IN THE HIGH COURT OF DELHI AT NEW DELHI
ASIAN PATENT ATTORNEY'S
ASSOCIATION (INDIAN GROUP) ..... Petitioner
Through: Ms. Prathiba M. Singh with Mr. Sudeep Chatterjee, Mr. Ashwin
Kumar and Mr. S. Bhandari, Advocates.
UNION OF INDIA ..... Respondent
Through: Mr. A.S. Chandhiok, ASG with Mr. Neeraj Chaudhari, CGSC, Mr.
Khalid Arshad and Ms. Gurpreet Singh Parwanda, Advocates.
HON'BLE THE ACTING CHIEF JUSTICE
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE RAJIV SAHAI ENDLAW
O R D E R
Ms. Pratibha M. Singh, learned counsel for the appellant has
placed before us a copy of order dated 15.11.2011 passed by the Copyright
Board in certain proceedings. This order mentions that the Board was
forced to adjourn the case, as the coram was not complete. The said
order also records that though 14 part-time Members are appointed, except
the Chairman and Prof. Shiv Kumar, one of the Members, no other members
are making himself/herself available at the time of hearing. For want
of members, coram is never complete and the case is getting adjourned.
The Chairman of the Copyright Board, after recording these facts in
detail, was forced to cancel all the hearings in all the cases fixed
before the Board. Copy of the proceedings has also been sent to the
Secretary, Ministry of Human Resources Development with the request that
it may be placed before the concerned Minister for information and
We would like Mr. Chandhiok to find out as to what steps are
taken on the aforesaid proceedings sent by the Chairman, Copyright Board
to the Secretary, Ministry of Human Resources Development.
Insofar as Intellectual Property Appellate Board is
concerned, the respondent was to file the report as to what action is
taken to that. Report in that behalf shall also be submitted on the next
date of hearing.
List on 1st December, 2011.
ACTING CHIEF JUSTICE
RAJIV SAHAI ENDLAW, J
NOVEMBER 22, 2011