the globe. In India, the legislature as well as the Supreme Court has come out in complete support of this alternative dispute resolution mechanism. Whether it is the amendments brought to the Arbitration Act[1] or the recent line of […]

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Unravelling The Ground Of ‘Patent Illegality’ For Setting Aside Arbitral Awards

While the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (‘1996 Act’) as originally enacted did not include the ground of ‘patent illegality’ for setting aside domestic arbitral awards under section 34 of the said Act, however, the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Act, 2015 (‘2015 Amendment Act’) after coming into effect from 23rd October 2015 now provides parties […]

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‘Design Cannot Constitute Trademark’; Delhi HC Dismisses Passing Off Suit By Crocs Inc [Read Judgment]

Dismissing the suits filed by multinational footwear manufacturer Crocs, the Delhi High Court has held that suit for action against passing off solely based on a design registered under the Designs Act 2000 is not maintainable. “In my opinion, a registered design confers on the registrant, only the right to restrain another from infringing the […]

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