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A look at the WTO Panel report in ‘Saudi Arabia- Measures concerning the protection of Intellectual Property Rights’


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Football fans may be aware of the joint statement last year by various sports bodies including Fifa, LaLiga, Premier League, and others, against the Saudi Arabia based beoutQ broadcaster for their unauthorized streaming of content on a commercial scale, as well as their (i.e., the copyright holders) inability to obtain legal counsel in Saudi Arabia in this matter, among other issues. In the meanwhile, Qatar had taken this matter to the WTO, and on 16th June 2020, the WTO Panel…


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Copyright and Webinars: Ownership, Licensing and Fair Use


We’re glad to bring to you a guest post by our Fellowship applicant, Shivam Kaushik, discussing issues relating to copyright ownership, licensing and use of the content and recordings of webinars under the Indian copyright law. Shivam is a 5th year law student at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. His previous guest post on the blog can be viewed here.   Copyright and Webinars: Ownership, Licensing and Fair Use Shivam Kaushik Covid-19 has brought all the conventional learning methods to a…


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TAMU School of Law Announces Its Academic Partnership with GNLU for LL.M. Pathway Program


We’re pleased to inform you that Texas A&M School of Law is partnering with GNLU for an LL.M. Pathway Program. For more details, please see the announcement below: Texas A&M School of Law is proud to announce its academic partnership with Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) for LL.M. Pathway Program For the first time in India, students from Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) will have the opportunity to enroll in the LL.M. Pathway program created by Texas A&M School of…


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When Cricket Meets Copyright: Does Upload of Sports Clips on Social Media Amount to ‘Fair Dealing’?


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by our fellowship applicant Nikhil Purohit. In this post, he analyses whether sharing of sports clips on social media amounts to copyright infringement or fair use under India’s copyright law, in light of the recent controversy over a take down notice that was sent to cricket archivist Rob Moody for some of the clips uploaded by him on Twitter. Nikhil is a 4th year student at the National Law School of…


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Singardaan Copyright Case: Bombay HC’s Novel ‘Extraction’ – Substantial Similarity Test


We’re pleased to bring to you another guest post by our Fellowship applicant Anupriya Dhonchak, analysing the Bombay High Court’s interim order in a recent copyright infringement suit filed by a story writer against a web series ‘Singardaan’. This post is a follow-on to Arun’s earlier post on this decision. Anupriya is a 4th year law student at National Law University, Delhi. Her earlier posts on the blog can be viewed here, here and here. Singardaan Copyright Case: Bombay HC’s Novel ‘Extraction’…


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Patents, Innovation & University Research: A Few Questions about the Indian Narrative – Part II


We’re pleased to bring you Part II of a two-part guest post by Victor Vaibhav Tandon. Part I of the post can be viewed here. Victor is an academician turned lawyer. He’s also a registered Patent Agent and holds a Ph.D. in patent law. After teaching as a faculty in a prominent NLU, he joined the IP firm Saikrishna & Associates where he’s part of a team dealing with pharmaceutical and SEP litigations. He continues to teach as a visiting…


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Patents, Innovation & University Research: A Few Questions about the Indian Narrative – Part I


We’re pleased to bring you a two-part guest post by Victor Vaibhav Tandon. Victor is an academician turned lawyer. He’s also a registered Patent Agent and holds a Ph.D. in patent law. After teaching as a faculty in a prominent NLU, he joined the IP firm Saikrishna & Associates where he’s part of a team dealing with pharmaceutical and SEP litigations. He continues to teach as a visiting faculty for PGDIPR courses in ILI and ISIL.     Patents, Innovation…


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Texas A&M School of Law Launches the GIFTED Program with O.P. Jindal Global University


We’re pleased to inform you that Texas A&M School of Law, together with O.P. Jindal Global University, is launching a program that will allow students to spend one semester in both universities, and earn an LL.M degree from either university. For more details, please see the announcement below: Texas A&M School of Law Launches the Global Immersion Fellowship for Talent & Educational Development (GIFTED) Program with O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU), India’s Top-ranked Private Law School For the first time…


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Lexstructor’s Live Webinar on ‘Impact of COVID-19 on Patent Laws in India and the Trade Related Aspects on Potential Drugs’ [June 28]


We’re pleased to inform you that Lexstructor is organizing a webinar on ‘Impact of COVID-19 on Patent Laws in India and the Trade Related Aspects on Potential Drugs’. The deadline for registration is June 27, 2020. For further details, please read the announcement below: Webinar on ‘Impact of COVID-19 on Patent Laws in India and the Trade Related Aspects on Potential Drugs’ | June 28, 2020 Lexstructor is an online, open access legal news, journals publication and education imparting platform,…


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Video Games, User-Generated Content and Copyright


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Sankalp Jain on copyright issues related to video games and user generated content. Sankalp is a third year student at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad. In the post, he discusses the copyright framework of the video game ‘Dreams’, a collaborative platform for creating and sharing different kinds of user-generated content (UGC), and argues that current Indian copyright law is inadequate to respond to diverse UGC which take the form of…


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