Trademark

Wheels of Trademark Go Round-and-Round: Analyzing the ‘Yezdi’ Order of Karnataka High Court


Our new SpicyIP intern, Pravertna, brings us an interesting post on a recent controversy surrounding the ownership of the ‘Yezdi’ mark, before the Karnataka High Court. Pravertna is a third-year student at Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, India, pursuing an undergraduate degree in B.A. L.LB. (Hons.). She is also the winner of 3rd Shamnad Basheer Essay Competition on IP Law. She aims to become a Judicial Officer in her near future. Her interest in the legal arc is keenly…


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Trademark

Exemptions Granted to Certification Marks: Why Does a Lack of Section 9(1)(b) Exemption Defeat the Purpose?


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Akshay Ajayakumar on exemptions granted to certification marks.  Akshay is a lawyer based in Munich, Germany. He is a graduate of National Law University, Jodhpur, and has an LL.M in IP and Competition Law from the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC) – A cooperation project of the Max Planck Society, the University of Augsburg, the Technical University of Munich, and The George Washington University. You can view his earlier posts…


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Copyright Others

Kaushal Kishor v. State Of UP: A Tale of Mis-Readings and Bad Externalising


We’re pleased to bring to our readers a guest post by Akshat Agrawal on the Supreme Court’s decision in Kaushal Kishor v. State of U.P.  Akshat is an LLM student at Berkeley Law specialising in IP policy. He is a graduate of Jindal Global Law School and has previously clerked at the Delhi High Court. He’s written several posts for us in the past and they can be found here. Kaushal Kishor v. State Of UP: A Tale of Mis-Readings…


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Copyright Drug Regulation Others Patent Trademark

SpicyIP Weekly Review (December 27- January 01)


Wishing our readers a very happy and healthy new year up ahead! The past week, much like the past year was full of interesting IP developments. In this weekly review, we’ll summarize the 4 posts covered on the blog, 7 orders and judgments from the different courts along with a few national and international IP developments. Important IP cases that we’re missing out on? Especially from other High Courts? Please let us know so we can include them! Highlights of…


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Design Overlaps in IP

Monopolizing the Hipster? – Test of Design Infringement by the Delhi High Court


We’re pleased to bring to our readers a guest post by Akshat Agrawal on the recent order by the Delhi High Court on the ‘Hipster bottle design’ controversy. Akshat is an LLM student at Berkeley Law specialising in IP policy. He is a graduate of Jindal Global Law School and has previously clerked at the Delhi High Court. He’s written several posts for us in the past and they can be found here. Monopolizing the Hipster? – Test of Design…


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Copyright Drug Regulation Patent Trademark

SpicyIP Weekly Review (December 20- December 26)


Happy holidays to all our readers! After another eventful week on the blog, we are here with our weekly reviews summarizing the 5 posts covered on the blog along with 19 case summaries and other national and international IP developments.   Highlights of the Week IP Reveries: Class 5.2 – Interrogating India’s Drug Regulation System Prof. Antilegend and his class are back! This time the discussion ventures further into the Indian drug regulatory system and the class learns more about…


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Others

Gone With the Wind: Where to Find the Repository of IPAB Orders? 


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by one of our interns, Gaurangi Kapoor, on the inaccessibility of orders and other resources post the takedown of the IPAB website. Gaurangi completed her LLM in IP and Technology law from Jindal Global Law School in 2022. Her current areas of interest are copyright, design and artificial intelligence.  Gone with the wind: Where to find the repository of IPAB orders?  Gaurangi Kapoor Recently a criminal contempt proceeding has been initiated…


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Copyright Geographical Indication Patent Trademark

SpicyIP Weekly Review (December 13-December 19)


  Summarizing the three posts covered on the blog last week, we bring to you 17 case summaries, and other national and international IP developments. Important IP cases that we’re missing out on? Especially from other High Courts? Please let us know so we can include them! Also we are thankful for the comments from our readers on the format of the weekly reviews, we have tried something new this time. Do let us know how you like it! Highlight…


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Copyright Drug Regulation Patent Trademark

SpicyIP Weekly Review (December 6- December 12)


In addition to the usual round up of our own blog posts in the last week, we also bring to you 20 case summaries and other important national and international IP developments this week. We’re also asking for your help! Important IP cases that we’re missing out on? Especially from other High Courts? Please let us know so we can include them! Additionally, we’ve run this format for weekly reviews for a few weeks now. Do you like it? Hate…


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Opportunities

Call for Interns and SpicyIP Fellows!


Are you interested in transparency and accountability in the Indian IP ecosystem and looking to work on engaging projects? Or think a decision is interesting to analyze and write an opinion on?  Well, we have good news for you!  SpicyIP is presently looking for enthusiastic individuals for the following positions :- 1. SpicyIP Fellowship: SpicyIP Fellows are typically sharp, passionate bloggers, interested in researching and writing on developments in intellectual property rights and the innovation policy scenario in India, with…


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