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SUPREME COURT GIVES DELHI HIGH COURT EIGHT WEEKS TO FINALISE AMENDMENTS TO ENSURE SPEEDY DISPOSAL OF ORIGINAL IPR SUITS

The Supreme Court bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and Navin Sinha, gave the Delhi High Court, eight weeks to finalise amendments to its Original Side Rules and Practice Directions, in order to ensure speedy disposal of original Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) suits.

Earlier, the bench took note of the report submitted by the Registrar General of the High Court of Delhi dated 13 October 2017 pursuant to the previous order of the Supreme Court dated 16th August, 2017.   The report provided details of amendments being contemplated.  The High Court sought 12 more weeks, as it is currently in the process of preparing the first draft of the amendments.