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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PLCS 2014- Pharma Legal and Compliance Summit 2014


  SpicyIP is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Pharma Legal & Compliance Summit 2014. The details are as follows: The Pharma Legal & Compliance Summit was launched in 2012 and ever since has successfully come up with 2 editions. We now present The 3rd Annual Edition which is to be scheduled for 19th September 2014, Mumbai. The summit brings to you a day of brainstorming sessions with the leaders and veterans of the industry. Addressing the complications and concerns…


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SpicyIP Weekly Reviews (1st to 7th September & 8th to 14th September)


Some very important IP developments took place early this month. Anubha blogged about the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and how Japan is pushing for TRIPS plus commitment in the RCEP negotiation rounds. If this is accepted, it would be a great setback to India’s generic medicines industry. Thomas analysed a recent order passed by the Competition Commission of India wherein the CCI fined automobile manufacturers (including Tata Motors and Maruti Suzuki) for indulging in anti-competitive practices during sale of…


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PLCS 2014- Pharma Legal and Compliance Summit 2014


SpicyIP is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Pharma Legal & Compliance Summit 2014. The details are as follows: The Pharma Legal & Compliance Summit was launched in 2012 and ever since has successfully come up with 2 editions. We now present The 3rd Annual Edition which is to be scheduled for 19th September 2014, Mumbai. The summit brings to you a day of brainstorming sessions with the leaders and veterans of the industry. Addressing the complications and concerns to…


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MAELS 2014- 3rd Annual Media, Advertising and Entertainment Legal Summit


SpicyIP is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Media, Advertising and Entertainment Legal Summit (MAELS 2014). Details are as follows: An aggressive industry research that Lex Witness conducted within the various stakeholders of the industry reflects a lot of ambiguity in the understanding of the current legal & regulatory regime. The 3rd Annual Edition of Media, Advertising &Entertainment Legal Summit 2014 promises to brainstorm on the challenges faced by the Media, Advertising & Entertainment Industry and we shall together look…


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Copyright

Of Posters, Photographs and Poses!


Aamir Khan’s upcoming film PK has already become the talk of the town; the actor who was in the news recently for posing nude in one of the posters for the film caught my attention (no pun intended) for a very different reason. It turns out that the poster for PK has been copied from an earlier poster released in 1973 by a Portuguese musician for his music album. In this post, I shall explore the issue of copyrightability of…


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SpicyIP Weekly Review (3rd August to 9th August, 2014)


[Original post edited for better structural flow] SpicyIP Highlight of the Week- a Double Writ Whammy by Shamnad! The SpicyIP Highlight(s) of the week go to both the RTI petition and the writ petition filed by Shamnad this week: 1. The SpicyIP blog has always focused on transparency. So when the Patent Office turned down requests for information under the RTI Act stating that they had the discretion to do so, Prof. Shamnad Basheer filed a PIL in the Delhi High Court challenging…


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Copyright

SpicyIP Tidbit: Copyright Application to be now filed online


The Copyright Office has recently issued a notification (No. F. 27-25/2014-CO), stating that the online facility for filing of copyright applications has been launched from 17/2/2014. According to the notification, dated 22/7/2014, the Copyright Counter would close from 1/8/2014 in an attempt to promote online filing of copyright applications. The notification may be accessed here. Hat Tip to Haridutt Mishra for bringing this vital piece of information to our notice.


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Trademark

People Interactive (I) Pvt. Ltd. v. Gaurav Jerry & ors.


On July 7th, a single-judge Bench of Bombay High Court passed a unique order in a case involving domain name dispute. This case is important for the reason that it is the first time that a Court in India has defined ‘meta-tagging’ and also held that it is not necessary for the plaintiffs to seek leave under Clause XIV of the Letters Patent where the website is interactive in nature. The plaintiff, People Interactive (I) Pvt. Ltd., was the registered…


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SpicyIP Event: Nominations Declared For IP Awards – Premier IPR Conclave 2014, Mumbai


We’re happy to bring you news of the 3rd Annual Legal Era IPR Conclave & Awards on “IPR: Global Innovation and Growth”! “With an aim to strike a balance between global and economic growth and public policy LegalEra presents you with IPR Conclave & Awards 2014, a unique forum on Intellectual Property Rights which involves discussions from creative as well as business and legal perspectives.” Please see the details of the panels, speakers and nominees below:      


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SpicyIP Weekly Review (7th-13th July, 2014)


  SpicyIP Highlight of the Week! The SpicyIP Highlight of the Week was Thomas’ analysis of the Delhi High Court order calling for the blocking of 219 websites which were found to be infringing the exclusive broadcast rights of MSM Satellite in the recently concluded FIFA World Cup 2014. Titled ‘Ashok Kumar Goes on a Rampage’, the post concludes as “There are clear issues with this order and the potential for misuse is extremely grave.” Early on in the week,…


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