Opportunities Publication

Call for Submissions- The IP Press Law Review: Volume I Issue 2 [Submit by Jan 2]

We are pleased to inform you that the IP Press Law Review is inviting submissions for the second issue of its first volume. The last date for the entries is January 2, 2023. For further details, please refer to the call below.   Call for Submissions: The IP Press Law Review: Volume I Issue 2 (2022) About the Law Review:The IP Press Law Review (IPPLR) is an initiative of The IP Press to extend our objectives of spreading awareness on the…

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Opportunities Sponsored

[Sponsored] PatSeer’s IP Symposium ‘PatSight’ [Bangalore, December 9]

We are pleased to announce that PatSeer is hosting its IP Symposium PatSight on December 9, 2022 in Bangalore. The symposium aims to highlight the best innovative method in IP research and analysis via case studies and panel discussions and is free to attend. For further details, please read their announcement below. PatSeer’s IP Symposium ‘PatSight’ [Bangalore, December 9] We’re excited to announce that PatSeer is hosting our free IP symposium – PatSight on December 9, in Bangalore. About PatSeer…

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Copyrighting The Uncopyrightable – The NSE Saga

We’re pleased to bring you a guest post by Kartik Sharma and Aditya Singh, analysing copyrightability of datasets in light of the recent controversy surrounding NSE’s issuance of C&D notices to many stock gaming apps.  Kartik and Aditya are 2nd year students at NLSIU, Bengaluru, and had earlier written for us here and here. Copyrighting The Uncopyrightable – The NSE Saga Kartik Sharma and Aditya Singh In the last week of October, NSE proceeded to issue cease and desist notices to stock gaming…

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Copyright and Classical Music: Not the Best Fusion?

combined pic of varaha roopam, and thaikuddam bridge

We’re pleased to bring to our readers a guest post by Akshat Agrawal on the recent Kantara – copyright issue that’s been on the news. Akshat Agrawal 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 is also a trained Indian Classical Musician from the Prayag Sangit Samiti, Allahabad and the KM Music Conservatory, Chennai. He’s written several posts…

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Patent Trademark

SpicyIP Tidbits: Request for an Interim Order in Nokia-Oppo SEP Case Refused; Unclean Hands Doctrine Used in Medicinal Product Trademark Case

[The post is co-authored by Swaraj Barooah and Praharsh Gour]  The past week saw the Delhi High Court passing two significant orders pertaining to medicinal trademarks and SEPs. We’re still going over the orders and hope to bring out a more detailed assessment of both of these orders in the near future, however, for the time being here’s a quick overview. As always, any additional details or thoughts from readers are welcome!  Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. vs Dwd Pharmaceuticals Ltd…

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Innovation Patent

From Creating Patent Ecosystem to Building National Innovation System for Industrial Growth

We are pleased to bring to you a guest post by Prof. (Dr.) Ruchi Sharma. Dr. Ruchi Sharma is a Professor of Economics in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at IIT Indore. Her research area is the Economics of Innovation with specific focus on R&D, Patent Policy, and Technology Transfer (FDI and Licensing). This post focuses on the need to facilitate data access by IPO for the betterment of the national innovation system. This is in view of…

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Workshop on Patent Opposition in the Pharmaceutical Field [Kochi, December 4-8]

We are pleased to inform you that the Inter-University Centre for IPR Studies (IUCIPRS), Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), and Third World Network are organizing a workshop on ‘Patent Oppositions in the Pharmaceutical Field’ from December 4- 8, 2022 in Kochi, Kerala. The deadline for applications is November 19, 2022. There are no registration fees and travel plus accommodation will be arranged by the organizers through scholarships. For further details, please see their announcement below: Workshop on Patent…

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SpicyIP Tidbits: Clarification on Jurisdiction of High Courts after the Tribunals Reform Act 2021, and Need for Reasoned Orders for Rejecting Patent Applications.

Delhi High Court clarifies the position on the jurisdiction of High Courts after the Tribunal Reforms Act [Note: The present tidbit is from a quick skim of this order and we’ll try to bring out a detailed assessment soon.] To address issues pertaining to jurisdiction of High Court(s) in aftermath of scrapping Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) via the Tribunals Reforms Act, 2021, Delhi High Court passed an order clubbing three matters together. The three cases pertained to revocation of…

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Copyright Trademark

SpicyIP Tidbits: Compulsory License on Mira Behn’s Autobiography, and Stricter Test of Similarity of Marks for Medicinal Products

[This post is co- authored by Swaraj Barooah and Praharsh Gour.]  Bombay HC Orders Public Notice Regarding CL to Translate Mira Behn’s Autobiography Recently, in the matter of Anil G Karkhanis v. Kirloskar Press, the Bombay High Court (BHC) began proceedings on what may become the first instance of a literary work being compulsory licensed in India. The work in question is the autobiography of Madeleine Slade (popularly known as Mira Behn), titled “The Spirit’s Pilgrimage”, which the petitioner seeks…

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The Shape of Shape Marks in India

We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Akshay Ajayakumar examining the Delhi High Court judgment in the recent Knitpro International case, on shape marks. Akshay is a lawyer based in Munich, Germany. He is a graduate of National Law University, Jodhpur, and is currently pursuing his LL.M in IP and Competition Law from Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC) – A cooperation project of the Max Planck Society, the University of Augsburg, the Technical University of Munich,…

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