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Our new book on the history & politics of Indian IP & a free e-book on Indian copyright legislation and parliamentary debates


I’m happy to announce to our readers that the Oxford University Press has recently published a book on Indian IP that I have co-authored with Sumathi Chandrashekharan, who used to blog with us on SpicyIP and who is now with the Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy. The book is titled Create, Copy Disrupt: India’s Intellectual Property Dilemmas and attempts to narrate the history and the politics surrounding India’s intellectual property policies since it declared independence from the British in 1947….


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SpicyIP Weekly Review (January 8-14)


The topical highlight for the week was undoubtedly the raging issue of discrepancy in the viva scores in the Patent Agent Exam 2016. Through this timely post, Pankhuri brought our attention to the gross disparity in the viva scores of candidates who had tallied almost the same scores in the written examination. In the course of this post, she also pointed out the gulf in the average viva scores observed across different examination centres. Pankhuri notes that while the need…


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Indian Transparency Competition, 2017: File RTIs and Win Prizes


Being a blog committed to fostering transparency, we are extremely pleased to announce iPleaders and onlineRTI’s Indian Transparency Competition, 2017, that requires the participants to file an RTI with a government department of their choice and submit an article analyzing or explaining the data received in response. The details of the competition are as follows: “iPleaders and onlineRTI are two organizations which are committed to working towards accessible justice and transparency, making a difference in their own gentle way. OnlineRTI is…


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SpicyIP Weekly Review (January, 1-7)


First things first – we at SpicyIP wish our readers a wonderful year ahead! Our topical highlight of the week is our coverage of the landmark first decision to deal with Summary Judgements under Order 13A of the Civil Procedure Code – by the Delhi High Court in the case of Bright Enterprises Private Ltd. & Anr. v. MJ Bizcraft LLP & Anr. I first summarize the facts of the case, before listing the highlights of the order: The Court stressed…


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Delhi HC Passes Landmark First Order on Summary Judgement Proceedings Under Order 13A of the CPC


In a succinct and very well written order, Justices Badar Durrez Ahmed and Ashutosh Kumar of the Delhi High Court delivered the first ever decision to interpret Summary Judgement Proceedings under Order 13A of the Civil Procedure Code (‘CPC’). Passed on the 4th of January, 2016 – this case: Bright Enterprises Private Ltd. & Anr. v. MJ Bizcraft LLP & Anr. (read the order here) was originally instituted to claim a permanent injunction restraining inter alia trademark infringement and dilution…


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Patent Agent Exam 2016: Answer Keys and Changes in Format


We are happy to bring to you a guest post on the Patent Agent Examination 2016, co-authored by Roshan John, Research Associate under the IPR Chair at IIT Madras and Dr. Sudarsan Rajagopal, one of the candidates who wrote this exam. In an earlier post, we had shared with you an answer key to Paper-I, prepared by Mr. Muthu SenthilKumar. In this post, Roshan and Dr. Sudarshan discuss the changes made to the format of the exam this year and share with us the answer…


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SpicyIP Weekly Review (December 25-January 1)


First off, here’s wishing a very happy, scintillating and spicy new year to all our readers! Now onto wrapping up the last week of 2016: In our most important development this week, Pankhuri has painstakingly compiled a list of the top 10 IP decisions and developments as well as other notable IP developments from 2016. Our topical highlight for this week is Balu’s take on the groundbreaking decision where a division bench (DB) of the Delhi High Court held that…


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A Look Back at India’s Top IP Developments of 2016


India witnessed a number of significant IP developments in 2016. As the year comes to an end, let’s take a look back at these developments that kept the Indian IP landscape action packed throughout out the year. We have divided these developments into three categories: a) top 10 judgments/orders, b) top 10 policy related developments and c) other notable developments. The developments in the first two categories have been chosen owing to their jurisprudential impact (extremely well-reasoned on a point…


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SpicyIP Weekly Review (December 18-24)


Our topical highlight of the week has to be Pankhuri’s comprehensive analysis of the Delhi High Court’s Division Bench judgment in the DU Photocopy case. After briefly delineating the factual history of the case, she succinctly analyzes the 9 principal facets of the judgment. Thereafter, she outlines the reasons underpinning the Court’s central holding that preparation of course packs is permissible so long as the same is done for the purpose of educational instruction and discusses the ramifications of this…


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Launch of EIPIN Innovation Society Project: 15 Fully-Funded PhD Positions


We are pleased to announce that the European IP Institutes Network (EIPIN) will soon be launching the EIPIN Innovation Society project that sets up a European Joint Doctorate programme. EIPIN is recruiting 15 PhD candidates for this programme, who will be conferred a joint or double doctoral degree from two of the five participating universities at the end of the programme.  The details of the project are outlined in its press release below: “The European IP Institutes Network (EIPIN), a consortium…


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