Spicy IP aims to increase transparency in Indian intellectual property/institutions. The contributors to this blog are Prashant Reddy, J. Sai Deepak, Shamnad Basheer, Kruttika Vijay, Aysha Shaukat, Sumathi Chandrashekaran, Yashasvini Kumar, Mrinalini Kochupillai.
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In what seems to have become a regular affair, the WHO has “has objected to the practice of Indian pharmaceutical companies misusing international non-proprietary names (INN) as trademark protected brand names.” If newspaper reports are to be believed…:“In a recent letter to the Drugs Controller...
The standards debate over the preferred international document format has been ongoing for months now. The International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) has officially put on hold the certification of Microsoft’s Office Open XML (OOXML), after registering appeals from India, Brazil, South...
The movie reviews of ‘Hari Puttar’ are still flowing in and trust me they aren’t very flattering towards the movie. CNN-IBN’s Masand apparently couldn’t even sit through the first half because it was that bad. Another review from buzz18.com ran the title of the review as ‘Hari Puttar is such crap’....
In a bid to sweeten the kitty for Daiichi Sankyo, Ranbaxy has reached an out of Court settlement with Pfizer in the baap of all patent litigations involving latter’s patents on the blockbuster drug, Lipitor bringing to a close a bitter row in 12 countries except Finland, Spain, Portugal, Denmark...
The Socio-Legal Review, the student edited peer reviewed journal of the National Law School of India University, Bangalore is holding the 2nd Annual SLR Essay Competition.Students from law schools and other undergraduate courses in India and around the world can participate and submit their...
The United States (US) Supreme Court recently invalidated an extremely broad patent, allowed by the Federal Circuit (CAFC), covering a method for determining the proper dose of a drug used to treat autoimmune disorders. We had previously, in a guest post by Sooraj Abraham, briefly...
Arun C. Mohan, a practising IP lawyer before the Madras High Court has sent us this interesting post regarding the mark 'Rhizome's Imperial Gold' which was under litigation before the IPAB and subsequently the Madras High Court. This is yet another judgement in the long-running litigation in India...
Image from hereIn the recent post on India’s first post TRIPS era compulsory license, a comment by Hersh Sewek brought up a very relevant question of how, if at all, this affects the innovation eco-system in India. Shamnad pointed out that very few papers have been written about the effects of such...
Tufty the Cat, who is qualified as a U.K. and European patent attorney and who maintains a blog by the same name, accessible over here has written for us this interesting guest post on the veracity of the several claims made by TKDL. Tufty had earlier left a comment on one of my posts questioning...
SpicyIP Tidbits: Iranian Pop Band threatens to sue producers, music directors and distributors of ‘Agent Vinod’ for copyright infringement
A PTI report in DNA has reported that an Iranian band, by the name ‘Barobax Corp’, an underground Iranian Pop band, has served a legal notice on music director Pritam Chakraborthy who has composed the ‘Pyaar Ki Pungi’ song for Saif Ali Khan’s home production – ‘Agent Vinod’, which is due for a...