Publication

Call for Papers: Inaugural Volume of the Intellectual Property Review, NUALS Kochi; Submit by January 16, 2018


We’re pleased to announce that the Centre for Intellectual Property Rights, National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi is inviting submissions on the contemporary issues related to intellectual property rights for publication in the inaugural volume of the The Intellectual Property Law Review. For further details, please read the call for papers below: Centre for Intellectual Property Rights The Intellectual Property Law Review Call for Papers Vol. I The Centre for Intellectual Property under the aegis of the National University of Advanced Legal…


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Others

SpicyIP Events: Workshops on Patent Strategies in Europe for Pharma & Biotech [January 15-16, 2019; Ahmedabad & Hyderabad]


We’re pleased to announce that Boehmert & Boehmert, Patent & Trademark Attorneys, Germany will be conducting workshops on Patent Strategies in Europe For Pharma & Biotech on January 15, 2019 in Ahmedabad and on January 16, 2019 in Hyderabad. For further details, pl read below: Patent Strategies in Europe For Pharma & Biotech Workshops by Boehmert & Boehmert Patent & Trademark Attorneys Germany Boehmert & Boehmert, Patent & Trademark Attorneys, Germany will be holding workshops on Patent Strategies in Europe For…


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Others

SpicyIP Jobs: The CLPR Equality Fellowship; Application Deadline Extended to December 30, 2018


We’re pleased to announce that the Centre for Law and Policy Research (CLPR) is inviting applications for the CLPR Equality Fellowship. The deadline for applications is December 30, 2018 (edited). For further details, please read the call for applications below. Call for Applications: The CLPR Equality Fellowship CLPR focuses on addressing discrimination at the intersections of caste, gender, sexuality, and disability and other minorities through law. As a part of this work, we are excited to announce The CLPR Equality Fellowship….


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Others

SpicyIP Events: Protection and Enforcement of GIs in India, EU and Italy [Nov. 26, 2018; New Delhi]


We’re pleased to announce that on the margins of the Third World Week of Italian Cuisine (November 20-26) in India, the Embassy of Italy in collaboration with K&S Partners, is organizing a half-day seminar on geographical indications (GIs) on Monday, November 26, 2018 in New Delhi. The seminar intends to look at practical issues concerning the protection and enforcement of GIs in India, European Union (EU) and Italy. For further details, please read below: Seminar Title: Protection and Enforcement of GIs in…


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Others

SpicyIP Jobs: Senior Associate (Media Law) at a Mid-Size Law Firm in Mumbai


We are pleased to inform you that a leading mid-size law firm in Mumbai is looking to immediately hire a media lawyer for the position of a Senior Associate. For further details, please read the job description below: Position: Senior Associate – Media Law Responsibilities: The candidate must have transactional experience in music industry and digital media. He/she must have extensive experience in media and entertainment related transactions including in relation to copyright in music, music publishing issues, content production and…


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Patent

The 2018 Patent Agent Examination – Discrepancies and Some Fundamental Issues


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post highlighting the discrepancies in this year’s Patent Agent Examination that was held last month on October 28. The post also raises a few fundamental and larger issues afflicting this exam. The author of this post wishes to remain anonymous. Our earlier posts discussing the concerns regarding the conduct and nature of this exam can be viewed here. The 2018 Patent Agent Examination – Discrepancies and Some Fundamental Issues Anonymous The Indian…


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Plant Variety Protection

Problems with the Indian Plant Varieties Regime (V): Farmers’ Rights – A Myth or Reality (II)?


We’re pleased to bring to you Part II of the fifth post in the ongoing series of posts by Prof. (Dr.) N.S. Gopalakrishnan on problems with India’s plant varieties’ regime. Part I of the post can be viewed here and all the earlier posts in the series, here. Problems with the Indian Plant Varieties Regime (V): Farmers’ Rights – A Myth or Reality (II)? Prof. (Dr.) N.S. Gopalakrishnan Concept of benefit sharing The origin and development of the concept of benefit sharing is…


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Patent

A Disgruntled Law Professor’s Open Letter to the US Supreme Court!


We’re pleased to bring you an unconventional post. A hilarious hard hitting letter penned by Prof. Glynn S. Lunney, Jr. to the US Supreme Court, taking issue with the uncertainty unleashed thanks to the doctrine of equivalents, as elucidated in Festo Corp. v. Shoketsu Kinzoku Kogyo Kabushiki Co. This letter is likely to resonate with many of us who’ve been at the receiving end of court decisions that may be difficult to understand, much less teach. Professor Lunney is an…


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Copyright

Registration of RMPL as a Copyright Society – Will It Set the Stage for New Repertoire of Problems?


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Simrat Kaur. Simrat is a New Delhi based IP lawyer. She pursued her undergraduate law course from Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab and masters law course from National University of Singapore. After having worked with leading Indian law firms (Anand & Anand and Luthra & Luthra Law Offices), she has recently started independent practice under the banner “The Endretta”. Registration of RMPL as a Copyright Society – Will It…


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Plant Variety Protection

Problems with the Indian Plant Varieties Regime (V): Farmers’ Rights – A Myth or Reality (I)?


We’re pleased to bring to you the fifth post in the ongoing series of insightful posts by Prof. (Dr.) N.S. Gopalakrishnan on problems with India’s plant varieties’ regime. The earlier posts in the series can be viewed here. Problems with the Indian Plant Varieties Regime (V): Farmers’ Rights – A Myth or Reality (I)? Introduction One of the significant contributions of the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act, 2001 is the Chapter on Farmers’ Rights. It is intended to comprehensively…


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