Privacy

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


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. Madras HC on the Right to be Forgotten: A Welcome Development? (Part I) Sriya Sridhar…


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Copyright

Fonts and Typefaces: Are they Copyrightable? 


We’re happy to bring you a guest post by Shivam Kaushik on the copyrightability of fonts. Shivam is a recent law graduate of the Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. He has previously written several guest posts for us, titled ‘Jhund’ Injunction Order: Copyright and Personality Rights in Real Life Stories, ‘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 of Disclosure of Foreign…


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Design

India’s Accession to the Locarno Agreement: Amendments to the Design Rules, 2001 & Other Impacts


We are pleased to bring you a guest post by Yashi Agrawal on India’s recent accession to the Locarno Agreement, discussing inter alia the resultant amendments to India’s design laws and prospective benefits to India on becoming a part of the Locarno Special Union and Assembly. Yashi is a fourth year student at the Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur. India’s Accession to the Locarno Agreement: Amendments to the Design Rules, 2001 & Other Impacts Yashi Agrawal June 7, 2019 was…


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Opportunities

Call for Applications: Research Positions at Center for Communication Governance (CCG) at NLU, Delhi


We’re pleased to inform you that the Centre for Communication Governance at the National Law University Delhi is inviting applications for various research positions. For further details, please see the announcement below. Call for Applications: Research Positions at CCG The National Law University Delhi (‘University’), through its Centre for Communication Governance (‘CCG’/’Centre’) is inviting applications for various research positions across both its teams on a (i) full time basis as a CCG researcher and/or managerial role, and (ii) part time…


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A Parliamentary Standing Committee Report that Challenges the Fine Balances Within the IP System


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As some of our readers may have noted, a Parliamentary Standing Committee Report, titled ‘Review of the Intellectual Property Rights Regime in India’ was released on July 23, 2021. Though the report gives some word space to ‘public interest’ and similar concepts, the overall approach seems to be a very pro-industry one, with academia and civil society stakeholders not even being consulted, even though corporate trade groups’ and law firms’ views were heard (see para 2, introduction). The 153 page report…


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Copyright

Do Ashok Kumar Orders Conform to Principles of Equity?


We’re pleased to bring to you a post by our Fellowship applicant Nishtha Gupta, analysing ‘Ashok Kumar’ injunctions as equitable reliefs. Nishtha is a 4th year B.A. LL.B. student at the NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad. Do Ashok Kumar Orders Conform to Principles of Equity? Nishtha Gupta Recently the Delhi High Court, in the case of Sony Pictures v. Sportsala TV passed an order restraining and prohibiting over 50 defendants from streaming, broadcasting and making available any content over which…


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Opportunities Publication

Call for Submissions: The IP Press Law Review Vol. I, Issue I [Submit by September 20]


We’re pleased to inform you that The IP Press Law Review is inviting submissions for its inaugural issue. The deadline for submissions is September 19, 2021. For further details, please see the journal’s call for submissions below: Call for Submissions | The IP Press Law Review  [Vol. I, Issue I] About The IP Press  The IP Press is a team of IP-Holics, who started this blog to ensure access to the latest intellectual property (IP) issues for all the IP…


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Opportunities Publication

Call for Papers: NLU Jodhpur’s Journal of Intellectual Property Studies Vol. 5, Issue 1 [Submit by September 19]


We’re pleased to announce that NLU Jodhpur’s Journal of Intellectual Property Studies (JIPS) is inviting original, unpublished manuscripts for publication in the Winter 2021 Issue (Volume V, Issue I) of the Journal. The last date for submissions is September 19, 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. V, Issue I] The Board of Editors of the Journal of Intellectual Property Studies [JIPS], is pleased…


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Overlaps in IP Trademark Traditional Knowledge

Attars and Agarbattis: Protecting Traditional Cultural Expressions through Non-Conventional Trademarks


We are pleased to bring you a guest post by Tahhira Somal, exploring existing frameworks of non-conventional trademarks, particularly those of smell marks, and assessing their role in the protection of certain traditional cultural expressions. Tahhira has a degree in Global Affairs, and is a final year LLB student at the Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat.     Attars and Agarbattis: Protecting Traditional Cultural Expression through non-conventional Trademarks Tahhira Somal Nestled in Halsted, Chicago is a Michelin star restaurant that…


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Copyright Privacy

No Injunction on the Film ‘Nyay: The Justice’: Is It Really Just?


We’re pleased to bring to you a post by our Fellowship applicant Nishtha Gupta, analysing the Delhi High Court’s recent decision refusing to stay the release film ‘Nyay: The Justice’ which is allegedly based on the life of late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Nishtha is a 4th year B.A. LL.B. student at the NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad. No Injunction on the Film ‘Nyay: The Justice’: Is It Really Just? Nishtha Gupta When the right to publicity was first…


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