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UNH Franklin Pierce’s IP Summer Institute 2021 (May 24 – June 11, June 14 – July 2)


We’re pleased to inform you that Franklin Pierce Center for IP of the University of New Hampshire (UNH) School of Law is offering an Intellectual Property Summer Institute (IPSI) this summer in two sessions – May 24 to June 11, 2021 and June 14 to July 2, 2021. For further details, please see the announcement below: Attend UNH Franklin Pierce’s IP Summer Institute for Unparalleled Opportunities in Training and Networking Ever since Indian law graduate Jaya Mitra realized she could…


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Copyright

Supreme Court Recognises Doctrine of Copyright Exhaustion in Softwares, And Its Subservience to EULAs


We’re pleased to bring you a guest post by Vedangini Bisht and Shubham Chaudhary on a recent Supreme Court order wherein the Doctrine of Copyright Exhaustion was recognised vis-a-vis Software. Vedangini and Shubham are both fourth year students at National Law University, Delhi. Vedangini has earlier written guest posts for us on frequently overlooked corollaries of academic patenting here, and the need for an expansive application of copyright exhaustion on digital medium here. Supreme Court Recognises Doctrine of Copyright Exhaustion…


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Patent

Intellectual Property Appellate/Advisory/Adjudicatory Board?


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We are pleased to bring our readers another guest post by Amit Tailor, discussing a recent practice he has observed of the IPAB/Board ‘suggesting’ amendments to patent applicants, and allowing them without concurring with the Controller. The post also goes on to review the statutory vires of this practice. Amit is working as Manager (Sr. Scientist) at Cadila Healthcare Ltd., handling patent drafting, filing & prosecution, FTO, patentability & invalidity mainly. He has an LL.B. from the Faculty of Law,…


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Justice Prabha Sridevan on Govt’s Proposal to Shut Down IPAB and the Way Forward


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Justice (Retd.) Prabha Sridevan on the recent Bill moved by the Government in the Parliament proposing to shut down IPAB and the way forward. Justice Sridevan needs no introduction – she served as a judge of the Madras High Court from 2000 to 2010 and as the Chairperson of the IPAB from 2011 to 2013 and her stint as both resulted in a number of significant IP developments, which we…


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Trademark

The Grand Old Indian Trademarks Register: Episode 3 (1920-1940)


In Part I of this three-part guest post tracing the birth and early life of the Indian Trade Marks Register, Aparajita discussed the first phase of legislative activity. In Part II (here) and Part III (below) of the post, she examines the change in commercial opinion from ‘no registration’ to ‘pro registration’. Aparajita is a lawyer based in Bangalore. Her previous posts on the blog can be viewed here, here and here.   The Grand Old Indian Trademarks Register: Episode 3 (1920-1940) Aparajita Lath A country with…


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Trademark

The Grand Old Indian Trade Marks Register: Episode 2 (1881-1920s)


In Part I of this three-part guest post tracing the birth and early life of the Indian Trade Marks Register, Aparajita discussed the first phase of legislative activity. In Part II (below) and Part III (here) of the post, she examines the change in commercial opinion from ‘no registration’ to ‘pro registration’. Aparajita is a lawyer based in Bangalore. Her previous posts on the blog can be viewed here, here and here.     The Grand Old Indian Trade Marks Register: Episode 2 (1881-1920s)  Aparajita Lath…


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Trademark

The Grand Old Indian Trade Marks Register: Episode 1 (1877-1881)


We’re pleased to bring to you a three-part guest post by our former blogger Aparajita Lath, tracing the birth and early life of the Indian Trade Marks Register. Part I of the post can be viewed below and Parts II and III can be read here and here. Aparajita is a lawyer based in Bangalore. Her previous posts on the blog can be viewed here, here and here.   The Grand Old Indian Trade Marks Register: Episode 1 (1877- 1881)…


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Copyright Privacy

Can Celebrities be Sued for Posting Paparazzi Photographs of Themselves on Social Media?


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Manasa S. Venkatachalam, looking into the issues of copyright and right of publicity thrown by celebrities’ unauthorised use of paparazzi photographs of themselves on social media. Manasa is a 4th year student at Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar. Can Celebrities be Sued for Posting Paparazzi Photographs of Themselves? Manasa S. Venkatachalam In the last couple of years, many celebrities have been sued or threatened to be sued for copyright…


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Patent

An Alternative to Delhi HC’s Approach on Confidentiality Clubs in InterDigital-Xiaomi SEP Dispute


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Abhilasha Nautiyal, analysing the recent Delhi High Court decision on confidentiality clubs in InterDigital v. Xiaomi (also discussed by Nikhil and Anupriya earlier here, here and here) and proposing an alternative to it. Abhilasha is an attorney at Ira Law, a firm that she co-founded with other colleagues. Prior to this, she was a partner at an IP law firm. She graduated from the Army Institute of Law and then…


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Call for Papers: NLU Jodhpur’s Journal of Intellectual Property Studies Vol. 4, Issue 2 [Submit by March 21]


We’re pleased to announce that NLU Jodhpur’s Journal of Intellectual Property Studies (JIPS) is inviting original, unpublished manuscripts for publication in the Summer 2021 Issue (Volume IV, Issue II) of the Journal. The last date for submissions is March 21, 2021. For further details, please read the journal’s call for papers below: Call for Papers: NLU Jodhpur’s Journal of Intellectual Property Studies [Vol. IV, Issue II] The Board of Editors of the Journal of Intellectual Property Studies [JIPS], published under the…


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