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SpicyIP Events: Workshops on Patent Strategies in Europe for Pharma & Biotech [January 15-16, 2019; Ahmedabad & Hyderabad]


We’re pleased to announce that Boehmert & Boehmert, Patent & Trademark Attorneys, Germany will be conducting workshops on Patent Strategies in Europe For Pharma & Biotech on January 15, 2019 in Ahmedabad and on January 16, 2019 in Hyderabad. For further details, pl read below: Patent Strategies in Europe For Pharma & Biotech Workshops by Boehmert & Boehmert Patent & Trademark Attorneys Germany Boehmert & Boehmert, Patent & Trademark Attorneys, Germany will be holding workshops on Patent Strategies in Europe For…


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SpicyIP Weekly Review (November 26-December 2)


Prashant wrote a post about the impact of India’s biodiversity laws’ impact on scientists and businesses. After tracing the history of the biodiversity laws that we see today, he argues that the legislation should be repealed because it opens the door for arbitrary enforcement against businesses and impedes research efforts by scientists. Pankhuri informed us of the invitation for applications for the CLPR Equality Fellowship with the Centre for Law and Policy Research. The fellows will be expected to engage…


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SpicyIP Jobs: The CLPR Equality Fellowship; Application Deadline Extended to December 30, 2018


We’re pleased to announce that the Centre for Law and Policy Research (CLPR) is inviting applications for the CLPR Equality Fellowship. The deadline for applications is December 30, 2018 (edited). For further details, please read the call for applications below. Call for Applications: The CLPR Equality Fellowship CLPR focuses on addressing discrimination at the intersections of caste, gender, sexuality, and disability and other minorities through law. As a part of this work, we are excited to announce The CLPR Equality Fellowship….


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SpicyIP Weekly Review (November 19-25)


Divij analysed the approach of the Delhi HC towards intermediary liability in its recent ruling in Loreal v. Brandworld. This post is a continuation of his commentary on the same topic in a previous post on Christian Louboutin v Nakul Bajaj. In his post, he first lays out when an e-commerce platform becomes an intermediary and when it can claim safe harbour under Section 79 of the IT Act. He then goes on to conclude that the Delhi HC does not give adequate…


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SpicyIP Events: Protection and Enforcement of GIs in India, EU and Italy [Nov. 26, 2018; New Delhi]


We’re pleased to announce that on the margins of the Third World Week of Italian Cuisine (November 20-26) in India, the Embassy of Italy in collaboration with K&S Partners, is organizing a half-day seminar on geographical indications (GIs) on Monday, November 26, 2018 in New Delhi. The seminar intends to look at practical issues concerning the protection and enforcement of GIs in India, European Union (EU) and Italy. For further details, please read below: Seminar Title: Protection and Enforcement of GIs in…


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SpicyIP Weekly Review (November 12-18)


Rishabh recently wrote a post on a Bombay HC Order. In the order, the Court has instructed the Defendant to give prior notice of 7 days to the Plaintiff before  initiating any legal proceedings against them regarding the trademark ‘Hotel Millennium Park’. He analyses the scope of Section 142 of the Trade Marks Act and concludes that the order is outside the ambit of the Section since it prevents the Defendant from obtaining ex parte ad interim reliefs. Prof. Basheer called attention…


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SpicyIP Jobs: Senior Associate (Media Law) at a Mid-Size Law Firm in Mumbai


We are pleased to inform you that a leading mid-size law firm in Mumbai is looking to immediately hire a media lawyer for the position of a Senior Associate. For further details, please read the job description below: Position: Senior Associate – Media Law Responsibilities: The candidate must have transactional experience in music industry and digital media. He/she must have extensive experience in media and entertainment related transactions including in relation to copyright in music, music publishing issues, content production and…


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SpicyIP Weekly Review (November 5-11)


SpicyIP has been bustling with posts this week. Here’s the roundup: Thematic Highlight As part of the ongoing series on the problems with the Indian plant varieties regime, Prof. N. S. Gopalakrishnan shared the second part of his guest post that critiques farmers’ rights in India. In this part, he delves into the practical applications of the provisions of the PV Act with respect to benefit sharing, compensation under Section 41, the functioning of the gene fund and recognition for…


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Bench Fixing Allegations Haunt Trademark Litigation Before the Delhi District Courts


Less than a month ago, Livelaw and Bar & Bench reported on shocking allegations of bench fixing in a number of trademark infringement cases filed by KRBL Ltd. before the Delhi District Courts through the law firm K.G. Bansal & Co. The issue came to light when one of the litigants, Capital Ventures Pvt. Ltd. which had been sued by KRBL Ltd. for trademark infringement filed a contempt petition before a Division Bench of the Delhi High Court. Ordinarily it…


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SpicyIP Weekly Review (October 29-November 4)


Thematic Highlight In his latest post on the issue, Rajiv discusses the impact of a recent UK case on Standard-Essential Patent (SEP) litigation. He provides excerpts portions of the judgment that encapsulate the judgment and brief and confines his analysis to the issues of global portfolio licensing and valuation of patents. He also highlights certain flaws in the judgment and concludes by highlighting the disparity in jurisprudence across jurisdictions on royalty payments. Topical Highlights In her guest post, Simrat Kaur…


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