Events

SpicyIP Events: CopyCamp 2016: International Conference on the Future of Copyright in Europe


We are happy to announce that the 5th edition of the CopyCamp Conference on the future of copyright in Europe will be held at Kinoteka in Warsaw, Poland and also be streamed online (UTC + 01:00) on the October 27 and 28, 2016. International artists and experts representing a variety of cultural institutions and businesses, non-governmental organizations, the media, academia, political and activist circles will meet at this conference to discuss copyright, its role and its future in a developing Europe. The conference programme…


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Call for Applications for SpicyIP’s New IP Case Law Team


SpicyIP is forming a new IP case law team to provide quick summaries of recent IP cases. Who are we looking for? We are looking for a total of 3-4 law students/lawyers who can prepare quick summaries of about 3-4 IP orders/judgments each per week for a minimum period of six months. Please note that the process for selection will be a fairly rigorous one, as we are keen to only bring on board those who are very proficient in…


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SpicyIP Event: IICA Courses on Competition Law


We are happy to announce that the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA) is inviting applications for two of its courses on competition law comprising strong IPR modules. About the Courses In a short span of about six years, enforcement of the Competition Act, 2002 has necessitated competition law to be taken seriously. Increasingly, greater number of organisations and individuals both in Government and Private spheres now need to acquire knowledge on competition law. These courses, Certificate Course and Advanced Professional…


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SpicyIP Policy on Law Firm Coverage


Yesterday, we posted an update about the elevation of certain lawyers as partners etc. within a law firm. The reason we did so was to also begin covering issues within law firms (elevations, promotions etc.) in much the same way that Legally India and Bar & Bench do. We had received an e-mail from the said law firm (Singh & Singh Lall & Sethi) requesting us to post this and we did so by posting the entirety of what they…


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Singh & Singh Lall & Sethi promotes 7 to Associate Partners and Senior Associates


Singh & Singh Lall & Sethi (SSL&S) announced promotion of 7 of its attorneys this week.  Senior Associates Archana Sahadeva, Ashutosh Kumar & Upender Thakur have been promoted to Associate Partners while Associates Ali Areeb Zaidi, Jaya Mandelia, Kapil Midha & Manika Arora have been promoted to Senior Associates. For further details, see the Bar & Bench piece here.


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India Signs an MoU on Industrial Property Cooperation with Singapore


In a noteworthy development, a memorandum of understanding in the field of industrial property has been signed for the first time between India and Singapore on October 4, 2016, during the ongoing visit of Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong to India. The press release made by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore in this respect is reproduced below: “TOP INNOVATIVE ECONOMIES IN ASIA SIGN FIRST INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY COOPERATION TO SPUR INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM Singapore, 04 October 2016 – The innovation capabilities…


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Industry and Impartiality!


  We are pleased to present to you a guest post by Prof. Srividhya Ragavan on the issue of industry funding and IP research and conferences. This comes in response to a recent post by Prashant wherein he briefly discusses this issue. Some of our earlier posts on this topic can be found here, here, here, here and here.   Industry and Impartiality! Srividhya Ragavan I felt that it is time to write specifically about the discussion on impressions from industry…


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Trademark

A Game of Puzzle Cubes – Justice Manmohan Singh Rules on Trade Dress in the Rubik’s Cube


We are happy to bring to you a guest post by Ryan Wilson. Ryan is an associate at Sujata Chaudhri IP Attorneys, dealing with the firm’s litigation matters in the field of trade mark and copyright. He has a bachelor’s degree in law from RML National Law University, Lucknow.       A Game of Puzzle Cubes – Justice Manmohan Singh Rules on Trade Dress in the Rubik’s Cube Ryan Wilson The world famous Rubik’s Cube and its trade dress presented Justice…


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SpicyIP Jobs: Research Fellows for Centre for Innovation, IP & Competition at NLU, Delhi


National Law University, Delhi (University) is seeking to engage, on a contractual basis, three (03) full time Research Fellows (two positions in the area of law and one in the area of economics/ statistics/ econometrics) for the Centre for Innovation, IP and Competition (CIIPC), at its campus in Dwarka, New Delhi. The deadline for sending the applications is 30th September, 2016. About the Centre CIIPC was established in the year 2015 with the objective of contributing to academic and policy oriented dialogues in…


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Patent

DIPP Drags the Dasatinib Compulsory License Drama: A situation of “extreme urgency”?


As our readers may recall, in January 2013, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoH) had recommended that DIPP declare that a compulsory license (CL) should be granted, under section 92 of the Patents Act, 1970, for three exorbitantly priced anti-cancer drugs – Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Dasatinib (or Sprycel) and Ixabepilone (or Ixempra) and Roche’s Trastuzumab (or Herceptin). Two of these three cases were dropped as Roche allowed its patent on Herceptin to lapse (presumably to avoid the license) and…


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