Copyright

Supreme Court’s S. 63 Copyright Decision: Sub Silentio and Limited Value?


We’re pleased to bring you a guest post by our former blogger Aparajita Lath. Aparajita is a lawyer based in Bangalore. She works in a law firm that advises technology companies. The views expressed in this post are personal. Her previous posts on the blog can be viewed here and here. Supreme Court’s S. 63 Copyright Decision: Sub Silentio and Limited Value? Aparajita Lath As reported on SpicyIP here, the Supreme Court has held that copyright infringement under Section 63…


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Copyright

The Supreme Court’s Unsettling Attempt at Settling the Debate on Section 63 of the Copyright Act


meme text: If i download a movie in jamaica, am i a pirate of the carribean

We’re pleased to bring you a guest post on a recent Supreme Court order where certain offences under the Copyright Act were held to be cognizable and non-bailable. The post is co-authored by  Akshat Agrawal and Sangita Sharma. Sangita is a 3rd year student at Gujarat National Law University and has written for us earlier here. Akshat is a lawyer currently litigating at the Patna and Delhi High Courts. He has written for us earlier here. The Supreme Court’s Unsettling…


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Others

IP Reveries: Class 3: Parsing the P -‘Property’ of IPR


thaumatrope on "information economics" as one image, and "private property" as the second image

The IP Reveries series is an experimental ‘fun’ series set in an imaginary classroom where we are using a dialogue format to raise questions and discussions around IP that traditionally don’t find a place to get voiced either due to long standing assumptions, or due to being seen as ‘too trivial’ to discuss in more formal settings. The series is authored by Lokesh Vyas and myself in equal measure. For an introduction to this new IP Reveries series, please check the introduction…


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Trademark

Trademarks and the Metaverse: Imaginary Rights or Real Wrongs?


We’re pleased to bring to you this guest post by our former blogger Aparajita Lath. Aparajita is a lawyer based in Bangalore. She works in a law firm that advises technology companies. The views expressed in this post are personal. Her previous posts on the blog can be viewed here, here,  here, here and here. Trademarks and the Metaverse: Imaginary Rights or Real Wrongs? Aparajita Lath World over companies are rushing to protect their trademarks in the online, virtual environment – the metaverse….


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Copyright

Delhi High Court Appoints an Academic Expert to Aid the Court in Interpreting Section 52(1)(za) of Copyright Act


Some ten years ago, post Prof. Basheer’s intervention before the Supreme Court in the Novartis case, Prashant had commented “Academics in India are usually cloistered in their classrooms and conference rooms. I hope we have several more of such interventions, especially since we now have a breed of brilliant young academics in India”. And now almost a decade later, the Indian judiciary will be assisted by another academic in an IP dispute, this time in form of  Prof. Arul George…


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Opportunities

Announcing the 3rd Shamnad Basheer Essay Competition on Intellectual Property Law


On the occasion of our founder Prof. (Dr.) Shamnad Basheer’s 46th birth anniversary today, we at SpicyIP are proud to announce the third edition of the Shamnad Basheer Essay Competition on Intellectual Property Law. We’d started this competition in 2020 to celebrate his memory and his legacy of outstanding scholarship. The response to the competition was overwhelming in the previous years and we’ve received entries from law students across India on an impressive range of topics. The past two years saw the…


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Opportunities Sponsored

[Sponsored] Call for Applications: Associate Positions at Wadhwa Law Chambers, New Delhi


We’re pleased to inform you that Wadhwa Law Chambers headed by Kapil Wadhwa is looking to recruit three Associates for their IP Litigation and IP Prosecution teams. For further details, please see the job description below: Call for Applications: Associate Positions at Wadhwa Law Chambers, New Delhi The IP team at Wadhwa Law Chambers headed by Kapil Wadhwa is looking for 2 Associates to join the IP Litigation team & 1 Associate for the Prosecution team. IP Associates would be involved…


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Trademark

Inviting Into Our Consciousness: Prosecution History in Trade Mark Infringement


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Eashan Ghosh on the treatment of prosecution history in trade mark infringement proceedings. Eashan has been practicing as an intellectual property advocate and consultant in New Delhi since 2011, and teaches a seminar on intellectual property law at National Law University, Delhi. Eashan writes about Indian intellectual property law on his Medium page. He has written several guest posts for us in the past as well, which can be viewed here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here….


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Others

IP Reveries: Class 2 (Part 2): Interrogating the I – ‘Intelligence’ in IPR


The IP Reveries series is an experimental ‘fun’ series set in an imaginary classroom where we are using a dialogue format to raise questions and discussions around IP that traditionally don’t find a place to get voiced either due to long standing assumptions, or due to being seen as ‘too trivial’ to discuss in more formal settings. The series is authored by Lokesh Vyas and myself in equal measure. For an introduction to this new IP Reveries series, please check the introduction…


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Copyright

New(s) Questions and Fair Use: Using Copyright to Curtail Expression?


We’re pleased to bring you a guest post from Akshat Agrawal on a recent order that raised questions on the extent / limitations of the exemptions and limitations to Indian copyright law. Akshat is a lawyer, interested in IP policy, currently litigating at the Patna and the Delhi High Courts. You can see his previous posts for us here. New(s) Questions and Fair Use: Using Copyright to Curtail Expression? Akshat Agrawal The Bombay High Court through order dated 27th April 2022…


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