Events

SpicyIP Events: NLU Delhi’s Certificate Course on IP Licensing & Competition Law and Workshop on SEPs [Aug 22-26, New Delhi]


We are pleased to announce that the Centre for Innovation, Intellectual Property, and Competition (CIIPC) at National Law University, Delhi will be conducting a five-day Certificate Course on IP Licensing and Competition Law from August 22 to August 26, 2018. As part of the course, a two-day workshop on SEPs: Patent & Antitrust Issues in High-Tech World will be conducted by Prof. Jay Kesan and Dr. Kirti Gupta on August 25 and 26, 2018. The deadline for sending applications for both…


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Others

India’s IP Policy: A Bare Act?


(This post has been co-authored with Prof. Shamnad Basheer) It’s been more than two years since India’s National IPR Policy was first announced. Mired in one controversy after another, this policy has been the subject of much heated discussion and debate. We bring you the first ever comprehensive assessment of this policy, weighing in on its pros and cons (spoiler art: the cons far outweigh the pros!). Thankfully our analysis has been published in the Indian Journal of Law and…


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Plant Variety Protection

Problems with the Indian Plant Varieties Regime (III): Setting Arbitrary DUS Standards For Extant Varieties?


We are pleased to bring to you the third post in an ongoing series of perceptive posts by Prof. (Dr.) N.S. Gopalakrishnan on India’s problematic plant varieties’ regime. The first and second post in the series can be viewed here and here. Problems with the Indian Plant Varieties Regime (III): Setting Arbitrary DUS Standards For Extant Varieties? Prof. (Dr.) N.S. Gopalakrishnan A new plant variety is registered under the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act only if it satisfies the criteria…


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Others

IIPRD and K&K Offer Crash Course for Patent Agent Examination 2018


We are pleased to inform you that IIPRD along with Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys (K&K) is offering a crash course for preparation for the Patent Agent Examination (PAE) 2018, which is tentatively scheduled to be held on 28th October, 2018. For further details of the course, please read the post below. Crash Course For Cracking Patent Agent Examination (PAE) 2018: By Senior Practicing Professionals Of IIPRD, And Khurana & Khurana, Advocates And IP Attorneys (K&K) IIPRD along…


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Events

SpicyIP Events: The Sports Law & Policy Symposium 2018 [August 17-18, New Delhi]


We are pleased to inform our readers that the Sports Law and Policy Centre (SLPC), Bangalore is organising the second edition of the SLPC Symposium on August 17-18, 2018 at the India International Centre, New Delhi. Apart from sports law issues, some of the issues which will be discussed in the Symposium include refreshing sports broadcasting regulation in India, whether celebrities should be held liable for the products they endorse etc. For further details of the event, please read the…


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Biological Diversity

Protecting India’s Biodiversity: Are we all Criminals?


We are pleased to bring to you an insightful guest post by Dr. Balakrishna Pisupati on the interpretational and other issues in respect of India’s Biological Diversity Act and Rules. Dr. Pisupati is an internationally renowned conservation and development specialist with close to three decades of experience working at national, regional and international levels, holding positions such as Vice-Chancellor, TransDisciplinary University (TDU, India), Chief of Biodiversity, Land Law and Governance programmes at United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP, Kenya), Senior Policy…


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Plant Variety Protection

Problems with the Indian Plant Varieties Regime (II): Helping Seed Companies at the Cost of the Farmer?


Last week, we had brought to you the first post in an ongoing series of insightful posts by Prof. (Dr.) N.S. Gopalakrishnan on India’s problematic plant varieties’ regime. We are pleased to now bring to you the second post in the series. Problems with the Indian Plant Varieties Regime (II): Helping Seed Companies at the Cost of the Farmer? Prof. (Dr.) N.S. Gopalakrishnan One of the main objectives of the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Right Act, 2001 “is to…


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Plant Variety Protection

Problems with the Indian Plant Variety Regime: Old Vine in Newly “Enclosed” Bottle?


We are extremely pleased to bring to you a guest post by Prof. (Dr.) N.S. Gopalakrishnan. Prof. Gopalakrishnan is a leading IP academic from India, who has taught and groomed a number of other IP academics and researchers, including our very own founder of SpicyIP, Prof Basheer. He is now a Honorary Professor at the Inter University Centre for IPR Studies, CUSAT, Kochi, a centre that he kickstarted some years ago. This post is the first in the upcoming series…


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Others

Call for Papers: First IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Conference [Kuala Lumpur, Jan 31-Feb 1, 2019]; Submit by Oct 15, 2018


We are pleased to inform our readers that the First IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Conference will be held on January 31 &  February 1, 2019 at the Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, International Islamic University Malaysia, in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. The Conference is being organized by the Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, International Islamic University Malaysia in collaboration with the WIPO Academy, World Intellectual Property Organization, Texas A&M University School of Law, and the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva. The deadline for submission of abstracts is October 15, 2018….


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Patent

Patent Working PIL (Update): Court Directs Govt. to Complete Amendment Exercise of Patent Working Rules/Form 27 within Proposed Timelines 


It’s been a while since we updated you on the patent working PIL matter  at the Delhi High Court. On 23rd April, 2018, the Delhi High Court disposed of the matter, directing the Government to complete all steps towards effecting necessary amendments in the patent working provisions, strictly within the timelines proposed by it. It has also asked the Government to place a report before it upon completion of this exercise. As our readers may recall, the Court, in an…


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