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Manupatra to Launch E-Learning Platform ‘LawSkills’


We are pleased to inform our readers that Manupatra is launching an e-learning platform, ‘www.lawskills.in‘, aimed at bridging the gap between legal education and profession. The launch is to take place on June 28, 2017 at Silver Oak, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. As per Manupatra, “LawSkills is an e-learning platform that aims to revolutionize professional online education in the field of law. LawSkills will attempt to leverage technology and build an ecosystem of industry practitioners and learners to make learning easy,…


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Madras HC’s Seemingly Ad-Hoc Portfolio Allocation & Possible Alternatives


I write to bring you an update regarding the Madras HC portfolio allocation. Furthermore, given the seemingly ad-hoc nature of allocation, we felt it appropriate to use this opportunity to rekindle the discussion surrounding portfolio allocations. But first, the update. The allocation of IP matters, for 1st June onwards, was as follows: Kalaiyarasan J.: IP matters upto the year 2010. Anita Sumanth J.: IP matters from the year 2014. Ravindran J. (V. Parthiban J., in former’s absence): IP matters between…


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SpicyIP Events: Trade Talk on IP, Innovation & Public Interest To Be Hosted by Centre for WTO Studies Tomorrow


We are pleased to inform you that as part of the 4th Joint Academy, the Centre for WTO Studies is also hosting a series of Trade Talks. These are short talks on contemporary issues in world trade that are presented by the Resource Persons of the Joint Academy.  The details of the Third Talk are provided below: Trade Talk by Mrs. Jayashree Watal, Counsellor, Intellectual Property Division, World Trade Organization, Geneva Topic– IP, Innovation and Public Interest Date: Wednesday, 21 June 2017…


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Madras Bar Association challenges the constitutionality of the Finance Act, 2017 and the new tribunal rules


As recently reported by Bar & Bench, the Madras Bar Association has filed a petition before the Madras High Court challenging the constitutionality of Sections 156 to 189 of the Finance Act, 2017 as also the Tribunal, Appellate and other Authorities (Qualifications, Experience and other conditions of Service of Members) Rules, 2017 that I had written about over here. A bench of the Madras High Court headed by Chief Justice Indira Banerjee has issued notice to the government asking it to…


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Government of India launches ‘Occupy the tribunals’ movement with new rules on appointments and removals of judges of the IPAB & 18 other tribunals


On June 1, 2017 the Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance notified in the Gazette of India, the Tribunal, Appellate Tribunal and other Authorities (Qualifications, Experience and other Conditions of Service of Members) Rules, 2017. These rules were notified under Section 184 of the Finance Act, 2017. It is usually the practice of the Central Government to publish a draft of statutory rules in the Gazette and invite comments from the public before notifying such rules into the law. However…


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Why So Gambhir?


In what could be an interesting publicity rights case, ace cricketer Gautam Gambhir has taken a Delhi based restaurateur to Court for unauthorized use of his name in the tagline of his pubs. The twist is…the hotelier is named Gautam Gambhir too! Facts Gautam Gambhir discovered that two pubs in Delhi, ‘Hawalat’ and ‘Ghungroo’, were using the tag line ‘by Gautam Gambhir’, which was causing confusion among his fans.  A teetotaler himself, he was distressed at this ‘false association’ caused…


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The 2nd Korea International Youth Olympiad (KIYO) 4I 2017


I write to bring to your notice an opportunity for students from Class 3 to University Students. We could like to thank the Officer from the Patent Office (wished to remain anonymous) who tipped us regarding the opportunity and suggested distributing the said information for the benefit of interested students. Here is the full update, as reported on ipindia.nic.in (click here to refer to original report): “The 2nd Korea International Youth Olympiad (KIYO) 4I 2017 | Apply now June 05, 2017…


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Controller General’s Office Directs Officers to Desist from Filing RTIs!!!


Around two weeks ago, an Office Memorandum (dated. 18/05/2017), issued by The Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks (CG), was brought to our notice. The document caught our attention as it directed officers under the Patent Offices, Trade Marks Registries and offices for GI and RGNIIPM “to desist from taking their personal grievances on other platforms like Ministry, grievance cell or using any other tool like RTI etc., without availing proper administrative remedy, citing non-access…


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SpicyIP Weekly Review(May 28-June 3)


It has been quite a busy and unique week. Busy because of the quantum of output and unique because we had the honour of Justice G.S. Patel, a sitting Bombay HC judge, penning a guest post for us. To make the week sweeter, SpicyIP was listed 8th in the top 100 IP blogs on Feedspot’s website. Thematic Highlight The week’s thematic highlight has to be the exchange between Justice G.S. Patel and Prof. Sarnoff regarding whether copyright protection is content…


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SpicyIP in Feedspot’s Top 100 IP blogs


SpicyIP has been ranked eighth among the world’s top 100 IP blogs by Feedspot. Feedspot is basically an aggregator which helps one to read all the relevant blogs on a particular topic at one place. For instance, if one wants to go through all the relevant blogs on landscaping, Feedspot is the platform for you. We have had quite a few achievements so far like being included in the top 50 by Managing IP, being listed as the 8th most…


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