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FT vs TOI: The rest is yet to come


The title-ownership battle between two global media giants — The Financial Times Ltd., of the UK, and the home-grown Times Publishing House Ltd., known to us through their flagship publications, the Financial Times (FT) and the Times of India (TOI)  — may well go down as one of the longest ever in Indian corporate history. {warning: extremely long post}FT has been trying to enter the Indian market for many years now, through joint ventures, content sharing agreements and the like,…


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The Basmati story that even RTIs can’t get out


This saga began nearly six months ago. A half-conclusion of sorts was reached yesterday, and hence this post. (Warning: very long post.) One of the major tasks we have tried to undertake on this blog is to document, as best as possible, the evolution of Indian IP over the past few years. While we have tried to keep regular track of live issues — stories that are ongoing and for which we have easy access to resources — there have…


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RTI review petition "disposed off"


The IPO, through Dr Kardam, has formally disposed off the review petition I had filed in connection with an appeal filed against an order of the GI Registry under the Right to Information Act (RTI), 2005. I received the response earlier today. Those of you who have been following the blog over the past few weeks will recognise reference to a thread on the blog about this matter, which Prashant was kind enough to post on my behalf (here, here…


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FICCI announces Online Certificate Course on IP: May-July 2012


The Online Certificate Course on Intellectual Property (IP) started by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) has been much appreciated by the participants of the Course. Readers will recall that we had posted on the inaugural edition of this course last year here. FICCI informs us that the next Online Course would be conducted from May – July 2012. Registration for the same has started from 1st April 2012. Course Duration: 3 Months Registration Start Date: 1st…


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Drug Regulation

SpicyIP Event: Global Pharma Regulatory Summit India 2012, Mumbai


This is a gentle reminder for those of you interested in pharma regulation, from the same folks who organised the Pharma IPR Summit recently. The organisers send us the following details. You can also click through on the banner on the left for further details. —-Event Name: Global Pharma Regulatory Summit India 2012Dates: 28 Feb – 2 March 2012 [individually bookable days]Venue: Holiday Inn Mumbai International AirporMumbai, IndiaURL: www.pharmaregulation-india.comContact Person: Ms Asan BanoContact Number: +91 (022) 4046 1466Contact Email: [email protected]


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SpicyIP Event: India IP & Innovation Forum, 28 Feb 2012, New Delhi


By way of a reminder to all those of you interested, James Nurton, the Managing editor of Managing IP sends us a note about the India IP & Innovation Forum. You can also click through the banner on the left column of the blog for more details on this. India IP & Innovation Forum www.managingip.com/IndiaIP2012 Regency Hyatt Hotel, New DelhiFebruary 28, 2012 Free for in-house IP counsel, academics and R&D professionals Managing IP’s inaugural India IP & Innovation Forum takes…


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Recycling bottles and infringing designs


The Designs Act, like its IP counterparts, is getting into the business of writs. In an unusual petition decided upon by the Madras High Court earlier this month (which you can read here), the rights of a re-seller/re-cycler of old beer bottles came under scrutiny. The two writs (both on the same issue) were dismissed, and rightly so, for being premature and “vague” petitions. But the outcome is not of as much interest to us as perhaps the subject matter…


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SpicyIP Event: Global Pharma Regulatory Summit India 2012, Mumbai


This event comes specially for those of you interested in pharma regulation, from the same folks who organised the Pharma IPR Summit recently. The organisers send us the following details. Please don’t forget to mention that you came via SpicyIP. Event Name: Global Pharma Regulatory Summit India 2012 Dates: 28 Feb – 2 March 2012 [individually bookable days] Venue: Holiday Inn Mumbai International Airport, Mumbai, India URL: www.pharmaregulation-india.com Contact Person: Ms Asan Bano Contact Number: +91 (022) 4046 1466 Contact…


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Out Now: the MoU between CSIR and IPO


After a few attempts, we have finally laid our hands on that elusive Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in connection with the outsourcing of prior art searches for the Intellectual Property Office. The MoU was entered into between the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) through its Unit for Research and Development of Industrial Products (URDIP) and the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) through the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks (CGPDTM). (Image from here) The…


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SpicyIP Event: India IP & Innovation Forum, 28 Feb 2012, New Delhi


By way of a reminder to all those of you interested, James Nurton, the Managing editor of Managing IP sends us a note about the India IP & Innovation Forum. You can also click through the banner on the left column of the blog for more details on this. India IP & Innovation Forumwww.managingip.com/IndiaIP2012 Regency Hyatt Hotel, New DelhiFebruary 28, 2012 Free for IP counsel, academics and R&D professionals Managing IP’s inaugural India IP & Innovation Forum takes place in…


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