SpicyIP Jobs


Position for a Patent Attorney at a Leading Law Firm in India A Leading Law Firm in India is looking to recruit a Patent Attorney.The position is based out of Delhi. Requirements include: Qualifications: Should be an electronics /electrical/computer science /telecom engineer from a good university/college, with good grades. This is a minimum technical qualification. Preferably, the person should also be a registered patent agent and/or a lawyer. Experience: Should have two to four years of experience in the field…


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Spicy IP Tidbit: Legal and Policy Framework for Equitable Access to Documentary Heritage


A press release from UNESCO states The National Mission for Manuscripts of India, in association with UNESCO, completed a research study to assist in the development of legal and policy framework and protocols for promoting equitable access to documentary heritage, relevant to India and other South Asian countries. Entitled Legal and Policy Framework for Promoting Equitable Access to Documentary Heritage, the study seeks to accurately identify and critically examine the legal and policy framework for promoting equitable access to documentary…


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Trademark

SPicyIP: Vodka Woes


To add some intelligent babble to your vodka evenings, the trademark tussle that has erupted between the vodka barons Bacardi and Radico Khaitan may make for some interesting conversation at your social sundowners. Indian Vodka enthusiasts long dependant on illicit Vodka imports from the Russian mafia are now spoilt for choice….. Radico Khaitan ‘Magic Moments’ (Get Buzzed Moments or Maabo Moments sounds better for a brand of Vodka I guess) and Grey Goose from the house of Bacardi all promise…


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Patent

Spicy IP:Stem cell Patents.


Patent issues in the life sciences domain continue to generate much contentious debate especially so in sensitive niche areas such as stem cell research and therapy.With law and regulation struggling to keep pace with scientific and medical advance, the divide between the opponents and proponents widens. Stem Cell Patents continue to occupy the incandescent zone and evolving jurisprudence in the west we hope will lend us some further light and insight ICMR in India has been active in setting the…


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Patent

SpicyIP Tidbit:Getting Propsperous with IPRs’


If the numbers game is anything to go by, then the uptrend in the number of patent and GI filings this year is an affirming statistic. The Indian Patent scene witnessed a record number of patents grants during the financial year 2007-08.ET reports that 15,262 patents were granted this year, doubling last years figures.Total patent filings crossed 35,000 during the year. Meanwhile on the G.I front , 31 new products were granted G.I status More Indians are attempting to legally…


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SpicyIP Tidbit: Bumper harvest of Crop G.Is in Karnataka


The Bio-verdant state of Karnataka is on a high thrust mode to acquire G.I registration for its indigenous bio-crops. The State already has six crops in its G.I kitty. It is in the process of registering nine crops this year and a impressive line up of another twenty one crops on completion of the earlier round. The crops for which the Geographical Indication tag is sought are: Byadagi Chilli, Devanahalli Chakkota, Kamalapura Red Banana, Sagar Appe Midi Mango, Mattu Gulla…


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Basmati Wranglings!


Definitional hurdles continue to dot the Basmati saga. Since last year the ministries of agriculture and commerce have been poring over arriving at a consensus on the definition of Basmati. Purists feel that a definition which enlarges the scope of the word to mean and include varieties based not only on attributes of the grain but also on its genetic lineage could dilute the Basamti stronghold. And so the round robin saga continues…the agriculture ministry has issued a notification to…


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Innovation

SpicyIp Tidbits:Google launches Open Social Foundation


The Open Social movement that was launched in November last year provides a common mechanism for developers to easily hook into many different social networks and extend their functionality. To further this initiative, Google has teamed up with Yahoo and My space to form the Open Social Foundation, a ‘non-profit, private foundation dedicated to the sustainable and open development of the Open Social initiative and related intellectual property.’ Open Social Foundation will be structured to include both corporate and individual…


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SpicyIp Tidbits: Federal Court of Canada nays Ranbaxys claims to Generic Lipitor


The Federal Court of Canada has reversed a lower court order that had earlier held that Pfizer could not bar Ranbaxy from obtaining approval for manufacturing a generic version of Lipitor the cholesterol lowering drug. The appellate court has issued an order prohibiting regulatory approval of Ranbaxy’s product in Canada until Pfizer’s enantiomer (calcium salt form of Lipitor) patent-Canadian Patent No. 2,021,546 “(refer Spicyip post) on the blockbuster drug expires in November 2011. A Netherlands court has also restrained Ranbaxy…


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SpicyIP Tidbit:Indian Government issues Intellectual Property Enforcement Rules .


Vide Circular 41/2007 –Customs, The Government of India has notified and published the Intellectual Property Rights (Imported Goods) Enforcement Rules, 2007 and the instructions for its implementation. The Government of India in compliance with its TRIPS obligations to implement border control issues and curb infringement of intellectual property rights has issues the aforesaid circular that prohibits import of goods that infringe national IPR laws as well as IPR laws prevailing in the EU and other countries. The Rules inter alia…


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