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CUSAT Institutes Minor IP Research Project for Teachers


We’re pleased to inform you that The Inter-University Centre for IPR Studies (IUCIPRS), Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) has instituted a Minor Research Project with the objective of encouraging young teachers from Kerala and the rest of India, to undertake research in the area of intellectual property rights. For further details, please see the announcement below: IUCIPRS Minor Research Project in the Area of IPR for Teachers The Inter-University Centre for IPR Studies (IUCIPRS), Cochin University of Science…


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Patent

Delhi HC Division Bench Restores Sanctity of Three-Pronged Test for Interim Injunctions; Sets Aside Two Interim Injunction Orders against Natco


[This post has been co-authored with Bhavik Shukla, a 5th year student at NLIU, Bhopal] In a very welcome and significant development, on July 11 this year, a Division Bench of the Delhi High Court set aside two interim injunction orders granted by a Single Judge against Natco, for having been passed without the Court forming an opinion on the three elements of the well-settled test for interim injunctions i.e. prima facie case, balance of convenience and irreparable harm. The…


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Events

SpicyIP Events: Workshop on Access to Medicines, TRIPS and Patents in the Developing World [Dec 17-21; Mumbai]


We’re pleased to inform you that The Third World Network (TWN), Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) Mumbai and Jan Swasthya Abhiyan are organising a workshop on Access to Medicines, TRIPS and Patents in the Developing World from December 17-21, 2019, at TISS Mumbai. The deadline for applications is November 25, 2019. For further details, please see the announcement below: Workshop on Access to Medicines, TRIPS and Patents in the Developing World Jan Swasthya Abhiyan, Third World Network (TWN) and Tata…


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Others Plant Variety Protection

PhD Scholarship for Project on ‘Food Security and the Governance of Local Knowledge in India and Indonesia’ at the University of Newcastle (UON), Australia 


We’re pleased to bring to your notice two PhD scholarship opportunities for the Australian Research Council funded project on ‘Food security and the governance of local knowledge in India and Indonesia’ at the University of Newcastle (UON), Australia. The deadline for applications is November 30, 2019. For further details, please see the announcement below: PhD Scholarship for Project on ‘Food Security and the Governance of Local Knowledge in India and Indonesia’ at the University of Newcastle (UON), Australia  The aim…


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Events

SpicyIP Events: CUSAT’s 7th Annual ‘Rethinking Intellectual Property Rights’ Workshop 2020 [Kochi, Jan 31-Feb 2, 2020]


We are pleased to announce that Inter University Centre for IPR Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) is organising the seventh annual ‘Rethinking Intellectual Property Rights’ workshop on the theme ‘Role of IPR in the Realm of Sports’ for law students and students of other disciplines interested in this area (under graduates, post graduates and research scholars). The programme is scheduled to be held from January 31- February 2, 2020. For further details, please read the announcement below:…


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Copyright

SpicyIP Fellowship 2019-20: Do Not ‘Broadcast Yourself’ over Trivial Claims – Applying the De Minimis Standard to Copyright Claims on YouTube


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by our fellowship applicant, Antony Moses. Antony is a 4th year student at NUALS, Kochi. Do Not ‘Broadcast Yourself’ over Trivial Claims: Applying the De Minimis Standard to Copyright Claims on YouTube Antony Moses Recently, YouTube made changes to its copyright enforcement policy. The new policy prevents copyright owners from making use of the “Manual Claims” tool to claim copyright infringement for: Short song clips (eg: 5 Secs of a song)…


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Copyright

Broadcasting, Internet and Section 31D of the Copyright Act


We’re pleased to bring to you an insightful guest post by Jagdish Sagar, an independent lawyer practicing largely in the field of copyright and entertainment law in Delhi, on the (in)applicability of the statutory licensing scheme under Section 31D of the Copyright Act to internet broadcasting. Mr. Sagar was formerly a partner at Anand and Anand till 2011. Prior to that he was a civil servant till 2004. During his service with the Central Government he served as the Joint…


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Events

Call for Abstracts: Second IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Conference [Jakarta, Feb 27-28, 2020]; Submit by Oct 30


We are pleased to inform our readers that the Second IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Conference will be held on February 27 & 28, 2020 at the Faculty of Law, Universitas Indonesia, in Jakarta, Indonesia. The deadline for submission of the request to present a paper and the abstract is October 30, 2019. For further details, please read the post below: Second IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Conference February 27-28, 2020 The IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia (IPIRA) Network is…


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Geographical Indication

SpicyIP Fellowship 2019-20: DPIIT’s Draft Guidelines on Geographical Indications Logo and Tagline: Issues and Challenges


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by our fellowship applicant, Akanshha Agrawal on the Draft Guidelines on Geographical Indications Logo and Tagline released by DPIIT in June this year. Akanshha is a 3rd year student at National Law University, Delhi. This is her second submission for the Fellowship. Part I of her first submission can be viewed here.     DPIIT’s Draft Guidelines on Geographical Indications Logo and Tagline: Issues and Challenges Akanshha Agrawal In India, Geographical…


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Patent

Patent Office Publishes A New List of Scientific Advisors After 9 Years


[This post has been co-authored with Bhavik Shukla, a 5th year student at National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal.] The Patent Office released a list of newly enrolled/ retained scientific advisors last month. A total of 37 advisors have been included in the list, out of which 22 scientific advisors have been retained from the previous list published in 2010. Section 115 of the Patents Act, 1970 (‘Act’) grants a court (hearing matters under the Act) the power to appoint…


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