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


We are pleased to announce that registration has commenced 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). The last date for registration is April 30, 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 diminishes, it is…


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SpicyIP Events: 1st Munich Conference Series on Ethics in Innovation


We are happy to announce that the Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition and the World Forum for Ethics in Business, in partnership with the German Patent & Trade Mark Office, the Peter Löscher Chair of Business Ethics at the Technical University of Munich, and the European Patent Office, are organizing a series of conferences titled the ‘Munich Conference Series on Ethics in Innovation.’ For details, please read their post below: “The Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition and the World Forum for Ethics in Business, in partnership…


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Copyright

SpicyIP Fellowship 2017-18: Should DRM be an Integral Part of the Open Web?


We are pleased to bring to you another 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 second submission for the Fellowship.   Should DRM be an integral part of the Open Web? Divij Joshi The future of the World Wide Web is the subject of a heated debate as the World Wide Web Consortium (“W3C”), the main standard setting body…


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Inaugural Issue of NLU Jodhpur’s Journal of Intellectual Property Studies Launched


We are happy to inform our readers that the inaugural issue of the Journal of Intellectual Property Studies, established under the auspices of National Law University, Jodhpur, India, has been launched. The journal’s announcement on the launch reads as follows: “The Journal has been established with the goal of disseminating high-quality literature on intellectual property and technology laws. The Journal aims to play a constructive role in shaping discussions in the subject-area and encouraging debate on issues of vital importance. To this…


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A Tale of Two Programs: How are Medicare and Medicaid Changing in the Face of Soaring Medical Costs?


We are pleased to bring to you a paper titled, ‘A Tale Of Two Programs: How Are Medicare And Medicaid Changing In The Face Of Soaring Medical Costs?’, by Jonathan Mentesana, as part of the SpicyIP Discussion Paper Series that we had kick-started here. Jonathan is a student at Texas A&M University School of Law and a certified Pharmacy Technician. He graduated from Oklahoma State University with a B.S. in Biology. An overview of his paper can be found below…


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Trademark

Rubik’s Cube: The Assassination of Artistic Freedoms and Genericide of TM


We are pleased to bring to you a guest post by Bharat Ganesan (name changed, since he wishes to keep his identity confidential), who is an attorney working in the US. This post is in opposition to Rahul’s recent post on the Bombay High Court’s interim injunction order restraining the use of ‘Rubik’s Cube’ as the title of a Marathi film. Rubik’s Cube: The Assassination of Artistic Freedoms and Genericide of TM Bharat Ganesan Dissent might be snuffed out in…


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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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Trademark

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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