Copyright COVID-19

Real-Time Piracy Concerns Emerge as Live Music Streaming Goes Mainstream in Wake of COVID-19


We’re glad to bring to you a guest post by Simrat Kaur, discussing the piracy challenges that may emerge with live music streaming becoming a norm in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Simrat is a New Delhi based IP lawyer. She pursued her undergraduate law course from Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab and masters law course from National University of Singapore. After having worked with leading Indian law firms (Anand & Anand and Luthra & Luthra Law…


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Patent

SpicyIP Fellowship : The Frequently Overlooked Corollaries of Academic Patenting


We are pleased to bring you a guest post by our Fellowship applicant, Vedangini Bisht, discussing the various concerns to be kept in mind while framing a patent policy for academic institutions. Vedangini is a 3rd year law student at National Law University, Delhi. The Frequently Overlooked Corollaries of Academic Patenting Vedangini Bisht A recently published post on the blog looked at the Draft Model Guidelines on Implementation of IPR Policy for Academic Institutions and brought up several concerns regarding…


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SpicyIP Weekly Review (May 25 – 31)


[This post has been authored by our intern, Bhavik Shukla, a 5th year student at NLIU, Bhopal] Topical Highlight Are Patent Pools an Effective Solution to COVID-19’s IP Barriers? Through an interesting post, Namratha wrote about the effectiveness of patent pools in evading IP barriers to fight COVID-19. She begins by elaborating upon the various initiatives undertaken by organizations to promote collaborative research. Giving an insight into the industry practice of creation of patent pools, she argues that patent pools…


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Confidentiality Clubs: Why Parties’ Presence is Imperative in Indian SEP Case Proceedings?


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Sripada Yashwant Prasad, discussing the consequences of the plausible exclusion of the parties from Confidentiality Clubs in SEP court proceedings and suggesting that their presence is warranted. Yashwant is currently a Masters candidate, pursuing IP and Competition Laws at the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center, Germany. He has previously worked at Saikrishna & Associates (‘S&A’), New Delhi and Legalexcel, Bengaluru. At S&A, Yashwant was part of a couple of SEP…


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Copyright COVID-19

SpicyIP Tidbit: Reverse Engineering of Aarogya Setu App Not Prohibited Anymore


We’re delighted to bring to you a short guest post by our former blogger Aparajita Lath, updating us on the issue of prohibition on reverse engineering of the Govt’s COVID-19 tracking mobile app Aarogya Setu. She had recently questioned the legal enforceability of this prohibition in light of the fair use rights under the Copyright Act in a guest post here. Aparajita is a lawyer based in Bangalore. Her previous posts on the blog can be viewed here. SpicyIP Tidbit:…


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SpicyIP Weekly Review (May 18 – 24)


[This post has been authored by our intern, Bhavik Shukla, a 5th year student at NLIU, Bhopal] Topical Highlight The Delhi High Court and an Anti-Suit Injunction – Part I & II In a two-part post, Mathews wrote about the Delhi HC’s recent decision in HT Media Ltd. v. Brainlink Int., wherein it granted an interim injunction restraining a New York-based corporation from using the domain name ‘www.hindustan.com’ and proceeding with this suit or filing a related suit before any court. In…


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Texas A&M School of Law Invites Your Contributions to its New Blog, TradeRxReport


We’re pleased to inform you that Texas A&M University School of Law has launched a new blog ‘TradeRx Report‘ which explores questions of access to affordable medicines and health care that arise at the intersection of IP law and international trade, and is inviting contributions for it. For further details, please read the announcement below: Texas A&M School of Law Invites Your Contributions to its New Blog, TradeRxReport Texas A&M University School of Law, is launching a new blog and…


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Submission Guidelines for the Shamnad Basheer Essay Competition on Intellectual Property Law


After the announcement of the Shamnad Basheer Essay Competition on IP Law on May 14, we have received several emails from students asking similar questions regarding the format of the competition. We have answered a few such common questions below. In case you have any specific doubts, please feel free to email us at [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 1. There is no registration fee or registration process for the competition. Just send…


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SpicyIP Weekly Review (May 11 – 17)


(This post has been authored by our intern, Bhavik Shukla, a 5th year student at NLIU, Bhopal) Topical Highlight Reverse Engineering and Aarogya Setu App: Contracting Out of Fair Dealing? One of our former bloggers, Aparajita wrote a guest post examining the legal enforceability of the prohibition on reverse engineering imposed by the terms of service of the Govt’s COVID-19 tracking mobile app Aarogya Setu, in light of the fair use rights of users under Section 52 of the Copyright…


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SpicyIP Fellowship: Govt’s Draft Model Guidelines on Implementation of IPR Policy for Academic Institutions – A Critique


We are pleased to bring you a post by our Fellowship applicant, Shivam Kaushik, critiquing the Draft Model Guidelines on Implementation of IPR Policy for Academic Institutions that was released by the Government in September last year. Shivam is a 5th year law student at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. This is his first submission for the Fellowship. CIPAM’s Draft Model Guidelines on Implementation of IPR Policy for Academic Institutions: A Critique Shivam Kaushik In September 2019, the Department for Promotion…


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