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SpicyIP Weekly Review (March 23 – 29)


(This post has been authored by Bhavik Shukla, a 5th year student at NLIU, Bhopal) Topical Highlight Namratha covered the first (reported) coronavirus related IP dispute in India, where Hindustan Unilever (‘HUL’) took Reckitt Benckiser (‘RB’) to the Bombay HC over its allegedly disparaging handwash advertisement. She states that HUL claimed first that RB’s advertisement disparaged its soaps, second that RB had copied its earlier published advertisement, and third that RB was creating a false propaganda that washing hands with…


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Corona and IP – Looking for the Right(s) Answers


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The Covid 19 pandemic has now changed the way most of us are going about our day to day lives. In India, we are now on day 2 of our 21 day nation wide lock-down. In the midst of all that is going on now, Intellectual Property enthusiasts with a keen eye, would have noticed several IP related issues that have been cropping up, even if relatively under-discussed. For this current post, I thought I would do a round-up of…


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COVID-19: How Best Can the Indian IP Office Help its Stakeholders? [Updated]


In these unprecedented times where a pandemic has brought the globe to a standstill, the top-most concern of IP owners (of course, other than to save themselves from COVID-19) would be about meeting deadlines in IP prosecution. This is because, deadlines in IP prosecution are often hard deadlines, and if extendable, involve a fee – sometimes these require the filing of signed/ notarised/ stamped documents. This concern is equally and anxiously shared by IP lawyers who assist IP owners around…


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SpicyIP Weekly Review (March 16 – 22)


(This post has been authored by Bhavik Shukla, a 5th year student at NLIU, Bhopal) Topical Highlight Swaraj covered all the adjournments issued by the various IP offices in India due to the COVID-19 outbreak. First, he notes the adjournment of all in person hearings in various Patent Offices in India till April 15, 2020, the notice for which directs video conferencing in the alternative. [As per a notice issued today, all video conferencing hearings at the Patent Office scheduled…


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[Updated] COVID-19 Related Adjournments at Indian Patent Office, IPAB


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[Further related adjournments have been updated on this page. If readers know of other adjournments that are not listed here, we request you to mention them in the comments below. The edits that have been included since the first posting of this include: Final Edit: 26/03/20:  Cancellation of hearings in Patent Office amid COVID19: See here All IP Offices to remain closed for 21 days:See here Last date to Register for Patent Agent Exam-2020 Extended to 15.04.2020 : See here…


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SpicyIP Weekly Review (March 9 -15)


Topical Highlight  In an extremely topical post, Swaraj wrote about how COVID-19 (Corona Virus) has brought forth the tension between public health and private-profits. Given the widespread panic, there have been many calls for delinking R&D costs from drug prices and finding new pharmaceutical innovation models. Swaraj notes that while open-access, open sharing of information along with greater calls for collaboration have been used in the emergency response, big pharmaceutical companies are still pushing for greater IP protection and liberty…


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Singapore’s Daren Tang Elected as Director General of WIPO amidst a Bitter US-China Face-off – What’s in Store for the Global South and the Development Agenda?


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Sachin Sathyarajan on the recent election of Singapore’s Daren Tang as the Director General of WIPO. Sachin is a specialist in international law and policy. He is currently engaged as a Senior Research Associate at Jindal Global Law School in India. He also serves as a consultant to the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. He had previously worked with international organizations in Geneva including the World Intellectual Property Organization…


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SpicyIP Weekly Review (March 2 – 8)


(This post has been authored by Bhavik Shukla, a 5th year student at NLIU, Bhopal) Topical Highlight Prashant wrote on the order appointing Justice Manmohan Singh to the IPAB until September 21, 2020, a year beyond his actual tenure, pursuant to a Supreme Court order in a petition filed by AIPPI. He notes that the petition was not the first instance where the lawyers have sought his extension or re-appointment. Further, he states that this order of the SC is…


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Experience at the Second IP and Innovation Researchers of Asia (IPIRA) Conference, 2020


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Debmita Mondal, Assistant Professor, Hidayatullah National Law University (Raipur), on her experience at the Second IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Conference, recently held in Jakarta, Indonesia. Experience at the Second IP and Innovation Researchers of Asia (IPIRA) Conference, 2020 Debmita Mondal The IP and Innovation Researchers of Asia (IPIRA) 2020 Conference took place last week on the 27th and 28th February at Faculty of Law Universitas, Indonesia. This is…


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SpicyIP Jobs: Research Fellow/Associate Position & Ph.D. Program at ARCIALA, SMU School of Law, Singapore [Apply by April 2]


We’re happy to inform our readers that the School of Law at the Singapore Management University (SMU) has an opening for Research Associate/Research Fellow position for its Applied Research Centre for Intellectual Assets and the Law in Asia (ARCIALA). The Centre is also inviting applications for its fourth program of sponsoring PhD candidates at their final year of thesis writing to come to SMU for six months. The deadline for applications for both the positions is April 2, 2020. For details,…


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