Category Archives: Copyright

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SpicyIP Tidbit: IPD Updates in Delhi, Calcutta and Madras High Courts

Recently it was announced that a new roster of judges will take charge of the Delhi High Court’s Intellectual Property Division (IPD), with effect from November 28, 2022 (pdf). The new roster shall comprise Justice C. Hari Shankar, Justice Sanjeev Nirula and Justice Amit Bansal and will take over the division from Justice Prathiba M. Singh, Justice Navin Chawla and Justice Jyoti Singh. The earlier roster was effective from July 4, 2022.  IPD, Delhi High Court was formed on the…

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Spicy IP Weekly Review (November 22- November 28)

It’s been another IP heavy week for the Indian IP landscape! Here is the last week’s review, discussing the 5 posts published on the blog along with summaries of 16 IP cases from Delhi High Court and 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 the Week Copyright and Classical Music: Not the Best Fusion? Akshat…

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Copyrighting The Uncopyrightable – The NSE Saga

We’re pleased to bring you a guest post by Kartik Sharma and Aditya Singh, analysing copyrightability of datasets in light of the recent controversy surrounding NSE’s issuance of C&D notices to many stock gaming apps.  Kartik and Aditya are 2nd year students at NLSIU, Bengaluru, and had earlier written for us here and here. Copyrighting The Uncopyrightable – The NSE Saga Kartik Sharma and Aditya Singh In the last week of October, NSE proceeded to issue cease and desist notices to stock gaming…

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Copyright and Classical Music: Not the Best Fusion?

combined pic of varaha roopam, and thaikuddam bridge

We’re pleased to bring to our readers a guest post by Akshat Agrawal on the recent Kantara – copyright issue that’s been on the news. Akshat Agrawal 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 is also a trained Indian Classical Musician from the Prayag Sangit Samiti, Allahabad and the KM Music Conservatory, Chennai. He’s written several posts…

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Spicy IP Weekly Review (November 16- November 21)

Here is our weekly review containing briefs of posts from the past week, 22 case summaries, and a few national and international IP developments. Do let us know in case you think we missed out on anything!       Highlights of the Week Pharmaceutical Trademark Confusion: Poison Pill or Public Health? Aparajita writes about the need of higher scrutiny while comparing competing marks in pharmaceutical products for similarity and confusion. She highlights that despite an order from the Supreme…

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SpicyIP Weekly Review (November 8-November 15)

We’ve had a busy week at SpicyIP with lots of IP developments on and off the blog. Below, you’ll find our quick summary including of four of our posts, 15 court orders passed in the last week, and some notable international developments. Did we miss anything big? Let us know in the comments below!   Highlights of the Week Congress and the KGF 2 Copyright Dispute: Ex-Parte Injunctions, Fair Dealing, and Blocking Orders In this post, Nikhil analyses the recent decision…

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SpicyIP Tidbits: Compulsory License on Mira Behn’s Autobiography, and Stricter Test of Similarity of Marks for Medicinal Products

[This post is co- authored by Swaraj Barooah and Praharsh Gour.]  Bombay HC Orders Public Notice Regarding CL to Translate Mira Behn’s Autobiography Recently, in the matter of Anil G Karkhanis v. Kirloskar Press, the Bombay High Court (BHC) began proceedings on what may become the first instance of a literary work being compulsory licensed in India. The work in question is the autobiography of Madeleine Slade (popularly known as Mira Behn), titled “The Spirit’s Pilgrimage”, which the petitioner seeks…

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Congress and the KGF 2 Copyright Dispute: Ex-Parte Injunctions, Fair Dealing, and Blocking Orders

A split image showing Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and a still from the movie KGF 2

A Bangalore commercial court recently directed three tweets from the Twitter handle of the Indian National Congress (‘INC’) to be taken down. Additionally, it ordered twitter to temporarily block the handles @INCIndia and @BharatJodo until the next hearing. The order was passed ex-parte in a copyright infringement suit filed by MRT Music which holds the rights to the Hindi version of songs from the movie KGF 2. Based on a screenshot of the complaint available here, the infringement claim was made…

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SpicyIP Weekly Review (November 1- November 7, 2022)

Dear readers, as you may have noticed, after a bit of a slowdown, SpicyIP is once again picking up steam and we will be looking to bring you the spicy IP updates that you have been used to! On that note, SpicyIP is happy to let our readers know that we’re restarting our weekly reviews. The weekly reviews will consist of short reviews of the past week’s blogposts, as well as caselaw from the previous week that we have been…

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Announcing the Winners of the 3rd Shamnad Basheer Essay Competition on IP Law!

A picture of Prof Shamnad Basheer

We are very happy to announce the results of the 3rd Shamnad Basheer Essay Competition on IP Law! The annual essay competition was earlier announced on 14 May 2022,on the occasion of Shamnad‘s 46th birth anniversary. Like previous years, we kept the topic selection open to participants – asking them to choose any topic they wanted so long as it related to IP. And encouraged participants to draw inspiration from Shamnad’s scholarship. We received several excellent submissions across a various…

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