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Call for Submissions: The Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society (Vol. 102)


We’re pleased to inform you that The Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society is inviting submissions for Volume 102 of the journal. For further deatils, please see the announcement below: Call for Submissions: The Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society (Vol. 102) The Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society (‘JPTOS’), America’s premiere intellectual property law journal for over one hundred years, hereby announces an open call for submissions by direct email to [email protected] or on…


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Call for Internship: DPIIT- IPR Chair at Gujarat National Law University  [Apply by July20]


We’re pleased to inform you that the DPIIT IPR Chair at Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar is inviting applications from law students for an online internship. For further details, please see the announcement below: DPIIT- IPR Chair | Gujarat National Law University  Call for Internship About the University Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) is the statutory university established by the Government of Gujarat under the   Gujarat National Law University Act, 2003. The University is recognized by the Bar Council of…


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IPAB Issue Finally Comes to a Conclusion: Delhi HC Creates Specialist IP Division


In a welcome move yesterday, the Delhi High Court issued a press release stating that it will create an Intellectual Property Division (hereinafter IPD) in the Delhi High Court. According to today’s roster sheet, the judges that have been nominated for IPD are Justice Suresh Kumar Kait, Justice Jayant Nath, Justice Anu Malhotra, Justice C. Hari Shankar and Justice Sanjeev Narula. (pg 9) The court is in the process of formulating comprehensive rules for this division. As you may recall,…


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COVID-19 Patent

After Natco’s Withdrawal, Bajaj Healthcare files for Compulsory License to Manufacture Baricitinib


A recent report by The Print revealed that Indian drugmaker Bajaj Healthcare (‘BH’) has applied to the Patent Office for a compulsory license to manufacture Eli Lilly’s Baricitinib. At the moment, the application itself or any response from Eli Lilly to its filing is unavailable, but the report provides details of the circumstances surrounding it. Baricitinib, which is originally an arthritis drug, has more recently been used in combination with Remdesivir to treat Covid-19 patients for better results than what…


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Copyright

“Right to Access a Public Record” vs “Right to not Communicate the Work”: Where is Public Interest?”


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We’re pleased to bring you a guest post by Lokesh Vyas, on an RTI matter that brought up some interesting copyright related questions. Lokesh is a graduate from School of Law, Nirma University and an incoming LLM Candidate and InfoJustice Fellow at American University Washington College of Law, and has previously written posts for us here and here. “Right to Access a Public Record” vs “Right to not Communicate the Work”: Where is Public Interest?” Lokesh Vyas In Rajeev Kumar…


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SpicyIP Weekly Review (June 28 – July 4)


Topical Highlight Delhi High Court Clarifies Law on Arbitrability of Trademark Disputes In this guest post, Rounak Doshi discusses the position of law on arbitrability of trademark disputes in light of the Delhi High Court’s recent decision in Golden Tobie Private Ltd. v. Golden Tobacco Ltd. He notes that the Court considered this dispute concerning the breach of a trademark licensing agreement as arbitrable and referred it to arbitration. He examines the Court decision and notes that the plaintiff relied upon…


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Others Trademark

Logo Battles in Fashion Forever


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Tanya Saraswat. Tanya is a 3rd year BBA LLB student at Kirit P Mehta School of Law, NMIMS, Navi Mumbai. Logo Battles in Fashion Forever Intellectual property rights, including trademarks, patents and copyright, protect the innovations and inventions of creators from other companies or individuals. Logos come under the wide ambit of trademarks. The trademark protection for a business logo means that no one else can exploit or use it….


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[Sponsored] USPTO and LexisNexis Reed Tech Extend Their 50-year Partnership with a New 10-year Deal


We’re pleased to carry an announcement from LexisNexis Intellectual Property that LexisNexis Reed Tech will continue to provide patent data and document management services to the USPTO for the next 10 years. For further details, please see the announcement below: USPTO and LexisNexis Reed Tech Extend their 50-year Partnership with a New 10-year Deal The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has awarded LexisNexis Reed Tech a 10-year patent data and document management contract. Reed Tech has been a…


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Copyright

Copyright Ownership in State Board Textbooks: Impediments to Accessibility


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Although education has the potential to be a significant leveller of inequalities, online education because of the pandemic, has brought into stark relief the digital divide and widening socio-economic inequalities in India. Of late, there have been multiple reported cases of suicides by students (see here and here) on account of lack of access to the means of education. Further, only around a quarter of Indian families have access to the internet, according to estimates. This percentage reduces to 15%…


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[Sponsored] SWAYAM (Free) Online Course on Intellectual Property by NLU Delhi (July 1 – October 31) [Register by August 31]


We’re pleased to inform you that a free online course on intellectual property starting on 1st July 2021 is being offered for students on the e-learning platform SWAYAM by Dr. Yogesh Pai, Assistant Professor of Law, in-charge of the IPR Chair at National Law University, Delhi. For further details, please see the announcement below: Join the Online Course on Intellectual Property Title SWAYAM (Free) Online Course ‘Intellectual Property’ About the Course The course is launched on the SWAYAM platform by…


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