Opportunities Publication

Call for Papers: NUALS’ Book on Sports and Intellectual Property Rights [Submit by December 30]


We’re glad to inform you that the Centre for Intellectual Property Rights at National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi is seeking papers for its book on themes relating to sports, e-sports and their interplay with IPR. The last date for the submissions is November 15, 2020 [Edit: The deadline has been extended to December 30, 2020]. Call for Papers: NUALS’ Book on Sports and Intellectual Property Rights The Centre for Intellectual Property Rights is one of the 16…


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Opportunities Patent Sponsored

LexisNexis’ Webinar on How Its Solutions Can Help with Patent Search and Drafting High Quality Non-Provisional Applications for IPO [October 29]


We’re pleased to inform you that LexisNexis is organizing a webinar on ‘How LexisNexis solutions can help with Patent Search and Drafting High quality Non-Provisional Applications for IPO‘ on October 29, 2020. For further details, please read the announcement below: Live Webinar: How LexisNexis Solutions Can Help with Patent Search and Drafting High Quality Non-Provisional Applications for IPO From corporate perspective the importance of patent activities is well known however in India, the role of patent activities was generally considered…


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Opportunities

Sixth Annual IP Mosaic Conference: The Arc is Hot!  Using IP to Further Social Justice [October 30-31]


We’re pleased to inform you that the Institute for Intellectual Property and Social Justice (IIPSJ) is organising the Sixth Annual IP Mosaic Conference virtually on 30th and 31st October, 2020. The Conference agenda, timings and order of presentations can be accessed here. Registration for the conference is free of cost and the link for online registration is available here. This year the Conference will host presentations by leading IP scholars and academics including Prof. Carys Craig, Prof. Irene Calboli, Prof….


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Competition Law Copyright Innovation Trade Secret

Non-Personal Data Governance Framework and Intellectual Property Implications


The Committee of Experts on Non-Personal Data (NPD) Governance Framework, constituted by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology released its Report on July 12, 2020. The Report purports to be a framework for governance of NPD, meant to grant access to NPD to industry players and the government for overarching public purposes. In order to increase the competitiveness of local and small enterprises and spur innovation, the Report is aimed at mandatory sharing of data to create economic advantages…


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Patent

Delhi High Court Issues Anti Anti-Suit Injunction in InterDigital v. Xiaomi Patent Infringement Dispute


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by our former blogger Rajiv Choudhry, discussing the Delhi High Court’s recent order granting an anti anti-suit injunction in the patent infringement dispute between InterDigital and Xiaomi. Rajiv is a practicing advocate based in New Delhi. He specialises in IP law, with a focus on high – technology and patent law and advises/represents clients on SEP/FRAND and other issues related or unrelated to those discussed in the post. He’s also a founder…


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Copyright Drug Regulation Patent Trademark

SpicyIP Weekly Review (October 5 – 11)


Topical Highlight IPAB to Fix Statutory Licensing Rate for Radio Royalties after 10 Years In this post, Adyasha discusses the IPAB’s recent interim order which maintains the status quo of the royalty rate for radio broadcasts under statutory licensing. Subsequently, IPAB issued a public notice inviting suggestions from stakeholders regarding fixing royalty rates. Adyasha analyses the context in which Section 31D of the Copyright Act was added by way of amendment in 2012 to note that the purpose of the…


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Copyright Patent Trademark

Limited Edition Products and Their Interface with Copyright, Design and Trademark Laws


We’re pleased to bring you another guest post by Dr. Sunanda Bharti, discussing the interface of limited edition products with copyright, design and trademark laws in India, in light of the cancellation of Ferrari’s trademark registration for the shape of its 250 GTO car (only 39 units of which were produced between 1962 and 1964) by EUIPO in July this year. Sunanda is an Assistant Professor in Law at Delhi University and has written several guest posts for us, the…


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Trademark

Time to Add the Discrimination Dimension to Grounds of Refusal for Trademark Registration?


We’re pleased to bring you a guest post by Dr. Sunanda Bharti, discussing the position of law on registration and use of discriminatory trademarks and the need for prohibition on the same, in light of the recent ‘Fair & Lovely’ trademark controversy. Sunanda is an Assistant Professor in Law at Delhi University and has written several guest posts for us, which can be viewed here. Time to Add the Discrimination Dimension to Grounds of Refusal for Trademark Registration? Sunanda Bharti…


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Copyright

IPAB to Fix Statutory Licensing Rate for Radio Royalties after 10 Years


In a significant development, the IPAB has passed an interim order maintaining status quo of the royalty rate for radio broadcasts under statutory licensing. This was followed by a Public Notice seeking suggestions from stakeholders with regard to the fixing of royalty rates by IPAB. Background Section 31D of the Copyright Act, 1957, which was added by the Copyright (Amendment) Act, 2012, empowers the Appellate Board to fix royalty rates for performances or radio or television broadcasts of literary and…


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Copyright Others Patent

SpicyIP Weekly Review (September 28- October 4)


Topical Highlight National Digital Library of India’s (NDLI) Copyright Guide (Feedback) – Part I In this post, Anupriya reviews the copyright guide brought out by the National Digital Library of India (‘NDLI’) for Indian libraries for which comments were sought till September 30, 2020. At the outset she notes that the introduction to the guide should contain greater reference to user rights and the important role of libraries in furthering access. She then notes the unclear position of the Copyright…


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