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Del HC Division Bench Stays Restoration of Seed Companies’ Contracts with Monsanto as Ordered by Single Judge


In a major development, a Division Bench of the Delhi High Court comprising Justice Ravindra Bhat and Justice Yogesh Khanna has granted a stay on the restoration of the license contracts between Monsanto and seed companies as ordered by a Single Judge (Justice R.K. Gauba) on March 28, 2017. Justice Gauba had found Monsanto’s termination of its license contracts with Nuziveedu and other seed companies to be prima facie illegal and temporarily allowed these companies to continue using Monsanto’s patented…


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SpicyIP Internship Programme: Call for Applications


Have an interest in IP law? Love legal research and writing? And wish to work anytime, anywhere? Here’s a perfect opportunity for you. SpicyIP is launching an internship programme and inviting applications on a rolling basis for the same. About the Internship Programme The SpicyIP Internship Programme offers law students and graduates the chance to engage in meaningful research, writing and analysis in the field of IP and innovation law and policy. The interns will be required to provide high-quality…


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SpicyIP Fellowship 2017-18: Beginner’s Guide to Combating Infringement on Social Media


We are happy to bring to you a guest post by our Fellowship applicant Madhurima Gadre. Madhurima is a 4th year student at National Law University, Jodhpur. This is her first submission for the Fellowship.     Beginner’s Guide to Combating Infringement on Social Media Madhurima Gadre Around 2009, some people began adding macro text to a photo of a penguin on the internet. According to Know Your Meme, a website dedicated to documenting viral internet phenomena, this became what’s now known…


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SpicyIP Fellowship 2017-18: Online Marketplaces and Trademark Infringement in India


  We are pleased to bring to you a guest post by our Fellowship applicant Divij Joshi. Divij graduated from NLS, Bangalore in 2016 and is currently working at a leading law firm in Mumbai. This is his first submission for the Fellowship.   Online Marketplaces and Trademark Infringement in India Divij Joshi The responsibilities of online intermediaries for third-party transactions on the internet is a vexing legal issue across jurisdictions, India being no exception. While a division bench of…


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SpicyIP Fellowship 2017-18: Who Can Be A Celebrity: A Christopher Porco Story


We are happy to bring to you another guest post by our Fellowship applicant Shubhi Sharma. Shubhi is a 4th year student at Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab. This is her second submission for the Fellowship. Who Can Be A Celebrity: A Christopher Porco Story Shubhi Sharma In 2013 Lifetime Entertainment Services (LES) decided to broadcast a film titled “Romeo Killer: The Christopher Porco Story”. LES later found itself engaged in a legal spat of civil rights action suit with…


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SpicyIP Fellowship 2017-18: Online Film Reviews: A New Form of Online Piracy


We are glad to bring to you a guest post by our Fellowship applicant Shubhi Sharma. Shubhi is a 4th year student at Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab. This is her first submission for the Fellowship. Online Film Reviews: A New Form of Online Piracy Shubhi Sharma As somebody born in the 90s, I have been a part of a terrific transition in relation to the cinematic world. Within a span of 20 years or so, this film industry…


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SpicyIP Fellowship 2017-18: UK’s Code of Practice on Search and Copyright- A New Effort to Preserve the Creative Industry


We are pleased to bring to you another guest post by our Fellowship applicant Aishwarya Ambardekar. Aishwarya is a 4th year student at ILS Law College. This is her second submission for the Fellowship. UK’s Code of Practice on Search and Copyright- A New Effort to Preserve the Creative Industry Aishwarya Ambardekar Google, Bing, the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and the Motion Pictures Association (MPA), in collaboration with the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) have recently entered into what is considered…


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SpicyIP Jobs: Corporate Counsel/Sr. Corporate Counsel, India-GSP at Cisco


We are happy to announce that Cisco is looking for a Corporate Counsel/Senior Corporate Counsel to be based in Bangalore. Those interested in applying for this position may e-mail their applications to Sujini H.A. at [email protected] The job description for the position reads as follows: What You’ll Do Cisco is looking for an experienced, enthusiastic, creative, senior lawyer to support the fastest growing sales theatre in the Cisco Global Service Provider segment. Based in Bangalore, India and reporting to the…


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SpicyIP Jobs: Legal Analyst in TRIPS and IP Group of WTO’s IP, Government Procurement & Competition Division


We are pleased to announce that the Secretariat of WTO is seeking to fill a position of Legal Analyst within the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) and Intellectual Property Group of the Intellectual Property, Government Procurement and Competition Division. The vacancy notice for the position reads as follows:   Title: Legal Analyst Grade: 6 Contract Type: Fixed-term Starting Salary: CHF 83,548 net per annum (approximate) Application Deadline (CET): 12 April 2017 Division: Intellectual Property, Government Procurement and Competition Duration:…


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SpicyIP Fellowship 2017-18: The Turmeric Battle


We are pleased to bring to you a guest post by our Fellowship applicant Aishwarya Ambardekar. Aishwarya is a 4th year student at ILS Law College. This is her first submission for the Fellowship. The Turmeric Battle Aishwarya Ambardekar The world as we know it, understands innovation in a rather binary manner, where only those inventions or ideas that materialise in laboratories or Research Centres are given importance. Innovations undertaken in more informal settings, by common folk such as farmers and…


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