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.

Trademark

TM Agent Examination writ petition-order


Last month, we brought to your attention the problems associated with the Trademark Agent Exams in India and the writ petitions filed with respect to the same.The Madras HC has come out with an order on the writ petition filed by Mr. Muralidharan. The explanation given by the respondents for not conducting the Trademark Agent Exam post 2010 was that firstly, there were only 35 applicants for the examination and secondly, there was limited resources and manpower to conduct the response. The HC…


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Patent

Update on the Glenmark Symed dispute


(There is a correction to this post. One of our commentators has brought to our attention the Division Bench order available here, and that there was no remand to the Single Judge. The appeal has been admitted, the order of the Single Judge has been stayed and the matter is listed for arguments on April 6) SpicyIP had earlier reported on the injunction order awarded by the Delhi High Court against Glenmark’s manufacture of Symed’s linezolid. We now have more…


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Publication

Call for Papers: Journal of Intellectual Property Law (JIPL), Institute of Law, Nirma University


We are glad to bring to your attention the call for papers for the Journal of Intellectual Property Law published by the Institute of Law, Nirma University. Please find the call below.  The Centre for Intellectual Property Rights, Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat hereby invites articles / research papers, case studies, and book reviews on the themes of Intellectual Property Rights for publication in the Journal of Intellectual Property Law.  The Journal of Intellectual Property Law is a…


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Event

Annual IP Teaching Workshop At NLU Delhi


We are happy to bring to your attention the IV Annual IP Teaching Workshop at NLU Delhi on 14th and 15th February, 2015. Please note that the last date for submitting the application is January 5, 2015. IV Annual IP Teaching Workshop – 2015 14th & 15th February, 2015 National Law University Delhi Organised by National Academy of Law Teachers, National Law University Delhi in association with School of Law, University of Washington, Seattle USA Background: IV Annual IP Teaching…


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Copyright

Merry Christmas. We have news!


Christmas is a season for celebrating hope.And oh boy, we have hopeful news for you. The famed DU copyright case (complete with its own excellent Christmas jingle) has crossed the stage of arguments in the Delhi High Court. We await the judgment from Justice Endlaw, hopefully in early 2015. It is interesting to ponder on the fact that the injunction in this case was granted in 2012.Therefore, this injunction has been in force for over two years while arguments continued….


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Copyright Innovation Others Patent Publication

SpicyIP Highlights: September-December, 2014


2014 has been a great year for SpicyIP! We’ve enjoyed the latter half in particular, as we’ve been able to bring you several high impact developments – several not being mentioned in the mainstream media till after our analysis, and some not reported in MSM at all! As we continue our journey through the last month of 2014, we felt it would be worthwhile to recap these posts from September till date for our readers. As it would be impractical to…


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Patent

Breaking News: Delhi High Court grants injunction against Xiaomi


[Editor’s note: Due to the large number of queries around this – I would like to point readers to this other post here which explains why orders such as this present one are problematic and probably bad in law] [Edit 2: The order is now available here] Yesterday, the Delhi High Court granted an ex parte injunction order against Chinese operator Xiaomi for infringement of Ericsson’s patents. The patents in question are Standard, Essential Patents (SEPs) which are subject to FRAND (Fair, Reasonable…


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Event Sponsored

9th Pan European Intellectual Property Summit, 2014 at Brussels on December 4th &5th


Its tomorrow! Last reminder to our readers about the 9th Pan European Intellectual Property Summit that is scheduled to be held at Brussels on December 4 and 5, 2014. Organised by the think tank, Premier Cercle, the Summit has 130+ speakers and 600+ delegates from 50+ countries. The participants come from a wide range of areas including corporate participants, representatives of Governments, institutions, NGOs, lawyers, academicians and other IP Service Providers. The Summit is dedicated to discussing the latest topics…


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Copyright

Copyrightability of Sanskrit hymns


Earlier in November, the Madras High Court heard a matter that revolved around the copyrightability of Sanskrit hymns. The complaint was filed by 90 year old T. Govindan Ayyangar of Srivilliputtur against 86 year old religious leader Ko.Ka.Su. Thiruvazhiyannan Swami of Srirangam.  The complainant had penned the Sanskrit hymn titled ‘Sirupuliyur Sri Krupasamudra Swamy Subrapaatham’ for which he was paid Rs. 3500 by the accused.  The hymn was then published in the form of a booklet and distributed to the attendees of…


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Event

9th Pan European Intellectual Property Summit, 2014 at Brussels on December 4th &5th


We are  happy to remind our readers about the 9th Pan European Intellectual Property Summit that is scheduled to be held at Brussels on December 4 and 5, 2014. Organised by the think tank, Premier Cercle, the Summit has 130+ speakers and 600+ delegates from 50+ countries. The participants come from a wide range of areas including corporate participants, representatives of Governments, institutions, NGOs, lawyers, academicians and other IP Service Providers. The Summit is dedicated to discussing the latest topics…


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