SpicyIP Weekly Reviews (12th to 18th May & 19th to 25th May)

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SpicyIP Highlight of the Week!

We, at SpicyIP, were quite happy to see IPKat’s appreciation for our work on the blog here. (Though, we would like to mention again that as much as we’d like to have actually ‘sponsored’ them, we were only involved in a cross media partnership with INTA).   IPKat, as always, continues to provide inspiration with their phenomenal blogging.

Incidentally, INTA’s 136th Annual Meeting which was held this year in Hong Kong from May
10th to May 14th witnessed the presence of a very distinguished member of the IPKat team, Mr. Neil Wilkof. Our readers would be happy to know that Neil and Shamnad have co-authored a book, ‘Overlapping Intellectual Property Rights’ (published by Oxford University Press) which was exhibited at INTA’s annual meet and the draft version of its India chapter is also available for free download; you can read Shamnad’s post on this here.


The last two weeks at SpicyIP were unusually slow.

The IT Legal Summit 2014 was conducted successfully in Bengaluru on May 22nd.

Recently, the Delhi HC in Jagdamba Impex v. Tristar Products Pvt. Ltd. examined the applicability of section 15(2) of The Copyright Act, 1957; this was covered by Mathews here.

The Delhi HC also decided an important appeal earlier this month in Iftekhar v. Karim Hotels Pvt. Ltd. The case which was covered by Gopika here is important in a number of ways:

It deals with the issue of ownership of trademarks and reaffirms the privileged position that the Court accords to registration of trademarks, even where such registration is invalid.

We would also like to inform our readers that Global Institute of Intellectual Property (GIIP) is offering PG Diploma Course in IPR and Patent Management which starts on 14th July, 2014; those interested may register by 30th May. Further details are available here.

International Developments

Some of the more interesting developments which took place internationally are:

With this, we end our SpicyIP Weekly Reviews. To get round-the-clock updates of spicy IP developments, subscribe today to SpicyIP and also visit us on Facebook.


Devika Agarwal

Devika Agarwal

Devika is a Policy Analyst at Nasscom. She first started writing on Spicy IP in 2013 when she was awarded the Spicy IP Fellowship, which sparked her passion for writing on IP. Devika is interested in copyright and technology law.

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