Opportunities

Lawctopus’ Online Certificate Course on Intellectual Property – Law and Practice [Oct 1 – Dec 30]


We’re pleased to inform you that Lawctopus is offering an online certificate course on Intellectual Property – Law and Practice from October 1 to December 30, 2020. For further details, please read the announcement below: Lawctopus’ Course on Intellectual Property – Law and Practice  With the rapidly developing technology and inventions and the increasing number of businesses, every year, protection and enforcement of intellectual property have become of utmost importance. The legal community is and will play a big role…


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Opportunities

The Law Gazette’s 1st National IPR Quiz Competition for Law Students [October 4]


We’re pleased to inform you that the Law Gazette is organising its 1st National IPR Quiz Competition for law students on October 4, 2020. The deadline for registration is October 3, 2020. For further details, please see the announcement below: TLG’s 1st National IPR Quiz Competition  The Law Gazette presents its 1st National IPR Quiz Competition in the memory of Late Professor Dr. Shamnad Basheer, an eminent Indian legal scholar and founder of the blog SpicyIP as well as IDIA, a trust…


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Trademark

Khadi v. Khadi – KVIC’s Clash at the EUIPO


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by L. R. Vijaypriya, discussing the trademark registration of ‘Khadi’ in the name of a German company at the EUIPO, the cancellation petition filed by KVIC and its final outcome. Vijaypriya is presently pursuing her LL.M. in IP and Competition Law from Munich Intellectual Property Law Centre (jointly run by Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, University of Augsburg, Technical University of Munich and George Washington University, Washington). She is a…


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Trademark

Bona Fide or Not?: Usage of Common Surnames as Trademarks


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Varsha Jhavar, analysing a recent trademark law decision (Anil Rathi v. Shri Sharma Steeltech), whereby the Delhi High Court rejected the plea for usage of a surname in the course of trade, on the ground that the use was not in a bona fide manner. Varsha is a 5th year student at Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur. She recently won the second prize for the 1st Shamnad Basheer Essay Competition…


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Opportunities

Online Session on ‘Internet Infringement Impacts: Transborder Reputation & Jurisdiction under IPR’ [September 27]


We’re pleased to inform you that the Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur, in collaboration with CAN Foundation, is organising an online session on ‘Internet Infringement Impacts: Transborder Reputation & Jurisdiction under IPR’ at 11:30 A.M on Sunday, September 27, 2020. For further details, please read the announcement below Webinar on ‘Internet Infringement Impacts: Transborder Reputation & Jurisdiction under IPR’ |  September 27 Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur in collaboration with CAN Foundation is all set to organize an enlightening…


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Opportunities Publication

Call for Papers: NUALS Intellectual Property Review (Vol. 3) [Submit by Dec 15]


We’re pleased to inform you that the NUALS Intellectual Property Law Review is inviting contributions to the third volume of the journal. The deadline for submissions is December 15, 2020. For further details, please read the call for papers below: Call for Papers: NUALS Intellectual Property Review (Vol. 3) The NUALS Intellectual Property Law Review (ISSN 2582-4244) is a peer-reviewed, double blind and open access journal, operating under the aegis of the Centre for Intellectual Property Rights (CIPR), NUALS. The…


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Trademark

Much Ado about ‘Use’: UK Decision Rekindles Debate under Indian Trade Mark Law


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Yash More and Hitoishi Sarkar, discussing the Indian courts’ interpretation of what constitutes ‘use’ while adjudicating upon disputes concerning prior use of trademarks in light of the recent UK decision in MERCK KGaA v. MERCK Sharp. Yash and Hitoishi are 2nd year students at Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar. Introduction In May this year, the UK High Court of Justice in MERCK KGaA v. MERCK Sharp, while ruling on an…


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Copyright COVID-19

When Covid-19 Shuttered Cinema Halls!: Should Producers Share Royalties from OTT Release of Films?


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Tanvi Sehgal, discussing the impact of the Covid-19 induced shift from theatrical release of films to OTT release on the producers’ share of earnings and proposing an amendment to the cinema hall exception to the provision on mandatory royalty sharing under the Copyright Act in light of this shift. Tanvi is a guest faculty at the Faculty of Law, Delhi University, where she recently submitted her PhD thesis titled ‘Revisiting…


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Opportunities Patent

Online Roundtable on ‘The Global Implications Unwired Planet v. Huawei: Lessons for India’s Evolving SEP Jurisprudence’ [September 11]


We’re pleased to inform you that DPIIT IPR Chair, NLU Delhi is organising an online roundtable on ‘The Global Implications of Unwired Planet v. Huawei: Lessons for India’s Evolving SEP Jurisprudence’ at 3 p.m. tomorrow (September 11, 2020). For further details, please read the announcement below: Online Roundtable on ‘The Global Implications of Unwired Planet v. Huawei: Lessons for India’s Evolving SEP Jurisprudence’ September 11, 2020 Organiser: DPIIT IPR Chair, NLU Delhi Online Roundtable: The Global Implications of Unwired Planet v. Huawei:…


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Innovation Opportunities

NUALS’ 6th CIPR National Essay Writing Competition [Submit by Oct 4]


We’re pleased to inform you that the Centre for Intellectual Property Rights, National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi is organizing the an essay competition for law students on the theme ‘Innovate for a Green Future: Role of IP Rights in Encouraging Innovation and Creativity’. The deadline for submission of essays is October 4, 2020. For further details, please read the announcement below. 6th CIPR National Essay Writing Competition The Centre for Intellectual Property Rights, National University of Advanced Legal…


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