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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Others

SpicyIP Jobs: Associate/Senior Associate – Patents at Remfry & Sagar, Gurgaon & Chennai


We are pleased to inform our readers that Remfry & Sagar, one of India’s leading IP law firms, is looking to recruit 10 candidates for the Associate/Senior Associate – Patents position for its Gurgaon and Chennai offices. For further details, please read the job description below: About the Firm Remfry & Sagar, India’s premier Intellectual Property law firm, with over 225 personnel, is expanding its operations and looking to recruit qualified patent attorneys, science/engineering graduates and lawyers (with technical/science backgrounds) for…


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Others

Singh Is King! : IPAB Ceases to be Headless with Justice (Retd.) Manmohan Singh’s Appointment as Its Chairman


In a post last year, Prof. Basheer had informed us of a speculative piece of news that Justice Manmohan Singh, former judge of the Delhi High Court, would soon succeed Justice (Retd.) K.N. Basha as the Chairman of the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) after his retirement. If certain recent web reports (see here, here, here and here) and an information note (which seems to be one issued by the government) are to be believed, this could well have come…


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Privacy

The Privacy Case – Looking Past Semantics


We are pleased to bring to you a guest post by Jaideep Reddy on the ongoing SC case on right to privacy. Jaideep is a technology lawyer at Nishith Desai Associates. The views expressed in this post are personal. We had earlier published a few snippets of an article co-authored by him on problems of delegated legislation/executive action here.   The Privacy Case – Looking Past Semantics Jaideep Reddy Next week, the Supreme Court is expected to answer the question that…


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Events

SpicyIP Events: NLU Delhi’s Workshop on SEPs: Patents and Antitrust Issues in the High-Tech World


We are pleased to announce that the Centre for Innovation, Intellectual Property, and Competition (CIIPC) at National Law University, Delhi is organising a one-day workshop on Standard Essential Patents: Patents and Antitrust Issues in the High – Tech World by Prof. Jay Kesan and Dr. Kirti Gupta. The workshop will be held on August 26, 2017 (Saturday) from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The deadline for sending applications is August 20, 2017. For further details, please…


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Patent

What’s All the Fuss About in India, Concerning the EPO?


We are extremely pleased to bring to you a guest post by Adarsh Ramanujan. Adarsh is an Advocate with Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan, New Delhi, primarily assisting clients as a litigation attorney. He obtained his B.Sc. LL.B. (Hons.) degree (Gold Medalist) from National Law University, Jodhpur  and LL.M. degree from University of California, Berkeley. A major portion of his time is spent, practicing in the areas of IP & Technology Laws as well as in International Trade Law. His expertise also extends…


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Events

SpicyIP Events: BananaIP’s Seminar on Patents for Corporate Inventors: ‘The Strategic Inventor’


We are pleased to announce that BananaIP (BIP) Counsels is organising a seminar on patents for corporate inventors on September 22, 2017 at ITC Gardenia in Bangalore. For further details on the seminar, please read their post below: BananaIP Announces a Unique Seminar on Patents for Corporate Inventors “BananaIP (BIP) Counsels, a leading Patent Law Firm in India, is organizing a unique seminar on patents for corporate inventors on 22nd September, 2017, at Bangalore, India. Entitled “The Strategic Inventor,” the seminar is…


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