PIL stands for ‘Public Interest Litigation’, which can be filed by any individual in the Supreme Court or High Court, when he feels some Public Interest matter needs attention and an order need to be issued by the court to enforce the same.
But it is always taken care, that the person filing the PIL does not has any personal interest or is not filing just for publicity. And in case it is found as being filed just for Publicity, then a fine is imposed on the petitioner. Similar thing happened last week. The PIL for deletion of word “Sindh” from National Anthemn was held as Publicity Interest Litigation and the petitioner was imposed fine of Rs 10,000 for wasting court’s valuable time. 😯
These kind of decisions really provide a set-back. Thats the reason I did not went with the PIL against .IN Domains 🙂
hmmm…interesting. Thanks to you Ankur, my knowledge about law always stays updated:cool::grin:
Thank you 😀
chalooooo Update Karooooo!!! 🙂
I know you wanted to file PIL about the .IN for the reservation done to let the corporate have the cream. I would advice to check if there is a provision which lets companies do that because in my opinion it is legitimate, to avoid later lawsuits like the one happened when a person baought a company’s name’s .net and the company had to go to court to claim it back since the trademard and name copyrights allowed the decision to be in company’s favor.
Yes Aman:!: that is a better way. And such cases are very common these days.
But I don’t have any company in knowledge, which may like to sue for TradeMark violation except Sushubh 😉 As ofcourse then such matter can be taken up additionally in the petition.
For .IN Domains, there was some sunrise period in the beginning, in which companies having registered trade-marks were allowed to register their Domain Names on priority basis. Therefore, these cases are little uncommon these days.