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Non-Conventional Trademarks in India by Dev Gangjee


Those of you looking for that extra spicy bite in law of trademarks,here is a treat. Dev Gangjee of London School of Economics has recently penned his thoughts on Non-Conventional Trade Marks in India  [22 (1) National Law School of India Review 67 (2010)] on the accommodation of non conventional trade marks within Indian trade mark law. Its written with trade mark examiners, IP practitioners and adjudicators in mind and considers relevant provisions of the Draft Manual of Trade Mark…


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Seminar on TRIPS and ACTA : May 28,2010 at FICCI


Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) is organizing a Seminar on “Proposed Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) and TRIPS: Issues and Implications” on 28 May, 2010 at FICCI,New Delhi. As we are all aware, the European Union (EU) has recently released a consolidated Draft text of the proposed Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA).  A preliminary examination of the Draft reveals that the text contains a number of TRIPS-plus provisions which could have far-reaching implications for India. It appears that…


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Search Results : found LawKhoj.com


For all of you who are looking for a free,fast and comprehensive legal research tool to supplement your analysis,here is a good news. LawKhoj.com  is an innovative initiative of Arjun Sheoran an undergraduate student  at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore and Rahul Sarin, a Computer Science and Engineering undergraduate at Chandigarh Engineering College, Mohali, Punjab. Most of the content indexed is freely accessible (though JSTOR and Springerlink has also been indexed for law school students, with an…


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Guest Post – ACTA Text Released: Impact On India and Other Developing Countries


We present to you yet another guest post by Amlan Mohanty,a second year student at NLS Bangalore.  His earlier contributions to the blog include very well written  posts on  ACTA and  the proposed amendments to the Copyright Act. The metaphorical ‘season-finale’ of the ACTA negotiations, after relentless calls for transparency and public consultation, revealed the much awaited official draft text of the agreement, generating significant issues for not only participating nations but also developing countries that have been curiously overlooked…


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Graham Dutfield on Traditional Medicines and Patents – Excerpts from the talk


We present to you the excerpts from the talk delivered by Prof.Graham Dutfield,Leeds University,UK on traditional medicines and patents.We thank Prajna R.Mahapatra,a third year student of NUJS Kolkata and an enthusiastic member of IPTLS for her painstaking efforts in preparing this note. Our podcast friendly readers (listeners actually) can also access the podcast here. Speaking at the a talk titled “From Traditional Medicines to Modern Drugs: Do Patents Protect Inventions and Promote Piracy?” as a part of the I(P)DEATE Series,…


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GWU CII IPR Summit -Controversies galore?


The recently concluded GW-CII IP Summit  (covered here,here and here) seems to have stirred a Hornet’s nest. On February 26, 2010, several NGOs including Naz Foundation & Center for Internet and Society wrote a letter  to Mr. Anand Sharma, Minister of Commerce and Industry urging immediate preventive actions to stop industry sponsored lobbying with the judges and policymakers. The seven pages long letter highlighted the chief contentious issues with regards to the Summit, esp. pharma cos lobby against patent rejections,…


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1st IJIEL International Student Essay Competition


Indian Journal of International Economic Law (IJIEL), a prestigious refeered journal of NLSIU proudly present the 1st IJIEL International Student Essay Competition with the objective of providing an impetus to academic writing by students on areas of contemporary interest in International Economic Law. Eligibility:The competition is open to all undergraduate students and above, except doctoral and PhD candidates.Participants must have crossed the age of 18 years as on January 1,2010 but should be below 30 years of age. Co-authored entries(…


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And for those of you who missed the bus


Here’s an exciting news!! The submission deadline for the 1st Franklin Pierce Law Center Intellectual Property Law Essay Competition has been extended to April 30, 2010. Further, for clarification it is notified that the word limit of 5000 words is inclusive of footnotes. Students who have already submitted their essays are permitted to resubmit their essays by the specified deadline (i.e., April 30, 2010). Spicy IP,web media partner for the event hopes for a deluge of entries.So hurry and put…


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Peer-To-Patent Australia Commences Second Phase


Peer-to-Patent Australia (see here and here) is a joint initiative of the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and IP Australia’s patent office, and is designed to improve the patent examination process and the quality of issued patents by encouraging members of the public to assist the patent office locate prior art relevant  to pending patent applications.After making a promising start in December 2009, the project has now entered its second phase bringing a new set of patent applications to be…


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FICCI-MSME IPR Awareness Programme


Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in association with Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) have taken the initiative to conduct an IPR awareness programmes at various cities across India for SMEs. The primary objective of these programmes is to facilitate and support for the MSMEs, Industry Association and other concerned stakeholders in raising awareness on IPR related issues in general and more specifically on educating them about the value and protection of IPR and…


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