Trademark

A New Year Gift “NCL(11-2017)” to Trademark (Brand) Owners from WIPO!


We are happy to bring to you a guest post by Noopur Goel. With over ten years of experience in IP, Noopur is a qualified Microbiologist and an ardent IP attorney by profession. Prior to gaining experience in IP, she was involved into research activities due to affection for her friendly microorganisms. She is currently associated with a reputed NCR based boutique law firm. She is regularly invited as a guest speaker by several government organizations as well as private institutions….


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Patent

WIPO’s New AI Translation Tool Fosters Access to Information on Patented Inventions


In a pioneering step towards facilitation of access to information on patented inventions, WIPO has developed a breakthrough tool, based on artificial intelligence, for instant high quality translation of patent documents. This tool, called WIPO Translate, can be used free of charge and is available through the WIPO’s PatentScope database that contains PCT applications as well as patent documents of participating national and regional patent offices. As we know, one of the objectives of granting patents is disclosure of inventions…


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Others

Patent Agent Exam 2016: Answer Keys and Changes in Format


We are happy to bring to you a guest post on the Patent Agent Examination 2016, co-authored by Roshan John, Research Associate under the IPR Chair at IIT Madras and Dr. Sudarsan Rajagopal, one of the candidates who wrote this exam. In an earlier post, we had shared with you an answer key to Paper-I, prepared by Mr. Muthu SenthilKumar. In this post, Roshan and Dr. Sudarshan discuss the changes made to the format of the exam this year and share with us the answer…


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Others

A Look Back at India’s Top IP Developments of 2016


India witnessed a number of significant IP developments in 2016. As the year comes to an end, let’s take a look back at these developments that kept the Indian IP landscape action packed throughout out the year. We have divided these developments into three categories: a) top 10 judgments/orders, b) top 10 policy related developments and c) other notable developments. The developments in the first two categories have been chosen owing to their jurisprudential impact (extremely well-reasoned on a point…


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Patent

Patent Agent Examination 2016 Paper-I Answers


The patent agent examination 2016 was held last month on November 27. The exam comprised two papers, one objective type (Paper-I) and other descriptive type (Paper-II). Mr. Muthu SenthilKumar has sent us a copy of the Paper-I wherein he has marked the correct answers and mentioned the relevant legal provisions. We have uploaded it on our website. Those interested, can view it here. Thanks to Mr. Muthu SenthilKumar for sending this to us.  


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Others

Launch of EIPIN Innovation Society Project: 15 Fully-Funded PhD Positions


We are pleased to announce that the European IP Institutes Network (EIPIN) will soon be launching the EIPIN Innovation Society project that sets up a European Joint Doctorate programme. EIPIN is recruiting 15 PhD candidates for this programme, who will be conferred a joint or double doctoral degree from two of the five participating universities at the end of the programme.  The details of the project are outlined in its press release below: “The European IP Institutes Network (EIPIN), a consortium…


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Copyright

DU Photocopy Appeal Decision: Another Landmark Victory for Access to Education in India


As many of our readers may already be aware, a Division Bench of the Delhi High Court, last week, pronounced the judgment in the DU photocopy case appeal that marked a spectacular victory for access to education in India. In a 58 page judgment, rendered in less than two weeks from the start of the appeal arguments, the Bench comprising Justices Pradeep Nandrajog and Yogesh Khanna refused to grant an interim injunction to the plaintiff-publishers and emphatically ruled that making and…


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Others

SpicyIP Jobs: Associate Manager – Legal at OnMobile Global Ltd., Bangalore


We are pleased to announce that OnMobile Global Ltd. is inviting applications for the position of Associate Manager – Legal. Interested candidates must send their applications to Mr. John Mathew at [email protected] Location: Bangalore Job Band: SP1 Department: Legal & Compliance Reports To: Director – Legal & Compliance Job Description: Draft, review, negotiate and finalize proposals, NDAs, LOIs, business agreements, various vendor and service provider contracts, consulting agreements, technology and licensing agreements, marketing/advertising agreements with various service providers and customers including telecom…


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Others

SpicyIP Jobs: Senior Manager/Manager – Compliance at OnMobile Global Ltd., Bangalore


We are happy to announce that OnMobile Global Ltd. is inviting applications for the position of Senior Manager/Manager – Compliance in Bangalore. Those interested in applying for this position are required to send their applications to Mr. John Mathew at [email protected] Job Band: SP2 Department: Legal & Compliance department Reports to: Director – Legal & Compliance Job Description: To oversee & manage compliance issues within the organization, ensuring that OnMobile is complying with regulatory requirements and that its employees are complying with internal policies…


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Events

SpicyIP Events: Workshop on Patent Strategies in Overseas Markets for Auto Components Companies., New Delhi


We are happy to announce that Boehmert & Boehmert, Patent Attorneys, Germany will be conducting a workshop on Patent Strategies in Overseas Markets for Auto Components Companies on January 10, 2017 in New Delhi. Auto components industry is one of the shining sectors of India. With rising exports and overseas manufacturing and M&A activities, it is important to have deep understanding of intellectual property in overseas markets, especially relating to Infringement, Technology Licensing, Harvesting IP portfolio, Joint-Ventures, M&A, Freedom to Operate,…


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