Copyright

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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Others

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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Others

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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Patent Traditional Knowledge

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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Copyright

Snapchat v. Facebook – Of Stories, Copyrights & The Idea of Expression


We are happy to bring to you an interesting guest post by our Fellowship applicant Sreyoshi Guha. Sreyoshi is a 4th year student at Symbiosis Law School, Pune. This is her second submission for the Fellowship. Snapchat v. Facebook: Of Stories, Copyrights & The Idea of Expression Sreyoshi Guha I’d like to believe that it all started when Snapchat did the unthinkable. A few years ago, Facebook had offered to buy Snapchat for a whopping 3 Billion Dollars, which it…


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Events

SpicyIP Events: Refresher Course for Law Teachers on Developmental Perspectives of IP Laws


We are pleased to announce that the Inter University Centre for Intellectual Property Rights Studies (IUCIPRS) along with DIPP Chair on IPR, CUSAT is hosting a seven-day exhaustive training programme for law teachers from 16th to 23rd June, 2017. The theme for 2017 is “Copyright: A Social Justice Perspective”. The last date for applications is April 25, 2017. Objective The seven-day Refresher Course is intended at evolving a group of experts in intellectual property laws, both in teaching and research, who will…


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Trademark

SpicyIP Fellowship 2017-18: Intex v. AZ Tech – Big Fish Strikes Back (Part II)


In Part I of her post on the Delhi HC’s recent judgment in the Intex v. AZ Tech case, our Fellowship applicant Sreyoshi Guha dealt with the issue of goodwill as an essential of passing off. In this Part, she deals with the remaining issues of the case. Intex v. AZ Tech: Big Fish strikes back (Part II) Sreyoshi Guha In this part, I deal with the remaining contentions and the reasoning of the Court to that effect. As in…


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Trademark

SpicyIP Fellowship 2017-18: Intex v. AZ Tech – Big Fish Strikes Back (Part I)


We are pleased to bring to you a two-part guest post by our Fellowship applicant Sreyoshi Guha.  Sreyoshi is a 4th year student at Symbiosis Law School, Pune. This is her first submission for the Fellowship. Intex v. AZ Tech: Big Fish strikes back (Part I) Sreyoshi Guha December 24, 2016 might have been an ordinary day for most of us. It was also, however, the day when AZ Tech served mobile phone giant Intex with an interim injunction against using…


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Others

SpicyIP Weekly Review (March 19-25)


(This post has been authored by Inika Charles and published on her behalf) The topical highlight of this week is Pankhuri’s post on the upcoming merger of the Copyright Board with the Intellectual Property Appellate Board under the Finance Bill, 2017. She notes that the Bill seeks to amend the Copyright Act so as to transfer the functions of the Copyright Board to the IPAB, which until now – dealt only with trademarks, patents, and geographical indications. While the (Money)…


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Others

A Push For Procedural Certainty


In an article recently published in India Business Law Journal’s February 2017 issue here, Gowree Gokhale and Jaideep Reddy of Nishith Desai Associates analyse the problems of delegated legislation/executive action and suggest ways to resolve them. The problems highlighted by them include lack of statutory/constitutional basis for such legislation/action in some cases and examples cited for it include the jurisdictional overreach by DIPP in issuing a memo interpreting Section 31D of the Copyright Act, which we had covered here. Another instance…


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