Opportunities

NLUJ-CIPS Inter College IP Research Essay Writing Competition 2022 [Submit by March 10]


We’re pleased to inform you that Centre for Intellectual Property Studies, National Law University, Jodhpur is is inviting submissions from law students for the ‘NLUJ CIPS Inter College IP Research Essay Writing Competition, 2022’ on the theme ‘“IP and Youth: Innovating for a better future’. The deadline for submissions is 10th March, 2022. For further details, please read the announcement below: NLUJ-CIPS Inter College IP Research Essay Writing Competition 2022 About the Organiser: The Centre for Intellectual Property Studies (CIPS),…


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[Sponsored] Short Course on ‘Pharmaceuticals and IP’ by British Institute of International and Comparative Law [March 4 – May 13]


We’re pleased to inform you that The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) is offering a short course on ‘Pharmaceuticals and Intellectual Property’ from 4th March 4 to 13th May, 2022. For further details, please see their announcement below. Short course: Pharmaceuticals and Intellectual Property 10 Sessions: 4 March – 13 May 2022 The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) is delighted to announce a new short course entitled: ‘Pharmaceuticals and Intellectual Property’. This is a…


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Publication

Call for Papers: NLU Jodhpur’s Journal of Intellectual Property Studies Vol. 5, Issue 2 [Submit by March 27]


We’re pleased to announce that NLU Jodhpur’s Journal of Intellectual Property Studies (JIPS) is inviting original, unpublished manuscripts for publication for its upcoming issue (Volume V, Issue II). The last date for submissions is March 27, 2022. For further details, please read the journal’s call for papers below: Call for Papers: NLU Jodhpur’s Journal of Intellectual Property Studies [Vol. V, Issue II] The Board of Editors of the Journal of Intellectual Property Studies [JIPS], published under the aegis of National…


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Copyright

Novex Communications Pvt. Ltd. v. DXC Technology Private Limited – Analysis II


Earlier Posts: Summary and Analysis I Is it mandatory to be a member of copyright society to carry out the business of issuing or granting licences in respect of literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works incorporated in a cinematograph film or sound recordings? I am of the view that the copyright framework gives authors and owners of right an option to join or not join a copyright society in order to conduct the business of issuing or granting licences in…


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Copyright Others

Novex Communications Pvt. Ltd. v. DXC Technology Private Limited – Analysis I


For summary of the case, click here. Section 33 and Business of granting licenses through Copyright Societies 33. Registration of Copyright society.— (1) No person or association of persons shall, after coming into force of the Copyright (Amendment) Act, 1994 (38 of 1994) commence or, carry on the business of issuing or granting licences in respect of any work in which copyright subsists or in respect of any other rights conferred by this Act except under or in accordance with…


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Opportunities

Online Course for Patent Agent Exam Preparation [February 5]


We’re pleased to inform our readers that our former blogger, Rajiv Choudhry is offering an online course for preparation for the upcoming Patent Agent exam on 5th February, 2022. For further details, please see the announcement from him below. Online Course for Patent Agent Exam Preparation [February 5] It is that time of the year when preparation is going on for the Patent Agent Examination. This time the examination was supposed to be held in 2020 but has now been…


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Call for Applications: Legal Officer at Screenwriters Association, Mumbai


We’re pleased to inform you that The Screenwriters Association (SWA) is urgently looking to recruit a full-time Legal Officer to be based at its office in Mumbai. For further details, please read the announcement below. Call for Applications: Legal Officer at Screenwriters Association, Mumbai The Screenwriters Association (SWA) is inviting applications for the appointment of a full-time Legal Officer to be based at its office in Mumbai. About SWA SWA is the registered Trade Union of screenwriters of the Film,…


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[Sponsored] LexisNexis recognizes the world’s outperforming companies with its “Innovation Momentum 2022: The Global Top 100” report


We’re pleased to inform you that LexisNexis has released its inaugural ‘Innovation Momentum 2022: The Global Top 100’ report. For further details, please see their announcement below: LexisNexis recognizes the world’s outperforming companies with its “Innovation Momentum 2022: The Global Top 100” report The first patent-based report to measure short-term innovation momentum, highlighting innovators with exceptional technological relevance for the future. To uncover forward-thinking patent development and spotlight true technological contemporaries across industries, LexisNexis Intellectual Property Solutions has released its inaugural…


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Copyright Others

Right to Research (“R2R”): An Independent Right with an Imposed Dependence in Copyright Law?


book cover of Dworkin's "Taking Rights Seriously"

Lokesh Vyas writes in with a post pondering the existence of a ‘right to research’ (r2r) in India. The query around r2r in general is not a new one – see for example Appadurai’s widely cited 2006 paper by the same name, or SPARC’s Coalition formed back in 2009. Lokesh attempts to find grounding for it in Indian law through the current post. He is an LLM Candidate (IP and Technology) at American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL), InfoJustice Fellow…


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Others

Novex Communications Pvt. Ltd. v. DXC Technology Private Limited – Summarising the judgment (Part I)


On 8 December 2021, the Madras High Court delivered an important judgment concerning copyright law. The High Court held that the business of granting copyright licenses can be carried out only through the copyright societies. Finding that Novex Communications (the assignee of the copyright) did not fall within the definition of the copyright society, the High Court dismissed its petition seeking for damages and injunction. (paragraph 48) I intend to critically analyse this judgment. In the first post, I shall…


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