The introduction of the DNS as a new language has made the use of cyberspace simple and readily available, but has consequently caused the issue of domain name conflicts in relation to intellectual property rights, because domains in the network, in the same fashion as trade marks, serve to distinguish products and services from similar ones existing or being marketed in cyberspace.The use of the internet for carrying out business activities has meant that domain names behaving in the same mode as trade marks do in the market function as copyrights which identify their creators, individual displays or ideas, hence problems emerge with copyrights resolution, which need to be legislatively addressed, especially in Pakistan. The main problem of domain names in relation to intellectual property in Pakistan, is that they lack strict classifications and regulations of registration that are internationally acknowledged. Since regulating an international communication system under territorial jurisdictions is difficult, the problem becomes more compelling, especially in cases and under circumstances in which domains may be conducive to any confusion due to similarity, as trade marks do, because any variation in their structure creates a new address. Furthermore, the use of generic and descriptive words is not restricted in the cyberspace, as it is in trade mark law.
Practice Note on the requisition of Shareholders for an Extraordinary General Meeting (Pakistani Company Law) , in the presence of possible objections by investment advisors
Practice Note on the requisition of Shareholders for an Extraordinary General Meeting (Pakistani Company Law) , in the presence of possible objections by investment advisors. The applicable law here is the Companies Ordinance, 1984 and the Investment Companies and Investment Advisors Rules, 1971.In advising on such a question care should be taken to see any […]
Arbitration is a legal process which takes place outside of the courts, but which still results in a final and legally binding decision similar to a court judgment. Parties involved in arbitration are effectively opting out of the court system and submitting their case for resolution by a neutral, third party arbitrator. The reasons for […]
On January 31, 2013, the Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development released the new Implementing Regulations for the Myanmar Foreign Investment Law No. 21 (FIL No. 21). FIL No. 21, which repeals the previous 1988 Law on Foreign Investment, on November 2, 2012. FIL No. 21 introduces certain improvements compared to the 1988 Law […]