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.

Copyright

SPICY IP TIDBIT: Zee News’ YouTube Channel Terminated Briefly


Recently, Zee News (one of India’s leading news channels) found itself in a soup when its YouTube channel was terminated by YouTube amid “multiple third-party notifications of copyright infringement.” It is understood that the account was terminated on 24th June and was reinstated as of 25th June, 2014. In the absence of an official statement from Zee News Ltd. or YouTube in this regard, the reasons for the reinstatement are not clear. YouTube accounts may be terminated due to ‘repeated…


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Sponsored Trademark

INTA’s 136th Annual Meeting- a Summary


  Earlier last month, International Trademark Association (INTA) successfully concluded its 136th Annual Meeting. SpicyIP is glad to bring to our readers some of the highlights of the event, as provided to us by Simran Daryanani, INTA’s India representative:  India makes its presence felt in Hong Kong On May 14th the International Trademark Association (INTA) wrapped up its 136th Annual Meeting. 8,605 IP professionals from over 150 countries traveled to Hong Kong for INTA’s first Annual Meeting in Asia, making…


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Copyright Privacy Trademark

Be Very Evil


About a month ago, Google Inc. was the victim of some good-humoured lampooning at the hands of Peng! Collective, a German activist group, which believes in “subversive direct action, culture jamming, civil disobedience and guerrilla communications”. What Peng did was that it created a site called ‘Google Nest’ (a spoof of ‘Nest Labs’ acquired by Google) and purported to launch four Google products, namely- Google Hug, Google Bye, Google Bee and Google Trust. These products. supposedly created by analyzing user…


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Copyright

Rights of Tattoo Artists


The Wall Street Journal recently carried a thought-provoking article on copyrightability of tattoos by tattoo artists; the article examined the issue in the context of incorporation of tattoo designs on 3-D images of sports athletes by video developers; the question was simple: when incorporating tattooed images of sports athletes in video games, should the tattoo artist who inked the athlete be given a cut? The question has been dealt with in a few law suits in the past but most…


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Others

SpicyIP Weekly Review (9th June to 15th June)


  The week was a relatively slow one at SpicyIP. The first story to be reported this week was Spadika’s post on Atlantic Industries v. Simon Food Processors, a May 2014 judgment where the Delhi High Court awarded punitive damages in an ex parte order against the defendants for infringement of copyright and trademark; Spadika observed that the basis (‘attempted piracy’) on which the punitive damages were awarded in this case, where no actual loss was shown to have been…


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Events Sponsored

Webinar on ‘How to Avoid Worthless Patents and Develop a Strong Patent Portfolio?’


We’re happy to bring our readers news of a free webinar on ‘How to Avoid Worthless Patents and Develop a Strong Patent Portfolio?’ hosted by ipMetrix Consulting Group. Please see their invite below: LIVE WEBINAR Date/Time: Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014; 11.30 AM to 12.30 PM IST (Approx. 1 hr) Event Details: Have you ever tried googling “most patents are worthless”? You will find a lot of good information on why most patents are worthless and why you shouldn’t be spending a lot…


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Others

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


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…


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Events Sponsored

SpicyIP Events: IT Legal Summit 2014


Information Technology Legal Summit (ITLS) 2014, 22nd May, 2014 Vivanta by Taj – Whitefield, Bengaluru www.itlegalsummit.com Download Summit Agenda | Register Now! Aim of the Summit With globalization and IT Revolution there are issue that do not fall within the same spectrum of law or jurisdiction and making difficult to easily avail a consolidated expert knowledge of applicable laws at transaction level and any relevant interpretation thereto. The 2nd Annual of IT Legal Summit by Lex Witness provides a fast paced…


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GIIP PG Diploma Course in IPR and Patent Management


The wide variety of career opportunities in IP goes far beyond being a lawyer or corporate IP counsel. IP professionals include patent agents, technical specialists, licensing executives, consultants, and IP experts in business, science, education and international development environments. Global Institute of Intellectual Property (GIIP) was founded with the goal of graduating well-educated engineering, technical and science graduates who have solid, practice-based skills, developed through rigorous classroom experiences, coupled with robust clinics and industry internship opportunities. Our goal is to produce graduates…


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Events Sponsored

SpicyIP Events: IT Legal Summit 2014


Information Technology Legal Summit (ITLS) 2014, 22nd May, 2014 Vivanta by Taj – Whitefield, Bengaluru www.itlegalsummit.com Download Summit Agenda | Register Now! Aim of the Summit With globalization and IT Revolution there are issue that do not fall within the same spectrum of law or jurisdiction and making difficult to easily avail a consolidated expert knowledge of applicable laws at transaction level and any relevant interpretation thereto. The 2nd Annual of IT Legal Summit by Lex Witness provides a fast paced…


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