Patent

COVID-19: Invoking Fundamental Right to Health to Push Govt to Use Patent Law Levers


We’re pleased to bring to you an incisive guest post by Rahul Bajaj, arguing that it is not only wise for the Government to use the patent law flexibilities to ensure accessibility to medical devices required to combat COVID-19, but also mandated by the fundamental right to health guaranteed under the Constitution of India. It also reflects on the role that the courts can play in this regard. Rahul, a former fellow at SpicyIP, is an MPhil in Law candidate (Rhodes…


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Others

SpicyIP Weekly Review (March 16 – 22)


(This post has been authored by Bhavik Shukla, a 5th year student at NLIU, Bhopal) Topical Highlight Swaraj covered all the adjournments issued by the various IP offices in India due to the COVID-19 outbreak. First, he notes the adjournment of all in person hearings in various Patent Offices in India till April 15, 2020, the notice for which directs video conferencing in the alternative. [As per a notice issued today, all video conferencing hearings at the Patent Office scheduled…


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Copyright

SpicyIP Fellowship: Directors’ Plight without (Copy)Right – ‘Mr. India’ Trilogy Runs Into Trouble


We’re pleased to bring to you a post by our Fellowship applicant, Lokesh Vyas, on the rights of film directors (or rather the absence of them) under Indian copyright law. Lokesh is a 4th year student at Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad. This is his first submission for the Fellowship. Directors’ Plight without (Copy)Right: ‘Mr. India’ Trilogy Runs Into Trouble Lokesh Vyas The Copyright Act, 1957 recognizes three stakeholders in a movie namely; producers, authors of underlying works (such…


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Sponsored

Royzz & Co. Int’l Student Scholarship for IP LL.M. at University of New Hampshire (UNH) Franklin Pierce School of Law [Apply by April 1]


As we’d informed our readers last year, the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property at the University of New Hampshire School of Law (UNH) and Royzz & Co. (erstwhile Solomon & Roy) have partnered to offer a scholarship for prospective international LL.M. students specialising in IP Law. The scholarship applications for the upcoming academic year are due by April 1, 2020. For further details, please read the post below where the recipient of the scholarship for the current academic year…


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Publication

Call for Papers: NLSIU’s Indian Journal of Law and Technology (IJLT) Vol. 16 [Submit by April 15]


We are pleased to inform our readers that NLSIU Bangalore’s Indian Journal of Law and Technology (IJLT) is inviting original and unpublished manuscripts for publication in Volume 16. For further details, please see the call for papers below: Call for Papers: NLSIU’s Indian Journal of Law & Technology Vol. 16: Submit by April 15th, 2020 The Indian Journal of Law & Technology (IJLT) is now accepting submissions for Volume 16. Please send in your submissions before April 15, 2020 in…


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Events

SpicyIP Events: Workshop on Access to Medicines, TRIPS and Patents in the Developing World [Guwahati, April 20-24]


We’re pleased to inform you that The Third World Network (TWN), Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) Mumbai and Jan Swasthya Abhiyan are organising a five day workshop on Access to Medicines, TRIPS and Patents in the Developing World from April 20-24, 2020 in Guwahati, Assam. The deadline for applications is March 20, 2020. For further details, please see the announcement below: Workshop on Access to Medicines, TRIPS and Patents in the Developing World Jan Swasthya Abhiyan, Third World Network (TWN)…


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Geographical Indication

A Private Entity Seeks GI Protection for Chinnor Rice: Does it have the Locus Standi?


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Pragati Agarwal questioning the locus standi of a private entity seeking GI protection for Chinnor rice. Pragati is a 5th year student at Symbiosis Law School, Noida. A Private Entity Seeks GI Protection for Chinnor Rice: Does it have the Locus Standi? Pragati Agrawal As an aspiring lawyer, I have a great deal of interest in Geographical Indications (GI) as an area of intellectual property. After going through the online…


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Others

Singapore’s Daren Tang Elected as Director General of WIPO amidst a Bitter US-China Face-off – What’s in Store for the Global South and the Development Agenda?


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Sachin Sathyarajan on the recent election of Singapore’s Daren Tang as the Director General of WIPO. Sachin is a specialist in international law and policy. He is currently engaged as a Senior Research Associate at Jindal Global Law School in India. He also serves as a consultant to the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. He had previously worked with international organizations in Geneva including the World Intellectual Property Organization…


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Others

SpicyIP Weekly Review (March 2 – 8)


(This post has been authored by Bhavik Shukla, a 5th year student at NLIU, Bhopal) Topical Highlight Prashant wrote on the order appointing Justice Manmohan Singh to the IPAB until September 21, 2020, a year beyond his actual tenure, pursuant to a Supreme Court order in a petition filed by AIPPI. He notes that the petition was not the first instance where the lawyers have sought his extension or re-appointment. Further, he states that this order of the SC is…


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Others

Experience at the Second IP and Innovation Researchers of Asia (IPIRA) Conference, 2020


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Debmita Mondal, Assistant Professor, Hidayatullah National Law University (Raipur), on her experience at the Second IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Conference, recently held in Jakarta, Indonesia. Experience at the Second IP and Innovation Researchers of Asia (IPIRA) Conference, 2020 Debmita Mondal The IP and Innovation Researchers of Asia (IPIRA) 2020 Conference took place last week on the 27th and 28th February at Faculty of Law Universitas, Indonesia. This is…


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