Patent

India’s Patent Working Disclosure Requirement under Attack by US Govt and Big Pharma


Keeping in line with its long-standing tradition, the Office of United States Trade Representative (USTR) has placed India on the ‘Priority Watch List’ in its annual Special 301 Report on IPRs this year as well. The report, which was released late last month, summarises the challenges and concerns in respect of India as follows: “USTR identifies India on the Priority Watch List for lack of sufficient measurable improvements to its IP framework on longstanding and new challenges that have negatively…


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Others

SpicyIP Fellowship 2018-19: John Doe Orders – ‘Justice’ v. Statutory Law


We are pleased to bring to you a guest post by our Fellowship applicant, Kashish Makkar. Kashish is a 2nd year student at NLSIU, Bangalore. This is his first submission for the Fellowship. John Doe Orders: ‘Justice’ v. Statutory Law Kashish Makkar The preoccupation of Indian Courts with the notion of justice in disregard to rule of law is not unheard of. The Indian Supreme Court has been often criticised for the exercise of its powers under Article 142 of…


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Others

SpicyIP Events: Free Online Advanced International Certificate Course on IP Asset Management for Business Success [Register by May 22]


We are pleased to announce that the registration for Session 2 of a free online advanced international certificate course on IP Asset Management for Business Success is currently open. The course is jointly created and managed by WIPO, the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) and the Korea Invention Promotion Association (KIPA).The deadline for registration for this session is May 22, 2018. For further details, please see below: Key Dates Session 1 Registration: Mar 19 – Apr 23 Session 2 Registration: Apr 9…


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Copyright

IFPI Music Report, 2018 Is Out with A Bunch of Healthy Sale Figures But Persisting “Value Gap”


We are pleased to bring to you a guest post by Simrat Kaur. Simrat is a New Delhi based IP lawyer. She pursued her undergraduate law course from Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab and masters law course from National University of Singapore. After having worked with leading Indian law firms (Anand & Anand and Luthra & Luthra Law Offices), she has recently started independent practice under the banner “The Endretta”. While working with the said law firms, she has…


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Geographical Indication

GIs for Food Stuffs: IP or RecIPe?


We are pleased to bring to you a guest post by Ms. Latha Nair. Latha is a partner with the IP boutique K&S Partners, a pioneering firm in the area of GI practice. In this brilliant post, she analyses the propriety of registering every regional food stuff as a geographical indication (GI). Here’s a ‘taste’ of her post: “Over the decades, every traditional regional recipe has travelled the length and breadth of the country, providing gustatory comfort to its natives…


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Others

Call for Proposals for a Book Project Titled ‘Forgotten Intellectual Property Lore’


We are pleased to announce that Prof. Shubha Ghosh, Crandall Melvin Professor of Law and Director of Technology Commercialization Law Center at Syracuse University College of Law is inviting proposals for a book project, tentatively titled ‘Forgotten Intellectual Property Lore’. The deadline for submission of proposals is June 30, 2018. For further details, please read his post below. Call for Proposals for Book Project Titled ‘Forgotten Intellectual Property Lore’ Prof. Shubha Ghosh I am happy to announce the recent publication of…


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Events

SpicyIP Events: 4th Annual Refresher Course for Law Teachers on Developmental Perspectives on IPRs [CUSAT Cochin, June 22-29]


We are pleased to announce that the Inter University Centre for Intellectual Property Rights Studies (IUCIPRS), CUSAT is hosting a seven-day exhaustive training programme for law teachers from 22nd to 29th June, 2018. The theme for 2018 is “Collective forms of IP”. The deadline for submission of applications is May 15, 2018. For further details, please read the post below: Announcing the 4th edition of our Annual Refresher Course on IPR for Law Teachers on Developmental Perspectives of Intellectual Property Rights,…


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Events

Call for Abstracts: LSE Symposium on The Access, Use and Circulation of Biogenetic Resources: The Nagoya Protocol and Implementing Measures [September 11-12]


We are pleased to announce that the London School of Economics is calling for abstracts for its symposium on The Access, Use and Circulation of Biogenetic Resources: The Nagoya Protocol and Implementing Measures, scheduled to be held on September 11-12, 2018. The deadline for submitting abstracts is May 20, 2018. For further details, please read the post below: Call for Abstracts: LSE Symposium on The Access, Use and Circulation of Biogenetic Resources: The Nagoya Protocol and Implementing Measures September 11-12th 2018…


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Patent

When the Guard of the “Boll-Guard” Fell!


We are pleased to bring to you a guest post by Dr. Deepa Kachroo Tiku on the recently delivered judgment by the Delhi High Court in the Monsanto-Nuziveedu dispute. Dr. Deepa is a partner at K&S Partners and based out of the Gurgaon (Nation Capital Region) office. She is a registered Patent Agent with the Indian Patent Office and an attorney at law. She specializes in the area of Life Sciences, with an emphasis on patent drafting, prosecution and contentious practice,…


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Patent

Justice Prabha Sridevan and Prof. Srividya Raghavan on Patent Local Working and Safeguarding India’s Sovereignty


Recently, Justice Prabha Sridevan (former Madras HC judge and IPAB Chairperson) and Prof. Srividya Raghavan (Professor at Texas A&M University School of Law) wrote an insightful editorial on India’s patent working disclosure requirement in the Hindu. In this hard hitting piece, they argue that this requirement is part of India’s exercise of its sovereign right and fulfillment of its constitutional duty to ensure access to medicines and protect public health. Patent Working Information and Access to Medicines Justice Sridevan and…


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