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Vol. 6 (2010)

Jurisdictional Issues In Cyberspace

Justice S. Muralidhar

With the advent of the internet and the transmission of information and transacting of business across borders, a host of issues have cropped up on the legal front. This article proposes to deal
with only one such major issue – that of jurisdiction of the courts to deal with intellectual property rights (IPR) disputes arising out of commercial transactions on the internet. Within the fairly broad field of IPR, the focus will be on trademark disputes, as that is one area where the major developments have taken place.


Judge, High Court of Delhi. I wish to thank Apurv Sarvaria, my Law Researcher, for his assistance in sourcing the background material used in this article.

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