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The Tribunals Reforms (Rationalisation and Conditions of Service) Bill, 2021 was introduced in the Lok Sabha on February 13, 2021 proposing that the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (“IPAB”) be scrapped and all its powers should be transferred to the relevant Courts. However, the bill did not pass in the...
I. Introduction On March 30th, 2021, the Central Government notified the Copyright (Amendment) Rules, 2021. A draft of these rules were released two years ago for public comments (you may read our article covering the 2019 draft here). II. Key Changes 1. The 2021 amendment replaces ‘Copyright Board’ with ‘Appellate Board’...
About the Author:  Aviral Srivastava, is a 4th year law student at Symbiosis Law School, Noida. He has great interests in IPR and Technology Laws. Introduction The Bombay High Court recently passed an order reiterating that non-IPC offences punishable with "up to three years", will be categorised as cognizable and non-bailable. That...
We are pleased to bring to you our next guest post by Ujjawal Bhargava, fourth-year student of the Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad. Ujjawal has a keen interest in the subject of Intellectual Property, specifically copyright and trademark laws. He has written for us earlier here and here. INTRODUCTION Recently, the Indian...
(Drafted by Lokesh Vyas, Angad Makkar and Akshat Agrawal -contributors to IPRMENTLAW. Special thanks to Anushree Rauta and the whole IPRMENTLAW team for their beautiful balancing ideas.) Note: The article offers a lot of paradoxes to understand IP and the role of fair use in it, so read it carefully...
An unreal story of two realistic researchers: Pinku, a third-year student, and Bebuxa, a professor cum independent researcher from Nowhere University, Mind-pur researching on “Neurobiological determinism” needed access to certain articles which unfortunately are behind the paywalls, making it difficult to lead the research in the way they wanted. Seeing...
In an appeal filed by IPRS before Delhi High Court against the single bench decision passed by Justice Endlaw  on January 4, 2021, the division bench of Justice Manmohan and Justice Asha Menon on January 14, 2021 issued notice and held that until further orders, the single bench decision...
The end of 2020 and beginning of 2021 saw two landmark decisions which would change the face of music industry in India, the first one being of IPAB’s decision on radio royalties in the first statutory licensing case (Music Broadcast Limited vs Tips Industries Limited & Ors) under Section...
In the first part of the article, we argued that the copyrightability of Sherlock’s emotion is not possible under copyright law and it seems to be a gimmick to extend the protection over the character of Sherlock which is already in the public domain. As the name suggests, copyright misuse...
This article is co-authored by Harshil Dureja . The present article is in two parts, the first part explicates the issue in case and discusses the copyrightablity of Sherlock Holmes’ feelings. The second part highlights the notion of copyright misuse as contended by the Defendant and discusses some of notable...

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