Discussing the Mahatma’s take on copyright and the interplay between the 1955 Copyright Bill and the Berne Convention, we are pleased to bring to you this post by Shivam Kaushik. The post is a part of our IP History series. Shivam is a 2020 law graduate from Benaras Hindu University and is a former law... Continue Reading.
Discussing the history of the terms of copyright and translations in Independent India by sifting through the Parliamentary Debates, we are pleased to bring you this three part post by Prachi Mathur. Prachi, who wrote this while interning with SpicyIP, is a Third-Year B.A., LL.B (Hons) student at the National Law School of India University (NLSIU),... Continue Reading.
Cover page of “Turning Back the Pages of Time: An American History Library Book List” by Kathy Keller. Image from here [This post is authored by Prachi Mathur and is part II of the three-part post on terms of copyright and translations. Prachi, who wrote this while interning with SpicyIP, is a Third-Year B.A., LL.B... Continue Reading.
[This post is authored by Prachi Mathur and is the third post of the three-part post on the history of terms of copyright and translations in India. Prachi, who wrote this while interning with SpicyIP, is a Third-Year B.A., LL.B (Hons) student at the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore.] Image by Freepik In... Continue Reading.
Image from here. Image showing trees and plants labelled as patented. Continuing our series of posts on the Parliamentary Standing Committee Report on Review of the IPR Regime in India, in this post I will be covering the Report’s recommendations on IPR and Traditional Knowledge (TK). The other posts on the Report can be found... Continue Reading.
Image with the text ‘open the gate’ (Image from here) As is well known now, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Commerce tabled its Report on the IPR regime in India last week. In about 150 pages the Report suggests a major reevaluation of the IP framework in the country. In an approach that seems to... Continue Reading.
Image with the text ‘open the gate’ (Image from here) In the first part of this post, I had covered the Parliamentary Standing Committee’s Report recommendations on amendments to Section 3 of the Patents Act. Continuing the same thread of suggested reforms, in this post I will be analyzing the other changes recommended to the... Continue Reading.
As some of our readers may have noted, a Parliamentary Standing Committee Report, titled ‘Review of the Intellectual Property Rights Regime in India’ was released on July 23, 2021. Though the report gives some word space to ‘public interest’ and similar concepts, the overall approach seems to be a very pro-industry one, with academia and civil... Continue Reading.
image from here Just hours ago we broke the story about the Supreme Court judgement (pdf) dismissing the application seeking extension of the incumbent IPAB Chairperson and now we are in knowledge of an immensely interesting Draft Bill (pdf) introduced in the Lok Sabha which proposes to shut IPAB for good! The Bill was introduced... Continue Reading.