Copyright

“Phillauri” Copyright Infringement Case #Lastminute Complainants


Somewhere midway through reading Justice Patel’s order dealing with the Phillauri copyright infringement case, I was convinced that the Plaintiff’s counsel would soon have to initiate a medical course involving anti-depressants. J. Patel was absolutely brutal.  I am getting ahead of myself. The allegedly infringing work, Phillauri, is…err…a comedy film (?) that deals with tree spirits, subsequent marriage with tree spirits and analysis of said tree spirits mortal life. Interestingly, the allegedly infringing work, Mangal Phera, is a horror flick….


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Others

Andhyarujina vs Adversariality: A Legal Lesson for Life


  I barely knew him. But he taught me the most valuable lesson of them all. To take the “adversary” out of the “adversarial”! That was Tehmtan Andhyarujina for you. One of the finest counsels to have graced our courts. Sadly, he is no more with us. We were pitted against each other in the famed Novartis patent litigation. Although I was appearing as an academic intervenor cum amicus before the court, he knew that my ultimate stand was deeply…


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Privacy

SpicyIP Fellowship 2017-18: Who Can Be A Celebrity: A Christopher Porco Story


We are happy to bring to you another guest post by our Fellowship applicant Shubhi Sharma. Shubhi is a 4th year student at Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab. This is her second submission for the Fellowship. Who Can Be A Celebrity: A Christopher Porco Story Shubhi Sharma In 2013 Lifetime Entertainment Services (LES) decided to broadcast a film titled “Romeo Killer: The Christopher Porco Story”. LES later found itself engaged in a legal spat of civil rights action suit with…


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Copyright

SpicyIP Fellowship 2017-18: Online Film Reviews: A New Form of Online Piracy


We are glad to bring to you a guest post by our Fellowship applicant Shubhi Sharma. Shubhi is a 4th year student at Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab. This is her first submission for the Fellowship. Online Film Reviews: A New Form of Online Piracy Shubhi Sharma As somebody born in the 90s, I have been a part of a terrific transition in relation to the cinematic world. Within a span of 20 years or so, this film industry…


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Copyright

SpicyIP Fellowship 2017-18: UK’s Code of Practice on Search and Copyright- A New Effort to Preserve the Creative Industry


We are pleased to bring to you another guest post by our Fellowship applicant Aishwarya Ambardekar. Aishwarya is a 4th year student at ILS Law College. This is her second submission for the Fellowship. UK’s Code of Practice on Search and Copyright- A New Effort to Preserve the Creative Industry Aishwarya Ambardekar Google, Bing, the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and the Motion Pictures Association (MPA), in collaboration with the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) have recently entered into what is considered…


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Others

SpicyIP Jobs: Corporate Counsel/Sr. Corporate Counsel, India-GSP at Cisco


We are happy to announce that Cisco is looking for a Corporate Counsel/Senior Corporate Counsel to be based in Bangalore. Those interested in applying for this position may e-mail their applications to Sujini H.A. at [email protected] The job description for the position reads as follows: What You’ll Do Cisco is looking for an experienced, enthusiastic, creative, senior lawyer to support the fastest growing sales theatre in the Cisco Global Service Provider segment. Based in Bangalore, India and reporting to the…


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SpicyIP Weekly Review (March 26-April 1)


Our topical highlight of the week doubtless has to be a 2-part post by our fellowship applicant, Sreyoshi Guha, on the Intex versus AZ Tech judgment. In the first post, Sreyoshi begins by outlining the arguments of Intex and AZ Tech on the issue of relevance of goodwill in a case of passing off. She then discusses the court’s conclusion that the fundamental object of granting a remedy for passing off is to protect the plaintiff’s goodwill and that the…


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Others

SpicyIP Jobs: Legal Analyst in TRIPS and IP Group of WTO’s IP, Government Procurement & Competition Division


We are pleased to announce that the Secretariat of WTO is seeking to fill a position of Legal Analyst within the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) and Intellectual Property Group of the Intellectual Property, Government Procurement and Competition Division. The vacancy notice for the position reads as follows:   Title: Legal Analyst Grade: 6 Contract Type: Fixed-term Starting Salary: CHF 83,548 net per annum (approximate) Application Deadline (CET): 12 April 2017 Division: Intellectual Property, Government Procurement and Competition Duration:…


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Patent Traditional Knowledge

SpicyIP Fellowship 2017-18: The Turmeric Battle


We are pleased to bring to you a guest post by our Fellowship applicant Aishwarya Ambardekar. Aishwarya is a 4th year student at ILS Law College. This is her first submission for the Fellowship. The Turmeric Battle Aishwarya Ambardekar The world as we know it, understands innovation in a rather binary manner, where only those inventions or ideas that materialise in laboratories or Research Centres are given importance. Innovations undertaken in more informal settings, by common folk such as farmers and…


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Copyright

SpicyIP Fellowship 2017-18: Snapchat v. Facebook – Of Stories, Copyrights & The Idea of Expression


We are happy to bring to you an interesting guest post by our Fellowship applicant Sreyoshi Guha. Sreyoshi is a 4th year student at Symbiosis Law School, Pune. This is her second submission for the Fellowship. Snapchat v. Facebook: Of Stories, Copyrights & The Idea of Expression Sreyoshi Guha I’d like to believe that it all started when Snapchat did the unthinkable. A few years ago, Facebook had offered to buy Snapchat for a whopping 3 Billion Dollars, which it…


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