The World Health Organization (WHO) has strongly endorsed India’s patent laws and no country, including the United States, has challenged these laws at the WTO claiming that these infringe trade-related intellectual property rights, Indian drugmakers have told the US International Trade Commission.

Bimonthly Legal Tablet Volume 4, Issue 2, March 10, 2014

Law & PolicyLegal PronouncementsLegal NewsLaw & Policy NOTIFICATIONS, CIRCULARS, (January – February, 2014) RBI A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 83 dated January 03, 2014 issued by the Reserve Bank of India, Foreign Exchange Department regarding ‘Overseas Direct Investments – Rollover of Guarantees’ It has been decided not to treat/reckon the renewal/rollover of an existing/original guarantee, [...]

The Bombay High Court has upheld UltraTech Cement’s plea and ordered Rajasthan based Apex Cement not to use the phrase “Apex Ultra-Tech Cement – choice of Engineers” with the sun logo for its products, providing relief to the cement brand owned by the Aditya Birla Group Company.

The telecom department of India plans to tweak the Indian Telegraph Rules (ITR), 1951, by including `mobile phones’ within the definition of the word “telegraph” to ensure mobile operators only deploy cellphones deemed safe after being screened at a local test lab.At present, DoT cannot legally demand such compliance from operators since a mobile phone […]