Trademark

The Grand Old Indian Trademarks Register: Episode 3 (1920-1940)


In Part I of this three-part guest post tracing the birth and early life of the Indian Trade Marks Register, Aparajita discussed the first phase of legislative activity. In Part II (here) and Part III (below) of the post, she examines the change in commercial opinion from ‘no registration’ to ‘pro registration’. Aparajita is a lawyer based in Bangalore. Her previous posts on the blog can be viewed here, here and here.   The Grand Old Indian Trademarks Register: Episode 3 (1920-1940) Aparajita Lath A country with…


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Trademark

The Grand Old Indian Trade Marks Register: Episode 2 (1881-1920s)


In Part I of this three-part guest post tracing the birth and early life of the Indian Trade Marks Register, Aparajita discussed the first phase of legislative activity. In Part II (below) and Part III (here) of the post, she examines the change in commercial opinion from ‘no registration’ to ‘pro registration’. Aparajita is a lawyer based in Bangalore. Her previous posts on the blog can be viewed here, here and here.     The Grand Old Indian Trade Marks Register: Episode 2 (1881-1920s)  Aparajita Lath…


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Trademark

The Grand Old Indian Trade Marks Register: Episode 1 (1877-1881)


We’re pleased to bring to you a three-part guest post by our former blogger Aparajita Lath, tracing the birth and early life of the Indian Trade Marks Register. Part I of the post can be viewed below and Parts II and III can be read here and here. Aparajita is a lawyer based in Bangalore. Her previous posts on the blog can be viewed here, here and here.   The Grand Old Indian Trade Marks Register: Episode 1 (1877- 1881)…


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Copyright Privacy

Can Celebrities be Sued for Posting Paparazzi Photographs of Themselves on Social Media?


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Manasa S. Venkatachalam, looking into the issues of copyright and right of publicity thrown by celebrities’ unauthorised use of paparazzi photographs of themselves on social media. Manasa is a 4th year student at Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar. Can Celebrities be Sued for Posting Paparazzi Photographs of Themselves? Manasa S. Venkatachalam In the last couple of years, many celebrities have been sued or threatened to be sued for copyright…


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Patent

An Alternative to Delhi HC’s Approach on Confidentiality Clubs in InterDigital-Xiaomi SEP Dispute


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Abhilasha Nautiyal, analysing the recent Delhi High Court decision on confidentiality clubs in InterDigital v. Xiaomi (also discussed by Nikhil and Anupriya earlier here, here and here) and proposing an alternative to it. Abhilasha is an attorney at Ira Law, a firm that she co-founded with other colleagues. Prior to this, she was a partner at an IP law firm. She graduated from the Army Institute of Law and then…


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Opportunities Publication

Call for Papers: NLU Jodhpur’s Journal of Intellectual Property Studies Vol. 4, Issue 2 [Submit by March 21]


We’re pleased to announce that NLU Jodhpur’s Journal of Intellectual Property Studies (JIPS) is inviting original, unpublished manuscripts for publication in the Summer 2021 Issue (Volume IV, Issue II) of the Journal. The last date for submissions is March 21, 2021. For further details, please read the journal’s call for papers below: Call for Papers: NLU Jodhpur’s Journal of Intellectual Property Studies [Vol. IV, Issue II] The Board of Editors of the Journal of Intellectual Property Studies [JIPS], published under the…


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Opportunities Patent Sponsored

Patent Drafting Positions at Remfry & Sagar, Bengaluru & Gurgaon


We are pleased to inform you that Remfry & Sagar, one of India’s leading IP law firms, is looking to recruit two candidates for patent drafting for its Bengaluru and Gurgaon offices. For further details, please read the job description below: Patent Drafting Positions at Remfry & Sagar, Bengaluru & Gurgaon Remfry & Sagar, India’s premier intellectual property law firm, with over 275 personnel, is expanding its operations and looking to recruit 2 candidates for patent drafting. Strong technical knowledge, with…


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Copyright

The Inverse Ratio Rule: On Its Stairway to Heaven?


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Prerna Sengupta and Riddhi Bang, critiquing the inverse ratio rule of copyright infringement and its application by Indian courts, in light of the US Supreme Court’s ruling in the ‘Stairway to Heaven’ copyright dispute last year. Prerna and Riddhi are 2nd year students at the NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad. Our previous posts relating to the ‘Stairway to Heaven’ case can be viewed here, here and here.     The…


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Copyright

The Sci-Hub Case: Why It is Time to Stop Favouring the Doctrinal Approach to Law over an Empirical One


The Sci-Hub/Libgen case continues to generate interest from researchers across the country. We’re pleased to bring you another guest post on this issue, this time one that showcases the results of a ‘mini survey’ on users of Sci-Hub, as well as highlights the lack of empirical evidence in these debates. This post is co-authored by Anshuman Sahoo and Aditi Shirpurkar. Anshuman is a 2nd year LL.M. student at Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, IIT Kharagpur. He regularly writes…


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Copyright Privacy

‘Jhund’ Injunction Order: Copyright and Personality Rights in Real Life Stories


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Shivam Kaushik, analysing the Telangana High Court’s order granting an interim injunction restraining the release of the film ‘Jhund’ in October this year. Shivam is a 5th year law student at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. He’s previously also written guest posts for us, titled ‘Copyright and Webinars: Ownership, Licensing and Fair Use’ , ‘Govt’s Draft Model Guidelines on Implementation of IPR Policy for Academic Institutions – A Critique‘, ‘Reengineering of the Requirement…


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