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CII & TAMU Executive Education Program on Health, Pharmaceuticals and IPR [Over 4 Weekends in Sept]


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We’re pleased to announce that the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in partnership with Texas A&M University School of Law (TAMU), will be conducting an online certificate course on health, pharma and IP spread over four weekends in September 2020, starting 5th-6th September. The course is priced at INR 15,000 + GST. We’re happy to note that SpicyIP readers are eligible for a discounted price of INR 10,000 + GST. Readers can contact Mr. Jyoti Kumar (details mentioned below) and…


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T-Series’ Copyright Infringement Claim against Roposo: Intermediary Liability, Safe Harbour and Fair Dealing


After the recent ban on TikTok by the government, several alternative short-video sharing services have seen a rise in their following. One such application is Roposo, a video creation and sharing app, available in 12 Indian languages. Riding on the ‘Made in India’ advantage, it saw a surge of 22 million in its user base in merely two days after the TikTok ban. MyGovIndia has also joined the platform to connect with Indian audiences and Indian achievers such as Babita…


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NLUJ’s Centre for IP Studies Essay Competition [Submit by September 27]


We’re pleased to inform you that Centre for Intellectual Property Studies, National Law University, Jodhpur is organising an essay writing competition for law students from Indian universities on the theme ‘Copyright Societies and Performers’ Rights Societies in India’. The deadline for registration is September 20, 2020 and that for submission of essays is September 27, 2020. For further details, please read the announcement below: NLUJ’s Centre for IP Studies Essay Competition Call for Essays | Submit by September 27, 2020…


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SpicyIP Weekly Review (August 24 – 30)


Topical Highlight Patanjali’s Coronil Trademark: The Dilemma of Dilution In this post, Adyasha discusses the Madras High Court’s recent order restraining Patanjali from using the word ‘Coronil’ on its immunity-booster tablets. She argues that the Single Judge’s interpretation of dilution under Section 29(4) of the Trade Marks Act 1999, is riddled with serious inconsistencies. Patanjali contended that Arudra’s trademarks did not meet the well-known mark threshold for Section 29(4) to apply. However, the Court held that ‘reputation in India’ was to be…


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Copyright

Interrogating the Norm of Anonymity in Research Ethics: Visibility, Representation and the Right to Attribution


Social research that inquires into power structures is often riddled with hierarchies itself. For instance, the difference in the status of the researcher and the research subject is not devoid of crucial power differentials. Women and minorities in protected works are often written about from an external gaze. Their personhood, expressions and contributions are reduced to that of a passive ‘muse’ or a ‘subject’, being acted upon by the genius author who claims sole authorship of the work to which…


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Patanjali’s Coronil Trademark: The Dilemma of Dilution


Recently, the Madras High Court restrained Patanjali from using the word ‘Coronil’ on its immunity-booster tablets (Arun has discussed the order, here). Soon afterwards, Patanjali obtained a stay on the order from a Division Bench, arguing that ‘coronil’ is a generic term derived from coronavirus and used by nearly 191 companies right now, and the vast difference between their product and the plaintiff’s ensures that there is no likelihood of confusion between them. This is a reasonable decision, since the…


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Online Symposium on WIPO-WTO-WHO Trilateral Study on Promoting Access to Medical Technologies and Innovation [September 2]


We’re pleased to inform you that DPIIT IPR Chair, NLU Delhi and Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Intellectual Property Management are jointly organising an online symposium on WIPO-WTO-WHO trilateral study on promoting access to medical technologies and innovation on September 2, 2020. For further details, please read the announcement below: Online Symposium on WIPO-WTO-WHO Trilateral Study on Promoting Access to Medical Technologies and Innovation 2nd September, 2020 The symposium aims to discuss the recent trilateral report from an integrated health,…


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Call for Papers: NLU Jodhpur’s Journal of Intellectual Property Studies Vol 4, Issue 1 [Submit by Sep 15]


We’re pleased to announce that NLU Jodhpur’s Journal of Intellectual Property Studies (JIPS) is inviting original, unpublished manuscripts for publication in the Winter 2020 Issue (Volume IV, Issue 1) of the Journal. The last date for submissions is September 15, 2020. For further details, please read the journal’s call for papers below: Call for Papers : Journal of Intellectual Property Studies (Volume IV, Issue 1) The Board of Editors of the Journal of Intellectual Property Studies (JIPS), published under the…


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SpicyIP Weekly Review (August 17 – 23)


Topical Highlight Lootcase, Copyright and Last Minute Injunctions: A Failed Attempt towards Overprotection Nikhil discussed the recent case of Vinay Vats v. Fox Star Studios India, wherein the Delhi HC rejected the plaintiff’s request for interim injunction a day before the release of the defendants’ movie ‘Lootcase’, which was alleged to be infringing the copyright in the plaintiff’s movie, ‘Tukkaa Fitt’. He agrees with the court’s reasoning, explaining that the two movies are only similar so far as they revolve around a stolen…


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A New IPAB Chairperson? Maybe, Maybe Not


We’re pleased to bring you a guest post by Praharsh Gour, highlighting the recent Call for Applications put out for the post of the IPAB Chairperson, along with AIPPI’s application for extending the incumbent Chairperson’s tenure yet again. 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. He’s also co-authored two posts on the blog previously, which can be viewed here and…


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