Patent

Delhi High Court grants interim injunction to Novartis against Natco’s use of Revolade patent 


The Delhi High Court recently granted an interlocutory injunction to Novartis against Natco’s use of Eltrombopag Olamine (EO). The debate at the crux of the dispute is, or rather was, the dichotomy between deference to the validity of a granted patent vis-a-vis the challenge to its validity and consequently disregarding the exclusivity granted to it, in litigation. The court in the present matter seemed to have sided with the former and placed the ‘presumption’ of validity of a patent at…


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Plant Variety Protection

Looking at PPVFR Authority’s cancellation of Pepsico India’s Extant Potato Variety Protection


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Arun Mohan on the recent order by the PPV & FR Authority dated 03.12.2021 in the “revocation application relating to FL 2027- Kavita Kuruganti”. Arun has been a regular guest blogger for SpicyIP and you can find his bio and posts here and here. Looking at PPVFR Authority’s cancellation of Pepsico India’s Extant Potato Variety Protection Arun Mohan The recent order of the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers Rights…


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Opportunities Patent

Beginners’ Awareness Workshop on Patent Oppositions in the Pharmaceutical Field [Dec 13-15; Apply by Dec 10]


We’re pleased to inform you that Inter University Centre for IPR Studies (IUCIPRS), CUSAT and Third World Network are jointly organising a free Beginners’ Awareness Workshop on Patent Oppositions in the Pharmaceutical Field from 13th to 15th December, 2021. Beginners’ Awareness Workshop on Patent Oppositions in the Pharmaceutical Field Inter University Centre for IPR Studies (IUCIPRS), CUSAT and Third World Network are jointly organising a Beginners’ Awareness Workshop on Patent Oppositions in the Pharmaceutical Field. The workshop is online and is open…


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Publication

Call For Submissions: NUALS’ Blog ‘The IP Site’


We’re pleased to inform you that The Centre for Intellectual Property Rights of the National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi is inviting submissions for its official blog, The IP Site on a rolling basis. For further details, please see the announcement below: Call for Blogs – The IP Site, the Centre for Intellectual Property Rights (CIPR), NUALS Kochi The Centre for Intellectual Property Rights of the National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), invites submissions for its official…


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Others

Is it Kurta? Is it a Kaftaan? It’s GUCCI: Why GUCCI May Not be Accountable This Time Too


We’re pleased to bring to you a post by Niharika Salar. Niharika is an Assistant Professor at the NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad. Is it Kurta? Is it a Kaftaan? It’s GUCCI: Why GUCCI May Not be Accountable This Time Too A few months ago, Gucci was found selling a peculiar outfit named “organic linen kaftan”. Following this incident, news of Zara selling lungi as ‘check mini skirt’ a few years ago had resurfaced on social media. This isn’t the…


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Trademark

DRS Logistics v. Google: Revival of the Third-party Trademark as a Keyword Dispute


We are pleased to bring you a guest post from Payal Saraogi, on a recent decision of the Delhi High Court on Google’s use of trademarks as advertisement keywords. Payal graduated from the School of Law, Christ University in 2020, and currently practices as a disputes lawyer. She advises/represents clients on issues related or unrelated to those discussed in the post. DRL Logistics v. Google: Revival of the Third-party Trademark as a Keyword Dispute Payal Saraogi The steady growth in…


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Copyright

Aaj Tak v. Newslaundry: Assessing the Fair Dealing Question


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In a recent post, Divij discussed the use of copyright infringement claims by Aaj Tak against the independent media platform, Newslaundry. The videos in relation to which the copyright claims were made contained clips from videos of Aaj Tak’s reporting and as per Newslaundry were used to critique Aaj Tak’s reporting on certain issues. Divij highlighted the use of copyright strikes as a new form of Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (‘SLAPPs’) using the problematic takedown structure of YouTube. In…


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Opportunities

Fourth IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Conference [Online; February 9-12]


We are pleased to inform our readers that the Fourth IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Conference will be held online from February 9-12, 2022. The deadline for submission of the request to present a paper and the abstract is December 10, 2021. For further details, please read the post below: Fourth IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Conference February 9-12, 2022 The IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia (IPIRA) Network is pleased to announce the Fourth IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia (IPIRA)…


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Opportunities Publication

Call For Papers: NUALS Intellectual Property Law Review Vol. IV [Submit by December 31]


We’re pleased to inform you that the NUALS Intellectual Property Law Review is inviting contributions to the fourth volume of the journal. The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2021. For further details, please read the call for papers below: Call for Papers: NUALS Intellectual Property Review (Vol. IV) The NUALS Intellectual Property Law Review (ISSN 2582-4244) is a peer-reviewed, double blind and open access journal, operating under the aegis of the Centre for Intellectual Property Rights (CIPR), NUALS. The…


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Opportunities

Panel Discussion on 3D Printing and Intellectual Property: Prospects and Challenges [November 13]


We’re pleased to inform you that Department for the Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) IPR Chair, GNLU and Microsoft Chair on IPR Law and Policy Research are jointly organizing a Panel Discussion on ‘3D Printing and Intellectual Property: Prospects and Challenges‘ on 13th November, 2021. Panel Discussion on 3D Printing and Intellectual Property: Prospects and Challenges We are pleased to cordially invite you to the Panel Discussion on ‘3D Printing and Intellectual Property: Prospects and Challenges’ jointly organized by Department…


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