Overlaps in IP Trademark Traditional Knowledge

Attars and Agarbattis: Protecting Traditional Cultural Expressions through Non-Conventional Trademarks


We are pleased to bring you a guest post by Tahhira Somal, exploring existing frameworks of non-conventional trademarks, particularly those of smell marks, and assessing their role in the protection of certain traditional cultural expressions. Tahhira has a degree in Global Affairs, and is a final year LLB student at the Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat.     Attars and Agarbattis: Protecting Traditional Cultural Expression through non-conventional Trademarks Tahhira Somal Nestled in Halsted, Chicago is a Michelin star restaurant that…


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Copyright Privacy

No Injunction on the Film ‘Nyay: The Justice’: Is It Really Just?


We’re pleased to bring to you a post by our Fellowship applicant Nishtha Gupta, analysing the Delhi High Court’s recent decision refusing to stay the release film ‘Nyay: The Justice’ which is allegedly based on the life of late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Nishtha is a 4th year B.A. LL.B. student at the NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad. No Injunction on the Film ‘Nyay: The Justice’: Is It Really Just? Nishtha Gupta When the right to publicity was first…


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Others Trademark

Serious Comparative Advertising: Broadening the Definition


We’re pleased to bring you a guest post by Sangita Sharma, looking into the law around comparative advertisements in India. Sangita is a 2nd year student at Gujarat National Law University and was the topper of the 2020 IP Talent Search Examination. Serious Comparative Advertising: Broadening the Definition Sangita Sharma In the soap war between HUL and Sebamed, Sebamed released an advertisement comparing an HUL branded soap with RIN detergent stating that HUL’s soap’s pH values are similar to that…


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Patent Trade Secret

Patent v. Trade Secret: In the Light of Indian Pharmaceutical Industry


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Pragya Jain.  Pragya is a 4th year B.A. L.L.B.(Hons.) student at Amity University (School of Law), Kolkata. Patent v. Trade Secret: In the Light of Indian Pharmaceutical Industry Pragya Jain The coronavirus outbreak and subsequent shutdown wreaked havoc on all major sectors of the economy, yet it turned out to be a blessing in disguise for India’s pharmaceutical industry. Over the next five years, India’s medical spending is predicted to…


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Opportunities Patent Trademark

Call for Submissions: The Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society (Vol. 102)


We’re pleased to inform you that The Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society is inviting submissions for Volume 102 of the journal. For further deatils, please see the announcement below: Call for Submissions: The Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society (Vol. 102) The Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society (‘JPTOS’), America’s premiere intellectual property law journal for over one hundred years, hereby announces an open call for submissions by direct email to [email protected] or on…


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Opportunities

Call for Internship: DPIIT- IPR Chair at Gujarat National Law University  [Apply by July20]


We’re pleased to inform you that the DPIIT IPR Chair at Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar is inviting applications from law students for an online internship. For further details, please see the announcement below: DPIIT- IPR Chair | Gujarat National Law University  Call for Internship About the University Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) is the statutory university established by the Government of Gujarat under the   Gujarat National Law University Act, 2003. The University is recognized by the Bar Council of…


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Copyright

“Right to Access a Public Record” vs “Right to not Communicate the Work”: Where is Public Interest?”


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We’re pleased to bring you a guest post by Lokesh Vyas, on an RTI matter that brought up some interesting copyright related questions. Lokesh is a graduate from School of Law, Nirma University and an incoming LLM Candidate and InfoJustice Fellow at American University Washington College of Law, and has previously written posts for us here and here. “Right to Access a Public Record” vs “Right to not Communicate the Work”: Where is Public Interest?” Lokesh Vyas In Rajeev Kumar…


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Others Trademark

Logo Battles in Fashion Forever


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Tanya Saraswat. Tanya is a 3rd year BBA LLB student at Kirit P Mehta School of Law, NMIMS, Navi Mumbai. Logo Battles in Fashion Forever Intellectual property rights, including trademarks, patents and copyright, protect the innovations and inventions of creators from other companies or individuals. Logos come under the wide ambit of trademarks. The trademark protection for a business logo means that no one else can exploit or use it….


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Patent Sponsored

[Sponsored] USPTO and LexisNexis Reed Tech Extend Their 50-year Partnership with a New 10-year Deal


We’re pleased to carry an announcement from LexisNexis Intellectual Property that LexisNexis Reed Tech will continue to provide patent data and document management services to the USPTO for the next 10 years. For further details, please see the announcement below: USPTO and LexisNexis Reed Tech Extend their 50-year Partnership with a New 10-year Deal The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has awarded LexisNexis Reed Tech a 10-year patent data and document management contract. Reed Tech has been a…


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Opportunities Sponsored

[Sponsored] SWAYAM (Free) Online Course on Intellectual Property by NLU Delhi (July 1 – October 31) [Register by August 31]


We’re pleased to inform you that a free online course on intellectual property starting on 1st July 2021 is being offered for students on the e-learning platform SWAYAM by Dr. Yogesh Pai, Assistant Professor of Law, in-charge of the IPR Chair at National Law University, Delhi. For further details, please see the announcement below: Join the Online Course on Intellectual Property Title SWAYAM (Free) Online Course ‘Intellectual Property’ About the Course The course is launched on the SWAYAM platform by…


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