Category Archives: United States Laws

Keen on learning about the legal issues in the United States of America or the laws governing them? You are at the right place. We provide you with articles, information etc. related to the laws in the USA to help you gain a global legal and political perspective.

Trademark in the USA: Meaning and Provisions

This article titled ‘Trademark in the USA: Meaning and Provisions’ by Adv. Nikita Pandit and discusses trademarks in the USA. I. Introduction  Trademark can be any sign, symbol, design, word, name – individually or in a combination of one or more, which helps in identifying the goods and services belonging to a person or an entity. It is an… Read More »

Patents in the USA: Meaning and Provisions

This article titled ‘Patents in the USA’ is written by Adv. Nikita Pandit and discusses patents in the USA.  I. What is a Patent? The right given to the inventor of the invention. Right to perform some acts to the exclusion of others For a period of 20 years. The invention is: Something that is new. Never known… Read More »

What are the Different Types of Wrongful Death?

There were 173,040 deaths from unintentional injuries in 2019. When a loved one or relative dies in an accident caused by another person’s negligence, this is called wrongful death. Unexpectedly losing a loved one or a relative can be shocking and confusing. Different types of accidents can result in the wrongful death of someone and, in turn, can… Read More »

Copyright in the USA

This article titled ‘Copyright in the USA.’ is written by Adv. Nikita Pandit and discusses the law related to copyright in the USA. I. Introduction Copyright is a bundle of rights and it is a type of intellectual property given to the authors of the creative works. Rights under Copyright in the USA has its source in the… Read More »

Lawrence v Texas | Decriminalising Homosexuality

This article titled ‘Lawrence v Texas- Decriminalising Homosexuality’ is written by Nilanjana Banerjee and discusses the decriminalizing of homosexuality. I. Introduction Homosexuality is the physical, mental, sexual attraction between members of same-sex or gender. The term homosexual is a hybrid of Latin and Greek words. The common alternatives to the term homosexual are gay, lesbians, LGBTQ. Since the very… Read More »

Racial Discrimination-a hurdle?

This article titled ‘Racial Discrimination-a hurdle?’ is written by Nilanjana Banerjee and aims to discuss discrimination on the basis of race and restricts it to the contest of the US. I. Introduction Inequality exists everywhere, perhaps it is the everydayness of inequality that makes it look like it is justified. There are numerous basis of such inequality like religion,… Read More »

Causation and Harm as elements

This article titled ‘Causation and Harm as elements’ is written by Nilanjana Banerjee and discusses their importance as the elements of a crime. I. Introduction Criminal acts have three elements and two of them are sine qua non for every crime. An act comprising of criminal act and intent are at times also known as ‘conduct’. Model penal code… Read More »

The Burden of Proof in the US Criminal Justice System

This article on ‘The Burden of Proof in the US Criminal Justice System’ is written by Nilanjana Banerjee and discusses what the burden of proof means, the standard of burden of proof in several cases, the tools for the burden of proof etc. I. Introduction US Criminal Justice System follows the principle of ‘presumed innocent until proven guilty and therefore… Read More »

Laws against Racial Discrimination in the USA

This article on ‘Laws against Racial Discrimination in the USA’ is written by Pranava Pishati and focuses on the problem of racial discrimination and the laws against the same in the United States of America. I. Introduction Racial discrimination is being treated differently because of your race, which can refer to one’s skin colour or nationality (including citizenship).… Read More »