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The Sustainable Seed Innovations Project: Invitation to Engage, Contribute and Collaborate


We’re excited to launch a blog post series on The Sustainable Seed Innovations Project, a UK-India project on sustainable agriculture, led by University of Leeds, Art of Living Foundation and Dr. Mrinalini Kochupillai (lecturer and senior research associate at the Technical University of Munich and also a former SpicyIP blogger). The series is aimed at informing and sensitizing the readers about the underlying issues as well as receiving their inputs and recommendations, which which will be endeavoured to be incorporated…


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Events

SpicyIP Events: The Sports Law & Policy Symposium 2019 [August 2-3, Bangalore]


We’re pleased to inform our readers that the Sports Law and Policy Centre (SLPC), Bangalore is organising the third edition of the SLPC Symposium on August 02-03, 2019 at the Bangalore International Centre. For further details of the event, please read the post below: The Sports Law & Policy Symposium 2019 Bangalore International Centre August 02 – 03, 2019 The Sports Law & Policy Centre, Bengaluru, (www.sportslaw.in), powered by LawNK and the GoSports Foundation, is organising the third edition of…


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Others

Hear From Our Fellows 2018-19!


Wondering if it’s worth applying for the SpicyIP Fellowship? Hear from our current batch of Fellows on their experience so far. Their words are sure to dispel all your doubts. Here’s what they’ve to say: Prarthana Patnaik “I first heard about SpicyIP when my seniors were discussing a few IP law issues and how a certain blog post had cleared all their doubts. It piqued my interest and I checked out the blog-I couldn’t stop reading! I was fascinated by the…


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Traditional Knowledge

Saree Draping Styles as ‘Traditional Cultural Expressions’ (TCEs)


We’re pleased to bring to you an interesting guest post by Dr. Sunanda Bharti. Dr. Sunanda is an Assistant Professor in Law at Delhi University. She has written two guest posts for us in the past as well, which can be viewed here and here. Saree Draping Styles as a ‘Traditional Cultural Expression’ (TCE) Dr. Sunanda Bharti Introduction Whether it be Atpoure shari, the most identifiable saree draping style of West Bengal popularised now by so many Bollywood movies – where…


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Others

SpicyIP Weekly Review (June 17-23)


Pankhuri co-authored a post with Bhavik on a recent decision of the Delhi HC, which dismissed Bayer’s appeal and left it to the trial court to apply the reasonable relationship test for deciding whether the use and export of Bayer’s patented drug ‘Sorafenib Tosylate’ by Natco and Alembic was permissible under Section 107A of the Patents Act (India’s Bolar Provision). The Court ruled that the ‘export’ of a patented invention for experimental purposes was covered under the provision. In their post, the…


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Patent

Delhi HC Division Bench Affirms that Export is Allowed under India’s Bolar Exception: Propounds ‘Reasonable Relation’ Test


(This post has been co-authored with Bhavik Shukla, a 4th year student at NLIU, Bhopal) Recently, in a decision that is likely to have a significant impact on pharmaceutical patents and access to medicines, a Division Bench of the Delhi High Court, upheld a Single Judge’s decision and ruled that the ‘export’ of a patented invention for experimental purposes is also covered under Section 107A of the Patents Act, 1970 (India’s Bolar exception), and thus does not amount to patent…


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Others

Announcing the 7th SpicyIP Fellowship 2019-20!


Have an interest in IP law? Love legal research and writing? Look no further! Apply immediately to become a SpicyIP Fellow! Year after year, our fellowship series has attracted some of the brightest minds to the world of IP. We are now pleased to announce the 7th edition of the SpicyIP Fellowship for 2019-20.  SpicyIP Fellowship 2019-20 For those of you who are new to the blog, the SpicyIP Fellowship is a coveted position for those seeking to make a…


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Others

SpicyIP Fortnightly Review (June 3 – 16)


In a guest post, Arun Mohan shared his thoughts on the recent Ilayaraja judgment passed by the Madras High Court. He notes that the judgment consolidates producers’ rights over sound recordings that incorporate musical works that are created prior to and post the 2012 amendments. The judgment does, however, pay heed to the composers’ moral rights to paternity and integrity. Pankhuri wrote a post on the developments from the order passed by the Delhi HC in the patent working PIL…


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Events

SpicyIP Events: Conference on ‘Intellectual Property through Collaborative Enforcement’ [June 20; New Delhi]


We’re pleased to announce that PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry in association with Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks, Ministry of Commerce and Industry and United IPR are organizing a full day conference on ‘Intellectual Property through Collaborative Enforcement’ on June 20, 2019 in New Delhi. For further details, please read the announcement below: Conference on ‘Intellectual Property through Collaborative Enforcement’ June 20, 2019, New Delhi Menace of fake and counterfeit goods (both online…


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Patent

Indian Government Proposes to Dilute the Disclosure Requirement for Patent Working


As our readers may recall, in April last year, the Delhi High Court had disposed of the patent working PIL filed by Prof. Basheer in 2015, directing the Government to complete all steps towards effectuating necessary amendments to optimise the patent working provisions within strict timelines. As per its undertaking, the Government had agreed to publish the amended version of Form 27 as approved by the competent authority (DIPP) on or before September 6 last year. Unfortunately, the Government failed to abide…


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