Opportunities

Call for Applications: Research Positions at Center for Communication Governance (CCG) at NLU, Delhi


We’re pleased to inform you that the Centre for Communication Governance at the National Law University Delhi is inviting applications for various research positions. For further details, please see the announcement below. Call for Applications: Research Positions at CCG The National Law University Delhi (‘University’), through its Centre for Communication Governance (‘CCG’/’Centre’) is inviting applications for various research positions across both its teams on a (i) full time basis as a CCG researcher and/or managerial role, and (ii) part time…


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A Parliamentary Standing Committee Report that Challenges the Fine Balances Within the IP System


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As some of our readers may have noted, a Parliamentary Standing Committee Report, titled ‘Review of the Intellectual Property Rights Regime in India’ was released on July 23, 2021. Though the report gives some word space to ‘public interest’ and similar concepts, the overall approach seems to be a very pro-industry one, with academia and civil society stakeholders not even being consulted, even though corporate trade groups’ and law firms’ views were heard (see para 2, introduction). The 153 page report…


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Copyright

Do Ashok Kumar Orders Conform to Principles of Equity?


We’re pleased to bring to you a post by our Fellowship applicant Nishtha Gupta, analysing ‘Ashok Kumar’ injunctions as equitable reliefs. Nishtha is a 4th year B.A. LL.B. student at the NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad. Do Ashok Kumar Orders Conform to Principles of Equity? Nishtha Gupta Recently the Delhi High Court, in the case of Sony Pictures v. Sportsala TV passed an order restraining and prohibiting over 50 defendants from streaming, broadcasting and making available any content over which…


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Opportunities Publication

Call for Submissions: The IP Press Law Review Vol. I, Issue I [Submit by September 20]


We’re pleased to inform you that The IP Press Law Review is inviting submissions for its inaugural issue. The deadline for submissions is September 19, 2021. For further details, please see the journal’s call for submissions below: Call for Submissions | The IP Press Law Review  [Vol. I, Issue I] About The IP Press  The IP Press is a team of IP-Holics, who started this blog to ensure access to the latest intellectual property (IP) issues for all the IP…


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Call for Papers: NLU Jodhpur’s Journal of Intellectual Property Studies Vol. 5, Issue 1 [Submit by September 19]


We’re pleased to announce that NLU Jodhpur’s Journal of Intellectual Property Studies (JIPS) is inviting original, unpublished manuscripts for publication in the Winter 2021 Issue (Volume V, Issue I) of the Journal. The last date for submissions is September 19, 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. V, Issue I] The Board of Editors of the Journal of Intellectual Property Studies [JIPS], is pleased…


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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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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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