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Call for SpicyIP Research Fellows: Application Deadline Extended to March 15, 2018


As announced last month, this year apart from the (blogging) Fellows, SpicyIP is also looking for at least two (2) Research Fellows. If you have an interest in IP law and love legal research and writing, look no further! Apply immediately to become a SpicyIP Research Fellow!  The deadline for submitting applications for the ‘Research Fellow’ position has now been extended to March 15, 2018. Who We Are Looking For? We are looking for Research Fellows who can provide high-quality research as well as…


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6th SpicyIP Fellowship 2018-19: Application Deadline Extended to March 15, 2018


As announced last month, SpicyIP is inviting  applications for the 6th SpicyIP Fellowship 2018-19. 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 February 28 to March 15, 2018. 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 the SpicyIP…


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SpicyIP Events: FICCI Online Certificate Courses on Intellectual Property Rights; Register by March 15


We are pleased to announce that registrations have commenced for March 2018 session of IPPro, IPComp and CCIPR courses offered by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). The last date for registration is March 15, 2018. For further details, please read the post below: About FICCI Established in 1927, FICCI is the largest and oldest apex business organisation in India. Its history is closely interwoven with India’s struggle for independence, its industrialization, and its emergence as…


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Patent

Patent Working PIL (Update): Court Clarifies Patent “Licensing” Confidentiality and Suggests Form 27 Reform


(This post has been co-authored with Prof. Shamnad Basheer)  Last week, we brought to you news of yet another well reasoned and lucid order from a Division Bench of the Delhi High Court (comprising Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Hari Shankar) in our Patent Working PIL (see here and here). This order (dated February 7, 2018) is now available on the Delhi High Court website here. The order again reiterates the importance of the patent working disclosure requirement…


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Events

SpicyIP Events: 7th Annual IP Teaching Workshop, 2018 [NLU Delhi, March 24]


  We are pleased to announce that the Centre for Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition (CIIPC) in association with National Academy of Law Teaching is organising the 7th Annual IP Teaching Workshop 2018 at National Law University, Delhi (NLUD) on March 24, 2018. The last date for submission of applications is March 1, 2018. For further details, please read the post below.   7th Annual IP Teaching Workshop- 2018 March 24, 2018 National Law University Delhi (NLUD) The VII Annual IP Teaching Workshop- 2018 is being organised by…


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SpicyIP Events: Conference on ‘Back to Basics: The Role of Property in the IP System’ [NLU Delhi, March 22-23]


                          We are pleased to announce that the Centre for Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition (CIIPC) at National Law University Delhi and the Centre for Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) at George Mason University, Washington D.C. are organising a conference titled: “Back to Basics: The Role of Property in the IP System” on March 22-23, 2018 at National Law University Delhi. The last date for registration is February 28,…


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Copyright

DishTV vs. TVAddons: A Prognosis of Achievable Outcomes – Part II


In the Part I of this two-part guest post, Himanshu had given a brief background about the parties involved and the subject-matter of the case followed by the discussion on the prima facie validity of the possible defenses taken by Defendant no.1, ZemTV. In Part II of the post below, he analyses the case further. DISHTV vs. TVAddons: A Prognosis of Achievable Outcomes – Part II Himanshu Arora TVADDONS.ORG – Indirect copyright infringement – TVaddons has been alleged to be…


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DishTV vs. TVAddons: A Prognosis of Achievable Outcomes – Part I


We are pleased to bring to you a two-part guest post by Himanshu Arora. Himanshu is an IP lawyer practicing at the High Courts of Delhi and Punjab & Haryana and the District Courts at Amritsar. In this two-part post he analyses the possible outcomes in an ongoing copyright dispute in the US between DishTV on one hand and ZemTV and TVAddons on the other. In Part III of the post he’ll will be analysing this dispute under the Indian law….


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And the Wind Invented the Windmill


We are pleased to bring to you a guest post by Achille Forler, Advisor to the Indian Performing Right Society (IPRS). After graduating in Graphic Arts, Achille studied Indian Culture (M.A.) and Sanskrit (Ph.D.). He has 35 years of experience in the creative industries. Founder-director of a cultural centre in the 1980s, he was Attaché for Cultural Industries in the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1990-94). He co-organised the first Asia-Europe Symposium on Cultural Industries, November 1995 in Goa. Achille…


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Hear From Our Fellows 2017-18!


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: Divij Joshi “The SpicyIP fellowship experience has genuinely been one of the most rewarding and challenging experiences I’ve had. From staying up all night to finish a breaking story on internet shutdowns to spending days learning about complex jurisdictional issues under the trademark act, the fellowship…


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