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‘The Cunning of Rights: Law, Life, Biocultures’: Call for Reviews


We are happy to bring to our readers a guest post by Rajshree Chandra on her book ‘The Cunning of Rights: Law, Life, Biocultures’. Rajshree is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Delhi. She is also a Senior Visiting Fellow  at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi. Her current work seeks to build upon her earlier monograph titled “Knowledge as Property: Issues in the Moral Grounding of Intellectual Property Rights”. If any of you are interested…


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Our new book on the history & politics of Indian IP & a free e-book on Indian copyright legislation and parliamentary debates


I’m happy to announce to our readers that the Oxford University Press has recently published a book on Indian IP that I have co-authored with Sumathi Chandrashekharan, who used to blog with us on SpicyIP and who is now with the Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy. The book is titled Create, Copy Disrupt: India’s Intellectual Property Dilemmas and attempts to narrate the history and the politics surrounding India’s intellectual property policies since it declared independence from the British in 1947….


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Release of Justice Prabha Sridevan’s Book, ‘Of Vineyard Equality’


We are extremely pleased to bring to the notice of our readers that the book, ‘Of Vineyard Equality’, by Justice Prabha Sridevan was launched on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at the Inter University Centre for IPR Studies, CUSAT, Kochi. The press release on the launch of the book reads as follows: In the book she has compiled her thoughts and experiences that enthused and filled her with passion as the sitting judge at Madras High Court into a book which comprises…


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Industry Funding and Bias (II): Towards Transparency and a Plurality of Perspectives


In an earlier post, I noted that industry funding will, more often than not, carry the presumption of bias towards results that ultimately favour industry bottom-lines or priorities. Let me offer another example on industry funding and how it tends to slowly dry up when the dividends don’t yield. During my stint at the National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata (NUJS), I was approached by a prominent policy advocate (working in-house with a leading global IP giant), keen on finding…


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Book Review: The Law and Practice of Trademark Transactions: A Global & Local Outlook, Eds. Irene Calboli & Jacques De Werra


Over the years this blog has covered several interesting issues pertaining to trademark transactions. Illustratively these include disputes arising out of trademark transactions (the Tiger and Maaza disputes), taxation of trademark assignments (the recent Fosters case), arbitration of IP disputes (the Telemax case & the IPRS v. ENIL case), co-ownership of trademarks after the splitting of family businesses and general strategies on licensing and securitisation of trademarks. The increasing value of trademarks to Indian businesses can also be gauged from…


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Ladas Memorial Award Competition – for Students as well as Professionals


We’re happy to bring to our readers’ notice, INTA’s Ladas Memorial Award Competition for papers on trademark law or matters that directly relate to or affect trademarks. The competition has a student category (open to non-US students as well) carrying a prize of $2500 dollar, and a professional category carrying a set of Stephen P. Ladas’ three volume treatise Patents, Trademarks, and Related Rights. Winning papers will also be published in INTA’s legal journal, The Trademark Reporter. See more details below: Submit your…


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SpicyIP Tidbit: WIPO releases database for economics of IP


WIPO recently released a very useful database of academic literature on the economics of IP. In their words, WIPO’s Economics Literature Database provides an overview of key academic literature that has influenced thinking in the field of intellectual property (IP) economics. The Database is an ideal and convenient starting point for researchers, policy-makers, and anyone else interested in the economics of IP. Divided by ‘IP instrument’ as well as by ‘theme’ to make it easily searchable, I for one am…


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IP in the multiverse: Law of Superheroes


The leading American patent law blog, Patently O, reminds us that even serious law folk can have a lighter side once in a while (though not often enough, I would say). James Dailey and Ryan Davidson, bloggers of Law and the Multiverse, have turned their blog into a book “Law of Superheroes” that will be a delight to all comic-geek lawyers. As excerpted from Patently O:  (T)he book answers many IP questions that may have vexed comic book readers: Does Batman’s…


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First PIP Competition 2012 deadline extended till October 01, 2012


SpicyIP’s Pondering Intellectual Property (PIP) Essay Competition, 2012 SpicyIP is pleased to announce that the deadline for the First PIP (Promoting Intellectual Property) Competition, 2012 has been extended till October 01, 2012.  (click on the image for an enlarged view) The essay competition is being organzied by the MHRD IP Chair at NUJS and Intellectual Property & Technology Law Society (IPTLS) in collaboration with SpicyIP. For sake of convenience the details of the competition as below: All students currently enrolled in…


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Off Topic: Google Policy Fellowship Program: Call for Applications


The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) is inviting applications for the Google Policy Fellowship program. Google is providing a USD 7,500 stipend to the India Fellow, who will be selected by August 15, 2012. The Google Policy Fellowship offers successful candidates an opportunity to develop research and debate on the fellowship focus areas, which include Access to Knowledge, Openness in India, Freedom of Expression, Privacy, and Telecom, for a period of about ten weeks starting from August 2012 upto…


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