Vasundhara Majithia

Vasundhara Majithia is a fifth year student at National Law University, Jodhpur and a Senior Content Editor at the Journal of Intellectual Property Studies (JIPS). Intellectual property was introduced to her in her third year and she hasn’t quite gotten over it since. Her interests include an eclectic mix of Intellectual Property, Trade laws, Constitutional law, and commercial laws. When not frantically blogging, she can be found nose deep in fiction, researching serial killers, or cooking to escape hostel food.

Drug Regulation Trademark

India contemplates WTO action over EU Trademark Law


A few years ago, a series of in-transit drug seizures led to an outcry in the developing world. We have posted about this several times here. New developments have brought this issue into light once again. A quick recap In 2008, 17 seizures of generic drugs took place in EU on grounds of patent infringement as per EC Regulation 1383/2003. These drugs were in transit to and from developing countries. In 2010, India and Brazil started proceedings against the EU…


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Copyright

Kriti: “Creation” or Copy?


On the 22nd of June, a short film named “Kriti” was released on YouTube amongst much pomp and flare. Kriti is a psychological thriller directed by Shirish Kunder, and stars Manoj Bajpayee and Radhika Apte. The film crossed over a million views on YouTube within two days of its release However, on 24th June, a Nepali filmmaker, Aneel Neupane put up a plea on Facebook, alleging that Kriti was a copy of his short film, BOB! According to Neupane, he…


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Copyright

Udta Punjab: An IP Controversy [Part I]


Amidst the censorship controversy that had already engulfed Udta Punjab, the movie was leaked online just two days before its scheduled release. What’s more, the leaked torrent bears the “for censor” watermark, indicating that someone from within the censor board leaked the copy online. It has even been speculated that the censor board was trying to seek revenge from the move producers for their censorship victory. While this is not the first time that allegations of piracy have been made…


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Trademark

Plain Packaging: A Reality for India?


There have been some interesting new developments in the already controversial plain packaging issue. Simply put, this controversy revolves around the proposal to introduce bland, colourless packaging for cigarettes and other tobacco products with just the name of the brand in plain text, accompanied by a large graphic health warning. This is done in order to make these products less attractive to young people. Read more about the plain packaging issue here and here. Plain Packaging PIL Recently, an Allahabad…


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