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Book Release: ‘Archives, Ethics and the Law in India’ – A Guidebook for Archivists in India


I am happy to announce the launch of ‘Archives, Ethics and the Law in India’, an open-access publication published by the Archives at the National Centre for Biological Sciences in Bangalore. This publication is intended to be a guidebook for archivists, on the intersecting questions of ethics and law that they routinely face in the course of their practice. The guidebook is one of the outputs of a larger project at the Archives at NCBS, which examines the intersections of…


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SpicyIP Weekly Review (January 23- January 30)


[This weekly review has been co-authored with SpicyIP interns Gaurangi Kapoor and Ishant Jain.] January’s end is just around the corner and what an eventful start it has been to the year! In our previous weekly reviews (here, here and here) we have collectively summarized 16 blog posts, 37 case summaries and other national and international IP developments. Not to forget – we started the year with our round up of the biggest IP developments of 2022. In the last…


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SpicyIP Weekly Review (January 17- January 22)


After a week full of interesting IP developments and some very interesting orders (!), here are our summaries for our blog posts, 15 case summaries and other national and international IP developments. Important IP cases that we’re missing out on? Especially from other High Courts?  Please let us know so we can include them!   Highlights of the Week   Examining Oppositions: Time for a Deeper Look Recently a monograph on patent oppositions was published by HNLU, Raipur and was…


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Welcome Clarification?: Police Commissionerate, Jaipur issues Circular on Section 52(1)(za) of Copyright Act


In this post our SpicyIP intern, Gaurangi Kapoor writes on the circular issued by Police Commissionarate, Jaipur on exempting the use of sound recordings during marriage ceremonies.  Gaurangi completed her LLM in IP and Technology law from Jindal Global Law School in 2022. Her current areas of interest are copyright, design and artificial intelligence. Welcome Clarification?: Police Commissionerate, Jaipur issues Circular on Section 52(1)(za) of Copyright Act Gaurangi Kapoor Post-pandemic not only brought back the wedding boom to India but…


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SpicyIP Weekly Review (January 10- January 16)


After another busy week here at SpicyIP, we bring out the quick summaries of the 6 blogposts that were put up, along with 12 case summaries and national and international IP developments for you. Important IP cases that we’re missing out on? Especially from other High Courts? Please let us know so we can include them!   Highlights of the Week Bill to Decriminalise IP Offences Misses the Mark and Dilutes Significant Provisions Discussing the proposed amendments to the IP…


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Copyright

V. Prabhakar v. M/S. Saga Films: Madras High Court on Interim Injunction and Section 12A of Commercial Courts Act


The Madras High Court, vide judgment dated 17 November 2022, held that the pre-institution mediation and settlement under Section 12A of the Commercial Courts Act is mandatory and rejected the plaint for injunction against the release of Tamil movie ‘Yugi’. Brief Facts The petitioner, V. Prabhakar, filed a plaint dated 16 November 2022 alleging that the movie ‘Yugi’ (which was to be released on 18 November 2022) infringed his copyright over the Malayalam movie ‘Dasharatham’ (released in 1989). The petitioner…


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Bill to decriminalise IP offences misses the mark and dilutes significant provisions


The Parliament is considering a bill that decriminalises offences across 42 statutes. Intellectual property rights statutes i.e. the Copyright Act, 1957, the Patents Act, 1970, the Trade Marks Act, 1999 and the Geographical Indications Act, 1999 are among the laws that are proposed to be amended. The objective of this bill is to increase the ‘Ease of Living and Doing Business in India’. The Statement of Objects and Reasons provide several general reasons for the bill including making India a…


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SpicyIP Weekly Review (January 02- January 09)


After an eventful first week of the year, we bring out quick summaries of the 6 blogposts we carried, along with 10 cases and other national and international IP developments for you. Important IP cases that we’re missing out on? Especially from other High Courts? Please let us know so we can include them!   Highlights of the Week A Look Back at India’s Top IP Developments of 2022 Continuing with our annual tradition, we curated a list of the…


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Kaushal Kishor v. State Of UP: A Tale of Mis-Readings and Bad Externalising


We’re pleased to bring to our readers a guest post by Akshat Agrawal on the Supreme Court’s decision in Kaushal Kishor v. State of U.P.  Akshat is an LLM student at Berkeley Law specialising in IP policy. He is a graduate of Jindal Global Law School and has previously clerked at the Delhi High Court. He’s written several posts for us in the past and they can be found here. Kaushal Kishor v. State Of UP: A Tale of Mis-Readings…


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SpicyIP Weekly Review (December 27- January 01)


Wishing our readers a very happy and healthy new year up ahead! The past week, much like the past year was full of interesting IP developments. In this weekly review, we’ll summarize the 4 posts covered on the blog, 7 orders and judgments from the different courts along with a few national and international IP developments. Important IP cases that we’re missing out on? Especially from other High Courts? Please let us know so we can include them! Highlights of…


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