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What Happens When Court Notice Is Not Received

In civil proceedingsIf anyone is unresponsive to a summons also known as legal notice the court would respond by or the course of action of the court would be initiating ex parte legal proceedings which would entail the plaintiff proving his claim through the legal procedure as well as by evidencing supporting his claim. The Indian courts though usually provide yet another chance to the person unresponsive to a summons by resending it.     Summons according to a civil lawyer are of two types; firstly; normal summons if the other party resides or is doing business in the local jurisdiction of the court in which case the court notice would be sent via process server medium who is essentially a court employee with summoning responsibility. None other than he himself would deliver the summons and make a note on the reverse of the summons copy for the court’s review and consideration. Secondly, if the party happens to live outside the court’s jurisdiction then dasti legal notice is a provision which means hand delivery of court notice wherein the party itself ought to ensure that the summons is delivered presenting proof of mode of delivery; a delivery slip of post office for example and evidencing delivery in court.    In criminal proceedingsCriminal proceedings rule is stricter with the court issuing bailable or nonbailable warrant should the person not respond to a legal notice. In India though, a bailable warrant is usually issued by the court at first in which case the person summoned is required to give a bail guarantee and he is duty-bound to be present in court on the mentioned date in the warrant. In the case of a non-bailable warrant, there would be arraignment of the person and the person would be presented in the court or in other words, court appearance of the person would be arranged by the police.In case of summons in a civil case, people filing the case as plaintiffs and the opponents are defendants, the plaintiff’s position is stronger and there is a strong possibility that an ex-parte order would benefit the plaintiff. In the case of criminal summons, the court would probably issue bailable as well as a non-bailable warrant against the defendant. The court may even proclaim the defendant to be an absconder and an offender, with notice published in a newspaper and as if this wasn’t enough, the court may even have a lien on the property.No response from a person to a court notice would result in the court issuing an arrest warrant against the person. In extreme cases, lookout notice may be issued as well.If you want to consult further with a top lawyer on what might be the consequences of not responding to a court notice or not receiving a court notice get in touch with Vidhikarya Legal Services

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Avik Chakravorty

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Human rights and intellectual property rights

Human rights and intellectual property rightsINTRODUCTION The Intellectual Property Rights, as the name suggests, are the rights given to an inventor or the creator as a reward For creating or inventing something new as a result of his own intellect and importantly • To benefit the Society out of that invention. The Human Rights are the rights which are given to the Human Beings, not as a matter of chance or choice but as a matter of his being a human. They are the rights ensuring the basic survival of the Human Beings. Now, if we consider out the nature of Intellectual Property Rights with reference to the Human Rights then we found that: • Intellectual Property Rights are non-fundamental Human Rights, • Open to State interference to fulfill Human Rights obligations. Thus, after these definitions, we can easily progress forward in understanding the conflicts between the two as well as the resolution of the conflicts between the Human Rights and the Intellectual Property Rights. The Human Rights and the Intellectual Property Rights are the two domains of Law that have evolved independently. Intellectual Property Rights consist of statutorily recognized Rights, providing incentives for the participation of the private sector in various fields and seek to contribute to technological development. On the other hand, Human Rights are the Basic Rights, which are recognized by the State, and are inherent Rights linked to human dignity. The Globalization of the Intellectual Property Rights triggered the debate on the relationship between the Human Rights and the Intellectual Property Rights, because many developing countries, particularly the least developed countries, are not in a position to implement the TRIPS standards in their jurisdiction without further compromising their development at the cost of Human Rights. The indigenous communities state that the Government should recognize their claim over their traditional knowledge matter, which is related to the agriculture, biodiversity, etc. According to the Intellectual Property Rights regime, the traditional knowledge is considered to be a part of the public domain, since it does not meet the established criteria for protection or private ownership. Since this traditional knowledge is ownerless, various private enterprises utilize this knowledge for further inventions, and thereafter protect their inventions by means of patents, copyrights, etc. and the indigenous communities are deprived of their Lawful share. Thus, the existing flaw in the Intellectual Property Rights regime leads to the exploitation of the indigenous communities by various enterprises, which leads to the violation of the Human Rights of the indigenous communities. In this respect, Intellectual Property Rights Law infringes on the domain of Human Rights Law. The Government should enact Legislations, where the indigenous communities can seek damages for unauthorized usage of their traditional knowledge. The Government can also protect the traditional knowledge by denying patents, copyrights, etc. for the objects, which have been derived from the traditional knowledge. The main justification which is given in support of Intellectual Property Rights is stated to be that these incentives and rewards to inventors and the creators' results in the benefits for the society. The correlation between the Human Rights and the Intellectual Property is intriguing, because it transcends different levels and aspects of each of the Legal fields respectively. However, it seems as though that the relationship between the two is primitively due to the fact that Intellectual Property Rights imposed limitations on the accessibility and realisation of Human Rights by broadening its scope of protection. THE OVERLAP OF THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS AND THE HUMAN RIGHTS LAW Today Human Rights Law and Intellectual Property Law overlap to an extent far greater than initially envisaged. The Intellectual Property has already found its way into the Human Rights. The Right to Intellectual Property is inserted in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and the United Nations Declaration for the Right of Indigenous People (UNDRIP). The UDHR is probably the most prominent International document to be said to annotate the Human Rights regime, which effectively annotates the Intellectual Property Rights on an International scale. Although not expressly mentioned, Article 27 (2) UDHR states that "... everyone has the Right to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which he is the author." UDHR (UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS) AND THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS The UDHR Article 27.1, clearly states that "everyone has the Right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits," and Article 27.2 of the UDHR, states that "everyone has the Right to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which he is the author." These two paragraphs of the same provision of the UDHR illustrate the complex and sometimes ambiguous relationship, which may give rise to contradictions, between the Intellectual Property Rights and Human Rights. AGREEMENT ON TRADE RELATED ASPECTS OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS AND THE HUMAN RIGHTS Human Rights and Intellectual Property Laws are two distinct fields that have largely evolved separately. The adoption of the Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS Agreement) and its implications for developing countries have fundamentally changed the nature of the debate concerning Intellectual Property Rights and Human Rights. Their relationship needs to be re-examined for a number of reasons. This is demonstrated in two ways: German Patent Cases Database - Get access to 32439 cases Darts-ip is the largest patent cases database.  Firstly, the impacts of Intellectual Property Rights on the realization of Human Rights such as the Right to Health have become much more visible after the adoption of the Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property (TRIPS) Agreement. Secondly, the increasing scope of Human Rights provisions in protecting individual contributions to knowledge in the field of medical patents is due to the rise in Intellectual Property Rights. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS AND REALISATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS (PATENT RIGHTS vs. RIGHT TO HEALTH AND RIGHT TO FOOD) Regarding the Human Right to Health, the link between Intellectual Property Rights and the Human Rights has become apparent in the relationship between medical patents and the Right to Health, particularly in reference to the HIV/AIDS epidemics. This is due to the fact that a number of drugs used to alleviate HIV/AIDS are protected by patents. Hence, there is a direct link between patents, the price of drugs, and access to drugs. Regarding the Right to Food, there are links between patents in the field of genetic engineering, the limitation of farmers' Rights, and access to food. While the link between Intellectual Property Rights and Human Rights has been made, it has been discussed almost exclusively in Human Rights forums. In other words, there remains a visible imbalance insofar as the language of Human Rights has not penetrated Intellectual Property Rights institutions, whereas the language of Intellectual Property Rights is now regularly addressed in Human Rights institutions. INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON ECONOMIC, CULTURAL AND SOCIAL RIGHTS (ICESCR) AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS The Right to the "enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health” is specifically protected under the International Convention on Economic, Cultural and Social Rights (ICESCR). Core obligations of member States include the necessity to ensure the Right of access to health facilities, especially for vulnerable or marginalized groups. In the case of primary health care, this includes the provision of essential drugs. In the case of HIV/AIDS, more clear elaborations of these obligations have been given. The UN Human Rights Commission adopted resolutions indicating that access to medication in the context of HIV/AIDS is one fundamental element for achieving the full realization of the Right to Health. In other words, accessibility of medicines and their affordability are two main components of the Right to Health. Medical Patents have direct impacts on accessibility and affordability. They have the potential to promote access by providing incentives for the development of new drugs and also to restrict the access because of the comparatively higher prices of patented drugs. The fact that patented drugs are repeatedly more expensive than generic drugs is a relevant consideration. Other factors that influence access include situations where there is only limited competition between generic producers, local taxes, and mark-ups for wholesaling, distribution, and dispensing. Improving access can thus not be limited to bringing prices down through competition but must also include further measures such as public subsidies, or price control measures. Better access to drugs can be approached from the point of view of medical patents or the Right to Health. The dichotomy is unavoidable insofar as each relevant legal framework is largely insulated from the other, but both need to be considered jointly because, in practice, a solution focusing on medical patents that ends up constituting a denial of the Right to Health would not be acceptable. RESOLUTION OF THE CONFLICT Thus, the very basic debate is that how a balance to be maintained between the Intellectual Property Rights and the Human Rights because the smooth existence of both is required for the appropriate and rich economic and the social development of the society as a whole. For resolving the conflict between Human Rights and Intellectual Property Rights, the precise Rights which are being undermined should be identified. The Human Rights Organizations should develop specific interpretations of the ambiguous Rights (mainly economic, social and cultural rights) in order to comply with the terms of the TRIPS Agreement. Secondly, if the TRIPS Agreement is seen from the Human Rights perspective, then the consumers of Intellectual Property products will be on an equal stage with the owners of Intellectual Property Rights. The agreement regards the consumers of these products inferior to the owners. But if the Human Rights purview is added to the agreement, then the consumers will also be the holders of these internationally guaranteed Rights. Thirdly, rather than advocating minimum standards for Intellectual Property Rights protection, the Government should impose maximum standards for Intellectual Property Rights protections. This would act as a limit for the multiplying standards of Intellectual Property Rights protection. It is also suggested for better protection of the Human Rights if a minimum required standard of the protection of the Human Rights is to be maintained while realizing any kind of Intellectual Property Rights. Lastly, the international forums on Intellectual Property Rights, such as the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), the World Trade Organisation (WTO), etc., while making new Laws on Intellectual Property Rights, should analyse the Laws with a Human Rights perspective. It is only in such circumstances that the Human Rights Law and Intellectual Property Rights Law will be able to co-exist with one another properly. By: Ashish Ranjan Samal, Advocate, Orissa High Court 

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: Karnataka, Bangalore

State Bar Council

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Adv.S.R.Siddartha an Advocate Practicing Passed in the year 2007 August a protégé from S.J.M Law College, Chitradurga from Kuvempu University We firmly believe and we are accomplished litigators help in rendering our dedication to providing outstanding client service.”

Professional Summary

S.R.Siddartha & Associates - a law firm based in BENGALURU, having it’s offices to support its clientele base in NEW DELHI & KOLKOTA

“We firmly believe and we are accomplished litigators help in rendering our dedication to providing outstanding client service.”


Our primary practice focuses on Arbitration matters, Consumer disputes, civil, criminal, property & suit for recovery litigation at both the trial and appellate levels. We have worked in a range of diverse areas, including family law , criminal law, government investigations, consumer fraud, employment discrimination, products liability, and business and tort litigation Adv Siddartha  has handled proceedings in various state and district and high courts, as well as alternative dispute resolution. We have represented clients in regulatory matters before various agencies, including the has developed extensive experience in criminal law and Human rights litigation and regulatory counseling, including representation of businesses or entities in the entertainment, agricultural, food production, educational and research spaces whose operations involve products or services.

Adv.Siddartha has acted as a member of national counsel teams in major products liability and personal injury cases, motor vehical case. he has experience in all aspects of civil litigation, including discovery, class actions, motions practice, settlement negotiations, arbitration, trial and appeal also has extensive experience in managing large scale cases in various jurisdictions.

In addition to litigation, he frequently advises and his counsels as well as  clients on employment and workplace policies and procedures, records and information management, e-discovery, and issues regarding Human-rights and. has experience in litigation crisis management, including clients’ responses to the media in connection with high profile litigation.

With over a decade of experience, have handled complex commercial, employment and regulatory cases at all levels of the legal system. He has conducted numerous jury and bench trials in both state courts, and administrative hearings CAT Courts also has more than 11.4 years’ experience in employment law and has handled discrimination claims in state court, with several precedent-setting cases.

We are well averse acted and represented

Matrimonial Law :-

Divorce,Nullity,Maintainence,Domestic violenc, 125 of Cr.P.C proceedings & RCR, Alimony.

Property Law

I have long-standing relationships with key players in the real estate market and our focus on innovative solutions to real estate issues have enabled us to represent major banks, financial institutions, real estate companies and individual in transactions involving construction, mortgages, debentures, loans and mezzanine financing related to land as well as leases of industrial, commercial and residential properties. Many of the realty transactions that we handle are extremely complex and present a variety of challenges.

I have advised on matters such as:

Ø Title search of any immovable scheduled property from the year 1954 to till date about the series of transactions with respect to all the revenue matters.

Ø Drafting and reviewing of construction and asset management contracts for a securitisation exercise

Ø Drafting and reviewing various security documents such as all monies open mortgages, deed of assignment of rental proceeds and debentures

Ø Commercial and residential development projects for listed property developers involving several hundred units

Ø Alternate Dispute Resolution

Ø The Dispute Resolution practice of conducts a wide array of contentious and non-contentious work in multiple jurisdictions in India which are primarily in New Delhi, Bengaluru & Kolkota, and engage in both domestic and international arbitration matters.

Ø Banking, finance, securities and brokerage disputes

Ø Contractual disputes

Ø Insurance

Ø Property and construction disputes

Ø Economic Offences

Banking & Finance

Our Banking and Finance Practice is mostly governed by SARFAESI Act & the norms of the Bankruptacy and Insolvency code provides advice on a wide range of banking and financial services. We understand our clients' goals and are able to adapt our approach and recommendations, and model innovative arrangements or entire financial structures to obtain optimal solutions. We provide advice to leading financial institutions on banking issues, capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions and securities regulatory matters. We represent a broadly based and diversified number of providers and consumers of credit around the world, advising our clients in complex financing transactions. In light of the unique risk-oriented nature of a financial institution's business and the highly regulated environment in which it operates, we recognise the importance of providing timely and seamless services. No complex financing transaction occurs in isolation. In many cases, complexities will arise due to the structuring of acquisitions, the creation of holding companies, , restructuring and insolvency or real estate issues. We believe in an interdisciplinary team approach to meeting a client's transactional and advisory needs.

Clients access to legal services in markets throughout India. The firm's advocates represent a range of clients, including multinational corporations as well as NBFC’s and Small Finance Banks in with operations well as businesses seeking to establish investments also can leverage its global platform to facilitate indian -based companies' entry into markets in the The firm's attorneys have strong relationships with the business community in

Range of Services


Experience in the suits filed under section 138 of Negotiable Instruments Act, and well averse with matters regarding to release, custody, Seizure and Bail matters relating to Cr.P.C & IPC.

having a hands-on experience in Criminal & Money Recovery suits.

Ø executing the risk management, operational obligations with sheer due diligence according to the company laws and procedures in the regulatory standards.

Ø Have  drafted various lease agreements, distributor agreements, approving product claims, interacting with Food & Drug Administration authorities, identifying legal compliances for new business opportunities for KSFC's subsidiaries.

Ø Filing cases and appearing in courts as Constituted Attorney of the company. Liasoning, briefing and interacting with the counsels over legal cases pending in the various courts.

Ø Handling all labour related, MRTP and Consumer matters 

Liasoning and handling all action against counterfeiters and lookalike products 

drafting various agreements, notices, affidavits, Criminal Petitions, Appeals, Revision

Ø Applications, various civil suits, money matters, complaints u/s 138 of Negotiable Instruments Act 

Ø Litigation and dispute management including civil and criminal cases (PFA, Weights & measures, Drugs & Cosmetics), money recovery, taxation issues, Property matters. Labour issues, consumer issues, Competition tracking, Anti-Trust and anti-counterfeiting. Business advisory and support to Sales, Customer Service, Supply Chain, Water and Out of Home 

By rendering the appropriate Legal recourse and the consequential reliefs to the clients at the best practices

Expertise In

Primary Expertise

Category Experience(in years) Cases Remarks
Criminal 11 years 32 in the context of IPC matters
Domestic Violence 11 years 48 D,V,,maintainence
Documentation 11 years 387 entire LSR Reporting and preparing of all kinds of legal aspects
Arbitration and Mediation 11 years 21 Assisted in Arb
Banking 11 years 231 Acted on behalf of small finance banks,NBFC
Contracts and Agreements 11 years 65 Most of the contracts in the domain of national and international
Divorce 11 years 109 all unilateral/contested

Secondary Expertise

Expertise In


Experience 11 years

Number of Cases 32

in the context of IPC matters

Domestic Violence

Experience 11 years

Number of Cases 48



Experience 11 years

Number of Cases 387

entire LSR Reporting and preparing of all kinds of legal aspects

Arbitration and Mediation

Experience 11 years

Number of Cases 21

Assisted in Arb


Experience 11 years

Number of Cases 231

Acted on behalf of small finance banks,NBFC

Contracts and Agreements

Experience 11 years

Number of Cases 65

Most of the contracts in the domain of national and international


Experience 11 years

Number of Cases 109

all unilateral/contested

Practicing Court Name


Sessions Court


High Court


District Court

Bengaluru,Chitradurga,Chennai,Agartala-West Manipur state

Family Court




Chief Judicial Magistrate



Kuvempu University

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