Is Copyright Registration Mandatory?

We often get asked by clients whether copyright registration is mandatory and if not – why is that the case? How are the protections offered different for a trademark versus that offered for a copyright. So we have put together a simple blog post outlining the general nature of copyright and why registration of copyright is not mandatory to get protection under law.


Introduction Loosely translated, the word “Data” in technology means and includes all results or technical information that have either been developed or obtained in the performance of a certain activity. In our daily lives, we go through a number of activities without realising that at every step of an activity, a large amount of our... Continue Reading →

Dating your Agreement

Execution Date is the date on which the contract is signed and executed between the parties, whereas an Effective Date means the date from which the rights and obligations of parties come into effect. This blog post seeks to set out broad principles for the two concepts and their interconnection in day-to-day business transactions and offer a paradigm to view their importance to drafting .

GAMING OR GAMBLING – Indian legal position

There is a growing power tussle between the legislature of various states and judiciary on the subject matter of overlap of gaming and gambling laws. A recent example of the same reflects in the statement of the Tamil Nadu chief minister given in January 2022 that he will bring a complete end to online gaming where one could bet money. This statement came much after the decision of the Madras High Court in the aforementioned case of Junglee Games India Private Limited v. State of Tamil Nadu & Ors.[1] where it held such gaming to be valid in the eyes of law and protected under fundamental right 19(1)(g).

GAMING OR GAMBLING – Indian legal position

Contemporary Developments This is a part of 3 part post on gaming laws by our intern who is passionate about this topic. This is part 2 of a 3 part series. Part 1 of 3 North Uttar Pradesh Uttar Pradesh is also planning to introduce a law on online gaming and the draft bill for... Continue Reading →

GAMING OR GAMBLING – Indian legal position

Part 1 of 3 This 3 part post has been prepared by a passionate legal student who joined us earlier this year as an intern. The object of the post is to consolidate and provide an overview of gaming laws and position of state v. judiciary in light of several recent developments combined with development... Continue Reading →

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