Copyright

Supreme Court’s S. 63 Copyright Decision: Sub Silentio and Limited Value?


We’re pleased to bring you a guest post by our former blogger Aparajita Lath. Aparajita is a lawyer based in Bangalore. She works in a law firm that advises technology companies. The views expressed in this post are personal. Her previous posts on the blog can be viewed here and here. Supreme Court’s S. 63 Copyright Decision: Sub Silentio and Limited Value? Aparajita Lath As reported on SpicyIP here, the Supreme Court has held that copyright infringement under Section 63…


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Copyright

The Supreme Court’s Unsettling Attempt at Settling the Debate on Section 63 of the Copyright Act


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We’re pleased to bring you a guest post on a recent Supreme Court order where certain offences under the Copyright Act were held to be cognizable and non-bailable. The post is co-authored by  Akshat Agrawal and Sangita Sharma. Sangita is a 3rd year student at Gujarat National Law University and has written for us earlier here. Akshat is a lawyer currently litigating at the Patna and Delhi High Courts. He has written for us earlier here. The Supreme Court’s Unsettling…


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Trademark

Trademarks and the Metaverse: Imaginary Rights or Real Wrongs?


We’re pleased to bring to you this guest post by our former blogger Aparajita Lath. Aparajita is a lawyer based in Bangalore. She works in a law firm that advises technology companies. The views expressed in this post are personal. Her previous posts on the blog can be viewed here, here,  here, here and here. Trademarks and the Metaverse: Imaginary Rights or Real Wrongs? Aparajita Lath World over companies are rushing to protect their trademarks in the online, virtual environment – the metaverse….


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Opportunities

Announcing the 3rd Shamnad Basheer Essay Competition on Intellectual Property Law


On the occasion of our founder Prof. (Dr.) Shamnad Basheer’s 46th birth anniversary today, we at SpicyIP are proud to announce the third edition of the Shamnad Basheer Essay Competition on Intellectual Property Law. We’d started this competition in 2020 to celebrate his memory and his legacy of outstanding scholarship. The response to the competition was overwhelming in the previous years and we’ve received entries from law students across India on an impressive range of topics. The past two years saw the…


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[Sponsored] Call for Applications: Associate Positions at Wadhwa Law Chambers, New Delhi


We’re pleased to inform you that Wadhwa Law Chambers headed by Kapil Wadhwa is looking to recruit three Associates for their IP Litigation and IP Prosecution teams. For further details, please see the job description below: Call for Applications: Associate Positions at Wadhwa Law Chambers, New Delhi The IP team at Wadhwa Law Chambers headed by Kapil Wadhwa is looking for 2 Associates to join the IP Litigation team & 1 Associate for the Prosecution team. IP Associates would be involved…


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Trademark

Inviting Into Our Consciousness: Prosecution History in Trade Mark Infringement


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Eashan Ghosh on the treatment of prosecution history in trade mark infringement proceedings. Eashan has been practicing 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. Eashan writes about Indian intellectual property law on his Medium page. He has written several guest posts for us in the past as well, which can be viewed here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here….


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Copyright

New(s) Questions and Fair Use: Using Copyright to Curtail Expression?


We’re pleased to bring you a guest post from Akshat Agrawal on a recent order that raised questions on the extent / limitations of the exemptions and limitations to Indian copyright law. Akshat is a lawyer, interested in IP policy, currently litigating at the Patna and the Delhi High Courts. You can see his previous posts for us here. New(s) Questions and Fair Use: Using Copyright to Curtail Expression? Akshat Agrawal The Bombay High Court through order dated 27th April 2022…


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Trademark

MakeMyTrip vs Booking.com – Looking at the Delhi High Court Injunction on Usage of Adwords


We’re pleased to bring you a timely guest post by Sangita Sharma on a recent order by the Delhi High Court, on the usage of a competitor’s registered trademarks as keywords or adwords. Sangita is a 3rd year student at Gujarat National Law University and has previously written for us here and here. MakeMyTrip vs Booking.com – Looking at the Delhi High Court Injunction on Usage of Adwords Sangita Sharma In an order dated 27th April 2022, Justice Prathiba M….


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[Sponsored] LexisNexis to Celebrate World IP Day with Daily Webinars


We’re pleased to inform you that LexisNexis will be conducting daily webinars from April 25 to April 29 to celebrate the upcoming World IP Day. For details, please see their announcement below: LexisNexis to Celebrate World IP Day with Daily Webinars As a forward-thinking organization, the role IP plays in fostering fair and responsible innovation for all—and how it cultivates the spirit of innovation in the next generation—are key topics for our team at LexisNexis Intellectual Property Solutions. That is…


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Copyright Others

A (More!) Problematic Plagiarism: Thinking About The Allegations Against UGC


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We’re pleased to bring you a guest post by Lokesh Vyas thinking through the implications of ‘authoritative’ bodies engaging in plagiarism or lifting of content, as he looks at the recent allegations of plagiarism against the University Grants Commission. Lokesh is an LLM Candidate (IP and Technology) at American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL), Arcadia Fellow at PIJIP, and Arodhum Scholar, 2021. He graduated from the Institute of Law Nirma University, Ahmedabad in 2021. You can find his earlier…


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