Lawyers with over 38 years of standing and thousands of rightly resolved matters. START CONSULTING:
The age and pace of Mass Media call for a structured Advertising & Media Law. The steep increase in media platforms invoke issues such as that of Right to privacy, Net Neutrality, Fake Advertisements, Regulatory Standards etc. Earlier, media used to be in control of the government, however, Globalisation brought a change. Today, freedom of speech and expression is being celebrated by the media houses. Advertising & Media has been playing a major role in questioning the social and political arrangements as it acts both as a watch-dog and a whistle-blower. To ensure non-biased and true representation of the facts, media houses themselves require a watch-dog, and, therefore, Advertising & Media Law comes into the picture.
India, especially the Bollywood Film Industry, is the largest film producer in the world which releases films in many languages. For the purpose of the Film Industry, there is The Cinematographic Act, 1952 which regulates the process of censorship and certification for films. In K.A. Abbas case, Apex court recognized the need to discuss the constitutional protection of free speech in Media for the first time. The subsequent conclusion was that a professional self-regulatory body was the need of the hour for a valid exercise of power in the interest of public morality and decency.
An advertisement is a symbiosis of art and facts which needs to be ethical and ought not to mislead the audience. Hence, inspired by advertising Authorities of different countries in the world; India has also formed the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) to protect the customers and audience. To address disputes arising in advertisement and media, individuals and business houses often resort to the advice and support of our well-established and experienced Advertising & Media lawyers.
Law on broadcasting is covered within the precincts of varied legislation and is watchful of many factors, prime ones being – maintaining the security, integrity, and, peaceful unity of the nation. Our media lawyers are well-versed in broadcasting laws and protocols and their valuable advice is sought by eminent broadcasting companies in order to keep on the right side of the law and avoid any complications.
Since piracy is the biggest threat to any artistic work released in the public domain, it becomes a prerogative upon every artist and production house to secure and safeguard their interest in artwork and production created by them. Our expert Intellectual property lawyers in Dehradun help media and advertising businesses to establish and secure their right against intellectual property created by them. Our range of services include:
These laws basically give power to the government to censor the final object that may be prejudicial to defense and civil defense, prescribe changes, regulate media houses, approve size/pages of newspapers. The government, however, sometimes misuse their power in the use of these statutes to seeking political benefits out of it.
The Apex court, in the case of the Secretary, Ministry of I&B v. CAB removed the monopoly of the government from broadcast media. The Broadcasting Code, adopted by the Fourth Asian Broadcasting Conference in 1962 listed certain principles that need to be followed by Electronic Media which is very important to the broadcasting laws.
We have a rich and varied experience in the field of Media and Advertising. The senior counsels of the law firm maintain a deep knowledge of laws related to the field and guide research and drafting teams accordingly. We believe in tailoring solutions which cover unique aspects of clients’ concerns. Our Advertising & Media lawyers remain dedicated to find distinct solutions and work on every case in a meticulous and passionate manner.
**We deject un-ethical and immoral practices, and reserve our rights of extending legal services only to a select clientele which exhibits civility, faith in law, sound moral footing, and good conscience. Our legal counsels defend the ones who have falsely been implicated, and prosecute for those who have actually been victimized – in either case, our counsels reserve their right of exercising discretion in accepting or rejecting a brief/ lawsuit.
One of the biggest debates in the country in recent times is about the influence as well as the impact of information provided by the Media.Read more
While considering the menace of ‘media trials’, the Bombay High Court has observed that ‘if a TV Channel or a Newsagency has any incriminating mRead more
In the series of complaints seeking removal of Saif Ali Khan starrer web series “Tandav” from Amazon Prime, BJP leader Kapil Mishra has alRead more
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court sought a response from the Meghalaya government on an appeal by senior journalist and Padma Shri awardee Patricia MukhRead more
Former High Court Judge CS Karnan has withdrawn his bail petition in connection to the cases registered against him for allegedly making derogatory reRead more
The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) on Sunday wrote to the Information and Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad demanding to restrain theRead more
Justice Rakesh Kumar of the Andhra Pradesh High Court has made certain scathing observations against the Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy and his goveRead more
Mumbai police has submitted a remand note to a magistrate court in Mumbai seeking further custody of the former CEO Partho Dasgupta and alleged that jRead more
United Kingdom’s Broadcast regulator Office of Communications, Ofcom has imposed a £20,000 fine on Arnab Goswami owned Republic Bharat for hateRead more
Following an apology from the Congress leader Jairam Ramesh to Vivek Doval, a Delhi court has closed the criminal defamation case against the CongressRead more
Mumbai police on Thursday arrested the former Chief Operating Officer of the rating agency Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC), Romil RamgarhiaRead more
Narcotics Control Bureau has summoned Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal in connection to the probe against Bollywood drug nexus. The actor has been asked tRead more
No one is unaware of the ugly war between two of the Bollywood superstars, Kangana Ranaut and Hrithik Roshan. Following a letter from Hrithik’sRead more
Mumbai police on Sunday has arrested Republic TV Chief Executive Officer Vikas Khanchandani in connection to the alleged TRP manipulation scam case. SRead more
In a major setback for the managing editor and journalist of News18, Amish Devgan, the Supreme Court on Monday refused to quash the criminal action inRead more
An Indian Television actress has accused a casting director identified as Ayush Tiwari of raping her. The actress has filed a complaint against the maRead more
On 26 November, the Punjab and Haryana High Court bench headed by Justice Alka Sarin remarked that the “Freedom of speech does not entitle a personRead more
Madurai bench of Madras High Court issued an interim order against the sexual advertisements which includes ads of condoms and aphrodisiacs. HC benchRead more
While citing to a recent Supreme Court order wherein it had granted bail to Arnab Goswami, the Karnataka High Court has taken a similar stance and graRead more
Bollywood Actor Akshay Kumar has served a defamation notice to a YouTuber who named him and made false allegations in a video citing Sushant Singh RajRead more
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court refused to lift the stay imposed by the Civil Court as well as the Telangana High Court on the release of Amitabh BachRead more
Madurai bench of Madras High Court has issued the directions to remove the teaser of an upcoming Tamil movie ‘Irandam Kutthu’ from all theRead more
Supreme Court pulled up the Maharashtra government and showed immense displeasure against the Bombay High Court decision to decline the interim bail pRead more
Bombay High Court on Monday has declined to grant interim bail to the man who is always in the limelight for his aggressive style of journalism, ArnabRead more
The Delhi High Court today issued a notice in a plea moved by Bollywood producers seeking to curb the defamatory remarks being made against the filmRead more
The Bombay High Court quashed and set aside an order passed by the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) imposing a fine of Rs 5 Lakh on TV TodayRead more
On Friday, the Supreme Court has directed Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea to disclose information/details sought by the Telecom Regulatory Authority oRead more
In a significant judgment, the Madhya Pradesh High Court held that the disclosure of a suspect’s personal information to the media or display of theRead more
The controversy queen and actress-model Poonam Pandey is again in trouble for her boldness. An FIR has been lodged against the actress for shooting anRead more
Famous poet and lyricist Javed Akhtar has filed a defamation complaint against the most rebellious Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut for making derogatRead more
Kerala High Court heard the transfer petitions moved by the sexual assault victim and the prosecution in the case related to the abduction and sexualRead more
On Thursday, the Bombay High Court sought the Union government to clarify whether ‘excessive’ reportage by the press on an ongoing investigation aRead more
Who created Aarogya Setu app? As per the Aarogya Setu Website, it was developed by the National Informatics Centre and the Information Technology miniRead more
Following the Sudarshan TV show on the recent run Tanishq advertisement which has invited a lot of support as well as condemnation, a PIL has been movRead more
Another FIR has been registered against Republic TV anchors and their editorial team for allegedly committing offenses amounting to incitement to disaRead more
On Friday, the Delhi High Court granted interim relief to the ‘Times Now’ channel by restraining ‘Republic TV’ from using theRead more
On Tuesday, the Justice Department sued Google for abusing its dominance in online search and advertising the government’s most significant attemptRead more
A civil suit has been moved in a Mumbai court seeking to restrain Republic TV, R Bharat, and news anchor Arnab Goswami from discussing or referring toRead more
In spite of the fact that social media is a great tool for information, it has been misused by people at large. One such incident came to light whereiRead more
Producer Sandeep Kumar Singh who is allegedly a close friend of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput has filed a defamation suit against Arnab Goswami andRead more
The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a notice in a PIL filed by two law students seeking for age-based control of access to social media and for the deRead more
A Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) at Tumkur, Karnataka on Friday directed a local police station to book Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut for herRead more
On Friday, a Thiruvananthapuram court rejected the anticipatory bail pleas of Malayalam dubbing artist Bhagyalakshmi and two other women activists whoRead more
A Public Interest Litigation has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking to direct the editor-in-chief of Republic TV Arnab Goswami as well as hisRead more
The Supreme Court on Thursday has pulled up the Centre for filing an affidavit stating that there ‘were no instances of bad reporting’ regarding tRead more
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notice to the Centre and the AAP government seeking their response in a petition challenging the 30-day publiRead more
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court reserved its verdict on a plea filed by senior journalist Vinod Dua who sought quashing of a sedition case registered agRead more
Completely “disenchanted” with the state government that has not acted on even one of the 21 reports submitted to it against the public functionarRead more
On Monday, the Bombay High Court has deferred the hearing of a defamation suit filed by Bollywood actress Richa Chaddha against two persons includingRead more
Recent Landmark Judgements