COVID-19 Trademark

Trademark Trolls: Perspectives, Pitfalls and the Way Forward


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Manvee Kumar Saidha, analysing the effect of ‘first to use’ and ‘first to file’ regimes on trademark trolling, in light of the attention that the the recent Sony PS5 case has drawn towards the possibility of such trolling becoming a menace in India. Manvee is a 4th year law student at School of Law, Christ University, Bangalore. Trademark Trolls: Perspectives, Pitfalls and the Way Forward Manvee Kumar Saidha Trolls – a…


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Event Opportunities

Third IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Conference [Online; March 24-27]


We are pleased to inform our readers that the Third IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Conference will be held online from March 24-27, 2021. The deadline for submission of the request to present a paper and the abstract is December 15, 2020. For further details, please read the post below: Third IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Conference March 24-27, 2021 The Third IPIRA Conference is organized by the IPIRA Network in cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Academy, the World Trade Organization (WTO),…


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Patent

Appeals to Controllers’ Decisions at IPAB – Part II: The Current Practice of Handling Appealed Matters at the Patent Office


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This is the second part of a two part post by Amit Tailor that digs into the manner in which patent appeals are managed and handled. The first part looked into a worrying trend regarding representation from the Patent Office in IPAB proceedings. This second part examines an RTI response to look deeper into how these appealed matters are handled at the Patent Office. Notably, as he points out, the interaction around this RTI also led to the Patent Office…


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Patent

Appeals to Controllers’ Decisions at IPAB – Part I: Manner in Which the Appeals are Getting Disposed of at IPAB


We’re excited to bring our readers a two part post by Amit Tailor that digs into the manner in which patent appeals are managed and handled. The first part observes a worrying trend regarding representation from the patent office in IPAB proceedings, while the second part zeroes in on an RTI response to look deeper into how these appealed matters are handled at the patent office. Amit Tailor is working as Manager (Sr Scientist) at Cadila Healthcare Ltd, handling patent…


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Copyright

Is Intermediary Liability Decision in Shree Krishna Int’l v. YouTube Copyright Dispute in Line with MySpace?


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Arth Nagpal and Harsh Srivastava, analysing Gurugram District Court’s decision on intermediary liability for copyright infringement in Shree Krishna International v. YouTube (2019) in light of Delhi High Court’s landmark decision in MySpace (2016). They argue that the Punjab & Haryana High Court, before which an appeal from the decision is listed for final hearing, should follow MySpace and bring clarity on the liability of intermediaries for copyright infringement. Arth…


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Call for Submissions Opportunities Publication

Call for Submissions: NLUJ Centre for Intellectual Property Studies Blog


We’re pleased to inform you that the Centre for Intellectual Property Studies at National Law University, Jodhpur is inviting submissions for its blog on a rolling basis. For further details, please see the announcement below: Call for Submissions – NLUJ Centre for Intellectual Property Studies Blog The NLUJ Centre for Intellectual Property Studies Blog invites original and unpublished submissions on a rolling basis, from students, researchers, policy-makers, academicians and lawyers, relating to any contemporary debates in intellectual property law and allied…


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Opportunities Publication

Call for Submissions: NLIU’s Blog on IP and Technology Law (Rolling Submissions)


We’re pleased to inform you that Cell for Studies in Intellectual Property Rights (CSIPR) at NLIU, Bhopal’s is inviting submissions for its Blog on IP and Technology Law. For further details, please see the announcement below: Call for Blogs: NLIU’s Blog on IP and Technology Law (Rolling Submissions) About the Institution National Law Institute University is a law school and a Centre for research located in Bhopal, India. Established in 1997 by the State of Madhya Pradesh, it is one of the…


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Innovation Patent

Critiquing Prizes as an Alternative Mechanism for Promoting Innovation


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Avani Bagaria, analysing the benefits and pitfalls of using prizes as an alternative to patents for incentivsing innovation. Avani is a 5th year student at Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat. Critiquing Prizes as an Alternative Mechanism for Promoting Innovation  Avani Bagaria Introduction Under the prize mechanism for encouraging innovation, the inventors are awarded through the means of cash prizes rather than granting a monopoly over the usage of their invention…


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Courses & Workshops Opportunities Patent

Virtual Workshop for Students on ‘Nuances of Patent Processing’ [October 26-28, 2020]


We’re pleased to inform you that DPIIT IPR Chair at Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur is organising a three day free virtual workshop for students on ‘Nuances of Patent Processing’ from October 26-28, 2020. For further details, please read the announcement below. Three-day Virtual Workshop on ‘Nuances of Patent Processing’ by DPIIT IPR CHAIR at Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur | October 26-28, 2020 The Chair for Intellectual Property Rights of Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur proposes three-day virtual…


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Copyright

Is Copyright a Hindrance for Open Access in India?


On the occasion of International Open Access Week, we’re delighted to bring to our readers an insightful post by Dr. Arul George Scaria, discussing whether the process of relinquishment of rights granted to authors under the Indian copyright law may cause copyright to be a hindrance for open access in India. Dr. Scaria is an Associate Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Centre for Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition (CIIPC) at National Law University, Delhi. He did his doctoral…


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