Concept & Editing by: Dr. Niti Dewan
As a New Year begins lets look back at the year that was. This edition of our newsletter concentrates on the major events and occurrences of the year gone by.
We start off with a Judgment delivered by the Supreme Court which heartens those who are IP conscious. We are speaking of the Judgment delivered by Justices Markandey Katju and Asok Kumar Ganguly in the appeal filed by Bajaj Auto Limited against TVS Motor Company Limited. The Judgment delivered on 16.09.2009 stated categorically that which they have held once before in Shree Vardhman Rice & Gen Mills v. Amar Singh Chawalwala which was “….the hearing of the suit in such matters should proceed on day to day basis and the final judgment should be given normally within four months from the date of the filing of the suit.”. The Supreme Court rightly pointed out that IP cases are kept pending for years and years and that this is a very unsatisfactory state of affairs and hence they directed that all courts and tribunals in this country punctually and faithfully deliver their final judgment within four months. If you wish to read the complete judgment please click here