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May 2020

Orphan Works in the Age of Digitization

The issues posed by orphan works in an age where millions of books are being converted, stored and used in the form of digital books have been explored by Rose Ann Joseph. She also takes the reader through the ‘Google Books’ case.

Fair use as a Scope of Copyright Protection

Sherry Shukla and Arpit Lahoti discuss in detail the doctrine of fair use and the different nuances of it using relevant case laws and statutory provisions.

TRIPS and IP Crimes

By, Saransh Chaturvedi    Introduction The adoption of Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), which formed part of the agreements established the World Trade Organization, established a minimum level of protection with respect to various forms… Continue Reading →

Conflict of Western Ideas with Local Customs: Intellectual Property Regime in the Middle East

By, Mohit Kar Intellectual Property Rights (“IPR”) in the Middle East are based on the idea of Western influence on foreign laws, which have now been assimilated into the local laws.[i] It is an illustration of the West’s supremacy in… Continue Reading →

The Battle of the Soaps – India’s first COVID-19 related IP Dispute

One of the suggested methods in preventing the spread of COVID-19 is washing hands with soap and water. This simple yet effective method has paved the way for India’s first IP dispute between Dettol’s makers, Reckitt Benckiser and Hindustan Unilever Limited. Sayesha Battacharya analyzes the current dispute and also takes the reader through some of the advertising wars between Reckitt Benckiser and HUL.

Regulating Curated Content: It Will Take A Lot More Than Mere Amending Existing Laws

Prabhdeep Kaur addresses the issue of regulation of online curated content in the light of the fight against piracy and the recent development of “Digital Curated Content Complaint Council’. The author also examines how various countries shape their law to keep up with emerging technologies to see if self-regulation of such content is possible.

Patent Law during COVID 19: The re-emergence of Compulsory Licensing

Shreya Srivastava analyses how COVID-19 which has forced the countries to shut its borders has paved the way for the re-emergence of compulsory licensing. Many countries without existing provisions for the same have amended their laws in the wake of the pandemic for better accessibility of essential items. The author also looks into the probable developments in the Indian scenario.

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