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Amity Law School – 2010 Session

Intellectual Property Rights


Paper Code: LL.B 405
(Combined 2 Hours – A/B Section Class)

Apar Gupta
mail@apargupta.com

Class 1
12th Aug
Understanding Copyright and Copyfight

1. Chetan Bhagat accuses 3 Idiots team available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?


v=15Pp1kqisrA
2. Rajkumar Hirani breaks silence on 3 Idiots available at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=neHsWIaSVPw&p=43B264A5D0C2B246&playnext=1&index=18
3. Agreement signed on 3 Idiots available at
http://www.scribd.com/doc/24681237/Following-Our-Recent-Pleasant-Meeting-I-Am-
Happy-to-Positively

Whats in a song ?

4. Apni tu jaise taise- Lawaris available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrcI1IDYKps


5. Apni toh jaise taise – Housefull available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=WzkWMPmS7vY
6. Eros International Media Pvt. Ltd. v. Puneet Mehra, CAL HC available at
7. Coldplay VS. Joe Satriani available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=UvB9Pj9Znsw&p=943AB1B926428B53&playnext=1&index=17

Copyright Morality

8. CHE Original available at available at http://static.open.salon.com/files/che-


guevara1242900104.jpg
9. smirnoff-flavoured-vodka-che-small-85385 available at
http://files.advertolog.com/files/adsarchive/part_179/1799705/file/smirnoff-flavoured-
vodka-che-small-85385.jpg
Class 2
19th Aug

Case Study 1: The Creativity Modicum v. Slavish Reproduction, a game of scrabble and some
databases

1. Heather Timmons, Online Scrabble Craze Leaves Game Sellers at Loss for Words
available at http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/02/business/02game.html?
_r=1&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink
2. Mattel Inc. v. Jayant Aggarwala available at
http://www.indiankanoon.org/doc/300797/
3. Bruce E. Boyden, The Indian Scrabulous Decision available at
http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/2008/10/15/the-indian-scrabulous-decision/
4. Apar Gupta, Protection of Databases in India available at
http://tinyurl.com/36qckj

Case Study 2: Complex Copyright: Movie

5. Indian Performing Rights Society vs. Eastern India Motion Pictures available at
http://indiankanoon.org/doc/331232/
6. Nandita Saikia, Films and the Copyright Amendment Bill, 2010 available at
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1566350
7. Hari Puttar, Lawsuit Dismissed available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=ofK6RH_BI8o
8. Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. vs Harinder Kohli available at
http://www.indiankanoon.org/doc/395839/
9. EXTRA - Gramophone Company of India vs Super Cassette Industries Ltd. available
at http://www.indiankanoon.org/doc/299709/

Case Study 3: Fashion: a special industry, special protection?

10.Johanna Blakely, Lessons from fashion's free culture available at


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zL2FOrx41N0
11.Microfibres Inc vs Girdhar And Co. And Ors. on 13 January, 2006 available at
http://www.indiankanoon.org/doc/1210059/
12.Suneet Varma Design Pvt. Ltd. vs Mr. Jas Kirat Singh Narula And Anr. on 20
November, 2006 available at http://www.indiankanoon.org/doc/1409940/
13.Rajesh Masrani vs Tahiliani Design Pvt. Ltd on 28 November, 2008 available at
http://www.indiankanoon.org/doc/103488/
14.EXTRA - Scott Hemphill, The Law, Culture, and Economics of Fashion available at
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1323487
15.EXTRA - Blakley on Fashion and Intellectual Property available at
http://www.econtalk.org/archives/2010/06/blakely_on_fash.html
Class 3
26th Aug

Copyright Amendment Bill

1. The Copyright Amendment Bill available at


http://copyright.gov.in/Documents/CopyrightAmendmentBill2010.pdf

2. The Internet and Mobile Association of India, Submission Made Before the
Parliamentary Standing Committee on Human Resources Development available at
http://www.iamai.in/Upload/policy/IAMAI_Copyright_Submission.doc
3. Medianama, Updated: Our Comments On Changes Proposed In India’s Copyright
(Amendment) Bill 2010 available at http://www.medianama.com/2010/06/223-our-
comments-on-changes-proposed-in-indias-copyright-amendment-bill-2010/
4. Center for Internet and Society, Civil Society Submission on Copyright (Amendment)
Bill, 2010 available at http://www.cis-india.org/advocacy/ipr/upload/copyright-bill-
submission

Why patents when copyright?

5. Pirates of Silicon Valley trailer available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?


v=lEyrivrjAuU
6. Microsoft or Apple, who stole first? available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=3S_JgkiW3qI&feature=related
7. Apple Computers v. Microsoft Corp. available at
http://bulk.resource.org/courts.gov/c/F3/35/35.F3d.1435.93-16883.93-16869.93-
16867.html
8. Tom Hormby, The Apple vs. Microsoft GUI Lawsuit available at
http://lowendmac.com/orchard/06/apple-vs-microsoft.html

The patent start in India

9. New Orleans Bar Association, Before Air Conditioning available at


http://www.neworleansbar.org/documents/BeforeA.C.8-5_000.pdf
10.Biswanath Prasad Radhey Shyam vs Hindustan Metal Industries available at
http://www.indiankanoon.org/doc/1905157/
11.Aphali Pharmaceuticals Ltd vs State Of Maharashtra available at
http://www.indiankanoon.org/doc/1328814/
12.M/S S.M. Dyechem Ltd vs M/S Cadbury (India) Ltd on 9 May, 2000 available at
http://www.indiankanoon.org/doc/1973982/
Class 4
2nd Sept

Patenting Process and Product

1. Indian Patent Office, Introduction to Patents available at


www.patentoffice.nic.in/ipr/patent/patents_filing.pdf
2. Anand and Anand, Indian Patent Regime Comes of Age available at
http://www.managingip.com/Article/1321297/India-Patent-regime-comes-of-
age.html?Print=true
3. Evalueserve, Patent Procedure Schemata available at
http://www.ipfrontline.com/ArticleImages/copyright/evalueserve_2010_3.jpg
4. Patent held by Content Guard available at
http://www.contentguard.com/local_patent_links/India_199703.JPG

Recent Amendments to the Patent Act

5. The Patents Amendment Act, 2005 available at


http://www.patentoffice.nic.in/ipr/patent/patent_2005.pdf
6. Anand & Anand, Patent Law in India available at
http://www.anandandanand.com/admin/PDF/patentlaw_dec07.pdf
7. Rouse & Co., Major changes to India’s patent laws include protection for product
patents available at http://www.iprights.com/publications/Alert_168.pdf
8. Jeffery D. Hsi, Patent Law in India Focuses Strongly on R&D available at
http://www.eapdlaw.com/files/News/c7136aa2-dbe1-4417-8018-
044e9808d315/Presentation/NewsAttachment/806de620-1126-47f3-9091-
068d5f58b668/Legal%20Affairs_Patent%20Law%20in%20India_Hsi.pdf

Pharmaceutical Patents

9. Patents and Patients, available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?


v=dyvojf0YnrI&feature=channel
10.The Earth Insitute (Columbia University), The Pharmaceutical Industry and the
Patent System available at
http://www.earthinstitute.columbia.edu/cgsd/documents/lehman.pdf
11.Jean O. Lanjouw, The Introduction of Pharmaceutical Product Patents in India:
"Heartless Exploitation of the Poor and Suffering"? available at
http://www.oiprc.ox.ac.uk/EJWP0799.pdf
12.Eric Langer, Understanding India’s New Patent Laws available at
http://www.bioplanassociates.com/publications/articles/BPI_0408_Indiatoday_IP
Issues.pdf
13.Eic Langer, Biopharmaceuticals in India: A New Era available at
http://www.bioplanassociates.com/publications/articles/Biopharm_NewEraIndiaT
oday_Jan08.pdf
Class 5
9th Sept

The Glivec case

1. Novartis, GLivec case History available at http://www.novartis.com/downloads/about-


novartis/glivec-history-india.pdf
2. Glivec IPAB Decision available at http://www.i-mak.org/storage/Gleevec%20IPAB
%20decision%2026%20June%202009.pdf
3. Novartis, Glivec Patent Case in India: FACT vs. FICTION available at
http://www.novartis.com/downloads/about-novartis/facts-vs-fiction-india-glivec-
patent-case.pdf
4. Tahir Amin, India's Patent Act on Trial available at http://www.i-
mak.org/storage/BRIDGES11-1.pdf
5. Aditya Kant, Section 3(d): 'New' Indian Perspective available at
http://nopr.niscair.res.in/bitstream/123456789/6057/1/JIPR%2014%285%29%20385-
396.pdf

Software Patents

6. Patent Absurdity Part 1 available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ka4L0jGF_-Q


7. Alternative Law Foundation, Position on Draft Patent Manual available at
http://www.cis-india.org/advocacy/openness/software-patents/ALF%20Position
%20Paper%20Draft%20Patent%20Manual.pdf
8. Naina Krishna Murthy, Patenting of Software available at
http://www.isaonline.org/documents/patentingofsoftware_nainakrishnamurthy.pdf
9. Lawrence Liang et al, Briefing Note on the impact of Software Patents available at
http://www.sarai.net/research/knowledge-culture/critical-public-legal-
resources/whysoftwarepatentsareharmful.pdf
10.Free Software Foundation, Bilski ruling: a victory on the path to ending software patents
available at http://www.fsf.org/news/esp-bilski
11.Larry Downes, Can You Patent a Cat and a Laser Pointer? available at
http://www.thebigmoney.com/articles/judgments/2009/11/09/can-you-patent-cat-
and-laser-pointer

Bajaj v. TVS

12.Bajaj Auto Ltd. vs Tvs Motor Company Ltd. (Supreme Court) available at
http://www.indiankanoon.org/doc/1176027/
13.Bajaj Auto Ltd. vs Tvs Motor Company Ltd. (Chennai High Court) available at
http://www.indiankanoon.org/doc/1058259/
Class 6
16th Sept

Trademark Law: Introduction

1. Bussiness World, The Charge Of The IPR Brigade available at


http://www.businessworld.in/bw/2010_07_24_The_Charge_Of_The_IPR_Brigade.ht
ml
2. Levis, Trademark Commercial available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=pfloPU6VpKc
3. Sruthi Srinivasan, Evolution of Trademark Law in India, available at
http://www.altacit.com/pdf/evolutionoftrademarklawsin_india.pdf
4. US Embassy, The Trademark Process Schemata available at
http://newdelhi.usembassy.gov/uploads/images/vhK7IuUmapmXdyBOij8pCg/iprtrade
mark.jpg

Practical Issues

5. Coca Cola, History of Celebration - Coca-Cola 2010 FIFA World Cup Tv ad available at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-M3Q54rPjQw
6. Trustees of Dartmouth College, Case Study on Coca-Cola India available at
http://mba.tuck.dartmouth.edu/pdf/2004-1-0085.pdf
7. Safir Anand et al, Key licensing issues in India available at
http://www.anandandanand.com/admin/PDF/Licensing%20in%20India.pdf
8. Chakravarty, Sindhura, Importance of Assignment Agreements under Intellectual
Property Laws in India available at http://nopr.niscair.res.in/handle/123456789/6705
9. Tomar, Vernika, Trademark Licensing & Franchising: Trends in Transfer of Rights
available at http://nopr.niscair.res.in/handle/123456789/6058
10.ILTB, See you in Court, available at http://iltb.apargupta.com/2008/10/see-you-in-
court/

Recent Precedent

11.Khoday Distilleries Limited vs The Scotch Whisky Association, available at


http://www.indiankanoon.org/doc/507033/
12.Dabur India Ltd vs K.R. Industries, available at
http://www.indiankanoon.org/doc/1327080/
13.Skyline Education Institute vs S.L.Vaswani, available at
http://www.indiankanoon.org/doc/1514512/
14.Jeffrey J.Diermeier & Anr. vs State Of West Bengal, available at
http://www.indiankanoon.org/doc/393035/
Class 7
23rd Sept
Arms of Jurisdiction

1. M/S Frank Finn Management vs Mr Subhash Motwani, available at


http://www.indiankanoon.org/doc/1987635/

2. Banyan Tree Holding (P) Limited vs A. Murali Krishna Reddy available at


http://www.indiankanoon.org/doc/1355583/

Domain Name Dispute Resolution

3. ICANN, Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy available at


http://www.icann.org/en/udrp/udrp-policy-24oct99.htm
4. Allstate Insurance Company v. Transure Enterprise Ltd, Case No. D2010-0056 available
at http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/decisions/text/2010/d2010-0056.html
5. IN Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (INDRP) available at
http://www.registry.in/.IN%20Domain%20Name%20Dispute%20Resolution%20Policy
%20%28INDRP%29
6. ALLIANZ v. Ex Parte, available at www.registry.in/system/files/allianzcoin.pdf
7. Tata Sons Limited And Anr. vs Fashion Id Limited, available at
http://www.indiankanoon.org/doc/1398333/
8. Satyam Infoway Ltd. vs Sifynet Solutions Pvt. Ltd., avilable at
http://www.indiankanoon.org/doc/1630167/

Trademarks or Keywords

9. Thomas George, Internet Advertising and Trademark Infringment available at


http://www.luthra.com/pdf/Trademark-Infringement.pdf
10.Richard Wray, Google Triumphs in Louis Vuitton Trademark Case,
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/mar/23/google-louis-vuitton-trademark-
legal-case
11.Lemley and Dogan, Trademarks and Consumer Search Costs on the Internet,
http://www.houstonlawreview.org/archive/downloads/41-3_pdf/dogan.pdf
12.Rescuecom v. Google, http://ipinthedigitalage.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/06-
4881-cv_opn.pdf (1-15)
13.Steven Musil, Hasbro Drops Scrabulous Lawsuit, http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-
10123794-93.html
Class 8
30th Sept
Complete Recap of Classes 1 – 7
Only discussion and questions
Class 9
21st Oct
Introduction to Industrial Designs Protection

1. Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers Association, Guide to Intellectual Properties Rights


for Industry Machine Tool available at http://www.imtma.in/pdf/ch5.pdf
2. Indian Patent Office, Information Booklet on Designs Act available at
http://www.patentoffice.nic.in/ipr/design/Design_RegistrationBooklet/RegistrationBo
oklet_05February2010.pdf
3. Frequently Asked Questions on the Designs Act available at
http://www.patentoffice.nic.in/ipr/design/faq_design.htm

Design Litigation

4. Iag Co. Ltd. vs Triveni Glass Ltd. available at


http://www.indiankanoon.org/doc/486001/
5. Bharat Glass Tube Limited vs Gopal Glass Works available at
http://www.indiankanoon.org/doc/444914/
6. Falcon Tyres Limited vs Tvs Srichakara Tyres available at
http://www.indiankanoon.org/doc/682734/
7. Microfibers Inc. vs Girdhar & Co available at
http://www.indiankanoon.org/doc/1082937/

Trade Secrets

8. Mr. Diljeet Titus, Advocate vs Mr. Alfred A. Adebare available at


http://www.indiankanoon.org/doc/1023088/
9. Krishan Murgai vs Superintendence Company Of India available at
http://www.indiankanoon.org/doc/1576087/
10.Jet Airways (I) Ltd. vs Mr. Jan Peter Ravi Karnik available at
http://www.indiankanoon.org/doc/1359138/
11.Aia Engineering Pvt. Ltd. vs Bharat Dand available at
http://www.indiankanoon.org/doc/1921082/
12.Star India Private Limited vs Laxmiraj Seetharam Nayak available at
http://www.indiankanoon.org/doc/60955/
Class 10
28th Oct
International IP Protection

1. Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, 1883 available at


http://www.wipo.int/treaties/en/ip/paris/pdf/trtdocs_wo020.pdf
2. Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, 1886 available at
http://www.wipo.int/treaties/en/ip/berne/trtdocs_wo001.html
3. Alhaji Tejan, Guide to Berne Convention available at
http://www.belipo.bz/e_library/articles/copyrightlaw.pdf
4. Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, 1994 available at
http://www.wto.org/english/docs_e/legal_e/27-trips.pdf

ACTA Controversy

5. The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement - Summary of Key Elements Under Discussion


available at
http://www.ustr.gov/sites/default/files/uploads/factsheets/2009/asset_upload_file917
_15546.pdf
6. Eddan Katz & Gwen Hinze, Impact of the Agreement on the Knoweldge Economy
available at http://www.yjil.org/docs/pub/o-35-katz-hinze-ACTA-on-knowledge-
economy.pdf
7. Charles R. McManis, Two Tales of the Treaty
http://www.houstonlawreview.org/archive/downloads/46-4_pdf/6_McManis.pdf
8. Richard Poynder, Micheal Giest on ACTA, available at
http://www.richardpoynder.co.uk/Geist_Interview.pdf

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