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Guest Post: Commercial Disparagement: Call for a Cost-Benefit Analysis?


We bring you a guest post by Kartik Khanna a very promising student of the second year of NUJS, Kolkata. He is presently a member of the NUJS Moot Court Society and has also won the 2009 National Law School International Arbitration Moot Court Competition. Rin’s latest advertisement, placing itself to be a better bet than Tide is anything but squeaky clean (pun intended). Having done so, the ugly head of commercial disparagement has been reared again. P & G,…


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Guest Post: Note on the Proposed Amendments to the Indian Copyright Act: Technological Protection in Measures/ Digital Rights Management


We are glad to bring to our readers a fresh perspective by Amlan Mohanty, a second year student of the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. He has previously published on the blog of the Centre of Internet and Society and variously on current intellectual property and technology law issues. Just when we thought we had heard the last of DRM (Digital Rights Management) the government of India, with its recent press release on the proposed amendments to the…


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GIIP Program on Patent Protection, Enforcement and Management


Global Institute of Intellectual Property is a leading Intellectual Property (IP) training company, co-headquartered at New Delhi, India and San Jose, USA. GIIP, a pioneer in IP education has been involved in capacity building for IP professionals and has provided excellent placements to all its students. It has an enduring recruiting and alumni relationship with leading firms and companies like Amarchand & Mangaldas, Anand & Anand, Infosys & Ranbaxy Laboratories. One can also avail of the special 10% discount in…


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Patent Job Vacancies in Bangalore


Great job opportunities at a leading law firm in Bangalore. If interested please mail your CV to [email protected] Position Title: Trademark Attorney Firm Profile: One of India’s leading law firms Location: Bangalore Roles and Responsibilities: Covering broad areas of Trademark Law(India &International) including prosecution, litigation and research. Required Qualification:i. 1 year experience with law firms/companies in areas of trademarks and possess good academic credentialsii. Law graduateiii. Excellent communication skills in English, both written and verbaliv. Computer literate Salary:Commensurate with the…


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INTA’s 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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Seminar on “Music and Copyright”


The seminar is being organized by the Tech-IPR Cell of ILS Law College, Pune. Date: 6th March 2010 Time: 9:45 am to 6:45 pm Venue: Laxmi Building (behind Pavilion), ILS Law College, Law College Road, Pune 411004 Registration: 18 – 28 Febraury 2010 Sessions: “Musical Works” by Prof. Kedarnath Awati, Professor, Music, Dean of Academics, FTII, Pune.“Copyright in Musical Works: Development of Law” by Mr. Tehemantan Daruwalla, Advocate and Solicitor, Patent and Trademark Agent.“Copyright in Musical Works: Infringement and Liability”…


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Reforms at the IP Office


Mint has newly launched a blog titled Vanishing Point which will focus “on intellectual property law to analyse issues that come up at the point where law converges with technology”. Srividhya Raghavan who is a Professor of Law at the University of Oklahoma, College of Law and is specializing in intellectual property and C.H Unnikrishnan, a national writer with Mint who has been consistently covering intellectual property news will be writing on the blog. The first piece on the blog…


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Workshop on "How to Manage Online Identity"


Cyberspace & Intellectual Property Foundation (CIPFO) is organizing a workshop on “How to Manage Online Identity”. The workshop will focus on technical, legal and social aspects of Domains and User Names in Web 2.0 environment including those created on Facebook and Twitter. Well known experts from legal and new media would be sharing their views and experiences. Date: 26th Feb 2010 Venue: Indian Law Institute, New Delhi, India Sessions: • Choosing the right Domain Name• How to protect your Domain…


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Nay Patent Linkages: Bayer v. UOI upheld by the Division Bench of Delhi HC


I had previously posted (click here for the post) on the judgment of the single judge of the Delhi High Court in relation to Bayer Corporation’s attempt to bring in patent linkages (click here for previous post on the same) through the back door. Bayer sought to prevent the granting of marketing approval under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act (DCA) to Cipla’s drug Soranib on the grounds that it violated its valid patent. The drug is used in the treatment…


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Obama-ization of the Special 301 Report


The United States Trade Representative (USTR) is holding public hearings with respect to this year’s Special 301 Report. This hearing will allow interested persons to testify before the interagency IPR team. Interested parties including foreign governments wishing to testify at the hearing have been asked to submit a request to testify and a short hearing statement. The hearings are scheduled to be held in March. USTR will also be creating a Special 301 website with links to current and historical…


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