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TAMU School of Law Announces Its Academic Partnership with GNLU for LL.M. Pathway Program


We’re pleased to inform you that Texas A&M School of Law is partnering with GNLU for an LL.M. Pathway Program. For more details, please see the announcement below: Texas A&M School of Law is proud to announce its academic partnership with Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) for LL.M. Pathway Program For the first time in India, students from Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) will have the opportunity to enroll in the LL.M. Pathway program created by Texas A&M School of…


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Copyright

When Cricket Meets Copyright: Does Upload of Sports Clips on Social Media Amount to ‘Fair Dealing’?


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by our fellowship applicant Nikhil Purohit. In this post, he analyses whether sharing of sports clips on social media amounts to copyright infringement or fair use under India’s copyright law, in light of the recent controversy over a take down notice that was sent to cricket archivist Rob Moody for some of the clips uploaded by him on Twitter. Nikhil is a 4th year student at the National Law School of…


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Copyright

Crawl Cautiously: Examining the Legal Landscape for Text and Data Mining in India – Part II


We are pleased to bring to you a two-part guest post by Viraj Ananth, examining the legal landscape of TDM in India, an issue we have covered on this blog previously here. Viraj is a fourth year B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) student at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. Part I of this post studied the question of copyright infringement liability for TDM use in India, after introducing TDM technology and its popular techniques. Part II first explores international developments on copyright…


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Copyright

Crawl Cautiously: Examining the Legal Landscape for Text and Data Mining in India – Part I


We are pleased to bring to you a two-part guest post by Viraj Ananth, examining the legal landscape of TDM in India, an issue we have covered on this blog previously here. Viraj is a fourth year B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) student at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. Part I of this post first introduces text and data mining (TDM) and contrasts popular TDM techniques, namely website scraping, website crawling or indexing, and website archiving. It then studies…


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SpicyIP Weekly Review (June 22 – 28)


Topical Highlight To Mock the Corona Word: Disparaging During the Time of Crisis In a post co-authored with Praharsh Gour, Swaraj wrote about disparagement of the famous beer brand ‘Corona’ given its resemblance to the ongoing pandemic in the context of the Cerveciria Modelo De Mexico v. Whiskin Spirits case. Analyzing the order, it is noted that the Court has not recorded its assessment of the advertisement in granting the ex-parte interim injunction. The post goes on to highlight that…


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Open Access IP Textbooks – or – Mythical IP Books and Where to Find Them


Image showing various 'Open' related logos, with text "IP Textbooks. It's always Open Access O'Clock. Download and Enjoy"

Despite the high educational value that exists when tomes of writing are dedicated to very specific areas, textbooks are often no longer treated like the powerhouses of knowledge that they were once known to be. Especially given the plethora of other mediums over which that knowledge is now available – journal articles, niche websites, blogs, podcasts, online forums, social media, etc. The reasons for this are of course varied. In a fast evolving field like intellectual property, classic textbooks may…


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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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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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