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NLSIU Announces Thakur Foundation PhD Scholarships in Public Health & the Law


We’re pleased to inform you that the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore has announced two PhD scholarships on public health and the law, supported by the Thakur Foundation. For details, please see the announcement below. NLSIU announces the Thakur Foundation PhD Scholarships in Public Health & the Law National Law School of India University is delighted to announce a new doctoral scholarship programme, the Thakur Foundation Scholarships in Public Health & the Law. The programme is supported…


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Copyright

Copyrighting Musical Fountains: An Analysis of China’s Approach to Dynamic Artworks


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Abhijay Srekanth, discussing a Chinese decision on copyrightability of a musical water fountain show and analysing whether the courts’ approach therein is compatible with Indian copyright law. Abhijay is a 4th law student at Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat. Copyrighting Musical Fountains: An Analysis of China’s Approach to Dynamic Artworks Abhijay Srekanth The strict rules of copyright law have been criticised for not being able to account for emerging and…


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Geographical Indication Patent

NUJS Webinar on ‘IPR& SMEs (Special Focus on Agriculture & Food Sector): Strengthening Bonds in Prime Times’ (April 25)


We’re pleased to inform you that DPIIT IPR Chair, NUJS is organising a  webinar on ‘IPR & SMEs (Special Focus on Agriculture & Food Sector): Strengthening Bonds in Prime Times’ on 25th April, 2021. For further details, please see the announcement below: National Webinar on ‘IPR& SMEs (Special focus on Agriculture & Food Sector): Strengthening Bonds in Prime Times’ 25th April 2021 | 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM (IST) SMEs are the backbone of the global economy. They account for around 90 percent…


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[Sponsored] Seeing It Through: The Journey of the Dean of UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law


We’re pleased to bring to you this post by UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law, sharing a glimpse of the educational and professional journey of its dean Megan Carpenter and what she views as the future of UNH Franklin Pierce’s law programs. Seeing It Through Dean Megan Carpenter has relished the chance to build on UNH Franklin Pierce’s innovative programs in IP law. Early in her career working for a big law firm, Megan Carpenter found herself representing the intellectual…


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Trademark

Position of Position Trademarks and Related Confusion


We’re pleased to bring you a guest post by Dr. Sunanda Bharti, analysing the position of law on registration and infringement of position trademarks. Sunanda is an Associate Professor in Law at Delhi University and has written several guest posts for the blog in the past. Position of Position Trademarks and Related Confusion Dr. Sunanda Bharti Recently, Tefal was in the news for being denied registration for its famous ‘red dot’ mark in the UK, which was initially claimed to…


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Copyright Others

Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and Copyright Law: A “Nifty” Dilemma


Techno-friendly readers may have noticed that there is a sudden surge of interest in Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) across the internet and may have even purchased some for themselves. Some more luddite readers like myself may have still been grappling with this ‘blockchain thing’, and now find ourselves needing to know about NFTs as well! What exactly are they? Why the sudden interest in them? What implications do they have, especially on copyright law? Well, we’re pleased to bring our readers…


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Patent

European Decision on Patentability of Simulations and Implications for India


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by our former blogger Rajiv Choudhry, discussing a recent decision by the Enlarged Board of Appeals at the European Patent Office on patentability of simulations and its implications for Indian patent law. Rajiv is a practicing advocate based in New Delhi. He specialises in IP law, with a focus on high – technology and patent law and advises/represents clients on SEP/FRAND and other issues related or unrelated to those discussed in the…


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Trademark

Why the Case of Hero Electric vs. Lectro E-Mobility Actually Demystifies the Arbitrability of IP Disputes


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Last week we had a guest post by Lokesh Vyas that looked into the case of Hero Electrics v Lectro E-Mobility, wherein the order, holding the dispute to be arbitrable, was critiqued for inadequately clarifying the difference between IP disputes that can be arbitrated versus those that cannot. We’re pleased to bring our readers another guest post today that responds to Lokesh’s post. Today’s post, by Ajeeth Srinivas. K and Ishika Ray Chaudhuri, disagrees with the earlier critique, and argues…


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Copyright Patent Trade Secret Trademark

Hero Electric v. Lectro E-Mobility: Ambiguated Arbitrability of IP Disputes?


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We’re pleased to bring you a guest post by Lokesh Vyas on a recent Delhi High Court decision on arbitrability of IP disputes. Lokesh is a 5th year student at Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad. He has written for us earlier on the absence of rights of film directors, here. Edit: Readers may also be interested in the post listed in response to this post, here. Hero Electric v. Lectro E-Mobility: Ambiguated Arbitrability of IP Disputes? Lokesh Vyas The…


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Call for Chapters: Inclusive Wealth Generation through IP Commercialization


Readers who have a paper in progress may be interested in this announcement – that the WBNUJS IP Chair is inviting papers for a book on the theme ‘Inclusive Wealth Generation through IP Commercialization’. The date for submission is 31st March, 2021. For more details, please see the announcement below: Call for Chapters: Inclusive Wealth Generation through IP Commercialization Editors Dr. Pinaki Ghosh, MHRD IP Chair, WBNUJS Dr. Shambhu Prasad Chakrabarty, Head and Research Fellow, CRSGPP, WBNUJS Dr. Jayanta Ghosh,…


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