Trademark

Harpic v. Domex Advertisement: Product Disparagement or Nominative Fair Use?


An image of the comparative advertisement made by Domex

We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Pragya Jain. Pragya is a 5th year B.A. L.L.B.(Hons.) student at Amity University (School of Law), Kolkata. Her previous guest post on the blog can be viewed here. Harpic v. Domex Advertisement: Product Disparagement or Nominative Fair Use? Pragya Jain Advertising is an important factor in deciding a product’s future success. It is common knowledge that it is the most effective and proven method of attracting new customers in the…


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Copyright Patent Trademark

Delhi HC IP Division Rules: An Opportunity to Strengthen Procedural Framework


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Eva Bishwal. Eva is a Senior Associate at Fidus Law Chambers, a boutique IP law firm in Noida. IP Division Rules: An Opportunity to Strengthen Procedural Framework Eva Bishwal The abolition of the IPAB and the creation of the IP Division (‘IPD’) in the Delhi High Court have been extensively discussed here and  here. In this post, I will discuss the foreseeable problems of the new order and the scope…


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COVID-19 Trademark

Sun Pharma v. Cipla: Madras HC Rejects COVID as an Excuse for Passing Off


An image of a packet containing Cipla's Duolin Repsule

We are pleased to bring you a guest post by Kedar Ganesh Dhargalkar. Kedar is a fourth year BLS LLB student at the Adv. Balasaheb Apte College of Law in Mumbai. Sun Pharma v. Cipla: Madras HC Rejects COVID as an Excuse for Passing Off Kedar Ganesh Dhargalkar In the recent case of Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. v. Cipla Ltd., the ever-evolving path of trademark jurisprudence witnessed a modernistic turn, which put its discourse on an intriguing juristic boulevard. This…


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Opportunities

Call for Applications: Research Assistants – IPR Chair at NALSAR, Hyderabad [Apply by August 25]


We’re pleased to inform you that NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad is inviting applications for two research assistants for the IPR Chair Project. The deadline for applications is August 25, 2021. For further details, please see the announcement below: Advertisement for Recruitment for Research Assistants – IPR Chair NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad invites applications for the following contractual positions: Research Assistants for IPR Chair Project – 2 Nos. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: 1) Ph.D holder or PhD Scholar working in the…


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Privacy

PV Sindhu’s Olympics Victory: How Non-Sponsors Skirt the Law by ‘Congratulating’ Athletes


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Satchit Bhogle. Satchit is a Counsel at the Bombay High Court. He graduated from NUJS, Kolkata in 2016 and completed his LL.M. from Duke University in 2019. PV Sindhu’s Olympics Victory: How Non-Sponsors Skirt the Law by ‘Congratulating’ Athletes Satchit Bhogle Brands have been active on social media in recent years, trying to imbue their content with human like personality that endears customers to them rather than just putting out…


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Opportunities Others Publication

Call for Abstracts: NLIU International Trade Law Journal Inaugural Edition [Submit by August 31]


We’re pleased to inform you that the National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal has recently established the International Trade Law Journal and is inviting abstracts for papers for the inaugural issue of the same. For further details, please read the post below. Call for Papers: NLIU International Trade Law Journal Inaugural Edition [Submit by August 31] About the Journal The NLIU International Trade Law Journal, a peer-reviewed annual publication of the National Law Institute University, Bhopal, is calling for submissions…


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Privacy

Madras HC on the Right to be Forgotten: A Welcome Development? (Part II)


We are pleased to bring you a two-part guest post by Sriya Sridhar, analysing the judgement passed by the Madras High Court today in a case where the petitioner seeks his name to be redacted from a judgment in a case where he was ultimately acquitted. Sriya graduated from Jindal Global Law School in 2020, and is now a lawyer specialising in IP and Technology law.  Part I of the post can be viewed here. Madras HC on the Right to…


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Privacy

Madras HC on the Right to be Forgotten: A Welcome Development? (Part I)


We are pleased to bring you a two-part guest post by Sriya Sridhar, analysing the judgement passed by the Madras High Court today in a case where the petitioner seeks his name to be redacted from a judgment in a case where he was ultimately acquitted. Sriya graduated from Jindal Global Law School in 2020, and is now a lawyer specialising in IP and Technology law. Madras HC on the Right to be Forgotten: A Welcome Development? (Part I) Sriya Sridhar…


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Copyright

Fonts and Typefaces: Are they Copyrightable? 


We’re happy to bring you a guest post by Shivam Kaushik on the copyrightability of fonts. Shivam is a recent law graduate of the Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. He has previously written several guest posts for us, titled ‘Jhund’ Injunction Order: Copyright and Personality Rights in Real Life Stories, ‘Copyright and Webinars: Ownership, Licensing and Fair Use’ , ‘Govt’s Draft Model Guidelines on Implementation of IPR Policy for Academic Institutions – A Critique‘, ‘Reengineering of the Requirement of Disclosure of Foreign…


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Design

India’s Accession to the Locarno Agreement: Amendments to the Design Rules, 2001 & Other Impacts


We are pleased to bring you a guest post by Yashi Agrawal on India’s recent accession to the Locarno Agreement, discussing inter alia the resultant amendments to India’s design laws and prospective benefits to India on becoming a part of the Locarno Special Union and Assembly. Yashi is a fourth year student at the Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur. India’s Accession to the Locarno Agreement: Amendments to the Design Rules, 2001 & Other Impacts Yashi Agrawal June 7, 2019 was…


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