Publication

Call for Submissions for Vol. 15 of the Indian Journal of Law and Technology


We are pleased to announce that the Indian Journal of Law and Technology (IJLT) is inviting original and unpublished manuscripts for publication in Volume 15. For further details, please see the call for submissions below: The Board of Editors of the Indian Journal of Law and Technology (IJLT) is pleased to invite original and unpublished manuscripts for publication in Volume 15 due to be submitted by the 10th of May, 2019. About the Journal The Indian Journal of Law and…


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Events

SpicyIP Events: Interactive Session on “Best Practices in IPR” by PHD Chambers of Commerce and Industry & United IPR on World IP Day [April 26, 2019]


We’re pleased to announce that PHD Chambers of Commerce and Industry in collaboration with United IPR is organizing an interactive session on ‘Best Practices in IPR’ on April 26, 2019 in New Delhi. For further details, please read the announcement below: Event on “Best Practices in IPR” this World IP Day at PHD House, New Delhi In the spirit of celebrating this World IP Day, PHD Chambers of Commerce and Industry in collaboration with United IPR is organizing an interactive…


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Plant Variety Protection

The ‘Farmers’ Rights’ Law Lays the IPR Trap


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Shalini Bhutani. Shalini is an India-based independent legal researcher and policy analyst working in the Asian region. The ‘Farmers’ Rights’ Law Lays the IPR Trap Shalini Bhutani One day intellectual property rights (IPRs) in the seed sector granted to MNCs would entrap farmers. This is precisely what farmers’ groups and concerned citizens in the country had been warning against, ever since India chose to introduce IPRs through the Protection of…


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Others

SpicyIP Events: 2019 WIPO-UNIGE Summer School in Geneva in June! [June 24-July 5]


We’re pleased to inform you that the 2019 WIPO-UNIGE Summer School will be conducted in Geneva from June 24 to July 5, 2019. The deadline for applications is May 15, 2019. For further details, please read the announcement below. 2019 WIPO-UNIGE Summer School in Geneva in June! Interested in spanning the IP Globe in 2019? Join the WIPO-UNIGE Summer School in Geneva! The Summer School, this year in its 9th edition, gathers each year participants from around the world with…


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Events

SpicyIP Events: 5th Annual Refresher Course for Law Teachers on Developmental Perspectives on IPRs [CUSAT Cochin, June 21-28]


We are pleased to announce that the Inter University Centre for Intellectual Property Rights Studies (IUCIPRS), CUSAT is hosting a seven-day exhaustive training programme for law teachers from 21st to 28th June, 2019. The theme for 2019 is “IPRs and Competition-Social Dimensions”. The deadline for submission of applications is May 15, 2019. For further details, please read the announcement below: Announcing the 5th edition of our Annual Refresher Course on IPR for Law Teachers on Developmental Perspectives of Intellectual Property…


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Trademark

Need for Boosting Trademark Law for Keeping Pace with Artificial Intelligence


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Shubham Borkar and Nitish Daniel. Shubham is a Senior Associate at Khurana and Khurana Advocates and IP Attorneys and Nitish is an Assistant Legal Advisor at ONGC. Need for Boosting Trademark Law for Keeping Pace with Artificial Intelligence Shubham Borkar & Nitish Daniel  Business Giants like Google, Facebook, IBM are integrating AI systems into their operations, so are online retailers, online marketers, and product manufacturers like Amazon. For example, you…


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Designs Trademark

SpicyIP Fellowship 2019-20: “See You Later, Alligator!” The Delhi High Court Rejects Crocs’ Suit For Passing Off of Registered Design


We’re pleased to pleased to bring to you a guest post by our Fellowship applicant, Arushi Gupta. Arushi is a 2nd year student at Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai. This is her first submission for the Fellowship. “See You Later, Alligator!” The Delhi High Court Rejects Crocs’ Suit For Passing Off Of Registered Design  Arushi Gupta   On 7th March 2019, in Crocs Inc. USA v. Aqualite India Limited, the Delhi High Court rejected the maintainability of a suit of…


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Others

University of New Hampshire and Royzz & Co. Partner for a Scholarship for LL.M. Students Specialising in IP Law


We’re pleased to inform our readers that The Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property at the University of New Hampshire School of Law (UNH) and Royzz & Co. (erstwhile Solomon & Roy) have partnered to offer a scholarship for prospective international LL.M. students specialising in IP Law. The deadline for submitting applications for the scholarship is May 15, 2019. For further details, please read the announcement below: UNH Law-Franklin Pierce and Royzz & Co. Partner for IP Scholarship The Franklin Pierce…


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Copyright

Section 31D of the Copyright Act Does Not Cover Internet Broadcasting


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Swaroop Mamidipudi. Swaroop is an advocate practicing in copyright law at the Madras High Court. He has guest blogged for us in the past as well (see here and here). Section 31D of the Copyright Act Does Not Cover Internet Broadcasting Swaroop Mamidipudi The Spotify litigation (covered here) centres around the question that has been simmering around the Indian copyright scene for some time – does the statutory licensing regime…


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Biological Diversity

Developing Bio-Cultural Jurisprudence for Securing Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities  – Divya Pharmacy v. UoI


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Alphonsa Jojan. Alphonsa teaches at Tamil Nadu National Law University, Trichy. She has written a guest post for us earlier as well. Developing Bio-Cultural Jurisprudence for Securing Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities – Divya Pharmacy v. UoI Alphonsa Jojan On 21st December, 2018, the Uttarakhand High Court delivered its judgment (previously covered on the blog here) on a contentious issue under the Biological Diversity Act: whether  Indian companies,…


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