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SpicyIP Fellowship 2017-18: Legal Ownership of ‘Khadi’ amidst the KVIC/Fabindia Dispute


We are pleased to bring to you another guest post by our Fellowship applicant Madhurima Gadre. Madhurima is a 4th year student at NLU, Jodhpur. This is her second submission for the Fellowship. Legal Ownership of ‘Khadi’ amidst the KVIC/Fabindia Dispute Madhurima Gadre The instances of fabric and apparel companies cashing in on Khadi’s reputation are not new. Read our previous post about a German company named Khadi Natureprodukte which registered the term ‘khadi’ in its trademark with the Office for…


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SpicyIP Fellowship 2017-18: Should DRM be an Integral Part of the Open Web?


We are pleased to bring to you another guest post by our Fellowship applicant Divij Joshi. Divij graduated from NLS, Bangalore in 2016 and is currently working at a leading law firm in Mumbai. This is his second submission for the Fellowship.   Should DRM be an integral part of the Open Web? Divij Joshi The future of the World Wide Web is the subject of a heated debate as the World Wide Web Consortium (“W3C”), the main standard setting body…


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SpicyIP Fellowship 2017-18: Beginner’s Guide to Combating Infringement on Social Media


We are happy to bring to you a guest post by our Fellowship applicant Madhurima Gadre. Madhurima is a 4th year student at National Law University, Jodhpur. This is her first submission for the Fellowship.     Beginner’s Guide to Combating Infringement on Social Media Madhurima Gadre Around 2009, some people began adding macro text to a photo of a penguin on the internet. According to Know Your Meme, a website dedicated to documenting viral internet phenomena, this became what’s now known…


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SpicyIP Fellowship 2017-18: Online Marketplaces and Trademark Infringement in India


  We are pleased to bring to you a guest post by our Fellowship applicant Divij Joshi. Divij graduated from NLS, Bangalore in 2016 and is currently working at a leading law firm in Mumbai. This is his first submission for the Fellowship.   Online Marketplaces and Trademark Infringement in India Divij Joshi The responsibilities of online intermediaries for third-party transactions on the internet is a vexing legal issue across jurisdictions, India being no exception. While a division bench of…


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SpicyIP Fellowship 2017-18: Who Can Be A Celebrity: A Christopher Porco Story


We are happy to bring to you another guest post by our Fellowship applicant Shubhi Sharma. Shubhi is a 4th year student at Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab. This is her second submission for the Fellowship. Who Can Be A Celebrity: A Christopher Porco Story Shubhi Sharma In 2013 Lifetime Entertainment Services (LES) decided to broadcast a film titled “Romeo Killer: The Christopher Porco Story”. LES later found itself engaged in a legal spat of civil rights action suit with…


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SpicyIP Fellowship 2017-18: Online Film Reviews: A New Form of Online Piracy


We are glad to bring to you a guest post by our Fellowship applicant Shubhi Sharma. Shubhi is a 4th year student at Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab. This is her first submission for the Fellowship. Online Film Reviews: A New Form of Online Piracy Shubhi Sharma As somebody born in the 90s, I have been a part of a terrific transition in relation to the cinematic world. Within a span of 20 years or so, this film industry…


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SpicyIP Fellowship 2017-18: UK’s Code of Practice on Search and Copyright- A New Effort to Preserve the Creative Industry


We are pleased to bring to you another guest post by our Fellowship applicant Aishwarya Ambardekar. Aishwarya is a 4th year student at ILS Law College. This is her second submission for the Fellowship. UK’s Code of Practice on Search and Copyright- A New Effort to Preserve the Creative Industry Aishwarya Ambardekar Google, Bing, the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and the Motion Pictures Association (MPA), in collaboration with the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) have recently entered into what is considered…


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SpicyIP Fellowship 2017-18: The Turmeric Battle


We are pleased to bring to you a guest post by our Fellowship applicant Aishwarya Ambardekar. Aishwarya is a 4th year student at ILS Law College. This is her first submission for the Fellowship. The Turmeric Battle Aishwarya Ambardekar The world as we know it, understands innovation in a rather binary manner, where only those inventions or ideas that materialise in laboratories or Research Centres are given importance. Innovations undertaken in more informal settings, by common folk such as farmers and…


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SpicyIP Fellowship 2017-18: Snapchat v. Facebook – Of Stories, Copyrights & The Idea of Expression


We are happy to bring to you an interesting guest post by our Fellowship applicant Sreyoshi Guha. Sreyoshi is a 4th year student at Symbiosis Law School, Pune. This is her second submission for the Fellowship. Snapchat v. Facebook: Of Stories, Copyrights & The Idea of Expression Sreyoshi Guha I’d like to believe that it all started when Snapchat did the unthinkable. A few years ago, Facebook had offered to buy Snapchat for a whopping 3 Billion Dollars, which it…


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SpicyIP Fellowship 2017-18: Intex v. AZ Tech – Big Fish Strikes Back (Part II)


In Part I of her post on the Delhi HC’s recent judgment in the Intex v. AZ Tech case, our Fellowship applicant Sreyoshi Guha dealt with the issue of goodwill as an essential of passing off. In this Part, she deals with the remaining issues of the case. Intex v. AZ Tech: Big Fish strikes back (Part II) Sreyoshi Guha In this part, I deal with the remaining contentions and the reasoning of the Court to that effect. As in…


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