Opportunities

Reminder: 2nd Shamnad Basheer Essay Competition on Intellectual Property Law [Submit by July 14]


On the occasion of our Founder Prof. (Dr.) Shamnad Basheer’s 45th birth anniversary on 14th May, we had announced the second edition of the Shamnad Basheer Essay Competition on Intellectual Property Law to celebrate his memory and his legacy of outstanding scholarship. We wish to remind you that the deadline for submissions for the competition is July 14, 2021 (23:59 IST). The details of the competition are as follows: Eligibility: The competition will be open to students currently enrolled in any…


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COVID-19 Opportunities Others

Panel Discussion on ‘Pharma Corporations Demand Indemnity in Lieu of mRNA Vaccine Supply in India: Legal and Ethical Issues’ [June 23]


We’re pleased to inform you that MSF Access Campaign and the Third World Network is organizing a panel discussion on ‘Pharma Corporations Demand Indemnity in Lieu of mRNA Vaccine Supply in India: Legal and Ethical Issues’ on 23rd June, 2021 (tomorrow) from 4 pm to 5:30 pm (IST). For further details, please see the announcement below. Panel Discussion on ‘Pharma Corporations Demand Indemnity in Lieu of mRNA Vaccine Supply in India: Legal and Ethical Issues’ In the last few months,…


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Opportunities Publication

Call for Papers: CNLU’s E-Journal of Academic Innovations & Research on IP Assets (JAIRIPA, Vol. 2, Issue 1) [Submit by August 31]


We’re pleased to inform you that the Centre for Innovation Research and Facilitation (CIRF) in Intellectual Property for Humanity and Development (IPHD) of Chanakya National Law University, Patna (CNLU) is calling for original and unpublished research papers, for the publication in its e-journal ‘Journal of Academic Innovation & Research in Intellectual Property Assets’ (JAIRIPA). For further details, please see the call for papers below. Call for Papers: CNLU’s E-Journal of Academic Innovations & Research on IP Assets (JAIRIPA, Vol. 2,…


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Patent Publication

Book Review: Patent Law Cases and Materials – A Synthesis for India


Cover of the Book

We’re pleased to bring our readers a book review of Adarsh Ramanujan’s recent book titled ‘Patent Law Cases and Materials – A Synthesis for India’, first published in September 2020. The book is available here (amazon affiliate link). The author of the review is Dr. Feroz Ali Khader. Dr. Feroz Ali is the author of ‘The Law of Patents – With a Special Focus on Pharmaceuticals in India’ (LexisNexis, 2007) and a visiting faculty at the National Law School of…


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Opportunities

[Sponsored] The Top 7 Skills Every IP Lawyer Needs for Success


We’re pleased to bring to you this post by UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law, identifying the top skills every IP lawyer should possess and why, based on the collective experiences of its alumni and professors. The Top 7 Skills Every IP Lawyer Needs for Success  At UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law, we are committed to producing leaders in intellectual property law. For nearly 50 years, our law school has produced a number of highly successful IP lawyers, many…


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COVID-19 Opportunities Trademark

Online Conclave on ‘Counterfeiting in Covid Times: Medicines, Medical Devices and Accessories’ [June 12]


We’re pleased to inform you that National Association to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (NASCAP) in Association with DPIIT IPR Chair, The WB National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata is organising an online conclave on ‘Counterfeiting in Covid Times’ with a focus on ‘Medicines, Medical Devices and Accessories’ on 12th June, 2021. For further details, please read the announcement below: Online Conclave Counterfeiting in Covid Times: Medicines, Medical Devices and Accessories 12th June 2021 (Saturday) | 6:00 – 7:30 PM (IST) Overview In…


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Trademark

Collective Marks: A Tale of Collective Confusion at the Registry


We’re pleased to bring to you a post by Akshay Ajaykumar, discussing collective marks and analysing numerous erroneous collective mark registrations granted by the Indian Trade Marks Registry.  Akshay is a practicing advocate based in New Delhi. He is a graduate of National Law University, Jodhpur.  Collective Marks: A Tale of Collective Confusion at the Registry Akshay Ajaykumar There are numerous collective marks registered at the Indian Trade Marks Registry (‘Registry’). However, what lies underneath these registrations are dismal examination standards. Out…


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Webinar on ‘TRIPS Waiver: Update and Analysis of Recent Developments’ [June 5]


We’re pleased to inform you that the People’s Health Movement (PHM) and the Third World Network (TWN) are organising a webinar on ‘TRIPS Waiver: Update and Analysis of Recent Developments’ on June 5, 2021. For further details, please see the announcement below. TRIPS Waiver: Update and Analysis of Recent Developments In the last one month we have seen some crucial developments with regard to TRIPS Waiver discussions at the World Trade Organisation (WTO). In early May, the United States government…


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Copyright

Phone Pe v. Bharat Pe: Whether Vernacular Wordplay Can Save from Being Labelled Generic?


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Devangini Rai, responding to an earlier guest post on the Delhi High Court’s recent interim injunction order in Phone Pe v. Bharat Pe trademark dispute. Devangini is a 5th Year, B.A. LL.B. student at University School of Law and Legal Studies, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi. She has previously also written two guest posts for the blog titled ‘Fluid Trademarks: An Alter Ego for Brands?‘ and ‘Delhi HC…


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Opportunities

NUALS’ 7th CIPR National Essay Writing Competition [Deadline Extended to July 19]


We’re pleased to inform you that the Centre for Intellectual Property Rights, National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi is organizing an essay competition for law students on the theme ‘IP & SMEs: Taking Ideas to Market’. The deadline for submission of essays is July 4, 2021 [Edit: The deadline has been extended to July 19]. For further details, please read the announcement below. 7th CIPR National Essay Writing Competition The Centre for Intellectual Property Rights, National University of Advanced…


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