Traditional Knowledge

Saree Draping Styles as ‘Traditional Cultural Expressions’ (TCEs)


We’re pleased to bring to you an interesting guest post by Dr. Sunanda Bharti. Dr. Sunanda is an Assistant Professor in Law at Delhi University. She has written two guest posts for us in the past as well, which can be viewed here and here. Saree Draping Styles as a ‘Traditional Cultural Expression’ (TCE) Dr. Sunanda Bharti Introduction Whether it be Atpoure shari, the most identifiable saree draping style of West Bengal popularised now by so many Bollywood movies – where…


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Patent

Delhi HC Division Bench Affirms that Export is Allowed under India’s Bolar Exception: Propounds ‘Reasonable Relation’ Test


(This post has been co-authored with Bhavik Shukla, a 4th year student at NLIU, Bhopal) Recently, in a decision that is likely to have a significant impact on pharmaceutical patents and access to medicines, a Division Bench of the Delhi High Court, upheld a Single Judge’s decision and ruled that the ‘export’ of a patented invention for experimental purposes is also covered under Section 107A of the Patents Act, 1970 (India’s Bolar exception), and thus does not amount to patent…


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Others

Announcing the 7th SpicyIP Fellowship 2019-20!


Have an interest in IP law? Love legal research and writing? Look no further! Apply immediately to become a SpicyIP Fellow! Year after year, our fellowship series has attracted some of the brightest minds to the world of IP. We are now pleased to announce the 7th edition of the SpicyIP Fellowship for 2019-20.  SpicyIP Fellowship 2019-20 For those of you who are new to the blog, the SpicyIP Fellowship is a coveted position for those seeking to make a…


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Events

SpicyIP Events: Conference on ‘Intellectual Property through Collaborative Enforcement’ [June 20; New Delhi]


We’re pleased to announce that PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry in association with Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks, Ministry of Commerce and Industry and United IPR are organizing a full day conference on ‘Intellectual Property through Collaborative Enforcement’ on June 20, 2019 in New Delhi. For further details, please read the announcement below: Conference on ‘Intellectual Property through Collaborative Enforcement’ June 20, 2019, New Delhi Menace of fake and counterfeit goods (both online…


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Patent

Indian Government Proposes to Dilute the Disclosure Requirement for Patent Working


As our readers may recall, in April last year, the Delhi High Court had disposed of the patent working PIL filed by Prof. Basheer in 2015, directing the Government to complete all steps towards effectuating necessary amendments to optimise the patent working provisions within strict timelines. As per its undertaking, the Government had agreed to publish the amended version of Form 27 as approved by the competent authority (DIPP) on or before September 6 last year. Unfortunately, the Government failed to abide…


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Copyright

Why the Ilayaraja Judgment Is a Boon for Producers


We are pleased to bring to you a guest post by Arun Mohan on the recent Madras High Court judgment in the Ilayaraja copyright dispute. Arun is a graduate of the London School of Economics and has experience in working on intellectual property and commercial matters, in India and internationally. He has worked on various prominent IP disputes including appearing for Rajinikanth in the recent landmark decision on celebrity rights, in the TVS v. Bajaj patent dispute and against Google in the…


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Others

SpicyIP Jobs: Litigation Associate at S. Majumdar & Co., New Delhi


We are happy to inform you that S. Majumdar & Co. is immediately looking for lawyers specialising in IP litigation for its New Delhi office. For further details, please see the job description below: Litigation Associate at S. Majumdar & Co., New Delhi Position Associate (Litigation) Responsibilities The candidate must be competent to draft all kinds of pleadings and appear in Courts, brief Senior Counsels and assist them during the hearings. Desired Joining Date July 1, 2019 Desired Qualification &…


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Geographical Indication

The Need to Look Beyond Wines and Spirits: GI Law in India and the Woes of Muga Silk


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Jupi Gogoi. Jupi is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi. She was formerly associated with the Indian Law Institute, New Delhi. The Need to Look Beyond Wines and Spirits: GI Law in India and the Woes of Muga Silk Jupi Gogoi Muga is a silk variety endemic to the state of Assam. Attires made of Muga Silk are reflection of the culture and heritage of…


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Events

SpicyIP Events: CUSAT’s Empirical Study Orientation Programme on Research Methods in IPRs [Kochi; June 29]


We’re pleased to announce that the Inter University Centre for Intellectual Property Rights Studies (IUCIPRS), CUSAT is conducting an empirical study orientation programme on Research Methods in IPRs on June 29, 2019. The deadline for submission of application forms is May 25, 2019. For further details, please read the announcement below: Research Methods in Intellectual Property Rights: An Empirical Study Orientation Programme Intellectual Property Rights is one major field of interest for the international community, and the relevance of empirical…


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Events

SpicyIP Events: International Conference on Intellectual Property and Development [Geneva; May 20]


We’re pleased to announce that the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) is organizing the International Conference on Intellectual Property and Development, entitled “How to Benefit from the IP System”, on May 20, 2019 in Geneva. For further details, please see the announcement below: International Conference on Intellectual Property and Development: How to Benefit from the IP System Join stakeholders from government, civil society, IGOs, NGOs, industry and other sectors to share insights in different domains of intellectual property (IP) and…


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