Trademark

Collective Marks: A Tale of Collective Confusion at the Registry


We’re pleased to bring to you a post by Akshay Ajaykumar, discussing collective marks and analysing numerous erroneous collective mark registrations granted by the Indian Trade Marks Registry.  Akshay is a practicing advocate based in New Delhi. He is a graduate of National Law University, Jodhpur.  Collective Marks: A Tale of Collective Confusion at the Registry Akshay Ajaykumar There are numerous collective marks registered at the Indian Trade Marks Registry (‘Registry’). However, what lies underneath these registrations are dismal examination standards. Out…


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Webinar on ‘TRIPS Waiver: Update and Analysis of Recent Developments’ [June 5]


We’re pleased to inform you that the People’s Health Movement (PHM) and the Third World Network (TWN) are organising a webinar on ‘TRIPS Waiver: Update and Analysis of Recent Developments’ on June 5, 2021. For further details, please see the announcement below. TRIPS Waiver: Update and Analysis of Recent Developments In the last one month we have seen some crucial developments with regard to TRIPS Waiver discussions at the World Trade Organisation (WTO). In early May, the United States government…


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Copyright

Phone Pe v. Bharat Pe: Whether Vernacular Wordplay Can Save from Being Labelled Generic?


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Devangini Rai, responding to an earlier guest post on the Delhi High Court’s recent interim injunction order in Phone Pe v. Bharat Pe trademark dispute. Devangini is a 5th Year, B.A. LL.B. student at University School of Law and Legal Studies, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi. She has previously also written two guest posts for the blog titled ‘Fluid Trademarks: An Alter Ego for Brands?‘ and ‘Delhi HC…


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Opportunities

NUALS’ 7th CIPR National Essay Writing Competition [Deadline Extended to July 19]


We’re pleased to inform you that the Centre for Intellectual Property Rights, National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi is organizing an essay competition for law students on the theme ‘IP & SMEs: Taking Ideas to Market’. The deadline for submission of essays is July 4, 2021 [Edit: The deadline has been extended to July 19]. For further details, please read the announcement below. 7th CIPR National Essay Writing Competition The Centre for Intellectual Property Rights, National University of Advanced…


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Book Launch Webinar: ‘The Protection of Intellectual Property Rights under International Investment Law’ [May 27]


We’re pleased to inform you that a webinar on the launch of the book ‘The Protection of Intellectual Property Rights under International Investment Law’ authored by Dr. Simon Klopschinski (rospatt osten pross), Dr. Henning Grosse Ruse-Khan (University of Cambridge, King’s College) and Prof. Christopher Gibson (Suffolk University Law School) will be held tomorrow (May 27). For further details, please see the post below. We’ve added the book to the list of IP books on the blog (also accessible from the…


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Patent

The Dilemma of Employer-Employee Patent Ownership in India


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Kartikeya Prakash, discussing the lacuna in the Patents Act regarding the ownership of the patents invented by the employee in the course of employment in absence of an assignment agreement with the employer. Kartikeya is a 2nd year student at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata. The Dilemma of Employer-Employee Patent Ownership in India Kartikeya Prakash Majority tech companies rely on the inventions of their employees…


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Patent

Proof of Right for Filing a Patent Application: Analysing IPAB’s Decision in DOW Agrosciences Case


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Idhika Agarwal, analysing the decision issued by the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) in DOW Agrosciences LLC v. Controller of Patents in October last year pertaining to proof of right for filing a patent application. Idhika is a 3rd year BBA LLB Hons. student at Symbiosis Law School, Pune. Proof of Right for Filing Patent Application: Analysing IPAB’s Decision in DOW Agrosciences Case Idhika Agarwal Patent Cooperation Treaty (1970) facilitates…


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Privacy

Walking the Tightrope of the Right to be Forgotten: Analysing the Delhi HC’s Recent Order


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Sriya Sridhar, analysing an interim order recently issued by the Delhi High Court discussing the right to be forgotten and directing Google to remove a judgement on the petitioner’s acquittal from their search results and Indian Kanoon to block the judgment from being accessed by search engines. Sriya graduated from Jindal Global Law School in 2020, and is now a lawyer specialising in IP and Technology law. Walking the Tightrope…


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Opportunities

Announcing the 2nd Shamnad Basheer Essay Competition on Intellectual Property Law


On the occasion of our founder Prof. (Dr.) Shamnad Basheer’s 45th birth anniversary today, we at SpicyIP are proud to announce the second edition of the Shamnad Basheer Essay Competition on Intellectual Property Law. We’d started this competition last year to celebrate his memory and his legacy of outstanding scholarship. The response to the competition was overwhelming – we received a total of 89 entries from law students across India on an impressive range of topics. The competition was judged…


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Patent

India’s First Anti-Anti-Suit Injunction (A2SI) Order: A Missed Opportunity (Part II)


We’re pleased to bring to you a two-part guest post by our former blogger Rajiv Choudhry, discussing the recent Delhi High Court order granting an anti-anti-suit injunction in favour of InterDigital. Rajiv is a practicing advocate based in New Delhi. He specialises in IP law, with a focus on high – technology and patent law and advises/represents clients on SEP/FRAND and other issues related or unrelated to those discussed in the post. He’s also a founder member of the Fair…


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