Terms & Conditions


We aim to foster a more transparent, collaborative and productive IP/innovation eco-system for India.


You are free to use our site and all content therein for all lawful non-commercial purposes. Furthermore, you are required to abide by our website policy below and this is intended to be a legally binding agreement.

We take no responsibility for any liability arising out of your usage of our site.


Individual authors own copyright in their works published on the site. For everything else, all rights vests with SpicyIP. If you wish to use the work for purposes other than fair use, please see individual author licensing policy below:


Author Copyright Licensing Policy
Shamnad Basheer  
Prashant Reddy  
Swaraj Paul Barooah  
Rajiv Kr. Choudhry  
Mathews P. George  
Shouvik Kumar Guha  
Madhulika Vishwanathan  
Sai Vinod  
Aparajita Lath  
L. Gopika Murthy  
Anubha Sinha

It is your responsibility to ensure that any content that you post anywhere on the website does not violate third person’s proprietary rights.

Prohibited activities

It is our mission to provide space for transparent and fair discussion. We will not tolerate any inappropriate behaviour that will hamper the discussion. To help us do this, please ensure that:

1. Your activity does not

(a)   compromise security of the website; and

(b)   result in distribution or transmission of illegal material

2. Your comments are not

(a)   irrelevant to the discussion; or

(b)   malicious, inflammatory, unreasonable, obscene or objectionable in any manner; or

(c)    disrespectful to others opinions or defamatory.

3. You do not

(a)   impersonate a third person; or

(b)   imitate another person; or

(c)    fraudulently misrepresent to be a third party; or

(d)   provide false information about yourself.


We do not want to hinder your free speech. However, we have a moderation process to screen out any spam or any of the prohibited activities above. Our moderation policy as below:

1. Moderation frequency

We will strive to publish most comments immediately. In any case, moderation process will be complete within 72 hours from the time when posted.

2. Editing

We will edit, move or modify any content within the confines of this policy.

3. Delete

We will remove, delete and not publish any content that does not fit this policy.

4. Transparency

If you are aggrieved, feel free to write to us.


We respect your anonymity. You are free to comment anonymously. However, access to certain portions of site may require login and password information. You are required to provide accurate and up-to-date information.

1. Termination

We will terminate your account if any prohibited activity is reported.

 2. Liabilities

It is your responsibility to deal with any liability arising from usage of your account. This includes authorized or unauthorized use of your account by a third party.

3. Privacy

We assure that all information collected is absolutely safe and secure.


We provide information on an ‘as is’ basis. Any reliance on content on our site is completely at your risk. To clarify further, we are not responsible for:

  1. views expressed by you or any contributing authors and the individual authors is solely responsible for his/her views;
  2. content provided on any linked pages and all links provided on our pages are for convenience only;
  3. any errors, omissions or representations on any of our pages;

Policy changes

We may change our policy from time to time. Rest assured any changes will be consistent with our mission. If we make any substantive changes to our policies, we will make an appropriate announcement on the website.

Contact information

 Prof. Shamnad Basheer
FounderMRHD IP Chair Professor,
W.B. National University of Juridical Sciences
12 LB Block, Sector III
Salt Lake City
Kolkata – 98Email: [email protected]


  Swaraj Paul Barooah
Editor-in-Chief1958, 4th Main,
HAL 3rd Stage,
Bangalore 560075 

Email: [email protected]


Last updated on: September 26, 2013