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Launch of a Book on ASEAN IP, ‘International Intellectual Property and the ASEAN Way: Pathways to Interoperability’


We are happy to bring to our readers a short blurb on a new book on ASEAN IP, ‘International Intellectual Property and the ASEAN Way: Pathways to Interoperability’, that has been edited by Prof. Elizabeth Siew-Kuan Ng of National University of Singapore and Prof. Graeme Austin of Victoria University of Wellington. The book was launched at the EW Barker Centre for Law and Business at the National University of Singapore on 19th September, 2017. “ASEAN IP Interoperability” – A New Paradigm…


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Events

SpicyIP Events: CIIPC’s Second Asia-Pacific Workshop on Innovation, Intellectual Property, and Competition


We are pleased to announce that the Centre for Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition, National Law University, Delhi will be organising the second Asia-Pacific Workshop on Innovation, Intellectual Property, and Competition from February 5 – 10, 2018. This workshop will take place at the National Law University, Delhi (NLU Delhi). The last date for sending applications is October 31, 2017. For further details, please read the post below:


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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: 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 Within two weeks Desired Qualification & Experience LL.B. degree and/or LL.M. Minimum 5 years of…


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Others Patent

Towards More Intelligible “Open Access” at the Indian Patent Office: A Study of Compulsory Licensing Cases – II


This post has been co-authored with Prof. Shamnad Basheer. In Part I of the post, we illustrated that a number of patent records are not accessible on the Indian Patent Office’s website in an easy to access and intelligible manner, using the example of the three compulsory licensing (CL) orders passed by the Indian Patent Office. In Part II, we synthesise some of our thoughts and suggestions on making Indian patent data more openly accessible and democratic going forward. ‘Available’? Yes….


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Others Patent

Towards More Intelligible “Open Access” at the Indian Patent Office: A Study of Compulsory Licensing Cases – I


This post has been co-authored with Prof. Shamnad Basheer.  In Part I of the post, we illustrate that a number of patent records are not accessible on the Indian Patent Office’s website in an easy to access and intelligible manner, using the example of the three compulsory licensing (CL) orders passed by the Indian Patent Office. In Part II, we synthesise some of our thoughts and suggestions on making Indian patent data more openly accessible and democratic going forward. As our readers may know, we…


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Others

The Disturbing Trend of Inaccuracy in IP News Reporting:  How to Stem the Malaise?


We are pleased to bring to you a guest post by Vasundhara Majithia on the disturbingly increasing trend of inaccuracy in news reporting on IPR issues. Vasundhara is a recent graduate of NLU, Jodhpur and is currently practising IP law in Delhi. As most of our readers must have experienced at some point, Indian media is in the habit of misreporting IPR issues. They tend to use terms like ‘patent’, ‘copyright’, ‘trademark’ and ‘GI’ interchangeably, little realising that these are distinct…


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Publication

Call for Papers: International Academy of Comparative Law; Submit Paper Abstracts By March 30, 2018


We are pleased to announce that International Academy of Comparative Law (IACL) is inviting scholars and practitioners of all levels of experience to submit paper proposals for a special session on ‘Sharing Economy and the Law’, to be held on July 29, 2018 in Fukoka, Japan. The last date for submission of paper abstracts is March 30, 2018. For further details, please see the call for papers below: International Academy of Comparative law GENERAL CONGRESS 22-28 July 2018 Fukuoka, Japan…


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Trademark

The Turning Point Cases – Part II


In this two-part post, Eashan Ghosh analyses the recent judgment of the Delhi High Court in Turning Point Institute v. M/s Turning Point. Part I of the post can be viewed here. The Turning Point Cases – Part II Eashan Ghosh The Defendants’ Claim of Honest Concurrent Use  On, then, to the Defendants’ claim that they were entitled to use the ‘TURNING POINT’ trademark on substantive grounds. Their submission to this effect hinged on the honest concurrent use defence. However, framed as such, this was…


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Trademark

The Turning Point Cases – Part I


We are pleased to bring to you a two-part guest post by Eashan Ghosh on the recent Delhi High Court’s judgment in Turning Point Institute v. M/s Turning Point. Eashan graduated as a gold medalist from NLSIU, Bangalore and with distinction honours from the University of Oxford. He has been in practice as an intellectual property advocate and consultant in New Delhi since 2011, and has taught intellectual property law at NLU Delhi and NLSIU, Bangalore. He has published articles in…


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Others

The Mystery around Appointment of IPAB Chairman Thickens: DIPP Says It is Still under Consideration


Last week, I had drawn our readers’ attention to an information note available on a Department of Personnel & Training website which states that Justice (Retd.) Manmohan Singh’s proposal appointment as IPAB Chairman has been approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) and that the DIPP has been informed of the same. However, strangely, the DIPP still doesn’t seem to have received any information in this regard. In a reply to a tweet by one of our readers,…


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