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SpicyIP Weekly Review (April 16-22)


Our topical highlight is Prateek’s post on a recent Delhi High Court order that restricts the unauthorised broadcasting / transmission of the Indian Premier League 2017. Sony had approached the Court, fearing that multi system operators / local cable operators such as the Defendants would broadcast IPL without a license, which the Court accepted and consequentially passed an ex parte ad interim injunction for any unauthorised broadcast. The Court additionally appointed Mr. Jamal Akhtar and Ms. Hamsini Shankar as Local…


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SpicyIP Events: FICCI’s Online Certificate Course on Competition Law & IPR


We are pleased to announce that registration has commenced for the May-June 2017 session of the online certificate course on IPR and competition law conducted by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). The last date for registration is April 30, 2017. For further details, please read their post below: “About the Course Any business and legal decision of a modern day corporations are intertwined. As distinction between roles in the office of CEO and General Counsel diminishes, it is…


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Annual Report 2015-16 Review


I write to bring to your attention the Annual Report (2015-2016), compiled by the Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs, Trademarks and Geographical Indications (CGPDTM). Instead of coming up with a comprehensive summary of the report, that would largely comprise of drowning you in information, I will attempt to provide you with a basic overview that will help you in digesting and comprehending the otherwise bulky report. But first, I wish to bring to your notice a bit…


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Copyright Others

Finance Bill, 2017: Turning the Constitution on its Head


Last month, Pankhuri had reported on how the Copyright Board is set to be merged with IPAB through an amendment to the Copyright Act through the Finance Bill, 2017 (“Bill”) and raised the question as to how such a non-taxation proposal could have been brought through the Bill. In what should essentially have been legislated through an ordinary bill, with the assent of Rajya Sabha, the government decided to slip-in the amendments relating to a number of non-fiscal legislations into…


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SpicyIP Weekly Review (April 09-15)


The topical highlight for the week was Pankhuri’s post alerting the readers about the stay granted by the Division Bench of the Delhi High Court on the earlier order passed by the Single Judge restoring the license contracts between Monsanto and the seed companies. Although the order does not decide on issues such as the validity of the termination of the contracts, it brings the parties back to status quo vis a vis the contracts and renders them inoperable. The…


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Inaugural Issue of NLU Jodhpur’s Journal of Intellectual Property Studies Launched


We are happy to inform our readers that the inaugural issue of the Journal of Intellectual Property Studies, established under the auspices of National Law University, Jodhpur, India, has been launched. The journal’s announcement on the launch reads as follows: “The Journal has been established with the goal of disseminating high-quality literature on intellectual property and technology laws. The Journal aims to play a constructive role in shaping discussions in the subject-area and encouraging debate on issues of vital importance. To this…


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A Tale of Two Programs: How are Medicare and Medicaid Changing in the Face of Soaring Medical Costs?


We are pleased to bring to you a paper titled, ‘A Tale Of Two Programs: How Are Medicare And Medicaid Changing In The Face Of Soaring Medical Costs?’, by Jonathan Mentesana, as part of the SpicyIP Discussion Paper Series that we had kick-started here. Jonathan is a student at Texas A&M University School of Law and a certified Pharmacy Technician. He graduated from Oklahoma State University with a B.S. in Biology. An overview of his paper can be found below…


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SpicyIP Weekly Review (April 2-8)


Topical Highlight  We have Inika notifying you about Javed Akhtar’s (Chairman) and Achille Forler’s (Advisor) appointment by the Indian Performing Right Society (IPRS) to the Board. She also discusses the past failings of the society, while hoping for greater transparency and better governance in the future. Thematic Highlight  Next up, Fellowship applicant Divij Joshi, while discussing the liability of online marketplaces for trade mark infringement, brings up the following discussion points: i. EU and US case law on the same issue (L’Oreal…


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SpicyIP Internship Programme: Call for Applications


Have an interest in IP law? Love legal research and writing? And wish to work anytime, anywhere? Here’s a perfect opportunity for you. SpicyIP is launching an internship programme and inviting applications on a rolling basis for the same. About the Internship Programme The SpicyIP Internship Programme offers law students and graduates the chance to engage in meaningful research, writing and analysis in the field of IP and innovation law and policy. The interns will be required to provide high-quality…


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Andhyarujina vs Adversariality: A Legal Lesson for Life


  I barely knew him. But he taught me the most valuable lesson of them all. To take the “adversary” out of the “adversarial”! That was Tehmtan Andhyarujina for you. One of the finest counsels to have graced our courts. Sadly, he is no more with us. We were pitted against each other in the famed Novartis patent litigation. Although I was appearing as an academic intervenor cum amicus before the court, he knew that my ultimate stand was deeply…


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