Copyright

Copyright Infringement Suits Invoking Right to Receive Royalty: Square Peg in a Round Hole?


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Abhilasha Nautiyal and Aditya Gupta on the recent order of the Calcutta High Court wherein it directed Vodafone to deposit 2.5 crores in a copyright infringement suit filed by IPRS. Abhilasha and Aditya are attorneys at Ira Law, a firm that they have recently co-founded with other colleagues. Aditya was a part of a law firm for 7 years and more recently, an associate at the chambers of Mr. Amit Sibal….


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Others

SpicyIP Events: INTA’s 2018 Middle East and Africa Conference: Innovation, Investment, and IP [December 10-11, 2018; Dubai]


We’re pleased to announce that INTA will be hosting the 2018 Middle East and Africa Conference: Innovation, Investment, and IP on December 10-11, 2018 in Dubai. There’s an early bird discount being offered for those who register by October 19, 2018. For further details, please read the post below. International Trademark Association’s Middle East and Africa Conference to Explore How to Seize Opportunities and Protect Intellectual Property in Expanding Markets Tish Berard Public and private investment from India in the Middle East…


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Others

SpicyIP Events: 4th IPScholars Asia Works-in-Progress Conference [January 30-31, 2019; Singapore]


We’re pleased to announce that The Advanced Research Centre for Intellectual Assets and the Law in Asia (ARCIALA), School of Law, Singapore Management University will be holding the 4th edition of its Annual IP Scholars Asia Works-in-Progress Conference on January 30-31, 2019. The deadline for submission of paper proposals is October 17, 2018. For further details, please read the announcement below. SpicyIP Events: 4th IPScholars Asia Works-in-Progress Conference [January 30-31, 2019; Singapore] Singapore Management University is pleased to announce that the 4th edition…


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Trademark

Skechers USA v. Pure Play Sports – Implications of Actual Costs and Taxation of Costs – A Notable And Welcome Change In the IP Regime


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Abhimanyu Chopra. Abhimanyu is a Senior Associate at AZB & Partners. He has obtained his B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) degree from Amity Law School, New Delhi and his LL.M. degree from New Law College, Pune and is currently pursuing his PhD in Cyber Law from Amity Law School, Noida. He is also a qualified cyber forensics expert. He is currently practicing in the area of commercial litigation and arbitration with special focus…


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Plant Variety Protection

Problems with the Indian Plant Varieties Regime (IV): Obliterating the “Farmers’ Variety” (Part III)?


We’re pleased to bring to you yet another insightful post in the ongoing series of posts by Prof. (Dr.) N.S. Gopalakrishnan on problems with India’s plant varieties’ regime. This post is Part III of the three-part post where Prof. Gopalakrishnan critically examines the procedure followed for registration of farmers’ varieties. Parts I and II of the post can be viewed here and here and the earlier posts in the series, here, here and here. Problems with the Indian Plant Varieties Regime (IV): Obliterating the “Farmers’ Variety” (Part III)? Prof….


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Privacy

Is There a Hidden Indictment of the Aadhaar in the Justice Sri Krishna Committee Report?


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Adarsh Ramanujan. Adarsh is an advocate primarily assisting clients as a litigation attorney. He has recently started his own counsel practice with offices in Delhi and Chennai after having spent consideraaadble time with Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan at their New Delhi and Geneva offices. He obtained his B.Sc. LL.B. (Hons.) degree (Gold Medalist) from National Law University, Jodhpur  and LL.M. degree from University of California, Berkeley. He is a qualified Patent Agent…


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Events

SpicyIP Events: CUSAT’s 6th Annual ‘Rethinking Intellectual Property Rights’ Workshop 2019 [Kochi, January 18-20, 2019]


We are pleased to announce that Inter University Centre for IPR Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) is organising the sixth annual ‘Rethinking Intellectual Property Rights’ workshop on the theme ‘Intellectual Property Rights and Competition: A Social Perspective’ 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 18-20, 2019. For further details, please read below: Objectives of the Annual Workshop…


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Events

SpicyIP Events: First IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Conference [Kuala Lumpur; Jan 31-Feb 1, 2019]


We’re pleased to announce that the Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, International Islamic University Malaysia, the WIPO Academy, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the World Trade Organization (WTO), Texas A&M University School of Law, and the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva are co-organizing the First IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Conference, which will be held on 31 January – 1 February 2019 at the Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, International Islamic University Malaysia, in Kuala Lumpur,…


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Copyright

Heritage, Hall of Nations and Assertion of Moral Rights


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Dr. Sunanda Bharti. Dr. Sunanda is an Assistant Professor in Law at Delhi University. Heritage, Hall of Nations and Assertion of Moral Rights Dr. Sunanda Bharti Introduction The Hall of Nations was ultimately demolished by the Government in April 2017. It was the modern world’s first and largest-span space-frame structure built in reinforced cement concrete. The building stood at Pragati Maidaan, in Delhi, for the past 5 decades. Inaugurated in…


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Events

SpicyIP Events: First Galgotias University National Moot Court Competition [Sept. 28-29, Noida]


We’re glad to inform our readers that the Centre for IPR Studies and Moot Court Society, School of Law, Galgotias University is inviting institutions to participate in the First Galgotias University National Moot Court Competition (GUNMCC), which they will be jointly organizing from 28-29 September 2018 at Galgotias University, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh. The moot problem (which can be accessed here) is based upon the important debate regarding access to creations versus their legal protection. For further details of the competition, please see below: Key Dates…


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