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High-Level Dialogue—TRIPS Waiver: Challenges & Opportunities? [September 13]


We are pleased to inform you that a high-level dialogue to discuss the challenges and opportunities concerning the TRIPS Waiver with intellectual property experts, a nobel laureate, a member of the European Parliament, and a US Congressman is being organised on 13th September, 2021 from 6:45 PM to 08:00 PM Indian Standard Time. For further details, please read the announcement below. High-Level Dialogue—TRIPS Waiver: Challenges & Opportunities? With 4.6 million deaths officially reported, evidence suggests that the death toll is…


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The End of the IPAB and Lessons on Concentration of Judicial Powers


We’re pleased to bring to you this guest post by our former and one of the most prolific bloggers, Prashant Reddy. The End of the IPAB and Lessons on Concentration of Judicial Powers Prashant Reddy India’s much troubled Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) was officially buried on August 14, 2021 when the President of India gave his assent to the Tribunals Reforms Act, 2021 enacted by Parliament. With the enactment of this law, the jurisdiction of the IPAB moves back…


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Announcing the Winners of the 2nd Shamnad Basheer Essay Competition on IP Law!


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Following on from the success of last year’s inaugural edition of the Shamnad Basheer Essay Competition on IP Law, on May 14th, 2021 we announced the 2nd edition of the Shamnad Basheer Essay Competition on the occasion of Shamnad‘s 45th birth anniversary. Like last year, we kept the topic selection open to participants – asking them to choose any topic they wanted so long as it related to IP. And encouraged participants to draw inspiration from Shamnad’s scholarship. This year, we received fewer…


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Trademark

Harpic v. Domex Advertisement: Product Disparagement or Nominative Fair Use?


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We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Pragya Jain. Pragya is a 5th year B.A. L.L.B.(Hons.) student at Amity University (School of Law), Kolkata. Her previous guest post on the blog can be viewed here. Harpic v. Domex Advertisement: Product Disparagement or Nominative Fair Use? Pragya Jain Advertising is an important factor in deciding a product’s future success. It is common knowledge that it is the most effective and proven method of attracting new customers in the…


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Delhi HC IP Division Rules: An Opportunity to Strengthen Procedural Framework


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Eva Bishwal. Eva is a Senior Associate at Fidus Law Chambers, a boutique IP law firm in Noida. IP Division Rules: An Opportunity to Strengthen Procedural Framework Eva Bishwal The abolition of the IPAB and the creation of the IP Division (‘IPD’) in the Delhi High Court have been extensively discussed here and  here. In this post, I will discuss the foreseeable problems of the new order and the scope…


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Sun Pharma v. Cipla: Madras HC Rejects COVID as an Excuse for Passing Off


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We are pleased to bring you a guest post by Kedar Ganesh Dhargalkar. Kedar is a fourth year BLS LLB student at the Adv. Balasaheb Apte College of Law in Mumbai. Sun Pharma v. Cipla: Madras HC Rejects COVID as an Excuse for Passing Off Kedar Ganesh Dhargalkar In the recent case of Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. v. Cipla Ltd., the ever-evolving path of trademark jurisprudence witnessed a modernistic turn, which put its discourse on an intriguing juristic boulevard. This…


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Opportunities

Call for Applications: Research Assistants – IPR Chair at NALSAR, Hyderabad [Apply by August 25]


We’re pleased to inform you that NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad is inviting applications for two research assistants for the IPR Chair Project. The deadline for applications is August 25, 2021. For further details, please see the announcement below: Advertisement for Recruitment for Research Assistants – IPR Chair NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad invites applications for the following contractual positions: Research Assistants for IPR Chair Project – 2 Nos. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: 1) Ph.D holder or PhD Scholar working in the…


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Privacy

PV Sindhu’s Olympics Victory: How Non-Sponsors Skirt the Law by ‘Congratulating’ Athletes


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Satchit Bhogle. Satchit is a Counsel at the Bombay High Court. He graduated from NUJS, Kolkata in 2016 and completed his LL.M. from Duke University in 2019. PV Sindhu’s Olympics Victory: How Non-Sponsors Skirt the Law by ‘Congratulating’ Athletes Satchit Bhogle Brands have been active on social media in recent years, trying to imbue their content with human like personality that endears customers to them rather than just putting out…


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Call for Abstracts: NLIU International Trade Law Journal Inaugural Edition [Submit by August 31]


We’re pleased to inform you that the National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal has recently established the International Trade Law Journal and is inviting abstracts for papers for the inaugural issue of the same. For further details, please read the post below. Call for Papers: NLIU International Trade Law Journal Inaugural Edition [Submit by August 31] About the Journal The NLIU International Trade Law Journal, a peer-reviewed annual publication of the National Law Institute University, Bhopal, is calling for submissions…


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Madras HC on the Right to be Forgotten: A Welcome Development? (Part II)


We are pleased to bring you a two-part guest post by Sriya Sridhar, analysing the judgement passed by the Madras High Court today in a case where the petitioner seeks his name to be redacted from a judgment in a case where he was ultimately acquitted. Sriya graduated from Jindal Global Law School in 2020, and is now a lawyer specialising in IP and Technology law.  Part I of the post can be viewed here. Madras HC on the Right to…


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