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SpicyIP Weekly Review (January 14 – 20)


The thematic highlight of the week was Prof. Basheer’s post on how Brazil and India have responded to issues of pendency in IP administration. Here, he points to two examples – Brazil’s radical idea to expeditiously approving pending patent applications through a ‘simplified process’, and India’s decision to deem 5,00,000 trademark applications as abandoned. Thankfully, the former decision has not been implemented yet, and latter decision has been stayed by the Delhi High Court and, as one of our readers…


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SpicyIP Weekly Review (January 7 – 13)


Kick starting this week, Pankhuri announced the 14th ITechLaw 2018 International India Conference, to be organized by ITechLaw, from January 31, 2018 to February 2, 2018 at the Ritz Carlton hotel in Bangalore. The conference theme for this year is ‘The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Challenges Ahead for India.’ Notably, ITechLaw is offering special discounted prices to local India delegates and in-house counsel members. All those interested may register here. Next, we had Pankhuri posting on behalf of Prof. Basheer, who reported the recent Delhi HC ruling on a…


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SpicyIP Weekly Review (December 31-January 6)


Hello, readers! The first week of the year has been quite exciting for the blog, with our year-end review of 2017 in Indian IP, Prof. Basheer kicking off SpicyIP’s Interview Series, and Prashant breaking some major developments at the IPAB, along with some other interesting reads and news. Pankhuri curated our Top 10 lists for 2017 as a year in review post. The post highlights crucial developments in four fields – a) Top 10 IP Cases/Judgments (Topicality/Impact) b) Top 10 IP Cases/Judgments…


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SpicyIP Interview Series (1): Justice Prabha Sridevan on Life, Laughter and IP


As promised in our new year post on the relativity of “newness” (and the impending death of the patent system), we bring to you our freshly minted SpicyIP Interview series. And who better to kick this off than the inimitable Justice Prabha Sridevan. She hardly needs an introduction, as her legacy is stamped indelibly on many a fine Indian IP decision (which she penned both as high court judge and later, as the Chairman of the Intellectual Property Appellate Tribunal[IPAB])….


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Justice Manmohan Singh Appointed as IPAB Chairperson under Potentially Illegal Tribunal Rules – Continues to Hold the Post of Chairperson of Appellate Tribunal for Forfeited Property


After more than a year of speculation, retired Delhi High Court judge, Justice Manmohan Singh has been appointed as the Chairperson of the IPAB, presumably under the Tribunal, Appellate Tribunal and other Authorities (Qualifications, Experience and other Conditions of Service of Members) Rules, 2017. These rules which have been notified under the Finance Act, 2017 are under constitutional challenge before the Supreme Court for impinging on the independence of the judiciary. Even more strangely, the notification mentions that Justice Manmohan Singh…


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SpicyIP Weekly Review (December 24 – 30)


Prateek brought us this week’s thematic highlight, with the second part to his post on seizure of medicines in transit. In this part, he discusses two things in particular: (i) the EU law on seizure of drugs in-transit; and (ii) the international legal framework governing the same. Prateek explores the former by briefly analyzing the relevant case law, in light of two important EU Regulations. He, then, reflects upon the international framework as applicable to in-transit drugs, by discussing the…


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A Look Back at India’s Top IP Developments of 2017


It is that time of the year again when we look back and take stock of all the significant IP developments that India witnessed during the year gone by. While it might be fair to say that this year was quieter for the Indian IP landscape as compared to the last year, there were still a number of important developments that took place. This year, we have divided these developments into four categories: a) Top 10 IP Cases/Judgments (Topicality/Impact) b) Top 10 IP…


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Part II: Seizure of Medicines In Transit #EU Law, TRIPS, Doha Declaration & GATT


In Part I, we discussed a WHO Discussion Document, along with broad issues at play, regarding seizures of in-transit medicines. Over the course of this post, we will be covering the following: I. The European Union (EU) Law on Seizure of Drugs In-Transit. II. TRIPS, Doha Declaration and the GATT. A thorough introduction to the issue can be found here. The EU Law on Seizure of Drugs In-Transit Understand the EU law is relevant as the majority of reported in-transit seizures…


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SpicyIP Weekly Review (December 17-23)


Merry Christmas to all our readers! We’ve had an exciting week at the blog, with some major developments breaking on the blog: The topical highlight for the week is Prashant’s post on IPRS’s re-registration as a copyright society. This comes in the aftermath of a long and bitter battle for the control over the copyright society and its functioning, polarizing artists and music labels. The registration is the outcome of a reconciliation between the two groups, forged particularly through the…


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SpicyIP Weekly Review (December 10-16)


Bringing in this week’s thematic highlight, Prateek discussed a recent WHO Discussion Document with respect to seizures of medicines in-transit. The document has reportedly proposed “possible justifications for an intervention on the ground of public health”. Over the course of his post, Prateek deals with the discussion document and some of the primary issues with regard to confiscation of in-transit drugs. He identifies some of these issues as being – restricted access of affordable drugs to developed nations, infringement of…


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