12 May 2022

Trademarks – Domain name registration – No omnibus injunction against offerings by DNRs – Registries however to ensure that infringing domain names are not suggested as alternatives

The Delhi High Court has reiterated its stand of not granting any omnibus injunction to the domain name registries (DNRs). In a case where the plaintiff had sought an injunction, against offering, by the DNRs, to any aspiring registrant, of any domain name containing the ‘SNAPDEAL’ thread, the Court held that the plaintiff must necessarily petition the Court against each domain name that it finds to be infringing.


10 May 2022

Arbitration – Group of Companies doctrine for inclusion of non-signatories – Supreme Court refers issue to Larger Bench

Dealing with an application filed under Section 11 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (‘Arbitration Act’), the 3-Judge Bench of the Supreme Court has doubted the correctness of its earlier decision in the case Chloro Controls India Pvt. Ltd. v. Seven Trent Water Purification and number of subsequent decisions following it on application to the ‘Group of Companies Doctrine’.


05 May 2022

Reassessment notices issued under pre-amended Section 148, though issued after 1 April 2021, are valid – New procedure however applicable

The Supreme Court has, in its judgement dated 4 May 2022, held that the reassessment notices issued under unamended Section 148 of the Income Tax Act, 1961, but after the amendments by the Finance Act, 2021, are valid.

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