Publication

Call for Papers: NLU Jodhpur’s Journal of Intellectual Property Studies (Volume 2, Issue 1)


We are pleased to announce that NLU Jodhpur’s Journal of Intellectual Property Studies [JIPS] is inviting original, unpublished manuscripts for publication in the Summer 2018 Issue of the Journal (Volume 2, Issue 1). The last date for submissions is January 20, 2018. For further details, please read the journal’s call for papers below: Call for Papers : Journal of Intellectual Property Studies The Board of Editors of the Journal of Intellectual Property Studies [JIPS], published under the aegis of National…


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Events

SpicyIP Events: The Prof. T.N. Daruwalla 4th Memorial Lecture, Mumbai


We are pleased to announce that the Intellectual Property Law Practitioners Association (IPLPA) along with The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) is hosting the T.N. Daruwalla 4th Memorial Lecture at 6 p.m. on 19th December, 2017 in Mumbai (M.C. Ghia Hall, Kalaghoda).  This lecture is annually hosted in honour of Prof. T.N. Daruwalla, Advocate & Solicitor, Bombay High Court who was known internationally for his knowledge and work in the field of intellectual property laws. The topic for the lecture this…


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Others

SpicyIP Jobs: Research Fellow (Law) at CIIPC, NLU Delhi; Applications Close on December 18


We’re pleased to announce that the National Law University, Delhi is seeking to engage, on a contractual basis, one full-time Research Fellow (Law) for the Centre for Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition (CIIPC), at its campus in Dwarka, New Delhi. The deadline for sending applications is December 18, 2017. For further details, please read the call for applications below.  Call for Applications – Research Fellow (Law)  Position: The National Law University, Delhi (‘University’) is seeking to engage, on a contractual basis,…


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Copyright

Global Music Record Industry Plays the Fight Song Loud, as “Stream Ripping” Explodes to be the Most Aggressive Form of Piracy


We are pleased to bring to you a guest post by Simrat Kaur. Simrat is a New Delhi based IP lawyer. She pursued her undergraduate law course from Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab and masters law course from National University of Singapore. After having worked with leading Indian law firms (Anand & Anand and Luthra & Luthra Law Offices), she has recently started independent practice under the banner “The Endretta”. While working with the said law firms, she has…


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Publication

Call for Submissions to the Indian Journal of Law and Technology


We are pleased to announce that Indian Journal of Law and Technology (IJLT) is inviting original and unpublished manuscripts for publication in Volume 14. For further details, please see the call for submissions below: Call for Submissions to the Indian Journal of Law and Technology The Board of Editors of the Indian Journal of Law and Technology (IJLT) is pleased to invite original and unpublished manuscripts for publication in Volume 14. About the Journal: The Indian Journal of Law and Technology…


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Others

SpicyIP Events: ITechLaw Student Awards 2018


We are pleased to inform our readers that the International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw) has announced the ITechLaw India Student Award 2018. The Award aims to provide up to two law students with the opportunity to present papers written by them at the 2018 ITechLaw International India Conference to be held in Bangalore from January 31 to February 2, 2018 (India Conference). Selected students will also be entitled to attend the India Conference and will receive the opportunity to intern…


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Events

SpicyIP Events: IP Fest Shrujan 2K17 at Nirma University, Ahmedabad


We are pleased to remind our readers that the Centre for Intellectual Property Rights, Institute of Law, Nirma University is organizing its first Intellectual Property Fest, Shrujan 2k17- Celebrating Culture, Creativity and Heritage tomorrow i.e. November 18, 2017. The fest aims to bring the interface of intellectual property with cultural heritage of the country to the notice of the legal fraternity as well as other stakeholders by facilitating an academic discussion on Traditional Knowledge and Geographical Indications. Panel Discussion (Seminar Hall : 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM) The University…


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Biological Diversity

 The Curious Case of the Indian Biological Diversity Act


We are pleased to bring to you a guest post on the ambiguities in the Biological Diversity Act, 2002 by Alphonsa Jojan. Alphonsa is a researcher in environmental law and policy.  The Curious Case of the Indian Biological Diversity Act Alphonsa Jojan The Biological Diversity Act, 2002 (BD Act), that was enacted to meet India’s international obligations under the Convention on Biological Diversity, has introduced two new concepts into the legal and normative framework governing biodiversity in India, namely, ‘access’…


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Patent Trademark

Openly Accessing the Old Annual Patents and Trademarks Reports


Of late, the Indian IP authorities have been making sincere efforts towards improving open access to IP data. Although these efforts are indeed laudable, much remains to be done. For instance, the Annual Reports of the Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks for years prior to 2002 are not yet available on its website. Only the reports for the years 2002-2016 can be found on the website. This was recently brought to our attention by…


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Copyright

Should Shankar Pay Royalty for Making a Sequel to His Own Film?


We are pleased to bring to you a guest post on sequel rights by Swaroop Mamidipudi. Swaroop is an advocate practicing in copyright law at the Madras High Court. He has guest blogged for us in the past as well (see here). Should Shankar Pay Royalty for Making a Sequel to his Own Film? Swaroop Mamidipudi In the last episode of the first season of Tamil Bigg Boss, Kamal Hassan and maverick Tamil director Shankar, who has a crazy cult…


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