Copyright COVID-19

SpicyIP Tidbit: Reverse Engineering of Aarogya Setu App Not Prohibited Anymore


We’re delighted to bring to you a short guest post by our former blogger Aparajita Lath, updating us on the issue of prohibition on reverse engineering of the Govt’s COVID-19 tracking mobile app Aarogya Setu. She had recently questioned the legal enforceability of this prohibition in light of the fair use rights under the Copyright Act in a guest post here. Aparajita is a lawyer based in Bangalore. Her previous posts on the blog can be viewed here. SpicyIP Tidbit:…


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SpicyIP Weekly Review (May 18 – 24)


[This post has been authored by our intern, Bhavik Shukla, a 5th year student at NLIU, Bhopal] Topical Highlight The Delhi High Court and an Anti-Suit Injunction – Part I & II In a two-part post, Mathews wrote about the Delhi HC’s recent decision in HT Media Ltd. v. Brainlink Int., wherein it granted an interim injunction restraining a New York-based corporation from using the domain name ‘www.hindustan.com’ and proceeding with this suit or filing a related suit before any court. In…


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Texas A&M School of Law Invites Your Contributions to its New Blog, TradeRxReport


We’re pleased to inform you that Texas A&M University School of Law has launched a new blog ‘TradeRx Report‘ which explores questions of access to affordable medicines and health care that arise at the intersection of IP law and international trade, and is inviting contributions for it. For further details, please read the announcement below: Texas A&M School of Law Invites Your Contributions to its New Blog, TradeRxReport Texas A&M University School of Law, is launching a new blog and…


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Submission Guidelines for the Shamnad Basheer Essay Competition on Intellectual Property Law


After the announcement of the Shamnad Basheer Essay Competition on IP Law on May 14, we have received several emails from students asking similar questions regarding the format of the competition. We have answered a few such common questions below. In case you have any specific doubts, please feel free to email us at [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 1. There is no registration fee or registration process for the competition. Just send…


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SpicyIP Weekly Review (May 11 – 17)


(This post has been authored by our intern, Bhavik Shukla, a 5th year student at NLIU, Bhopal) Topical Highlight Reverse Engineering and Aarogya Setu App: Contracting Out of Fair Dealing? One of our former bloggers, Aparajita wrote a guest post examining the legal enforceability of the prohibition on reverse engineering imposed by the terms of service of the Govt’s COVID-19 tracking mobile app Aarogya Setu, in light of the fair use rights of users under Section 52 of the Copyright…


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SpicyIP Fellowship: Govt’s Draft Model Guidelines on Implementation of IPR Policy for Academic Institutions – A Critique


We are pleased to bring you a post by our Fellowship applicant, Shivam Kaushik, critiquing the Draft Model Guidelines on Implementation of IPR Policy for Academic Institutions that was released by the Government in September last year. Shivam is a 5th year law student at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. This is his first submission for the Fellowship. CIPAM’s Draft Model Guidelines on Implementation of IPR Policy for Academic Institutions: A Critique Shivam Kaushik In September 2019, the Department for Promotion…


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Trademarking of Blockchain Technology and Virtual Currencies: An Unsolvable Conundrum?


We’re glad to bring you another post by our intern, Bhavik Shukla, discussing the various aspects of trademark registration for virtual currencies. Bhavik is a 5th year student at NLIU, Bhopal. His earlier posts on the blog can be viewed here, here, here, here, here and here. Trademarking of Blockchain Technology and Virtual Currencies: An Unsolvable Conundrum? Bhavik Shukla I read Arun’s post on trademarking of virtual currencies with much interest. He lucidly explained the concepts relating to the ‘befuddling’…


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Announcing the 1st Shamnad Basheer Essay Competition on Intellectual Property Law


On the occasion of our Founder Prof. (Dr.) Shamnad Basheer’s 44th birth anniversary today, we at SpicyIP are proud to announce the first edition of the Shamnad Basheer Essay Competition on Intellectual Property Law. Shamnad’s family has kindly consented to us conducting this competition in his name. A master with the pen, Shamnad was a prolific writer. Apart from publishing extensively in academic journals (most of the publications can be accessed on his SSRN page), he was also the rare Indian…


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Copyright COVID-19

Reverse Engineering and Aarogya Setu App: Contracting Out of Fair Dealing?


We’re excited to bring to you a guest post by one of our former bloggers, Aparajita Lath. Aparajita is a lawyer based in Bangalore. In this post, she examines the legal enforceability of the prohibition on reverse engineering imposed by the terms of service of the Govt’s COVID-19 tracking mobile app Aarogya Setu, in light of the fair use rights of users under Section 52 of the Copyright Act, 1957. Her previous posts on the blog can be viewed here….


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SpicyIP Fellowship: Debate on Parallel Import of Books – Still Relevant in the Post-Amazon Age?


We’re delighted to bring to you another guest post by our Fellowship applicant Anupriya Dhonchak, discussing the relevance of the debate on the legality of parallel importation of books in India in the age of Kindle and e-books. Anupriya is a 4th year law student at National Law University, Delhi. Her earlier posts on the blog can be viewed here and here. Debate on Parallel Import of Books: Still Relevant in the Post-Amazon Age? Anupriya Dhonchak There was a raging…


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