Trademark

Delhi High Court makes a U turn on Secondary Meaning and Acquired Distinctiveness


[This post has been authored by SpicyIP intern Ishant Jain. Ishant is a final-year student pursuing BA LLB at Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi. He comes from Firozabad, UP, and is looking forward to building his career in Intellectual Property Rights. As he describes himself, if he is not at his desk, he is probably writing a poem or a short story.] In another spicy development, the marks  “SCHEZWAN CHUTNEY” and “SZECHUAN CHUTNEY” were held as descriptive and bereft…


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Trademark

SpicyIP Tidbits: Delhi High Court Interprets the Term “Leaving with the Registrar” Broadly


[This post has been authored by SpicyIP intern Ishant Jain. Ishant is a final-year student pursuing BA LLB at Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi. He comes from Firozabad, UP, and is looking forward to building his career in Intellectual Property Rights. As he describes himself, if he is not at his desk, he is probably writing a poem or a short story.] In a notable move Delhi High Court in M/S V-Guard Industries Ltd vs The Registrar Of Trademarks…


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Copyright COVID-19 Patent Trademark

SpicyIP Weekly Review (January 23- January 30)


[This weekly review has been co-authored with SpicyIP interns Gaurangi Kapoor and Ishant Jain.] January’s end is just around the corner and what an eventful start it has been to the year! In our previous weekly reviews (here, here and here) we have collectively summarized 16 blog posts, 37 case summaries and other national and international IP developments. Not to forget – we started the year with our round up of the biggest IP developments of 2022. In the last…


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Copyright COVID-19 Design Patent Trademark

SpicyIP Weekly Review (January 17- January 22)


After a week full of interesting IP developments and some very interesting orders (!), here are our summaries for our blog posts, 15 case summaries and other national and international IP developments. Important IP cases that we’re missing out on? Especially from other High Courts?  Please let us know so we can include them!   Highlights of the Week   Examining Oppositions: Time for a Deeper Look Recently a monograph on patent oppositions was published by HNLU, Raipur and was…


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Patent

Examining Oppositions: Time for a Deeper Look


As some readers may have noticed, there was recently a report published by Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur on patent oppositions. The report was also presented to DPIIT with suggestions on streamlining patent opposition process and enabling ease of doing business in India. We are pleased to bring to you a guest post by Sandeep K. Rathod critically assessing some key aspects of the report. Sandeep is a lawyer who comes with 2 decades of experience in pharmaceutical law, drug…


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Copyright

Welcome Clarification?: Police Commissionerate, Jaipur issues Circular on Section 52(1)(za) of Copyright Act


In this post our SpicyIP intern, Gaurangi Kapoor writes on the circular issued by Police Commissionarate, Jaipur on exempting the use of sound recordings during marriage ceremonies.  Gaurangi completed her LLM in IP and Technology law from Jindal Global Law School in 2022. Her current areas of interest are copyright, design and artificial intelligence. Welcome Clarification?: Police Commissionerate, Jaipur issues Circular on Section 52(1)(za) of Copyright Act Gaurangi Kapoor Post-pandemic not only brought back the wedding boom to India but…


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Competition Law Copyright Design Drug Regulation Patent Trademark

SpicyIP Weekly Review (January 10- January 16)


After another busy week here at SpicyIP, we bring out the quick summaries of the 6 blogposts that were put up, along with 12 case summaries and national and international IP developments for you. Important IP cases that we’re missing out on? Especially from other High Courts? Please let us know so we can include them!   Highlights of the Week Bill to Decriminalise IP Offences Misses the Mark and Dilutes Significant Provisions Discussing the proposed amendments to the IP…


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Opportunities Patent

10th Mahamana Malviya National Moot Court Competition by Law School, Banaras Hindu University [Varanasi, March 24-26, 2023]


Everybody loves a challenging moot court, don’t they? And what can be better than one dealing with intricate IP issues? We are pleased to see that Banaras Hindu University is organizing the 10th Mahamana Malaviya National Moot Court Competition, with the problem for this year’s competition surrounding patent law and incremental innovations. The competition is from 24th March- 26th March 2023. Certificates, trophies and monetary prizes will be awarded to the Winner, Runners up, Best Speaker, Best Researcher and Best…


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Copyright Drug Regulation Patent Trademark

SpicyIP Weekly Review (January 02- January 09)


After an eventful first week of the year, we bring out quick summaries of the 6 blogposts we carried, along with 10 cases and other national and international IP developments for you. Important IP cases that we’re missing out on? Especially from other High Courts? Please let us know so we can include them!   Highlights of the Week A Look Back at India’s Top IP Developments of 2022 Continuing with our annual tradition, we curated a list of the…


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Others

Access to any Supreme Court Case: Just a Few Clicks Away!


In this post our SpicyIP intern, Gaurangi Kapoor writes on the recently launched e-SCR platform, highlighting its key features. Gaurangi completed her LLM in IP and Technology law from Jindal Global Law School in 2022. Her current areas of interest are copyright, design and artificial intelligence. Access to any Supreme Court Case: Just a Few Clicks Away! Gaurangi Kapoor Our readers may recall  a recent post on the takedown of the IPAB website and disappearance of the relevant information published…


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