Month: November 2015

‘Essential Religious Functions Test’ – Judicial Transgression Or Social Justice?

Reigha Yangzom INTRODUCTION The Delhi Agricultural Cattle Preservation Act, 1994 imposes a total prohibition on the slaughter, sale or purchase, transport or export, possession and storage of beef in Delhi. This legislation was passed primarily due to the fact that the cow is considered to be holy by the Hindus. […]

RTA: A Stepping Stone Or A Stumbling Block In The Process Of Multilateral Trade Liberalization

1. INTRODUCTION: The debate about whether regionalism is the “stepping stone or stumbling block” for multilateral trade liberalisation was first brought up by Jagdish Bhagwati in his writings which have been referred to numerous times in this paper. He has been a staunch supporter of free trade and refers to […]

The Impact Of Foreign Direct Investment In The Retail Sector

Sankalp Shanker Srivastav Editor’s Note: India is witnessing strong growth prospects in organized retailing with foreign retail players willing to make investment in the sub continent. India, being the country with the second most-population, has immense scope for retail expansion as along with time, urbanization and consumerism has also been […]

Collection of Forensic Evidence: Tools and Techniques

By Sahil Tandon, Symbiosis Noida  Editor’s Note: This article discusses the various tools and techniques for collection of forensic evidence from a crime scene. INTRODUCTION Forensic science provides evidence to resolve legal issues through the application of scientific principles. Sometimes called simply forensics, forensic science encompasses many different fields of science, […]

Copyrightability of Characters: A study in light of proper allocation of Performers’ rights

By Pallavi Verma, RMLNLU Editor’s Note: This article discusses the relevant laws and international conventions that deal with the protection of a performers’ copyright. The author restricts this analysis to the right of a performer over his/her portrayal of a fictional character in a TV show/ movie/ performance etc.  INTRODUCTION Copyright […]

Jurisprudential Analysis of Olga Tellis and Ors. v. Bombay Municipal Corporation and Ors.

By Yash Tripathi, Nirma University Editor’s Note: This article presents a jurisprudential analysis of the landmark judgment of the Supreme Court in the case of Olga Tellis v. Bombay Municipal Corporation. FACTS The facts of the case are as such that the plight of people who live on pavements and slums […]

Sound: An Unconventional Trademark

By Pranav Gupta and Isha Tyagi, Symbiosis Law School Noida Editor’s Note: This paper attempts to analyse the Indian law dealing with the registration of “unconventional trademarks”, more specifically with the registration of a sound mark, whose application is submitted through graphical representation. The authors refer to certain instances wherein sound […]