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


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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


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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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Opportunities

NLUJ-CIPS Inter College IP Research Essay Writing Competition 2022 [Submit by March 10]


We’re pleased to inform you that Centre for Intellectual Property Studies, National Law University, Jodhpur is is inviting submissions from law students for the ‘NLUJ CIPS Inter College IP Research Essay Writing Competition, 2022’ on the theme ‘“IP and Youth: Innovating for a better future’. The deadline for submissions is 10th March, 2022. For further details, please read the announcement below: NLUJ-CIPS Inter College IP Research Essay Writing Competition 2022 About the Organiser: The Centre for Intellectual Property Studies (CIPS),…


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[Sponsored] Short Course on ‘Pharmaceuticals and IP’ by British Institute of International and Comparative Law [March 4 – May 13]


We’re pleased to inform you that The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) is offering a short course on ‘Pharmaceuticals and Intellectual Property’ from 4th March 4 to 13th May, 2022. For further details, please see their announcement below. Short course: Pharmaceuticals and Intellectual Property 10 Sessions: 4 March – 13 May 2022 The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) is delighted to announce a new short course entitled: ‘Pharmaceuticals and Intellectual Property’. This is a…


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Publication

Call for Papers: NLU Jodhpur’s Journal of Intellectual Property Studies Vol. 5, Issue 2 [Submit by March 27]


We’re pleased to announce that NLU Jodhpur’s Journal of Intellectual Property Studies (JIPS) is inviting original, unpublished manuscripts for publication for its upcoming issue (Volume V, Issue II). The last date for submissions is March 27, 2022. 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 II] The Board of Editors of the Journal of Intellectual Property Studies [JIPS], published under the aegis of National…


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Opportunities

Online Course for Patent Agent Exam Preparation [February 5]


We’re pleased to inform our readers that our former blogger, Rajiv Choudhry is offering an online course for preparation for the upcoming Patent Agent exam on 5th February, 2022. For further details, please see the announcement from him below. Online Course for Patent Agent Exam Preparation [February 5] It is that time of the year when preparation is going on for the Patent Agent Examination. This time the examination was supposed to be held in 2020 but has now been…


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Call for Applications: Legal Officer at Screenwriters Association, Mumbai


We’re pleased to inform you that The Screenwriters Association (SWA) is urgently looking to recruit a full-time Legal Officer to be based at its office in Mumbai. For further details, please read the announcement below. Call for Applications: Legal Officer at Screenwriters Association, Mumbai The Screenwriters Association (SWA) is inviting applications for the appointment of a full-time Legal Officer to be based at its office in Mumbai. About SWA SWA is the registered Trade Union of screenwriters of the Film,…


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