Copyright COVID-19

When Covid-19 Shuttered Cinema Halls!: Should Producers Share Royalties from OTT Release of Films?


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Tanvi Sehgal, discussing the impact of the Covid-19 induced shift from theatrical release of films to OTT release on the producers’ share of earnings and proposing an amendment to the cinema hall exception to the provision on mandatory royalty sharing under the Copyright Act in light of this shift. Tanvi is a guest faculty at the Faculty of Law, Delhi University, where she recently submitted her PhD thesis titled ‘Revisiting…


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Online Roundtable on ‘The Global Implications Unwired Planet v. Huawei: Lessons for India’s Evolving SEP Jurisprudence’ [September 11]


We’re pleased to inform you that DPIIT IPR Chair, NLU Delhi is organising an online roundtable on ‘The Global Implications of Unwired Planet v. Huawei: Lessons for India’s Evolving SEP Jurisprudence’ at 3 p.m. tomorrow (September 11, 2020). For further details, please read the announcement below: Online Roundtable on ‘The Global Implications of Unwired Planet v. Huawei: Lessons for India’s Evolving SEP Jurisprudence’ September 11, 2020 Organiser: DPIIT IPR Chair, NLU Delhi Online Roundtable: The Global Implications of Unwired Planet v. Huawei:…


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Innovation Opportunities

NUALS’ 6th CIPR National Essay Writing Competition [Deadline Extended to Oct 18]


We’re pleased to inform you that the Centre for Intellectual Property Rights, National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi is organizing the an essay competition for law students on the theme ‘Innovate for a Green Future: Role of IP Rights in Encouraging Innovation and Creativity’. The deadline for submission of essays is October 4, 2020 (Edit: The deadline has been extended to Oct 18, 2020). For further details, please read the announcement below. 6th CIPR National Essay Writing Competition The…


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Copyright

Should Illegal Works Receive Copyright Protection?


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Aniruddha Majumdar, analysing whether illegal works should receive copyright protection in India – a question raised by Justice Gautam Patel in his wonderfully thought provoking post on the blog a few years ago, and also engaged with in an insightful response post by Prof. Joshua D. Sarnoff. Aniruddha is an Associate at Talwar, Thakore & Associates in Mumbai. He graduated from NLS, Bangalore in 2019 and was Chief Editor of…


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COVID-19 Trademark

Fluid Trademarks: A Prologue to Trademark Law Going Awry?


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Anshuman Sahoo, arguing that legal recognition of fluid trademarks (which are popularly being used in the context of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic) is a step in the wrong direction considering the economic rationale behind trademark law. Anshuman is a second-year LL.M. student at Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, IIT Kharagpur. This post is a follow on to a guest post published on the blog last month, which discussed the application…


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CII & TAMU Executive Education Program on Health, Pharmaceuticals and IPR [Over 4 Weekends in Sept]


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We’re pleased to announce that the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in partnership with Texas A&M University School of Law (TAMU), will be conducting an online certificate course on health, pharma and IP spread over four weekends in September 2020, starting 5th-6th September. The course is priced at INR 15,000 + GST. We’re happy to note that SpicyIP readers are eligible for a discounted price of INR 10,000 + GST. Readers can contact Mr. Jyoti Kumar (details mentioned below) and…


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Copyright Opportunities

NLUJ’s Centre for IP Studies Essay Competition [Submit by September 27]


We’re pleased to inform you that Centre for Intellectual Property Studies, National Law University, Jodhpur is organising an essay writing competition for law students from Indian universities on the theme ‘Copyright Societies and Performers’ Rights Societies in India’. The deadline for registration is September 20, 2020 and that for submission of essays is September 27, 2020. For further details, please read the announcement below: NLUJ’s Centre for IP Studies Essay Competition Call for Essays | Submit by September 27, 2020…


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Innovation Opportunities Patent

Online Symposium on WIPO-WTO-WHO Trilateral Study on Promoting Access to Medical Technologies and Innovation [September 2]


We’re pleased to inform you that DPIIT IPR Chair, NLU Delhi and Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Intellectual Property Management are jointly organising an online symposium on WIPO-WTO-WHO trilateral study on promoting access to medical technologies and innovation on September 2, 2020. For further details, please read the announcement below: Online Symposium on WIPO-WTO-WHO Trilateral Study on Promoting Access to Medical Technologies and Innovation 2nd September, 2020 The symposium aims to discuss the recent trilateral report from an integrated health,…


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Opportunities Publication

Call for Papers: NLU Jodhpur’s Journal of Intellectual Property Studies Vol 4, Issue 1 [Submit by Sep 15]


We’re pleased to announce that NLU Jodhpur’s Journal of Intellectual Property Studies (JIPS) is inviting original, unpublished manuscripts for publication in the Winter 2020 Issue (Volume IV, Issue 1) of the Journal. The last date for submissions is September 15, 2020. For further details, please read the journal’s call for papers below: Call for Papers : Journal of Intellectual Property Studies (Volume IV, Issue 1) The Board of Editors of the Journal of Intellectual Property Studies (JIPS), published under the…


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A New IPAB Chairperson? Maybe, Maybe Not


We’re pleased to bring you a guest post by Praharsh Gour, highlighting the recent Call for Applications put out for the post of the IPAB Chairperson, along with AIPPI’s application for extending the incumbent Chairperson’s tenure yet again. Praharsh is a graduate from Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur and is presently an LL.M. candidate at the Faculty of Legal Studies, South Asian University, New Delhi. He’s also co-authored two posts on the blog previously, which can be viewed here and…


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