Copyright

SpicyIP Fellowship 2017-18: 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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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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Trademark

SpicyIP Fellowship 2017-18: MontBlanc v. Gaurav Bhatia – Another Curious Case of DHC’s Damages Jurisprudence


We are happy to bring to you another guest post by our Fellowship applicant Maitreyee Dixit. Maitreyee is a 2nd year student at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad. This is her second submission for the Fellowship. MontBlanc v. Gaurav Bhatia: Another Curious Case of DHC’s Damages Jurisprudence Maitreyee Dixit Damages in trademark law, especially in Delhi High Court’s jurisprudence have been riddled with inconsistencies. Be it the grounds to provide damages, the calculations of damages or the entirety of punitive damage…


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Others

SpicyIP Fellowship 2017-18: Cyber Economic Espionage – Is TRIPS the Solution?


We are glad to bring to you a guest post by our Fellowship applicant Maitreyee Dixit. Maitreyee is a 2nd year student at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad. This is her first submission for the Fellowship. Cyber Economic Espionage: Is TRIPS The Solution? Maitreyee Dixit Economic espionage has been a hot topic of sorts since the September 2015 agreement was made between USA and China, that called for both the countries to not knowingly conduct or support cyber enabled trade…


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Patent Plant Variety Protection

Monsanto vs. Indian Seed Companies: Enforcement of Rejected Patent Claims?


We are pleased to bring to you a guest post by Mr. Essenese Obhan. Mr. Obhan is the Managing Partner of Obhan & Associates, a reputed IP law firm in Delhi. We had earlier published two guest posts by him here and here. Monsanto vs. Indian Seed Companies: Enforcement of Rejected Patent Claims? Essense Obhan As has already been reported on SpicyIP and the mainstream media, Monsanto and Indian seed companies are involved in a series of lawsuits against each other…


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Copyright Trademark

Copyright Board to be Taken Over by IPAB Under the Finance Bill, 2017 Passed by the Lok Sabha


In a surprising development, the Copyright Board is set to be merged with the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) under the Finance Bill, 2017 that was passed in the Lok Sabha yesterday. This merger comes along with merger of seven other tribunals (including the Competition Law Appellate Tribunal and the Cyber Appellate Tribunal) with other existing tribunals, all of which were proposed by the amendments to the Bill moved by the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday. The Bill seeks…


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