L. Gopika Murthy

Gopika is a fourth year student at National Law School of India University, Bangalore. She was formerly the Chief Editor of the Indian Journal of Law and Technology. Her first exposure to Intellectual property law and SpicyIP was through the University Moot Rounds at NLSIU, Bangalore in her first year. She has been regularly following the developments in the field of IPR since then and she hopes to contribute to the reporting of such developments. Her areas of interest in IP include copyrights, open access, fair dealing and trademarks.

SpicyIP Weekly Review- (February Week 2)

The week began with a two part post by Aparajita Lath on the impact of the digitization of content on the television, film and music industries. In the two posts, Aparajita analysed the growth trends in these industries with respect to output, revenues and creativity.  With respect to the music industry, a comparative analysis shows that sales, revenue, production and creation of new genres of music are on the rise despite digitization of music. The film and television industry are…

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New Unitary Patent System For Europe

On December 11, 2012, the European Parliament adopted two draft regulations on the creation of a new unitary patent system in Europe. The new unitary patent system, which is set to be introduced in 2014 has to be granted by the European Patent Office.  This unitary patent, which will coexist with the national patents as well as the classical European patent, will provide legal protection for the applicants in 25 member countries of the European Union through a single administrative…

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