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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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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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Opportunities

NUALS Kochi’s Webinar Series on ‘Evolving Facets of IPR’ [September 23]


We’re pleased to inform you that the Centre for Intellectual Property Rights (CIPR), NUALS  is organising a webinar series on ‘Evolving Facets of IPR’ on September 23, 2021. For further details, please see the announcement below: CIPR Webinar Series – Evolving Facets of IPR About the Organisers:  The National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) is a National Law University located in Kochi, Kerala, India. The university was established by Act 27 of 2005 of the Kerala State Legislature as a public…


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Call for Papers: NALSAR’s Indian Journal of Intellectual Property Law (IJIPL) Vol. 12 [Submit by November 20]


We’re happy to inform you that NALSAR Hyderabad’s Indian Journal of Indian Intellectual Property Law (IJIPL) is inviting papers for publication in Volume 12 of the journal. The deadline for submission is 20th November, 2021.  For further details, please see the announcement below: Call for Papers: Indian Journal of Intellectual Property Law (Vol. 11)  The Indian Journal of Intellectual Property Law (IJIPL) is the flagship intellectual property law journal of NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad. IJIPL is India’s first student…


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COVID-19

High-Level Dialogue—TRIPS Waiver: Challenges & Opportunities? [September 13]


We are pleased to inform you that a high-level dialogue to discuss the challenges and opportunities concerning the TRIPS Waiver with intellectual property experts, a nobel laureate, a member of the European Parliament, and a US Congressman is being organised on 13th September, 2021 from 6:45 PM to 08:00 PM Indian Standard Time. For further details, please read the announcement below. High-Level Dialogue—TRIPS Waiver: Challenges & Opportunities? With 4.6 million deaths officially reported, evidence suggests that the death toll is…


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The End of the IPAB and Lessons on Concentration of Judicial Powers


We’re pleased to bring to you this guest post by our former and one of the most prolific bloggers, Prashant Reddy. The End of the IPAB and Lessons on Concentration of Judicial Powers Prashant Reddy India’s much troubled Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) was officially buried on August 14, 2021 when the President of India gave his assent to the Tribunals Reforms Act, 2021 enacted by Parliament. With the enactment of this law, the jurisdiction of the IPAB moves back…


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Copyright Innovation Others Patent Trademark

Announcing the Winners of the 2nd Shamnad Basheer Essay Competition on IP Law!


Pic of Shamnad Basheer

Following on from the success of last year’s inaugural edition of the Shamnad Basheer Essay Competition on IP Law, on May 14th, 2021 we announced the 2nd edition of the Shamnad Basheer Essay Competition on the occasion of Shamnad‘s 45th birth anniversary. Like last year, we kept the topic selection open to participants – asking them to choose any topic they wanted so long as it related to IP. And encouraged participants to draw inspiration from Shamnad’s scholarship. This year, we received fewer…


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