Copyright

PPL’s Revival or Reincarnation?


We’re happy to bring you a guest post by Akshat Agrawal on a recent order by the Delhi High Court in the matter of RMPL v. PPL regarding the conflict over registration as collecting societies. Akshat is a lawyer, interested in IP policy, currently litigating at the Patna and the Delhi High Courts. He has previously written for us here, here, here and here. PPL’s Revival or Reincarnation? Akshat Agrawal In a recent order dated 11th April 2022, passed by…


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Courses & Workshops Patent

Awareness Workshop on Patent Oppositions in the Pharmaceutical Field [April 20-22; Apply by April 15]


We’re pleased to inform you that Inter University Centre for IPR Studies (IUCIPRS), CUSAT and Third World Network are jointly organising a free Beginners’ Awareness Workshop on Patent Oppositions in the Pharmaceutical Field from 20th to 22nd April, 2022. For further details, please see the announcement below. Beginners’ Awareness Workshop on Patent Oppositions in the Pharmaceutical Field Inter University Centre for IPR Studies (IUCIPRS), Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) and Third World Network are jointly organising a Beginners’…


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Trademark

RPG Enterprises v. Riju Ghoshal: Bombay High Court Looks at Sections 29(4) and 29(5) of Trade Marks Act


We’re pleased to bring you a guest post by Ujjawal Bhargava on a recent order from the Bombay High Court in the matter of RPG Enterprises v. Riju Ghoshal and Anr, dealing with well known marks, and infringement under the Trade Marks Act, 1999. Ujjawal is a fifth-year student of the Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad and has a keen interest in the subject of Intellectual Property, specifically copyright and trademark laws. RPG Enterprises v. Riju Ghoshal: Bombay High…


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Copyright

News and Views: Copyright Hues and Authors’ Dues


We’re pleased to bring to you this guest post by our former fellow 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 and here. News and Views: Copyright Hues and Authors’ Dues  Aparajita Lath Tensions between news publishers and digital platforms providing search and news aggregation services have been growing globally for…


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Opportunities Patent

Webinar on ‘Is the Leaked TRIPS Waiver Text a Loss for India?’ [March 30]


We’re pleased to inform you that Jan Swasthya Abhiyan (JSA), People’s Vaccine Alliance (India) and Campaign for Access to Medicines, Diagnostics and Devices (CAMD-India) would like to invite you to a webinar on “Is the leaked TRIPS Waiver text a loss for India?” to discuss the critical issues in the leaked text on 30th March, 2022. For further details, please see the announcement below: Webinar on ‘Is the leaked TRIPS Waiver text a loss for India?’ The World Trade Organization…


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COVID-19 Patent Trade Secret

The Quad discussion group’s compromise falls short of a comprehensive TRIPS waiver


Text saying Compromise

As readers would know, the TRIPS Waiver proposal at the WTO regarding Covid vaccines and treatment, has been discussed ad-nauseum for more than a year now, with very little actual progress. Roshan John brings us an interesting update from a closed-door discussion between EU, India, South Africa and the United States, based on some leaked text that appears to be a draft document outlining a potential compromise / way forward. Roshan is a lawyer and works on trade and intellectual…


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Trademark

Clarifying or Confusing the Quandary of Identical Marks: Renaissance Hotel Holdings Inc. v. Vijaya Sai and Others


Logo of Renaissance Hotels on the left, and Sri Renaissance on the right

We’re pleased to bring you a guest post by Sangita Sharma, looking at the Supreme Court’s order in the trademark infringement case Renaissance Hotel Holdings Inc. v. Vijaya Sai and Others. Sangita is a 3rd Year student at Gujarat National Law University and has written for us earlier here. Clarifying or Confusing the Quandary of Identical Marks: Renaissance Hotel Holdings Inc. v. Vijaya Sai and Others Sangita Sharma Are Sangita and Zai Sangita identical or similar? How does one differentiate…


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Trademark

Trademarking Signature Poses/Looks – A Progressive Protection of Individuality


We are pleased to bring you a guest post by Kedar Ganesh Dhargalkar, analysing the possibility of trademark protection for bodily features. Kedar is a fourth year BLS LLB student at the Adv. Balasaheb Apte College of Law in Mumbai. His previous guest posts on the blog can be viewed here and here. Trademarking Signature Poses/Looks – A Progressive Protection of Individuality Today, thanks to the body positivity movement, one’s body is increasingly being seen as a reflection and assertion…


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Opportunities Patent

Online Course/Workshop on Access to Medicines TRIPS and Patents [March 10 – April 8]


We’re pleased to inform you that Third World Network and Inter University Centre for IPR Studies (IUCIPRS), CUSAT are jointly organising a free online workshop on ‘Access to Medicines TRIPS and Patents’ from 10th March to 8th April, 2022. The deadline for registration is 5th March, 2022. Online Course/Workshop on Access to Medicines TRIPS and Patents Third World Network (TWN) and Inter-University Centre for Intellectual Property Rights Studies (IUCIPRS), Cochin University of Science & Technology (CUSAT) are organising a five-week…


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[Sponsored] LexisNexis Introduces LexisNexis PatentAdvisor Extension, Free Web Tool to Display Patent Examiner Stats on USPTO Websites


We’re pleased to inform you that LexisNexis has introduced LexisNexis PatentAdvisor Extension, a free web tool to display patent examiner statistics on USPTO Websites. For further details, please read their announcement below. LexisNexis Introduces LexisNexis PatentAdvisor Extension, Free Web Tool to Display Patent Examiner Stats on USPTO Websites New web browser extension makes USPTO examiner and art unit statistics available to any patent professional, integrated directly into their patent prosecution workflow LexisNexis Legal & Professional today announced the launch of…


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