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SpicyIP Events: Protection and Enforcement of GIs in India, EU and Italy [Nov. 26, 2018; New Delhi]


We’re pleased to announce that on the margins of the Third World Week of Italian Cuisine (November 20-26) in India, the Embassy of Italy in collaboration with K&S Partners, is organizing a half-day seminar on geographical indications (GIs) on Monday, November 26, 2018 in New Delhi. The seminar intends to look at practical issues concerning the protection and enforcement of GIs in India, European Union (EU) and Italy. For further details, please read below: Seminar Title: Protection and Enforcement of GIs in…


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Others

SpicyIP Jobs: Senior Associate (Media Law) at a Mid-Size Law Firm in Mumbai


We are pleased to inform you that a leading mid-size law firm in Mumbai is looking to immediately hire a media lawyer for the position of a Senior Associate. For further details, please read the job description below: Position: Senior Associate – Media Law Responsibilities: The candidate must have transactional experience in music industry and digital media. He/she must have extensive experience in media and entertainment related transactions including in relation to copyright in music, music publishing issues, content production and…


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Patent

The 2018 Patent Agent Examination – Discrepancies and Some Fundamental Issues


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post highlighting the discrepancies in this year’s Patent Agent Examination that was held last month on October 28. The post also raises a few fundamental and larger issues afflicting this exam. The author of this post wishes to remain anonymous. Our earlier posts discussing the concerns regarding the conduct and nature of this exam can be viewed here. The 2018 Patent Agent Examination – Discrepancies and Some Fundamental Issues Anonymous The Indian…


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Plant Variety Protection

Problems with the Indian Plant Varieties Regime (V): Farmers’ Rights – A Myth or Reality (II)?


We’re pleased to bring to you Part II of the fifth post in the ongoing series of posts by Prof. (Dr.) N.S. Gopalakrishnan on problems with India’s plant varieties’ regime. Part I of the post can be viewed here and all the earlier posts in the series, here. Problems with the Indian Plant Varieties Regime (V): Farmers’ Rights – A Myth or Reality (II)? Prof. (Dr.) N.S. Gopalakrishnan Concept of benefit sharing The origin and development of the concept of benefit sharing is…


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Patent

A Disgruntled Law Professor’s Open Letter to the US Supreme Court!


We’re pleased to bring you an unconventional post. A hilarious hard hitting letter penned by Prof. Glynn S. Lunney, Jr. to the US Supreme Court, taking issue with the uncertainty unleashed thanks to the doctrine of equivalents, as elucidated in Festo Corp. v. Shoketsu Kinzoku Kogyo Kabushiki Co. This letter is likely to resonate with many of us who’ve been at the receiving end of court decisions that may be difficult to understand, much less teach. Professor Lunney is an…


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Copyright

Registration of RMPL as a Copyright Society – Will It Set the Stage for New Repertoire of Problems?


We’re 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”. Registration of RMPL as a Copyright Society – Will It…


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Plant Variety Protection

Problems with the Indian Plant Varieties Regime (V): Farmers’ Rights – A Myth or Reality (I)?


We’re pleased to bring to you the fifth post in the ongoing series of insightful posts by Prof. (Dr.) N.S. Gopalakrishnan on problems with India’s plant varieties’ regime. The earlier posts in the series can be viewed here. Problems with the Indian Plant Varieties Regime (V): Farmers’ Rights – A Myth or Reality (I)? Introduction One of the significant contributions of the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act, 2001 is the Chapter on Farmers’ Rights. It is intended to comprehensively…


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Others

SpicyIP Events: INTA’s Asia-Pacific Moot Court Competition 2018-19 [Singapore; March 1-2, 2019]


We’re pleased to inform you that the International Trademark Association (‘INTA’) is organizing its second Asia-Pacific Moot Court Competition, which is scheduled to take place in Singapore on March 1 & 2, 2019. The deadline for teams to register is November 2, 2018. For further details, please see the post below: INTA’s Asia-Pacific Moot Court Competition 2018-19 The Asia-Pacific Moot Court Competition will be open to law students from law schools that are located in the Asia-Pacific region and globally. This competition…


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Copyright

Copyright Infringement Suits Invoking Right to Receive Royalty: Square Peg in a Round Hole?


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Abhilasha Nautiyal and Aditya Gupta on the recent order of the Calcutta High Court wherein it directed Vodafone to deposit 2.5 crores in a copyright infringement suit filed by IPRS. Abhilasha and Aditya are attorneys at Ira Law, a firm that they have recently co-founded with other colleagues. Aditya was a part of a law firm for 7 years and more recently, an associate at the chambers of Mr. Amit Sibal….


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SpicyIP Events: INTA’s 2018 Middle East and Africa Conference: Innovation, Investment, and IP [December 10-11, 2018; Dubai]


We’re pleased to announce that INTA will be hosting the 2018 Middle East and Africa Conference: Innovation, Investment, and IP on December 10-11, 2018 in Dubai. There’s an early bird discount being offered for those who register by October 19, 2018. For further details, please read the post below. International Trademark Association’s Middle East and Africa Conference to Explore How to Seize Opportunities and Protect Intellectual Property in Expanding Markets Tish Berard Public and private investment from India in the Middle East…


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