Author name: Aysha Shaukat

SpicyIP: What ails the Palakkad Rice Growers?

The Indian Grains seem to have a way of making news!!! If the Basmati saga hogged headlines in the last decade, it is the turn now of the Palakkad Matta and Navara rice from Kerala Two endemic varieties of Palakkad variety, the Matta and the Navara rice that were awarded the G.I tag seem to be drawing media attention, albeit on a note that strikes a different chord. Presenting a counterfactual to the ongoing G.I trend, this case study plays …

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SpicyIP Jobs: Senior Legal Manager

Job Opening for a Manager/ Senior Legal Manager in a Company into Cement Manufacturing Location Ambuja Nagar, Gujarat. Profile and Specifications • Should be well conversant with all labor laws, local laws, C.P.C, Cr. P.C, Evidence act etc. • Should be able to independently handle legal cases for company in liaison with advocates. • Should be able to deal with various departments in a factory and give legal advice independently to them on day to day affairs of the factory. …

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SpicyIP Jobs:Patent Attorney

This is with reference to our earlier post, seeking applicants for the position of a Patent Attorney for a company in the life sciences domain. Details may accessed here by clicking on this link:IPR Head for a Company in the Life Sciences domainThe Indicative CTC for this position is 30lakhs/ per annum. We are still in the process of shortlisting candidates for this.Interested candidates send in your C.Vs to [email protected] and /or [email protected]

SpicyIP: Border issues at Bidri.

Bidri is an intricate metal craft item that originates from Bidar in North Karnataka. Located on the Andhra Pradesh-Karnataka border, the artisan community of Bidri and the craft are located on both sides of the border. Courtesy the craft line, this region has firmly established its cultural identity on the world craft map. Interesting antecedents dot history of this craft, one that has a bearing on the brewing discontentment between the artisans of the two different states. Bidar as history …

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SpicyIP Jobs:Position for Patent Attorney

Position: IPR Head for a Company in the Life Sciences Domain.Location: Hyderabad Job Description and Profile: The Company is engaged in the manufacture of High end Medical Equipments for the Biotech Industry. This position requires the person to manage the IPR and regulatory affairs of the company; conduct patent searches and landscape analysis. Key Responsibilities• Patent portfolio analysis and management. • Supervising cost effective searches by using paid database like STN,Scifinder etc and guiding team members for the same. • …

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SpicyIP :Position for a Trademark Attorney

We are conducting a second round of selection to recruit candidates for the position of Trademark Attorney in an IPR boutique law firm based in Chennai. Profile and Job Specification There is an opening for a Trademark Lawyer in a Chennai based IP consultancy firm.The firm is situated in an up market location in the heart of Chennai, with congenial working environment, providing great opportunity to play a vital role in this boutique firm. “Legal 500” the world’s leading guide …

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SpicyIP Tidbit: A G.I for the Dolls

The Temple City of Tanjavur and the capital of the Chola dynasty is as much known for its ‘Thalai Aati Bommai’. Translated, this colloquial Tamil term means the ‘Nodding Dolls’. Produced by the by the indigenous craftsmen of Tanjavur, this craft has become synonymous with the place, earning itself legal accreditation at the G.I Registry The GI-registered dolls, which are believed to have come to Tanjavur during King Sarafoji’s regime in the early 19th century, are unique as they remain …

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SpicyIP Jobs: Postion for a Patent Attorney

Leading IPR Boutique firm in Chennai is looking to recruit a Patent Attorney with about 4 years experience to head their in house legal team. The ideal candidate would be someone who is a qualified patent agent with prior experience in patent drafting, patent landscaping, portfolio management etc. Leadership qualities with ability to head the team is essential. Interested candidates can please send in their C.Vs’ to [email protected] or ayshashaukat@gmail com. Short listed candidates would be intimated and expected to …

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SpicyIP:Going Green

Quite clearly the hue of the season, much Green was seen in the otherwise gray horizon of the last year-the green bill may have withered, but in sharp contrast green medicine, green gold green fuel, green food was quite the buzz and trendsetter of times to come. I quite perceive this as going back to basics, a bid to derive strength from within and around; to wade through what was a challenging year in more ways than one, to rely …

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SpicyIP:GI for Agriculture Products:Levergaing LegalProtection for Commercial Gains

With the gold rush for the coveted G.I registration continuing with unabated momentum, the APEDA (Agriculture and Processed Food Product Export Development Authority) workshop held in Delhi recently provided the right platform to interpret the implications and opportunities of this trend. Exploring both the socio- development dimensions and the trade potential of commercializing G.I products, the dialogue set in place the next phase for the G.I regime. The focus of the first phase post the G.I legislation in 2003 was …

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