Patent

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


We’re pleased to bring to you a 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 in a SEP patent infringement dispute with Xiaomi. 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…


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Trademark

Pay/‘Pe’ Charcha: Delhi High Court’s Decision in PhonePe v. BharatPe Trademark Dispute


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Abhinav Hansaraman, analysing the interim order recently issued by the Delhi High Court in a trademark infringement and passing off dispute between online payment apps PhonePe and Bharatpe. Abhinav is a 5th year student at the National Law University, Delhi. Pay/‘Pe’ Charcha – Delhi High Court’s Decision in PhonePe v. BharatPe Trademark Dispute Abhinav Hansaraman On 15th April, a single judge bench of the Delhi High Court decided an interim…


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Copyright

Freedom of Panorama: Analysing the Term ‘Permanently Situate’ under the Copyright Act


We’re pleased to bring you a guest post by Priya Garg, Ghanavi Umesh and Rishika Agarwal, analysing the meaning of the term ‘permanently situate’ as used in sections 52(1)(t) and (u) of the Copyright Act which provide for freedom of panorama. Priya is an Assistant Lecturer at Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat. She holds a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) degree from the University of Oxford and B.A. LL.B, (Hons.) degree from NUJS, Kolkata. Ghanavi is a 2nd year student…


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COVID-19 Patent Trade Secret

NLU Delhi’s Online Panel Discussion on ‘IP and the Pandemic’ [May 5]


We’re pleased to inform you that the DPIIT IPR Chair at NLU Delhi is organising an online panel discussion on ‘IP and the Pandemic’ on May 5, 2021. For details, please see the announcement below: NLU Delhi’s Online Panel Discussion on ‘IP and the Pandemic’ May 5, 2021 | 7:30 PM IST The pandemic has raised several crucial issues concerning the role of Intellectual Property (IP) in the context of innovation and access to Covid-19 vaccines and pharmaceuticals. India and the…


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Others Patent

NLSIU Announces Thakur Foundation PhD Scholarships in Public Health & the Law


We’re pleased to inform you that the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore has announced two PhD scholarships on public health and the law, supported by the Thakur Foundation. For details, please see the announcement below. NLSIU announces the Thakur Foundation PhD Scholarships in Public Health & the Law National Law School of India University is delighted to announce a new doctoral scholarship programme, the Thakur Foundation Scholarships in Public Health & the Law. The programme is supported…


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Copyright

Copyrighting Musical Fountains: An Analysis of China’s Approach to Dynamic Artworks


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Abhijay Srekanth, discussing a Chinese decision on copyrightability of a musical water fountain show and analysing whether the courts’ approach therein is compatible with Indian copyright law. Abhijay is a 4th law student at Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat. Copyrighting Musical Fountains: An Analysis of China’s Approach to Dynamic Artworks Abhijay Srekanth The strict rules of copyright law have been criticised for not being able to account for emerging and…


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Geographical Indication Patent

NUJS Webinar on ‘IPR& SMEs (Special Focus on Agriculture & Food Sector): Strengthening Bonds in Prime Times’ (April 25)


We’re pleased to inform you that DPIIT IPR Chair, NUJS is organising a  webinar on ‘IPR & SMEs (Special Focus on Agriculture & Food Sector): Strengthening Bonds in Prime Times’ on 25th April, 2021. For further details, please see the announcement below: National Webinar on ‘IPR& SMEs (Special focus on Agriculture & Food Sector): Strengthening Bonds in Prime Times’ 25th April 2021 | 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM (IST) SMEs are the backbone of the global economy. They account for around 90 percent…


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[Sponsored] Seeing It Through: The Journey of the Dean of UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law


We’re pleased to bring to you this post by UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law, sharing a glimpse of the educational and professional journey of its dean Megan Carpenter and what she views as the future of UNH Franklin Pierce’s law programs. Seeing It Through Dean Megan Carpenter has relished the chance to build on UNH Franklin Pierce’s innovative programs in IP law. Early in her career working for a big law firm, Megan Carpenter found herself representing the intellectual…


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Trademark

Position of Position Trademarks and Related Confusion


We’re pleased to bring you a guest post by Dr. Sunanda Bharti, analysing the position of law on registration and infringement of position trademarks. Sunanda is an Associate Professor in Law at Delhi University and has written several guest posts for the blog in the past. Position of Position Trademarks and Related Confusion Dr. Sunanda Bharti Recently, Tefal was in the news for being denied registration for its famous ‘red dot’ mark in the UK, which was initially claimed to…


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Copyright Others

Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and Copyright Law: A “Nifty” Dilemma


Techno-friendly readers may have noticed that there is a sudden surge of interest in Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) across the internet and may have even purchased some for themselves. Some more luddite readers like myself may have still been grappling with this ‘blockchain thing’, and now find ourselves needing to know about NFTs as well! What exactly are they? Why the sudden interest in them? What implications do they have, especially on copyright law? Well, we’re pleased to bring our readers…


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