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The Amendment to the IT Rules, 2021: Part 2 – Locked, Loaded, and Aimed at the Intermediaries


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We’re pleased to bring our readers Part 2 of the series by Surabhi Pande and Devvrat Joshi looking at the proposed draft amendments to the IT Rules, 2021. The first part looked at two specific proposed provisions and argued that they would impact the ability of intermediaries to avail safe harbour provisions. This second part continues the analysis of the draft amendments, looking at some of the remaining provisions and takes issue with the lack of clarity. Readers may be…


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Copyright Others Overlaps in IP

The Amendment to the IT Rules, 2021: Part 1 – Locked, Loaded, and Aimed at the Intermediaries


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We’re pleased to bring our readers a 2 part guest post series by Surabhi Pande and Devvrat Joshi, on the recently proposed draft amendments to the IT Rules, 2021 (which were released on 6th June, 2022). The first part of this series focuses on two specific proposed amendments which they argue will severely impact the ability of intermediaries to avail of safe harbour provisions. Surabhi Pande and Devvrat Joshi are both Senior Associates in the Dispute Resolution Team at Saikrishna…


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Design

Book Release: The Finished Article: Essays on Indian Designs Law


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We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Eashan Ghosh on his second book, recently released titled “The Finished Article: Essays on Indian Designs Law”. Eashan has been practicing as an intellectual property advocate and consultant in New Delhi since 2011, and teaches a seminar on intellectual property law at National Law University, Delhi. Eashan writes about Indian intellectual property law on his Medium page. He has written several guest posts for us in the past as well,…


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Some Reflections on “Present at Creation”


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We’re pleased to bring you a post by Prashant reflecting on a book that we’d mentioned recently on the blog – Dr. R.V. Vaidyanathan Ayyar’s “Present at Creation”. As had been mentioned in that earlier blog post, Dr. Ayyar’s 421 paged “Present at Creation: The Making of Internet Treaties 1996” is perhaps the first book that focuses on the negotiating history of the two 1996 Internet Treaties – the WIPO Copyright Treaty (WCT) and the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty…


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Others

TRIPS Waiver: Is There Anything To Gain?


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We’re pleased to bring you a guest post with an update on the Covid-19 TRIPS waiver proposal, from Sreenath Namboodiri. You can read the previous posts we’ve had on the TRIPS Waiver here. Sreenath is Assistant Professor at School of Law, Christ (Deemed to be University) Delhi NCR. His research focuses on intellectual property rights in relation to health systems, sustainable development and innovation, pharmaceutical patents, knowledge governance, and technology and law. Since 2013, he has been an honorary fellow…


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Copyright

Supreme Court’s S. 63 Copyright Decision: Sub Silentio and Limited Value?


We’re pleased to bring you a guest post by our former blogger Aparajita Lath. Aparajita is a lawyer based in Bangalore. She works in a law firm that advises technology companies. The views expressed in this post are personal. Her previous posts on the blog can be viewed here and here. Supreme Court’s S. 63 Copyright Decision: Sub Silentio and Limited Value? Aparajita Lath As reported on SpicyIP here, the Supreme Court has held that copyright infringement under Section 63…


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Copyright

The Supreme Court’s Unsettling Attempt at Settling the Debate on Section 63 of the Copyright Act


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We’re pleased to bring you a guest post on a recent Supreme Court order where certain offences under the Copyright Act were held to be cognizable and non-bailable. The post is co-authored by  Akshat Agrawal and Sangita Sharma. Sangita is a 3rd year student at Gujarat National Law University and has written for us earlier here. Akshat is a lawyer currently litigating at the Patna and Delhi High Courts. He has written for us earlier here. The Supreme Court’s Unsettling…


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Trademark

Trademarks and the Metaverse: Imaginary Rights or Real Wrongs?


We’re pleased to bring to you this guest post by our former blogger Aparajita Lath. Aparajita is a lawyer based in Bangalore. She works in a law firm that advises technology companies. The views expressed in this post are personal. Her previous posts on the blog can be viewed here, here,  here, here and here. Trademarks and the Metaverse: Imaginary Rights or Real Wrongs? Aparajita Lath World over companies are rushing to protect their trademarks in the online, virtual environment – the metaverse….


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Opportunities

Announcing the 3rd Shamnad Basheer Essay Competition on Intellectual Property Law


On the occasion of our founder Prof. (Dr.) Shamnad Basheer’s 46th birth anniversary today, we at SpicyIP are proud to announce the third edition of the Shamnad Basheer Essay Competition on Intellectual Property Law. We’d started this competition in 2020 to celebrate his memory and his legacy of outstanding scholarship. The response to the competition was overwhelming in the previous years and we’ve received entries from law students across India on an impressive range of topics. The past two years saw the…


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[Sponsored] Call for Applications: Associate Positions at Wadhwa Law Chambers, New Delhi


We’re pleased to inform you that Wadhwa Law Chambers headed by Kapil Wadhwa is looking to recruit three Associates for their IP Litigation and IP Prosecution teams. For further details, please see the job description below: Call for Applications: Associate Positions at Wadhwa Law Chambers, New Delhi The IP team at Wadhwa Law Chambers headed by Kapil Wadhwa is looking for 2 Associates to join the IP Litigation team & 1 Associate for the Prosecution team. IP Associates would be involved…


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