Article in this month’s IPR Amicus discusses elaborately the draft National IPR Policy released recently by the IPR Think Tank. According to the author, while the draft policy is a step in the right direction, the challenge lies in implementing its objectives within a realistic timeframe.
Under Ratio decidendi, this issue of IPR Amicus covers Bombay High Court judgment wherein the Court has held that pendency of assignee’s application for registration as subsequent proprietor cannot disentitle her any injunctive relief against the assignor. The High Court is of the view that if the assignment is valid, there is no reason why application for injunctive relief cannot be urged even against the assignor himself. Another interesting order included in this issue is by CJEU in which it has held that digital reproduction can be subject to private copying levy irrespective of actual use.
News Nuggets in this issue cover a report on ‘Copyright policy and the right to science and culture’ as submitted by the UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights.