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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Publication

Call for Papers: NUALS Intellectual Property Review (Vol. 2) [Submit by Dec 15, 2019]


We’re pleased to announce that the NUALS Intellectual Property Law Review, operating under the aegis of the Centre for Intellectual Property Rights (CIPR), NUALS, is inviting submissions on the contemporary issues related to intellectual property rights for publication in the second volume of the journal. The deadline for submissions is December 15, 2019. For further details, please read the call for papers below:  Call for Papers: NUALS Intellectual Property Review (Vol. 2) The NUALS Intellectual Property Law Review is a…


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Trademark

SpicyIP Fellowship 2019-20: FUCT the USPTO? – Revisiting the Free Speech, Morality and Trademark Law Debate (Part I)


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by our fellowship applicant, Akanshha Agrawal. Akanshha is a 3rd year student at National Law University, Delhi. This is her first submission for the Fellowship. In the first part of this two-part post, Akanshha discusses the recent US Supreme Court judgment in Iancu v. Brunetti, which held the Lanham Act’s ‘immoral or scandalous’ bar on the registration of trademarks to be unconstitutional. In Part II of the post, she analyses the…


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Geographical Indication

Banglar Rasogolla v. Odisha Rasagola: Deciphering the Real Win


We’re pleased to bring to you an interesting guest post by Jupi Gogoi on the ongoing dispute between West Bengal and Orissa over the GI tag for rasgulla, which we’ve covered on the blog earlier here, here and here. Jupi is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi. She was formerly associated with the Indian Law Institute, Delhi. Jupi has guest blogged for us in the past as well (see here).     Banglar Rasogolla v….


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Copyright

Tips Industries v. Wynk Music: A Case of Statutory Mis-Interpretation?


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Karan Dhalla, a 4th year student at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. The post critically analyses the judgment passed by the Bombay High Court in Tips v. Wynk earlier this year, wherein it was held that the statutory licensing scheme under Section 31D of the Copyright Act does not apply to internet broadcasting. We’d covered this judgment in an earlier post here.     Tips Industries v. Wynk Music: A Case…


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Events

SpicyIP Events: 5th Asian IP Works-in-Progress Conference [January 9-10, 2020; Hong Kong]


We’re pleased to announce that the Applied Research Centre for Intellectual Assets and the Law in Asia (ARCIALA), School of Law, Singapore Management University will be co-organising the 5th edition of the annual ‘Asian IP Works-in-Progress Conference’ with School of Law, City University of Hong Kong on January 9-10, 2020. The deadline for submission of paper proposals is October 15, 2019. For further details, please read the announcement below: 5th Asian IP Works-in-Progress Conference [January 9-10, 2020; Hong Kong] Singapore…


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