It is popularly said, “Data is the new oil”. If we want to get into the genesis of this statement, we need to go back in time, when mineral oil was the most lucrative commodity and almost every nation was running for it. Data has replaced oil to become the most valuable commodity in the 21st-century. This is evident from the fact that 5 of the most valuable companies in the world, namely, Amazon, Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook belong to the data sector.

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought in its wake an unforeseen issue: The significant increase in cyber-crime. During the government directions for staying at home, lockdown, curfew, social distancing and the like, people are increasingly required to stay at home and have become dependent on the internet for information and even fulfillment of their basic needs such as for groceries and medicines.


3 February 2020

I cook a delicious Biryani; following a secret recipe. Does the recipe of my biryani is a trade secret? We all have secrets of how to perform tasks, some are good at art others at cooking, but do all of these qualify as trade secrets?

"Fashion Industry‟ a term which instantly floods our minds with images of Fashion shows, the ramp walk, unique styles, glamour, peppy music and much more! Undoubtedly, with globalization leading to an exchange of cultures and ideas, fashion has become an integral part of our lives, right from Office styles to Haute Couture.

Freedom of speech and expression, subject to reasonable restrictions imposed by the State is a fundamental right guaranteed under Constitution of India...

Online visibility has become indispensible for a successful business. Domain names are offered for sale on a ‘first come, first served’ basis with very little information required from the registrant....


13 June 2014

Astroturfing is a term derived for artificial grass. It is a practice of providing a designed support for a sponsor which conveys an impression that it originates from a disinterested party....

Unlike most other jurisdictions, in India no document is valid legally, unless it is stamped under the appropriate Indian Stamp Act.....

Criminal remedies are very effective and create the strongest deterrence in the market but are often less opted for as proposed remedies to combat piracy. A brief snapshot of the criminal remedies is as under...

Blogging, which first took off in the latter half of the 1990s, has since been used as a unique platform for people to share their thoughts, feelings, experiences and opinions.

In a recent order of the Bench of the Intellectual Property Appellate Board, the Bench held that the Board had the power to review its own orders. In the opinion of the Board, there are six points in favor of reviewing an order passed earlier by the IPAB.

In this article, we have collected terms commonly found in computer security jargon that seem to be incomprehensible and have tried to explain them in easy to understand language so that they do not seem well incomprehensible!

Weights and Commodities

27 September 2007

A brief introductory overview of “The Standards of Weights and Measures (Packaged Commodities) Rules 1977” along with guidelines and precautions for stakeholders.

An introduction to the Indian Intellectual Property Appellate Board and a briefer on its jurisdiction and procedures...


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