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About Seemantani Sharma (My views are my own and they should be yours too)

International IP lawyer with interdisciplinary research interests in international copyright law, the global politics of intellectual property, copyright law, international law and international relations.

The Perils of Multilateralism : 34th SCCR Ends in Political Stalemate

What good is a multilateral process if it rests upon the consent on one country and that too a country which has traditionally been wary of that process? But well this country is powerful and funds a substantial portion of any … Continue reading

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2017 Global IP Index

The U.S. Chambers of Commerce has announced the dates for the release of the 2017 Global IP Index. It is slated to be released on February 8th, 2017 at U.S. Chambers of Commerce’s headquarters in Washington D.C. The theme for … Continue reading

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The Proposed Treaty for the Protection of Broadcasting Organizations : New Wine in a New Bottle (Part Three)

This is a continuation of my previous post where I rebut the rights section of the paper, ‘The Proposed Treaty for the Protection of Broadcasting Organizations : Old Wine in a New Bottle‘. (f) Right of distribution :  On page … Continue reading

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The Proposed Treaty for the Protection of Broadcasting Organizations : New Wine in a New Bottle (Part Two)

This is a continuation of my previous post where I rebut the central thesis of the paper ‘The Proposed Treaty for the Protection of Broadcasting Organizations : Old Wine in a New Bottle‘.  I will now proceed to the rights … Continue reading

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The Proposed Treaty for the Protection of Broadcasting Organizations : New Wine in a New Bottle (Part One)

This is a rebuttal blog post to the paper ‘The Proposed Treaty for the Protection of Broadcasting Organizations : Old Wine in a New Bottle?‘ whose central thesis is that no justification for the Broadcast Treaty (the Treaty) had been fully … Continue reading

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Broadcasters Treaty, Access to Knowledge & Other Issues

In past I’ve blogged about the WIPO Broadcasters Treaty (the Treaty) and my recent piece in the Wire dispels some of the myths surrounding the Treaty. Due to length restrictions, I could not delve at length on the misconceived notion of … Continue reading

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The Saga of IP Indices : Global Intellectual Property Index

In past, I’ve extensively blogged about the varied IP indices. (See here, here, here and here). Alas, this saga is an endless one. Latest entrant to the list is the law firm Taylor Wessing’s Global Intellectual Property Index (GIPI). (Not … Continue reading

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India’s National IPR Strategy : Panel Discussion

Introduction :  Last week, the Hudson Institute and the GIPC had co – hosted a half day conference on India’s innovation ecosystem in light of the recently unveiled National IPR Policy (the Policy). (I’ve previously blogged about the event here … Continue reading

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Panel Discussion On India’s National IPR Strategy

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The U.S. Chambers of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center has organized a panel discussion on India’s National IPR Strategy in collaboration with the Hudson Institute.  In the wake of PM Modi’s recent…

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Panel Discussion On India’s National IPR Strategy

The U.S. Chambers of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center has organized a panel discussion on India’s National IPR Strategy in collaboration with the Hudson Institute.  In the wake of PM Modi’s recent visit to the U.S., the discussion will delve … Continue reading

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