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WHAT MAKES A GENERIC WORD UNIQUE IN TRADEMARK LAW

By Ritabh Singh, Final Year student at the Government Law College, Mumbai ritabhsingh44@gmail.com | Jan 03, 2024 INTRODUCTION A trademark can simply be understood as a word, letter, shape of an object etc. which denotes a certain enterprise and which distinguishes it from other entities. To provide an example, the ...
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Mediation is Social Healing!

DHRUTI KAPADIA, DOCTORATE STUDENT AND MEDIATOR 23rd Dec, 2023 Conflicts often take place across the globe. There are often deep marks left behind from which we see history repeat itself, and we see conflicts occurring frequently. With this, we can see how mediation plays a vital role as one of ...
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Basics of Real Estate Due Diligence

By Nazaqat Lal, Advocate & Solicitor, Bombay High Court nazaqat_lal@hotmail.com | Dec 14, 2023 a. What is real estate due diligence? Real estate due diligence is an investigative process undertaken to ascertain the title of the seller to the land, buildings/structures, flats, etc. and assess the risks involved in acquisition ...
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DO I REALLY NEED A PROPERTY LAWYER WHILE BUYING OR SELLING A FLAT?

By Nazaqat Lal, Advocate & Solicitor, Bombay High Court nazaqat_lal@hotmail.com | November 28, 2023 • My broker has given me a draft agreement that is commonly used for sale/purchase of flats. My broker will also arrange to pay TDS. Why should I engage a lawyer and pay legal fees? • ...
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LEGALISATION OF ILLEGAL DRUGS IN INDIA

By Ritabh Singh, Final Year student at the Government Law College, Mumbai ritabhsingh44@gmail.com | Oct 25, 2023 (I) INTRODUCTION The pharmacological definition of a drug is “a chemical agent which when taken into the body affects the processes or alters the structure or function of some part or parts of ...
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APPLICABILITY OF GST ON TRANSACTIONS IN RESPECT OF TENANTED PREMISES

By Sandip N. Vimadalal, Advocate & Solicitor and assisted by Ritabh Singh, Articled Clerk sandipvimadalal@yahoo.com| Sept 3, 2023 INTRODUCTION 1. There is lot of ambiguity and unawareness in the minds of tax and legal practitioners and parties involved, about the applicability of Goods and Service Tax (“GST”) in respect of ...
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ROLE OF CULTURE AND USE OF APOLOGY IN MEDIATION

By Dhruti Kapadia, Counsel, Solicitor, AOR and Certified Mediator kapadiadhruti@gmail.com| Aug 30, 2023 INTRODUCTION Mediators while mediating often encounter racial, cultural and other forms of diversity in their mediating sessions. The essential key points which one must understand, especially mediators, is that during their mediating sessions, they must keep in ...
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Artificial Intelligence in Law; Will “Robot Lawyers” take over the profession?

By Ritabh Singh, 4th Year Law Student, Government Law College, Mumbai, ritabhsingh44@gmail.com | February 28, 2023 INTRODUCTION Technology has been evolving ever since the invention of bows and arrows. The 18th century marked the beginning of the industrial revolution, an indelible period where machines took over human jobs requiring repetitive ...
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WHETHER A GIFT OF AN IMMOVABLE PROPERTY RESERVING A LIFE INTEREST (AMOUNTING TO CONDITIONAL GIFT) FOR THE DONOR IS VALID?

By Heena Thalesar, Advocate heenathalesar2233@gmail.com | February 2, 2023 There is a lot of confusion amongst lawyers and public in general “whether one can gift an immovable property reserving life interest for himself/herself?” Many people would like to gift their residential premises to their children during their life time to ...
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A DETAILED ANALYSIS OF THE COLLEGIUM SYSTEM FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF SUPREME COURT AND HIGH COURT JUDGES

By Ritabh Singh, 4th Year Law Student, Government Law College, Mumbai, ritabhsingh44@gmail.com | February 02, 2023 THE COLLEGIUM SYSTEM AND THE ROLE OF THE COLLEGIUM The recent battle of words between the executive and the judiciary finds its genesis in the ever controversial topic, i.e, the collegium system. The Chief ...
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