The Delhi High Court recently decreed a declaration suit in favour of the assignee of Internet and Digital Copyright, declaring him as the owner of copyright vested in the 19 cinematograph films which were the subject matter of the suit at hand. Injunction was also issued against the assignor from interfering with the exploitation of rights by the assignee. Various interesting issues in respect of royalty viz. a viz. consideration, and assignment under undue influence were raised by the defendant while trying to defend the suit at hand, albeit no evidence was led in respect of any of such defensive pleas.
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She has been instrumental in developing global portfolios of patents, designs and trademarks for many Indian companies and research institutions. She passionately pursues endeavors to strengthen India’s IP protection and enforcement system to align it with international standards and work closely with the industry associations and the government. She is a member of IPR committees of CII, FICCI and ASSOCHAM.
She was elected as the Vice-President of India Group of Asian Patent Attorney Association in 2019. Manisha is also the Standing Counsel for the Reserve Bank of India at the Delhi High Court and is known for her deep understanding of corporate, banking, and financial services laws. Manisha is a prolific writer and has contributed chapters in Indian IP laws to many leading publications including Mondaq, IP Media Group, Vantage Asia, Managing IP, Asia IP, CTC Media to name a few. She is consistently recognized for her contribution to the IP field by world-renowned organizations.