Comparative Advertising COVID-19 Trademark

To Mock the Corona Word: Disparaging During the Time of Crisis


a “Corona Extra'' labelled bottle is in the middle of eight circumscribing small bottles of another product, with arrows emitting from the Corona Extra labelled bottle and words “Stay home” inscribed below. In fact, in the ‘advertisement’, the defendants products are not even distinguishable as belonging to the defendant.

[This post has been co-authored with Praharsh Gour. Praharsh is a graduate from Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur and is presently an LL.M. candidate at the Faculty of Legal Studies, South Asian University, New Delhi] You know you are in for a roller-coaster ride when the name of your 95 year old brand resembles the ongoing pandemic. The recent Covid-19 outbreak has perhaps left the famous beer brand ‘Corona’ swinging like a pendulum between two wildly varying image issues. On…


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Copyright

Singardaan Copyright Case: Bombay HC’s Novel ‘Extraction’ – Substantial Similarity Test


We’re pleased to bring to you another guest post by our Fellowship applicant Anupriya Dhonchak, analysing the Bombay High Court’s interim order in a recent copyright infringement suit filed by a story writer against a web series ‘Singardaan’. This post is a follow-on to Arun’s earlier post on this decision. Anupriya is a 4th year law student at National Law University, Delhi. Her earlier posts on the blog can be viewed here, here and here. Singardaan Copyright Case: Bombay HC’s Novel ‘Extraction’…


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Innovation Patent

Patents, Innovation & University Research: A Few Questions about the Indian Narrative – Part II


We’re pleased to bring you Part II of a two-part guest post by Victor Vaibhav Tandon. Part I of the post can be viewed here. Victor is an academician turned lawyer. He’s also a registered Patent Agent and holds a Ph.D. in patent law. After teaching as a faculty in a prominent NLU, he joined the IP firm Saikrishna & Associates where he’s part of a team dealing with pharmaceutical and SEP litigations. He continues to teach as a visiting…


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Innovation Patent

Patents, Innovation & University Research: A Few Questions about the Indian Narrative – Part I


We’re pleased to bring you a two-part guest post by Victor Vaibhav Tandon. Victor is an academician turned lawyer. He’s also a registered Patent Agent and holds a Ph.D. in patent law. After teaching as a faculty in a prominent NLU, he joined the IP firm Saikrishna & Associates where he’s part of a team dealing with pharmaceutical and SEP litigations. He continues to teach as a visiting faculty for PGDIPR courses in ILI and ISIL.     Patents, Innovation…


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Copyright

Discussion on Fundamentals of ‘Authorship’: Copyright System v. Author’s Rights System


The digital world is challenging the fundamental norms of IP laws. This calls for a new perspective on IP as a whole and copyright law in particular. This post offers some thoughts in the context of an article titled ‘Musician uses algorithm to generate every possible melody to prevent copyright lawsuits’ and another article which deals with the usage of AI for emulating the styles of great painters such as Van Gogh, Turner and Vermeer. What are the fundamental principles…


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Copyright Geographical Indication Others Patent Trademark

SpicyIP Weekly Review (June 15 – 21)


Topical Highlights Dainik Jagran Sues Telegram for Copyright Infringement: Are Platforms or Group Admins Liable for Unlawful Speech on Closed Online Forums? Divij wrote on the matter of Dainik Jagran suing Telegram for copyright infringement for the circulation of ‘e-papers’ through open Telegram Channels. He analyzes the order that granted an interim injunction in the case of Jagran Prakashan Limited v. Telegram that directed Telegram to provide information about the subscribers/ owners of certain Telegram Channels that were allegedly circulating…


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Events Opportunities Sponsored

I-WIN’s First Virtual National IPR Moot Court Competition 2020 [August 7 – 9]


We’re pleased to inform you that I-Win IP Services, in association with Govt’s Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM), is organising its first Virtual National IPR Moot Court Competition. The competition is open to law, science and engineering students and will be held from 4th to 6th July 7th to 9th August, 2020. With an intent to encourage interdisciplinary learning, the competition mandates each participating team to comprise at least one science or engineering student. The deadline for registration…


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Opportunities Sponsored

Texas A&M School of Law Launches the GIFTED Program with O.P. Jindal Global University


We’re pleased to inform you that Texas A&M School of Law, together with O.P. Jindal Global University, is launching a program that will allow students to spend one semester in both universities, and earn an LL.M degree from either university. For more details, please see the announcement below: Texas A&M School of Law Launches the Global Immersion Fellowship for Talent & Educational Development (GIFTED) Program with O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU), India’s Top-ranked Private Law School For the first time…


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Lexstructor’s Live Webinar on ‘Impact of COVID-19 on Patent Laws in India and the Trade Related Aspects on Potential Drugs’ [June 28]


We’re pleased to inform you that Lexstructor is organizing a webinar on ‘Impact of COVID-19 on Patent Laws in India and the Trade Related Aspects on Potential Drugs’. The deadline for registration is June 27, 2020. For further details, please read the announcement below: Webinar on ‘Impact of COVID-19 on Patent Laws in India and the Trade Related Aspects on Potential Drugs’ | June 28, 2020 Lexstructor is an online, open access legal news, journals publication and education imparting platform,…


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Patent

Staying the Post-Grant Revocation of Ibrutinib


Pic of text saying "Should I stay or should i go"

[This post was co-authored with Praharsh Gour. Praharsh is a graduate from Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur and has previously worked with an IP firm, practicing in New Delhi. He is presently an LL.M candidate at the Faculty of Legal Studies, South Asian University, New Delhi] A recent IPAB order has resulted in a revoked patent over an anti-cancer drug Ibrutinib, being granted a curious new lease of life for the duration of on-going litigation before itself. This post will…


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