Copyright Innovation Trade Secret

Trade Secrets Protection and Incentives to Innovate: Scrutinizing Section 91 of The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019


We are pleased to bring you a guest post by Sahaja Burde, on the ongoing regulatory efforts surrounding ‘non-personal data’. Sahaja is a 3rd year student at ILS College, Pune. In this post, Sahaja examines the provisions of the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 dealing with non-personal data and their interplay with copyright and trade secret law in India.   Trade Secrets Protection and Incentives to Innovate: Scrutinizing Section 91 of The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 Sahaja Burde Introduction…


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Trademark

What Kind of Trademark is ‘Make in India’? A Brief Academic Inquiry


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We’re pleased to bring you a thought provoking post from Dr. Sunanda Bharti, on the ‘Make in India’ trademark. In this post, Sunanda examines the now famous ‘Make in India’ mark and raises the question of whether it actually acts more like a certification trademark. Sunanda is an Assistant Professor in Law at Delhi University and has written several guest posts for us, which can be viewed here. What Kind of Trademark is ‘Make in India’? A Brief Academic Inquiry…


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COVID-19 Patent

Should India Invoke Section 157A of Patents Act in the Context of Covid-19?


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 We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Shirin Syed, looking at the potential application of Article 73(b) of WTO TRIPS / Section 157A of the Indian Patents Act in the context of Covid-19. Shirin is an IP researcher and scholarship awardee from Texas A&M University, School of Law, USA for the fall of 2020. Should India Invoke Section 157A of Patents Act in the Context of Covid-19? Shirin Syed In response to the COVID-19 pandemic as a…


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Opportunities Sponsored

LexisNexis IP’s Live Webinar on ‘Patent Analytics: A Scientific Approach’ [August 6]


We’re glad to inform you that LexisNexis IP is organizing a live webinar on ‘Patent Analytics: A Scientific Approach’ on August 6, 2020. For further details, please read the announcement below: Live Webinar on ‘Patent Analytics: A Scientific Approach’ | August 6, 2020 We, LexisNexis Intellectual Property, are delighted to invite you to join a live webinar on ‘Patent Analytics: A Scientific Approach’ that we’ll be organizing on August 6, 2020. In this webinar we will discuss analytics methodologies to…


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Patent

Reengineering of the Requirement of Disclosure of Foreign Applications by the 2019 Patent Manual


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Shivam Kaushik, discussing the impact and legality of the guiding principles regarding the requirement of disclosure of foreign patent applications, as introduced by the 2019 version of the Manual of Patent Office Practice and Procedure. Shivam is a 5th year law student at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. He has previously also written two guest posts for us, titled ‘Copyright and Webinars: Ownership, Licensing and Fair Use’ and ‘Govt’s Draft Model…


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Opportunities

JGLS’ Panel Discussion on ‘Can We Reimagine International Institutions? A Third World Perspective’ [July 25]


We’re glad to inform our readers that Centre for International Legal Studies at Jindal Global Law School is organising an online panel discussion on ‘Can We Reimagine International Institutions? A Third World Perspective’ on July 25, 2020, as part of a series of events title ‘International Law, Political Economy and COVID-19’. For further details, please read the announcement below: Panel Discussion on ‘Can We Reimagine International Institutions? A Third World Perspective’ | July 25, 2020 We are pleased to invite…


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Trademark

Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Trademark Law: How Freely Can Imagination Run?


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Bhavya Solanki and Medha Bhatt, discussing the applicability of the fair use provisions of trademark law to unauthorised use of trademarks in the virtual world. Bhavya and Medha are 2nd year students at Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai.     Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Trademark Law: How Freely Can Imagination Run? Bhavya Solanki & Medha Bhatt Technologies like Virtual Reality (‘VR’) and Augmented reality (‘AR’) are witnessing a…


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Others Traditional Knowledge

Cornrows and Cultural Appropriation: What is the Best Way to Protect Black Hairstyles?


We’re pleased to bring to you another guest post by our fellowship applicant Adyasha Samal, discussing the problems with the approach of protecting traditional cultural expressions (TCEs) under existing IP regimes, using hairstyles as an example of a widely appropriated TCE. Adyasha is a 4th year student at Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur. This is her second submission for the Fellowship. Her previous guest post can be viewed here.   Cornrows and Cultural Appropriation: What is the Best Way to…


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Patent

The Challenging Pursuit of Patent Claim Amendments in India


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Durgesh Mukharya and Meenakshi Chotia, examining the Patent Office’s practice of allowing amendments in claims of a patent application. Durgesh is a Partner and Meenakshi is a Senior Associate at the Bangalore office of the IP law firm, K&S Partners. They have backgrounds in biotechnology and biochemistry, and are part of the Life Sciences – Patents team of the firm. They both are registered Patent Agents and their work primarily…


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Trademark

Delhi HC Refuses Interim Injunction against Use of Acronym ‘TCV’ for a Typhoid Vaccine: Leaves Acquired Distinctiveness Question Unanswered?


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Devangini Rai, analysing a recent Delhi High Court order that refused to grant an interim injunction against the use of the acronym ‘TCV’ in relation to a typhoid vaccine. Devangini is a 5th Year student at University School of Law and Legal Studies, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi.     Delhi HC Refuses Interim Injunction against Use of Trademark ‘TCV’ for a Typhoid Vaccine: Leaves Acquired Distinctiveness Question…


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