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Sreyoshi Guha

Sreyoshi is a law student at Symbiosis Law School, Pune. Her favourite thing about Intellectual Property Law is Copyrights. She can usually be found doing one of three things: dog-earing her favourite pages of her books, looking up a Zomato menu, or day-dreaming of the day she'll finally meet John Mayer. She doesn't have any notable achievements, except probably that one time when she encountered a crazy pigeon, and lived to tell the tale. Send her your thoughts at: [email protected]

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SpicyIP Weekly Review (February 18 – 24)


Topical Highlight – Prashant reported on the recent repeal of the Copyright Amendment Acts of 1999 and 2012 by the Parliament. Setting the context with the help of certain case law and legislations, Prashant offers up two divergent interpretations of the effect of this repeal. He notes that one of these could be that the principal act, i.e. the Copyright Act, 1957 survives along with the amendments while the amending act has been repealed by the parliament. On the other…


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SpicyIP Weekly Review (February 4 – 10)


We’ve had quite an eventful week at the blog – Prof. Basheer brought us the thematic highlights of this week with updates on the proceedings of the Patent Working PIL instituted by him before the Delhi HC: To begin with, Prof. Basheer provided us a summary of the proceedings before the Court on the 5th of February – noting that his counsels argued for stricter sanctions for errant patentees who refused to comply with filing requirements. He notes that they…


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Delhi HC Vacates Ex-Parte Interim Injunction After Seven Years


Last month, the Delhi High Court through Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva vacated an ad-interim injunction granted in favour of ‘Three-N-Products’ (hereinafter, plaintiff) against two defendants back in March, 2011. The case involved the alleged infringement of the plaintiff’s trademark “AYUR” registered in Class 24 & 25 for goods such as bedcovers, textiles, shoes, boots, etc. The plaintiffs took issue with the mark “AYURVASTRA” used by the defendants in respect of goods such as sarees, dress materials, beds, etc. The facts are…


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Copyright Geographical Indication Overlaps in IP

People Tree v. Dior: IP Infringement, Cultural Appropriation or Both?


Last week, Indian media was abuzz with the news of High Fashion brand, Christian Dior having allegedly plagiarised certain designs from a small, Indian art collective and store known as ‘People Tree’. According to reports – which carried allegations raised by the collective – Dior’s Cruise 2018 collection contained a dress that contained exact reproductions of the Block Printing designs created, and sold by ‘People Tree’ in India. This would have gone wholly unnoticed if not for the January Issue…


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SpicyIP Weekly Review (January 21 – 27)


The thematic highlight for this week is Divij’s two-part post examining the jurisprudence laid down by the Delhi High Court while determining online jurisdiction. In Part I, Divij outlines the context for his post, highlighting the problematic way in which jurisprudence around online jurisdiction has developed. He does this by studying four notable cases decided by the Delhi HC, and notes that although these cases have similar factual contexts, the HC has come to contrary decisions in these cases. Divij…


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In Conversation with Priyanka Khimani: Pondering IP, Law & Leadership


In June last year, I welcomed the news of the Anand and Anand & Khimani merger with the (shared, I’m sure) gut feeling that this was history in the making. I must confess, this gut feeling came armed with the sound of drumroll emanating from somewhere within the folds of my conscience. As luck would have it, I was asked to report the merger on the blog. There was consensus among the team members that when I did report the…


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SpicyIP Weekly Review (January 7 – 13)


Kick starting this week, Pankhuri announced the 14th ITechLaw 2018 International India Conference, to be organized by ITechLaw, from January 31, 2018 to February 2, 2018 at the Ritz Carlton hotel in Bangalore. The conference theme for this year is ‘The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Challenges Ahead for India.’ Notably, ITechLaw is offering special discounted prices to local India delegates and in-house counsel members. All those interested may register here. Next, we had Pankhuri posting on behalf of Prof. Basheer, who reported the recent Delhi HC ruling on a…


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SpicyIP Weekly Review (December 24 – 30)


Prateek brought us this week’s thematic highlight, with the second part to his post on seizure of medicines in transit. In this part, he discusses two things in particular: (i) the EU law on seizure of drugs in-transit; and (ii) the international legal framework governing the same. Prateek explores the former by briefly analyzing the relevant case law, in light of two important EU Regulations. He, then, reflects upon the international framework as applicable to in-transit drugs, by discussing the…


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PPL’s Festive Victories: Wins Favourable Orders from Both Madras & Bom HC


Keeping with what appears to have become a sort of tradition around this time of year, (see here) PPL recently kicked up quite the storm(s) at the High Courts of Madras and Bombay. Right before the courts shut for the festive season, PPL managed to get favourable orders from both the courts – against certain restaurants, pubs, bars and other venues (hereinafter, defendants). The orders were a result of several suits instituted by PPL against the aforementioned defendants, apprehending the…


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SpicyIP Weekly Review (December 10-16)


Bringing in this week’s thematic highlight, Prateek discussed a recent WHO Discussion Document with respect to seizures of medicines in-transit. The document has reportedly proposed “possible justifications for an intervention on the ground of public health”. Over the course of his post, Prateek deals with the discussion document and some of the primary issues with regard to confiscation of in-transit drugs. He identifies some of these issues as being – restricted access of affordable drugs to developed nations, infringement of…


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