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Kiran George

Kiran Mary George is a Third Year student at ILS Law College, Pune. Her first stint in the world of Intellectual Property law was an internship with a registered copyright society that granted her an insight into the world of copyright in music. Since then, her interest in IPR has taken strong hold, and she enjoys keeping close tabs on developments in the field. She is still discovering her interests, but so far takes a special liking to open access, copyright and trademarks.

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Is the Make in India logo really Made in Switzerland?


So it appears that while we rejoiced the wonder that is the Make in India campaign’s mechanical lion, reports have surfaced that the Make in India logo may very well not have been made in India after all. This lion with wheels logo was showcased at the annual Hannover Messe fair (25 to 29 April 2015.) in Germany with the hope of attracting foreign investment from far and wide. However, aside from the fact that the lion didn’t roar quite as…


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Delhi HC drives International fashion brand Zara’s trademark troubles away


 (This post is a case summary of the recent order passed by the Delhi High Court, granting an ad interim injunction in Industria De Diseno Textile Sa v. Oriental Cuisines Pvt. Ltd. And Ors restraining the defendants from the use of the plaintiff’s mark ZARA as a part of the defendant’s own mark, ZARA TAPAS BAR)   Facts The plaintiff, Industria De Diseno Textile Sa, the owner of the world-famous ZARA trademark, is an internationally known company originally established in Spain,…


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SpicyIP Weekly Review ( May 25 – May 31, 2015)


Highlights of the Week ! In her first post for the week, Arundathi examines the order passed by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) in the iBall v Ericsson case, noting that this is yet another instance where the CCI is insistent on exercising jurisdiction in Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) matters. She writes that in 2011, Ericsson had issued a letter to iBall alleging that its patents relevant to iBall’s past, present and future GSM and WCDMA compliant products were…


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The Lisbon Agreement : Why the GI cum Trademark System may work to its own detriment(Part II)


(This post is Part II of a two part series, where I discuss the trademark system adopted for protection of GIs in a number of countries ) Historically, there has really been no uniform approach to GI protection. That the WIPO Lisbon Treaty Negotiations at Geneva remains closed to non-member states is a major source of worry to countries like the USA, Australia and Canada for fear that the revised agreement may fail to consider and include within its ambit…


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The Lisbon Agreement : An exclusive WIPO minority more equal than others? (Part I)


The WIPO  supposedly supports negotiations that uphold the principles of open participation so as to provide all the members of the organisation a fair opportunity to propose their arguments for or against the matter under negotiation – however The Diplomatic Conference for the Adoption of a New Act of the Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration that is currently underway at Geneva seems to be anything but representative of just that. Part I…


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SpicyIP Event : 3rd Annual Information Technology Legal Summit (ITLS) 2015


3rd Annual Information Technology Legal Summit (ITLS) 2015 19th June, 2015 Novotel Techpark,  Bengaluru www.itlegalsummit.com DOWNLOAD SUMMIT AGENDA | REGISTER NOW !!! 30% off for SpicyIP Readers !!!   Please find the details of the summit below : SUMMIT CONCEPT Lex Witness takes pride in announcing The 3rd Annual Information Technology Legal Summit 2015 scheduled for 19th June 2015 in Bengaluru. Yes, a summit that aims to focus on the nation’s industry sector, which is the world’s largest sourcing destination,…


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SpicyIP Event : 3rd Annual Information Technology Legal Summit (ITLS) 2015


3rd Annual Information Technology Legal Summit (ITLS) 2015 19th June, 2015 Novotel Techpark,  Bengaluru www.itlegalsummit.com DOWNLOAD SUMMIT AGENDA | REGISTER NOW !!! 30% off for SpicyIP Readers !!!   Please find the details of the summit below : SUMMIT CONCEPT Lex Witness takes pride in announcing The 3rd Annual Information Technology Legal Summit 2015 scheduled for 19th June 2015 in Bengaluru. Yes, a summit that aims to focus on the nation’s industry sector, which is the world’s largest sourcing destination,…


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SpicyIP Tidbit : Khoday Breweries loses in Battle of the Whiskies


Following opposition from global scotch whisky giant Chivas Holdings Ltd against the Khoday Breweries’ registered trademark “Royal Pipers”, the Intellectual Property Board(IPAB), Chennai recently ordered “Royal Pipers” removal from the trademark registry – by reason that it appears to bear a rather strikingly deceptive resemblance to Chivas’ own “100 Pipers” brand Although the “100 pipers” trademark has been in use all over the world since 1949, it came to be registered by Chivas Holdings in India only in 1964 under…


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When the Tezpur University came to GI tagged Muga Silk of Assam’s rescue


The Muga Silk of Assam, despite having received a GI in 2007 and a GI logo in 2012, found itself plagued by a strange issue – a very negligible number of registered users. What makes this interesting is that according to Prof. Prabuddha Ganguli, MHRD IPR Chair Professor, Tezpur University, over a period of 8 years, both state agencies and non-government organisations have through combined efforts been able to received only 13 applications, of which 2 were accepted – the first one…


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Registrations OPEN! : American University Washington College of Law’s IP Summer Session & LLM Program


PIJIP Summer Session Registration is now open for American University Washington College of Law’s IP Summer Session, June 1-20, 2015. The courses are available to students from developing countries at a discount. The Summer Session features a number of courses on cutting edge issues in international IP and pharmaceutical issues that may be of interest to Spicy IP members. All courses are open to current law school students from any law school as well as to practitioners pursuing continuing legal education. Courses…


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