Copyright

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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Innovation Others Patent

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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Others

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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Others Patent

SpicyIP Events: NPTEL Open Online Course on ‘Patent Drafting for Beginners’ by Dr. Feroz Ali


We are glad to inform you that Dr. Feroz Ali Khader, Chair Professor on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, has launched a NPTEL Open Online course titled “Patent Drafting for Beginners”. The deadline for enrollment is February 12, 2018. For further details, please read the post below: About the Course Patent specifications — the documents which encompass the patent right in a technological invention — are techno-legal documents created at the interface of science and law. Unlike…


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Copyright Others Trademark

A Case for Adjusting the Delhi High Court’s Recent Approach to IP Jurisdiction Claims in Online Transaction Cases


We are pleased to bring to you a guest post by Eashan Ghosh. Eashan has been in practice as an intellectual property advocate and consultant in New Delhi since 2011, and teaches a seminar on intellectual property law at National Law University, Delhi. He has previously written about the area of law covered in this post for the European Intellectual Property Review in 2015. Eashan writes about Indian intellectual property law, including a monthly review of Delhi High Court judgments, on…


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Others

SpicyIP Cited in Economic Survey of India 2017-18


We are thrilled to bring to our readers’ notice that SpicyIP has been cited in the Economic Survey 2017-18 that was tabled in the Parliament by the Government on Monday. Chapter 9 of the Survey (titled ‘Ease of Doing Business’ Next Frontier: Timely Justice’) in footnote 16 refers to a SpicyIP post authored by Prashant while discussing the grant of injunctions by courts as one of the possible reasons for pendency and delay in disposal of economic cases. Prashant, in…


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Others

Announcing the 6th SpicyIP Fellowship 2018-19!


[Edit: The application deadline for the SpicyIP Fellowship as well as the SpicyIP Research Fellowship has been extended to March 15, 2018.] 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 6th edition of the SpicyIP Fellowship for 2018-19.  SpicyIP Fellowship 2018-19 For those of you who are…


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Events

SpicyIP Events: CIIPC Special Lecture by Prof. Josef Drexl on ‘Sense of Shame as a Virtue’ [NLU Delhi, February 10]


We are pleased to announce that the Centre for Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition (CIIPC), National Law University, Delhi, is organising a special lecture by Prof. Josef Drexl (Director, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich) on ‘Sense of Shame as a Virtue’ –  Why is it that the invisible hand of the ‘attention’ economy promotes post-truth politics and how to solve the problem’. This public lecture will be held on February 10, 2018, 3:00 PM, at the Justice Y….


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Trademark

Interpreting Invalidity under Section 124 of the Trade Marks Act


We are pleased to bring to you a guest by Arun Mohan on the recent decision of Supreme Court in Patel Field Marshall v. P.M. Diesel, which we had covered here. 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…


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Events

SpicyIP Events: WIPO-WTO Colloquium for Teachers of Intellectual Property 2018, Geneva


We are pleased to announce that the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) are jointly organizing a two-week colloquium for teachers of intellectual property from developing countries and countries with economies in transition. The 15th Colloquium will take place in Geneva, Switzerland from June 18-29, 2018. A copy of the provisional programme for the colloquium is available here. Interested candidates need to complete the Application Form online by March 11, 2018. If you have any…


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