Privacy

YouTube: The Bi-Polar Behemoth


We are happy to bring to you a guest post on a recent order by the Madras High Court directing Google and You Tube to disclose the identity and IP address of the user who uploaded an allegedly defamatory video about Lebara Foundation. The author of this post wishes to remain anonymous.   YouTube: The Bi-Polar Behemoth Anonymous Recently on Spicy IP, Rahul wrote an excellent post describing YouTube’s most recent over-zealous efforts to police content on their website. In short, YouTube’s…


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Copyright

Dispelling the Myth that the DU Photocopy Judgment Permits Photocopying of Entire Books


Justice Endlaw’s judgment in the DU photocopy case, while hailed as historic by many for having endorsed the right to educational access in India, has been criticized by some as one that would lead to the decline of academic publishing in India. One of the criticisms, raised also as a ground of appeal by the publishers, has been that the judgment does not place any numerical restriction on the unauthorized photocopying of books by educational institutions permitted under Section 52(1)(i)…


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Events

SpicyIP Events: GIAN Course on IPRs and International Economics Development


  We are happy to announce that a GIAN course on Intellectual Property Rights and International Economics Development will be conducted from December 12-16, 2016 at IIT, Indore. The last date to register for the course is November 7, 2016.   About the Course This is a survey course on the international aspects of intellectual property protection.  As Carsten Fink, the Chief Economist of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a United Nations agency, put it: “It is hard to find…


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Others

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


As announced last week, SpicyIP is forming a new IP case law team to provide quick summaries of recent IP cases and is inviting applications from law students and lawyers for the same. The deadline for applications is October 31, 2016. 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…


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Patent

Some Trends in Pharmaceutical Patent Infringement Actions


      We are happy to bring to you a guest post by Mr. Sandeep K. Rathod. Sandeep is a lawyer with extensive experience in the pharmaceutical space. The views contained in this post are his personal and do not necessarily reflect the views of his current or past employer.     Some Trends in Pharmaceutical Patent Infringement Actions Sandeep K. Rathod Why has Pfizer filed a case against A. Gandhi and D. Rawal? Or why had Bayer IP sued Mr….


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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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Others

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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Others

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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Others

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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Others

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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