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Course on ‘Patent Portfolio Creation and Management’


Six month certificate course on ‘Patent Portfolio Creation and Management’ by the Institute of Intellectual Property Research and Development. Objective: Sensitization of Working Professionals in the Patents domain towards the complete procedures and best practices relating to four major verticals of Patents, viz., Patent Procedures and Practices at the Indian Patent Office, Patent Drafting, Patent Search-Mapping, and Patent Commercialization. The Course, though specifically designed for Research Scientists, Engineers, Technologists, and Legal/IP Managers who are practicing IP, will also be of…


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International Experts find that ACTA threatens Public Interests


Numerous international experts have found that the pending Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) threatens public interests. A statement has been drafted reflecting the conclusions reached at a meeting of academicians, practitioners and public interest organizations gathered at the the American University Washington College of Law, June 16-18, 2010. The meeting was convened by American University’s Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property. The statement points out that the terms of the publicly released draft ACTA threatens numerous public interests and is…


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Trademark

INTA: Trademark Issues in Comparative Advertising in India


Date: July 14th 2010 Time: 10:30 am to 2:00 pm Venue: The Maratha, Sun N Sand, 262 Bund Garden Road, Pune 411 001, India. Who should attend: In-house and outside counsel, as well as business professionals who work in the fields of marketing and business development. The programme will provide opportunities to: Receive insights on the do’s and don’ts of comparative advertising. Gain knowledge on the consequences of prohibited comparative advertising. One hour networking session over tea and lunch. Registration…


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Vacancy at FICCI-IPR Division


Intellectual Property Rights Division at FICCI is intensively involved in issues pertaining to protection and enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights. It has taken a lead role in raising awareness on Intellectual Property Rights amongst the citizens of India along with various capacity building and training programmes for the industry, judiciary and enforcement agencies. Further, the IPR division is a platform for continuous interaction between the industry and the Government with a view to provide an interface for the businesses to…


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Consilience 2010


A National Conference on Internet intermediary liability in India – organized by the Law and Technology Committee of the National Law School of India University. Date: 29th and 30th May 2010 Venue: Taj Residency, Bangalore, India Key Speakers: Gulshan Rai, Indian Computer Emergency Response TeamG.R. Raghavender, Registrar of Copyrights and Deputy Secretary, MHRD, Govt. of IndiaWendy Seltzer, Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard UniversityGavin Sutter, Lecturer in Law, Queen Mary University of Law, University of London.Sunil Abraham, Executive…


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Post Graduate Diploma in IPR & Patent Management by GIIP


We had previously informed you about the Global Institute of Intellectual Property (GIIP) programme on Patent Protection, Enforcement and Management here. This time GIIP brings to you a nine months full time post-graduate diploma programme in intellectual property rights and patent management. This is inclusive of a three months corporate internship. Start Date: June 17th, 2010. Venue: Available at both Delhi and Bangalore Eligibility: • Graduates/Post-graduates/PhDs with science, engineering and other technical qualifications.• Domain experts, research scholars, teachers and professors.•…


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Discussion on Student Legal Cells at NLSIU


The Legal Services Clinic (LSC) of the National Law School of India University is releasing a module on criminal law, aimed at persons who do not have a legal background but who know English. This will be followed by a round table discussion on the role of “Access to Justice – Role and Responsibility of Student Legal Aid Cells”. The discussion will bring together members of the Judiciary, lawyers on the pro bono panel of the LSC and members of…


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Copyright

Guest Post: Waxing Lyrical on Royalties – Update


We are pleased to bring to our readers another interesting guest post by Mr. Nikhil Krishnamurthy, Senior Partner of Krishnamurthy & Co. Previous posts on the same topic can be found here and here. WAXING LYRICAL ON ROYALTIES – UPDATE As a follow-up to my post here analysing various proposed amendments seeking to introduce author-centric provisions into the Copyright Act 1957, I am providing below the actual text of the said provisions as contained in the Copyright (Amendment) Bill, 2010….


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Reminder:Registration for INTA Annual Meeting


The International Trademark Association is a non-profit membership association. It consists of 5900 trademark owners, professionals and academics, from more than 190 countries. It is dedicated to the support and advancement of trademarks and related intellectual property. INTA’s 132nd Annual Meeting is the trademark community’s premier event in 2010 for networking, continuing legal education, and committee and client meetings. Skill building workshops, industry breakouts, interactive table topics and trademark law sessions focused on international and U.S topics are being organized….


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Guest Post: Protection of Folklore


We bring to our readers a guest post by Shyama Kuriakose, a Masters Student at the NALSAR, Hyderabad. She has extensively worked on matters relating to intellectual property law and environmental law during her internships with civil society organisations, lawyers and law firms. “You cannot really know where you are going until you know where you have been.” The ancient civilizations of the world, with their contributions in the field of arts, literature, science, etc have led to the present…


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