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Announcing the 7th SpicyIP Fellowship 2019-20!


Have an interest in IP law? Love legal research and writing? Look no further! Apply immediately to become a SpicyIP Fellow! Year after year, our fellowship series has attracted some of the brightest minds to the world of IP. We are now pleased to announce the 7th edition of the SpicyIP Fellowship for 2019-20.  SpicyIP Fellowship 2019-20 For those of you who are new to the blog, the SpicyIP Fellowship is a coveted position for those seeking to make a…


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Events

SpicyIP Events: Conference on ‘Intellectual Property through Collaborative Enforcement’ [June 20; New Delhi]


We’re pleased to announce that PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry in association with Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks, Ministry of Commerce and Industry and United IPR are organizing a full day conference on ‘Intellectual Property through Collaborative Enforcement’ on June 20, 2019 in New Delhi. For further details, please read the announcement below: Conference on ‘Intellectual Property through Collaborative Enforcement’ June 20, 2019, New Delhi Menace of fake and counterfeit goods (both online…


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Patent

Indian Government Proposes to Dilute the Disclosure Requirement for Patent Working


As our readers may recall, in April last year, the Delhi High Court had disposed of the patent working PIL filed by Prof. Basheer in 2015, directing the Government to complete all steps towards effectuating necessary amendments to optimise the patent working provisions within strict timelines. As per its undertaking, the Government had agreed to publish the amended version of Form 27 as approved by the competent authority (DIPP) on or before September 6 last year. Unfortunately, the Government failed to abide…


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Copyright

Why the Ilayaraja Judgment Is a Boon for Producers


We are pleased to bring to you a guest post by Arun Mohan on the recent Madras High Court judgment in the Ilayaraja copyright dispute. Arun is a graduate of the London School of Economics and has experience in working on intellectual property and commercial matters, in India and internationally. He has worked on various prominent IP disputes including appearing for Rajinikanth in the recent landmark decision on celebrity rights, in the TVS v. Bajaj patent dispute and against Google in the…


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Others

SpicyIP Jobs: Litigation Associate at S. Majumdar & Co., New Delhi


We are happy to inform you that S. Majumdar & Co. is immediately looking for lawyers specialising in IP litigation for its New Delhi office. For further details, please see the job description below: Litigation Associate at S. Majumdar & Co., New Delhi Position Associate (Litigation) Responsibilities The candidate must be competent to draft all kinds of pleadings and appear in Courts, brief Senior Counsels and assist them during the hearings. Desired Joining Date July 1, 2019 Desired Qualification &…


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Geographical Indication

The Need to Look Beyond Wines and Spirits: GI Law in India and the Woes of Muga Silk


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Jupi Gogoi. Jupi is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi. She was formerly associated with the Indian Law Institute, New Delhi. The Need to Look Beyond Wines and Spirits: GI Law in India and the Woes of Muga Silk Jupi Gogoi Muga is a silk variety endemic to the state of Assam. Attires made of Muga Silk are reflection of the culture and heritage of…


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Events

SpicyIP Events: CUSAT’s Empirical Study Orientation Programme on Research Methods in IPRs [Kochi; June 29]


We’re pleased to announce that the Inter University Centre for Intellectual Property Rights Studies (IUCIPRS), CUSAT is conducting an empirical study orientation programme on Research Methods in IPRs on June 29, 2019. The deadline for submission of application forms is May 25, 2019. For further details, please read the announcement below: Research Methods in Intellectual Property Rights: An Empirical Study Orientation Programme Intellectual Property Rights is one major field of interest for the international community, and the relevance of empirical…


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SpicyIP Events: International Conference on Intellectual Property and Development [Geneva; May 20]


We’re pleased to announce that the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) is organizing the International Conference on Intellectual Property and Development, entitled “How to Benefit from the IP System”, on May 20, 2019 in Geneva. For further details, please see the announcement below: International Conference on Intellectual Property and Development: How to Benefit from the IP System Join stakeholders from government, civil society, IGOs, NGOs, industry and other sectors to share insights in different domains of intellectual property (IP) and…


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Texas A&M University Offers Scholarships to Indian Students for its LL.M. and M.Jur. Programs


We’re pleased to inform you that the Texas A&M University is offering scholarships (covering 50% of the tuition fees) for prospective students from India for its IP Law as well as General LL.M. and M. Jur. programs this year. For further details, please read the announcement below: Texas A&M University Launches in India in a Big way for its LL.M. and M.Jur. Programs with Offers of Scholarships to Indian Students The Texas A&M University launches into India in a big…


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Copyright

SpicyIP Fellowship 2019-20: Article 13 (of the EU Directive) and The Economics of Copyright Enforcement in the Digital Age


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 second submission for the Fellowship. Article 13 (of the EU Directive) and The Economics of Copyright Enforcement in the Digital Age Arushi Gupta On 26th March 2019, the Parliament of the EU passed the amended EU Copyright Directive. In previous posts on SpicyIP, here and here, the developments…


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