Innovation Plant Variety Protection Traditional Knowledge

Accomplishing Sustainable Seed Innovations: Why is a Three-Pronged Approach Needed?


After several introductory and background posts, as well as a comprehensive summary of the SSI 1.0 project, we now get to the real substance of the Sustainable Seed Innovation 2.0. From this post onwards, we will be posting spicy pieces of the Position Paper that will go to the Government of India, bit by bit. If you have missed this series of posts so far, now is the time to jump in with your comments and recommendations and contribute to…


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Innovation Plant Variety Protection Traditional Knowledge

The Sustainable Seed Innovations Project: A Trip Down Memory Lane


We’re pleased to bring to you the fourth post in the blog post series on The Sustainable Seed Innovations Project that we had launched two weeks ago. The Sustainable Seed Innovations 2.0 Project has a longer history than what was detailed in the Background post. In this post, Mrinalini Kochupillai, Project co-Investigator and lead author of the position paper, explains how the research idea evolved from an individual multi-disciplinary Ph.D. project to an international collaboration. The Sustainable Seed Innovations Project:…


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Copyright Others Patent Plant Variety Protection Trademark

Curiouser and Curiouser: The Delhi High Court Whitewashes an Infirm IPAB and Rules that a Plant Variety is a Patent..and Perhaps Even a Trademark!


We bring you a guest post from the prolific Prashant Reddy, who has had to take a break away from regular blogging at SpicyIP since he now heads the judicial reforms team at Vidhi. Fortunately, we managed to persuade him to pen a guest post on this rather curious decision, where a judge of the Delhi High Court has effectively ruled that an “expert” IP tribunal that lacks the alleged “expertise” can still decide IP disputes. In his inimitable style,…


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Innovation Plant Variety Protection Traditional Knowledge

The Sustainable Seed Innovations Project: Summary of Phase 1 of the Project (September 2017)


We’re pleased to bring to you the third post in the blog post series on The Sustainable Seed Innovations Project that we had launched two weeks ago. In this post, the research team of the project provides insight into the first phase of the project (Sustainable Seed Innovations 1.0 Project), which concluded with a conference (Sustainable Seed Innovations 1.0 Conference) held on September 15, 2017 in Bangalore. Summary of the SSI 1.0, 15th September 2017 SSI 2.0 Research Team The…


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Events

SpicyIP Events: 5th International Patent Drafting Competition to be Conducted by IIPRD and K&K


We’re pleased to announce that the Institute of Intellectual Property Research and Development (IIPRD), along with Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys (K&K) is organizing the Fifth International Patent Drafting Competition (IPDC) from September 2 to September 25, 2019. SpicyIP readers interested in participating can enjoy a discount of 50% on the participation fee. They’ll be required to pay only INR 500 instead of INR 1000. For further details, please read the post below: 5th International Patent Drafting Competition…


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Designs Trademark

SpicyIP Fellowship 2019-20: “See you in Court, Alligator?” The Delhi High Court Rules in Favor of Crocs Over Passing Off of a Registered Design


We’re pleased to pleased to bring to you a guest post by our Fellowship applicant, Arushi Gupta. Arushi is a 2nd year student at Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai. This is her third submission for the Fellowship. “See you in Court, Alligator?” The Delhi High Court Rules in Favor of Crocs Over Passing Off of a Registered Design Arushi Gupta On 4th June, 2019, the Delhi High Court delivered an interim order regarding the age-old conflict “brewing” between Carlsberg Breweries…


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Others

7th SpicyIP Fellowship 2019-20: Application Deadline Extended to July 31, 2019


As announced last month, SpicyIP is inviting  applications for the 7th SpicyIP Fellowship 2019-20. If you have an interest in IP law and love legal research and writing, look no further! Apply immediately to become a SpicyIP Fellow! The deadline for submitting applications has now been extended from July 15 to July 31, 2019. Year after year, our fellowship series has attracted some of the brightest minds to the world of IP. If you are wondering whether it’s worth applying for…


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Others

SpicyIP Weekly Review (July 1-7)


Thematic Highlight  Pankhuri released the second post in the blog post series on The Sustainable Seed Innovations Project. In her post, she provides a brief look into Phase I and II of the Project. Phase I seeks to look into the incentives for farmer-level seed innovations from indigenous varieties in India and research about the the role of public recognition for farmers’ seed innovation in creating such incentives. Phase II seeks to publish a position paper for the Government of India, spread stories of…


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Patent

Government’s Dilution of Patent Working Disclosure Requirements and the Implications on Compulsory Licensing


A few weeks ago, Pankhuri had released a post on the Government’s proposed revisions to Form 27, provided in the Draft Patent (Amendment) Rules, 2019.  Before I delve into the implications of these revisions, a brief recap of the relevant legal provisions and the events which led to this state of affairs is required to give readers more clarity on this pressing issue. Compulsory Licensing, Patent Working and Form 27-A Short Introduction Section 146 (2) of the Indian Patent Act…


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Innovation Others Plant Variety Protection Traditional Knowledge

The Sustainable Seed Innovations Project : Background


We’re pleased to bring to you the second post in the blog post series on The Sustainable Seed Innovations Project that we had launched last week. In this post, the research team of the project provides insight into the background of the project. The Sustainable Seed Innovations Project : Background SSI 2.0 Research Team This is the impact-acceleration stage of a project led by PI Professor Gregory Radick, Centre for History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Leeds Co-I Dr. Mrinalini Kochupillai,…


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