Opportunities

SpicyIP Tidbit: Applications open for WIPO’s Young Expert Program


WIPO has started up an interesting looking 2 year “Young Expert Program” for promising candidates that are 35 and younger, with an application due in approximately 2 weeks from now. The program’s landing page states that the deadline is on November 19th. The detailed application page also seems to indicates that the program intends to prioritise candidates from developing and least developed economies. Specifically it states: WIPO’s Young Experts Program is a brand new initiative, aimed at forging the next…


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Trademark

Who Watches the Watchmen? – Empirically Examining Examination Reports (Part 1)


We’re very happy to bring our readers a guest post that uses a dataset of more than 300,000 trademark examination reports from the year 2019, as the basis for analysing the trademark registry’s examination process. The importance of having and using data while looking at the functioning of the various IP arms of the government is a point that the blog has often harped upon. The current guest post, by Mohit Yadav, a very tech savvy lawyer and founder of…


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Opportunities Patent Sponsored

[Sponsored] LexisNexis Webinar on ‘Calling for Action: How to Track and Measure Sustainable Innovation and Investments’ [October 19]


We’re pleased to bring you this announcement by LexisNexis on their launch of a new Sustainable Innovation Measurement framework to enable organizations globally to objectively track and report on innovation’s contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. They are also holding a webinar on ‘Calling for Action: How to Track and Measure Sustainable Innovation and Investments’ on October 19, 2021, the details of which can be viewed below. Introducing a New Objective Way to Track and Measure Sustainable Innovation…


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COVID-19 Opportunities

International Webinar on ‘Vaccines and Immunization: Ethical and Legal Implications’ [October 18]


We’re pleased to inform you that the Centre for Health Law and Policy (CHLP), the Centre for Human Rights (CHR) and the Centre for Intellectual Property Rights (CIPR) under the aegis of the National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), in collaboration with the Prof. N R Madhava Menon Interdisciplinary Centre for Research Ethics and Protocols (ICREP), CUSAT and the Kerala State Higher Education Council are conducting an international webinar on ‘Vaccines and Immunization: Ethical and Legal Implications’ on October…


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Opportunities Traditional Knowledge

Webinar on ‘Traditional Knowledge as Intellectual Property: Opportunities and Challenges at the International Level’ [October 13]


We are pleased to inform you that the Microsoft IPR Chair and the DPIIT IPR Chair at Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar are jointly organising a webinar on ‘Traditional Knowledge as Intellectual Property: Opportunities and Challenges at the International Level’ on 13th October, 2021. Webinar on ‘Traditional Knowledge as Intellectual Property: Opportunities and Challenges at the International Level’ We are elated to announce that the Microsoft- IPR Chair-GNLU and DPIIT IPR Chair-GNLU are jointly organising a webinar on “Traditional…


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Biological Diversity Opportunities

Webinar on Digital Sequence Information (DSI): Implications on Access & Benefit Sharing [October 4-7]


We’re pleased to inform you that the DPIIT IPR Chair of Inter University Centre for Intellectual Property Rights Studies at the Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) is organizing a four day webinar on “Digital Sequence Information(DSI)- Implications on Access and Benefit Sharing” from October 4-7 2021. For further details, please read the announcement below. Webinar on Digital Sequence Information (DSI): Implications on Access & Benefit Sharing The four-day webinar aims to sensitise the legal fraternity about the challenges posed…


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Patent

Zolgensma and the Inadequacies of the Compulsory Licensing Regime


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Akhil Satheesh. Akhil is a final year B.A.L.L.B.(Hons.) student from NUALS, Kochi. Zolgensma and the Inadequacies of the Compulsory Licensing Regime Akhil Satheesh What is the price of an ordinary human life? Although the answers may be imprecise and deeply rooted in philosophical quandaries, for those suffering from a rare genetic degenerative disorder, Novartis answers the question, valuing life at 2.1 million dollars (Rs. 16 crore). This was the price…


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Opportunities

JDCIL-ESYA Article Writing Competition [Submit by September 30]


We’re pleased to inform you that the Jindal Digest for Competition and Innovation Laws, in collaboration with Esya Centre, is organizing an article writing Competition, with an aim to encourage academic research on the intersections of competition, IP and technology laws. For details, please read the announcement below. JDCIL-ESYA Article Writing Competition About: The Jindal Digest for Competition and Innovation Laws is an interdisciplinary, student-edited, legal review blog, that aims to trace developments in the fields of Competition Law, Technology…


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Opportunities Trade Secret

Webinar on ‘Trade Secret and Access to Medicine’ by CUSAT and TWN [September22]


We’re pleased to inform you that the DPIIT IPR Chair of the Inter University Centre for IPR Studies at the Cochin University of Science and Technology and the Third World Network are jointly organizing a free webinar on “Trade Secret and Access to Medicine ” on September 22, 2021. For further details, please see the announcement below: Trade Secret and Access to Medicine Intellectual property seeks to achieve certain objectives such as disclosure, dissemination of information and creation of innovations….


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Copyright

Tracing the Contours of Copyrightability of ‘Unique Sports Celebrations’


We are pleased to bring you a guest post by Kedar Ganesh Dhargalkar, analysing the copyrightability of unique sports celebrations. Kedar is a fourth year BLS LLB student at the Adv. Balasaheb Apte College of Law in Mumbai. His previous guest post on the blog can be viewed here. Tracing The Contours of Copyrightability of ‘Unique Sports Celebrations’ Kedar Ganesh Dhargalkar Be it the triumphant chronicles of the Argentinian legend at Copa America or the ultimately underwhelming yet individually rewarding…


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