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Call for Papers: First IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Conference [Kuala Lumpur, Jan 31-Feb 1, 2019]; Submit by Oct 15, 2018


We are pleased to inform our readers that the First IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Conference will be held on January 31 &  February 1, 2019 at the Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, International Islamic University Malaysia, in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. The Conference is being organized by the Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, International Islamic University Malaysia in collaboration with the WIPO Academy, World Intellectual Property Organization, Texas A&M University School of Law, and the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva. The deadline for submission of abstracts is October 15, 2018….


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SpicyIP Fortnightly Review (June 3-17)


Thematic Highlight This fortnight’s thematic highlight was Pankhuri’s update on the Patent Working PIL matter at the Delhi HC. The Delhi HC had disposed of the matter on April 23, 2018. The Court directed the Government to complete all the steps towards effecting necessary amendments in the patent working provisions, strictly within the timelines proposed by it. Pankhuri highlighted how the stakeholder consultation process has already been undertaken by the government. She hopes that the Government comes up with a…


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The ITAT Bengaluru Order in the Google AdWords Royalty Tax Case – Part II


In Part I of this two-part guest post on the Google Adwords royalty tax case, Adarsh had explained the critical facts/evidence recorded in the case along with the critical findings of fact made by ITAT from such evidence. In Part II of the post below, he discusses the Tribunal’s findings on the legal issues and critically analyses them. The ITAT Bengaluru Order in the Google AdWords Royalty Tax Case – Part II Adarsh Ramanujan Application of the Law to the…


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The ITAT Bengaluru Order in the Google AdWords Royalty Tax Case – Part I


We are pleased to bring to you a two-part guest post by Adarsh Ramanujan. Adarsh is an advocate primarily assisting clients as a litigation attorney. He has recently started his own counsel practice with offices in Delhi and Chennai after having spent considerable time with Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan at their New Delhi and Geneva offices. He obtained his B.Sc. LL.B. (Hons.) degree (Gold Medalist) from National Law University, Jodhpur  and LL.M. degree from University of California, Berkeley. He is a…


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SpicyIP Fortnightly Review (May 20-June 2)


Thematic Highlight This fortnight’s thematic highlights were brought by Adarsh Ramanujan and our fellowship applicant, Kashish Makkar, respectively: Adarsh Ramanujan wrote an interesting guest post, throwing some much needed light on the element of “public interest” during the grant of injunctions in patent proceedings. He deconstructs the “public interest element” – taking us through the way various aspects of it are understood by both Indian and foreign courts. He concludes by suggesting ways in which parties should approach the “public…


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SpicyIP Jobs: Research Fellows (Law) at CIIPC, NLU Delhi; Apply by 3rd June


We’re pleased to announce that the National Law University, Delhi is looking to engage three full-time Research Fellows (Law) for the Centre for Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition (CIIPC), at its campus in Dwarka, New Delhi. The deadline for sending applications is June 3, 2018. For further details, please read the call for applications below. Call for Applications – Research Fellows (Law) Position: National Law University, Delhi (‘University’) is seeking to engage, on a contractual basis, three full-time RESEARCH FELLOWS (LAW)…


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SpicyIP Fortnightly Review (May 6-19)


We’ve had quite an eventful fortnight at the blog: Thematic Highlight This fortnight’s thematic highlight was a guest post by our fellowship applicant, Prarthana Patnaik. Taking apart a recent US District Court judgment that held the “embedding” of tweets as copyright infringement, Prarthana discusses the implications of the decision. In doing so, she critically analyses the Court’s understanding and application of the “Server Test” – which is the landmark judicial test employed in deciding issues of copyright infringement of electronic…


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SpicyIP Jobs: EIPIN Innovation Society Invites Research Proposals for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship [Submit by Sept. 12]


We are pleased to announce that the EIPIN (European IP Institutes Network Innovation Society is inviting applications for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship. The deadline for submitting research proposals is September 12, 2018. For further details, please read the post below: Do you want to apply for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship and work with EIPIN Innovation Society? Organisation EIPIN, a consortium of leading research and training centres in intellectual property, presents EIPIN-Innovation Society (www.eipin-innovationsociety.org). EIPIN-Innovation Society is a comprehensive project at the…


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SpicyIP Fellowship 2018-19: John Doe Orders – ‘Justice’ v. Statutory Law


We are pleased to bring to you a guest post by our Fellowship applicant, Kashish Makkar. Kashish is a 2nd year student at NLSIU, Bangalore. This is his first submission for the Fellowship. John Doe Orders: ‘Justice’ v. Statutory Law Kashish Makkar The preoccupation of Indian Courts with the notion of justice in disregard to rule of law is not unheard of. The Indian Supreme Court has been often criticised for the exercise of its powers under Article 142 of…


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SpicyIP Weekly Review (April 30 – May 5)


Our thematic highlight of the week was the guest post by Ms. Simrat Kaur on the IFPI annual global music report and the state of the global recording industry. The post highlights the industry’s grouses about intermediary safe harbour laws leading to a value gap, which they are hoping to capitalize on by evolving new legal principles. Our topical highlight was Sreyoshi’s post on the final hearing in the infamous case of the Monkey’s Copyright. This appeal was an affirmation…


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