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Logo Battles in Fashion Forever


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Tanya Saraswat. Tanya is a 3rd year BBA LLB student at Kirit P Mehta School of Law, NMIMS, Navi Mumbai. Logo Battles in Fashion Forever Intellectual property rights, including trademarks, patents and copyright, protect the innovations and inventions of creators from other companies or individuals. Logos come under the wide ambit of trademarks. The trademark protection for a business logo means that no one else can exploit or use it….


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[Sponsored] USPTO and LexisNexis Reed Tech Extend Their 50-year Partnership with a New 10-year Deal


We’re pleased to carry an announcement from LexisNexis Intellectual Property that LexisNexis Reed Tech will continue to provide patent data and document management services to the USPTO for the next 10 years. For further details, please see the announcement below: USPTO and LexisNexis Reed Tech Extend their 50-year Partnership with a New 10-year Deal The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has awarded LexisNexis Reed Tech a 10-year patent data and document management contract. Reed Tech has been a…


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Copyright

Copyright Ownership in State Board Textbooks: Impediments to Accessibility


Students in a Classroom

Although education has the potential to be a significant leveller of inequalities, online education because of the pandemic, has brought into stark relief the digital divide and widening socio-economic inequalities in India. Of late, there have been multiple reported cases of suicides by students (see here and here) on account of lack of access to the means of education. Further, only around a quarter of Indian families have access to the internet, according to estimates. This percentage reduces to 15%…


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[Sponsored] SWAYAM (Free) Online Course on Intellectual Property by NLU Delhi (July 1 – October 31) [Register by August 31]


We’re pleased to inform you that a free online course on intellectual property starting on 1st July 2021 is being offered for students on the e-learning platform SWAYAM by Dr. Yogesh Pai, Assistant Professor of Law, in-charge of the IPR Chair at National Law University, Delhi. For further details, please see the announcement below: Join the Online Course on Intellectual Property Title SWAYAM (Free) Online Course ‘Intellectual Property’ About the Course The course is launched on the SWAYAM platform by…


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Trademark

Delhi High Court Clarifies Law on Arbitrability of Trademark Disputes


We are pleased to bring you a guest post from Rounak Doshi, discussing the position of law on arbitrability of trademark disputes in light of Delhi High Court’s recent decision in Golden Tobie Private Ltd. v. Golden Tobacco Ltd. Rounak is a 2nd year student at NLIU Bhopal. Our previous posts on questions of IPR and arbitration can be viewed here. Introduction The Delhi High Court, through its judgement, in the recent matter of M/S. Golden Tobie Private Limited v….


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SpicyIP Weekly Review (June 21 – 27)


Topical Highlight RMPL Registered as Copyright Society for Sound Recordings: But What about PPL, Transparency, and the Delays? In this post, Nikhil analyses Recorded Music Performance Limited (‘RMPL’) becoming the first copyright society to be granted a registration with respect to sound recordings, nine years after the 2012 amendments to the Copyright Act. He notes that the Phonographic Performance Limited India (‘PPL’) has also been attempting to obtain registration as a copyright society for the same kind of works. He…


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The Examination of the Examiner: Analysing the Delhi High Court’s Recent Observations


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Aditya Mittal, analysing the recent observations made by the Delhi High Court with respect to the procedure followed by the Government in selection of patent examiners. Aditya works in the patents team of a boutique IP law firm, ALG India Law Offices. He pursued B.Tech from Thapar University, Patiala and then LL.B. (IPR hons) from Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, IIT Kharagpur. The Examination of the Examiner: Analysing…


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Opportunities

Reminder: 2nd Shamnad Basheer Essay Competition on Intellectual Property Law [Submit by July 14]


On the occasion of our Founder Prof. (Dr.) Shamnad Basheer’s 45th birth anniversary on 14th May, we had announced the second edition of the Shamnad Basheer Essay Competition on Intellectual Property Law to celebrate his memory and his legacy of outstanding scholarship. We wish to remind you that the deadline for submissions for the competition is July 14, 2021 (23:59 IST). The details of the competition are as follows: Eligibility: The competition will be open to students currently enrolled in any…


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Copyright

RMPL Registered as Copyright Society for Sound Recordings: But What about PPL, Transparency, and the Delays?


The Logo of RMPL

Nine years after the 2012 amendments to the Copyright Act, a copyright society has finally been registered by the Central Government for sound recordings! This comes as the Central Government recently granted Recorded Music Performance Limited (‘RMPL’) registration as a copyright society with respect to sound recordings. The application for registration was filed by RMPL in 2018. Notably, the Phonographic Performance Limited India (‘PPL’) has also been attempting to obtain registration as a copyright society for the same kind of…


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Panel Discussion on ‘Pharma Corporations Demand Indemnity in Lieu of mRNA Vaccine Supply in India: Legal and Ethical Issues’ [June 23]


We’re pleased to inform you that MSF Access Campaign and the Third World Network is organizing a panel discussion on ‘Pharma Corporations Demand Indemnity in Lieu of mRNA Vaccine Supply in India: Legal and Ethical Issues’ on 23rd June, 2021 (tomorrow) from 4 pm to 5:30 pm (IST). For further details, please see the announcement below. Panel Discussion on ‘Pharma Corporations Demand Indemnity in Lieu of mRNA Vaccine Supply in India: Legal and Ethical Issues’ In the last few months,…


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