Copyright

SpicyIP Fellowship 2017-18: Kaun Banega Copycat: Sony Takes One Plus To Court


We are pleased to bring to you a guest post by our Fellowship applicant, Sreyoshi Guha. Sreyoshi is a 4th year student at Symbiosis Law School, Pune. This is her third submission for the Fellowship. Kaun Banega Copycat: Sony Takes One Plus To Court Sreyoshi Guha Over the last month or so, the IP community has been abuzz with news and events that have culminated in interesting debates and discussions on the blog itself. Somewhere amidst all of the hustle, a…


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Patent

Del HC Stays Its Previous Order Allowing Natco to Export Bayer’s Nexavar Under the Bolar Exemption


We are pleased to bring to you this guest post by our intern, Radhika Agarwal. Radhika is currently working as a Research Fellow at the Centre for WTO Studies at the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. Del HC Stays Its Previous Order Allowing Natco to Export Bayer’s Nexavar Under the Bolar Exemption Radhika Agarwal Recently, SpicyIP reported a landmark order of the Delhi High Court (dated March 8, 2017), where it had ruled that ‘export’ of a patented invention for…


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Copyright

SpicyIP Fellowship 2017-18: The “Charging Bull v. Fearless Girl” Controversy – Part II


In Part I of this post, our Fellowship applicant Kuhuk Jain analysed whether the placement of Fearless Girl in opposition to Charging Bull amounts to infringement of copyright or moral rights of the latter’s creator, Arutro di Modica, under the US copyright law. In Part II, she analyses this issue under the Indian copyright law. SpicyIP Fellowship 2017-18: The “Charging Bull v. Fearless Girl” Controversy – Part II Kuhuk Jain Continuing from the previous post on the controversy surrounding Fearless Girl…


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Copyright

SpicyIP Fellowship 2017-18: The “Charging Bull v. Fearless Girl” Controversy – Part I


We are pleased to bring to you a two-part guest post by our Fellowship applicant Kuhuk Jain. Kuhuk is a 4th year student at National Law University, Delhi. This is her first submission for the Fellowship. The “Charging Bull v. Fearless Girl” Controversy – Part I Kuhuk Jain Recently, New York saw an interesting copyright controversy regarding an art work, the Fearless Girl, placed near the Wall Street in opposition to another art work, the Charging Bull. The Charging Bull…


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Events

SpicyIP Events: FICCI’s Online Certificate Course on Competition Law & IPR


We are pleased to inform our readers that the deadline for registration for the May-June 2017 session of the online certificate course on IPR and competition law conducted by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) has been extended till May 10, 2017. For further details, please read their post below: “About the Course Any business and legal decision of a modern day corporations are intertwined. As distinction between roles in the office of CEO and General Counsel…


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Copyright

Breaking News: IRRO Challenges Del HC’s DU Photocopy Judgment Before the Supreme Court


In a latest development in the DU photocopy case, that we thought had come to a close with the publishers (OUP, CUP and Taylor & Francis) withdrawing the suit last month, the Indian Reprographic Rights Organisation (IRRO) has filed a Special Leave Petition before the Supreme Court challenging the judgment passed by the Division Bench of the Delhi High Court on December 9, 2016. The Division Bench, comprising Justices Pradeep Nandrajog and Yogesh Khanna, had refused to grant an interim injunction to the publishers,…


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Others

SpicyIP Jobs: Research Fellows (Law) at CIIPC, NLU Delhi


We are happy to announce that the National Law University, Delhi (‘University’) is seeking to engage, on a contractual basis, two full-time RESEARCH FELLOWS (LAW) for the CENTRE FOR INNOVATION, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND COMPETITION (CIIPC), at its campus in Dwarka, New Delhi. For further details, please read their call for applications below. About the Centre: CIIPC was established in the year 2015 with the objective of contributing to academic and policy oriented dialogues in the areas of innovation, IP and competition. The Centre is…


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Patent

Patent Office’s Answer to a Patent Agent Exam 2016 Question Challenged before the Bombay High Court


We had, earlier this year, brought to you a guest post by Dinesh Parmar, one of the candidates who wrote the Patent Agent Exam 2016, wherein he had argued that answers to two of the Paper-I Set C questions as provided in the answer key published by the Patent Office were incorrect. While answer to one of the two questions (i.e. Q. 49) was rectified by the Patent Office on February 2, there has been no clarification issued for answer to Q….


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Geographical Indication Trademark

SpicyIP Fellowship 2017-18: Legal Ownership of ‘Khadi’ amidst the KVIC/Fabindia Dispute


We are pleased to bring to you another guest post by our Fellowship applicant Madhurima Gadre. Madhurima is a 4th year student at NLU, Jodhpur. This is her second submission for the Fellowship. Legal Ownership of ‘Khadi’ amidst the KVIC/Fabindia Dispute Madhurima Gadre The instances of fabric and apparel companies cashing in on Khadi’s reputation are not new. Read our previous post about a German company named Khadi Natureprodukte which registered the term ‘khadi’ in its trademark with the Office for…


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Events

SpicyIP Events: FICCI’s World IP Day 2017 Conference on “Innovation to Drive Business and Competitiveness”


We are glad to announce that FICCI is commemorating the World IP Day 2017 by organizing a Conference “Innovation to Drive Business and Competitiveness” on April 28, 2017 at the Park Hotel, New Delhi. The deadline for registration is April 25, 2017. For further details, please read FICCI’s post below: In recent years, increasing awareness on IP has spawned a new wave of technological innovations, leading to rapid economic growth and development. As businesses grow and attract competition, the need to identify,…


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