Need Co-Bloggers

If any of you are interested in joining SpicyIP as a co-blogger, please let me know ([email protected]).

We are particularly interested in folks that can blog on non patent related IP matters (copyright, trademarks, traditional knowledge, GI’s) or even “innovation” more generally or any other IP/innovation theme that has some relevance for India. The understanding between us now is that each blogger post at least once a week.

We intend to make this blog a one stop shop for leading IP news/cases/comments pertaining to India. The scope of the blog has expanded in the recent past to include a regular column on recent news (SpicyIP tidbits), comments (SpicyIP comments). It will soon feature updates on IP events (SpicyIP events), IP Scholarship (SpicyIP Scholar), IP Jobs (SpicyIP Jobs) and an online journal for IP articles (SpicyIP journal)

The blog is read by a fairly wide audience comprising practitioners, academics, students, NGO’s, government folks etc. So if you wish to be part of his exciting endeavour and make your voice heard, please let me know ([email protected]).

Shamnad Basheer

Shamnad Basheer

Prof. (Dr.) Shamnad Basheer founded SpicyIP in 2005. He's also the Founder of IDIA, a project to train underprivileged students for admissions to the leading law schools. He served for two years as an expert on the IP global advisory council (GAC) of the World Economic Forum (WEF). In 2015, he received the Infosys Prize in Humanities in 2015 for his work on legal education and on democratising the discourse around intellectual property law and policy. The jury was headed by Nobel laureate, Prof. Amartya Sen. Professional History: After graduating from the NLS, Bangalore Prof. Basheer joined Anand and Anand, one of India’s leading IP firms. He went on to head their telecommunication and technology practice and was rated by the IFLR as a leading technology lawyer. He left for the University of Oxford to pursue post-graduate studies, completing the BCL, MPhil and DPhil as a Wellcome Trust scholar. His first academic appointment was at the George Washington University Law School, where he served as the Frank H Marks Visiting Associate Professor of IP Law. He then relocated to India in 2008 to take up the MHRD Chaired Professorship in IP Law at WB NUJS, a leading Indian law school. Later, he was the Honorary Research Chair of IP Law at Nirma University and also a visiting professor of law at the National Law School (NLS), Bangalore. Prof. Basheer has published widely and his articles have won awards, including those instituted by ATRIP, the Stanford Technology Law Review and CREATe. He was consulted widely by the government, industry, international organisations and civil society on a variety of IP issues. He also served on several government committees.


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