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The Sustainable Seed Innovations Project: A Trip Down Memory Lane


We’re pleased to bring to you the fourth post in the blog post series on The Sustainable Seed Innovations Project that we had launched two weeks ago. The Sustainable Seed Innovations 2.0 Project has a longer history than what was detailed in the Background post. In this post, Mrinalini Kochupillai, Project co-Investigator and lead author of the position paper, explains how the research idea evolved from an individual multi-disciplinary Ph.D. project to an international collaboration. The Sustainable Seed Innovations Project:…


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Curiouser and Curiouser: The Delhi High Court Whitewashes an Infirm IPAB and Rules that a Plant Variety is a Patent..and Perhaps Even a Trademark!


We bring you a guest post from the prolific Prashant Reddy, who has had to take a break away from regular blogging at SpicyIP since he now heads the judicial reforms team at Vidhi. Fortunately, we managed to persuade him to pen a guest post on this rather curious decision, where a judge of the Delhi High Court has effectively ruled that an “expert” IP tribunal that lacks the alleged “expertise” can still decide IP disputes. In his inimitable style,…


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Innovation Plant Variety Protection Traditional Knowledge

The Sustainable Seed Innovations Project: Summary of Phase 1 of the Project (September 2017)


We’re pleased to bring to you the third post in the blog post series on The Sustainable Seed Innovations Project that we had launched two weeks ago. In this post, the research team of the project provides insight into the first phase of the project (Sustainable Seed Innovations 1.0 Project), which concluded with a conference (Sustainable Seed Innovations 1.0 Conference) held on September 15, 2017 in Bangalore. Summary of the SSI 1.0, 15th September 2017 SSI 2.0 Research Team The…


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Events

SpicyIP Events: 5th International Patent Drafting Competition to be Conducted by IIPRD and K&K


We’re pleased to announce that the Institute of Intellectual Property Research and Development (IIPRD), along with Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys (K&K) is organizing the Fifth International Patent Drafting Competition (IPDC) from September 2 to September 25, 2019. SpicyIP readers interested in participating can enjoy a discount of 50% on the participation fee. They’ll be required to pay only INR 500 instead of INR 1000. For further details, please read the post below: 5th International Patent Drafting Competition…


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SpicyIP Fellowship 2019-20: “See you in Court, Alligator?” The Delhi High Court Rules in Favor of Crocs Over Passing Off of a Registered Design


We’re pleased to pleased to bring to you a guest post by our Fellowship applicant, Arushi Gupta. Arushi is a 2nd year student at Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai. This is her third submission for the Fellowship. “See you in Court, Alligator?” The Delhi High Court Rules in Favor of Crocs Over Passing Off of a Registered Design Arushi Gupta On 4th June, 2019, the Delhi High Court delivered an interim order regarding the age-old conflict “brewing” between Carlsberg Breweries…


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7th SpicyIP Fellowship 2019-20: Application Deadline Extended to July 31, 2019


As announced last month, SpicyIP is inviting  applications for the 7th SpicyIP Fellowship 2019-20. If you have an interest in IP law and love legal research and writing, look no further! Apply immediately to become a SpicyIP Fellow! The deadline for submitting applications has now been extended from July 15 to July 31, 2019. Year after year, our fellowship series has attracted some of the brightest minds to the world of IP. If you are wondering whether it’s worth applying for…


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The Sustainable Seed Innovations Project : Background


We’re pleased to bring to you the second post in the blog post series on The Sustainable Seed Innovations Project that we had launched last week. In this post, the research team of the project provides insight into the background of the project. The Sustainable Seed Innovations Project : Background SSI 2.0 Research Team This is the impact-acceleration stage of a project led by PI Professor Gregory Radick, Centre for History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Leeds Co-I Dr. Mrinalini Kochupillai,…


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The Sustainable Seed Innovations Project: Invitation to Engage, Contribute and Collaborate


We’re excited to launch a blog post series on The Sustainable Seed Innovations Project, a UK-India project on sustainable agriculture, led by University of Leeds, Art of Living Foundation and Dr. Mrinalini Kochupillai (lecturer and senior research associate at the Technical University of Munich and also a former SpicyIP blogger). The series is aimed at informing and sensitizing the readers about the underlying issues as well as receiving their inputs and recommendations, which which will be endeavoured to be incorporated…


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Events

SpicyIP Events: The Sports Law & Policy Symposium 2019 [August 2-3, Bangalore]


We’re pleased to inform our readers that the Sports Law and Policy Centre (SLPC), Bangalore is organising the third edition of the SLPC Symposium on August 02-03, 2019 at the Bangalore International Centre. For further details of the event, please read the post below: The Sports Law & Policy Symposium 2019 Bangalore International Centre August 02 – 03, 2019 The Sports Law & Policy Centre, Bengaluru, (www.sportslaw.in), powered by LawNK and the GoSports Foundation, is organising the third edition of…


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Hear From Our Fellows 2018-19!


Wondering if it’s worth applying for the SpicyIP Fellowship? Hear from our current batch of Fellows on their experience so far. Their words are sure to dispel all your doubts. Here’s what they’ve to say: Prarthana Patnaik “I first heard about SpicyIP when my seniors were discussing a few IP law issues and how a certain blog post had cleared all their doubts. It piqued my interest and I checked out the blog-I couldn’t stop reading! I was fascinated by the…


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