The January 2012 issue of IPR Amicus discusses applicability of learned society exception to publications in the internet in the “Article” section. Highlights under “Statutory Updates” are establishment of IP court in Russia and public notice issued by the Controller General of Patents, Design and Trademark on payment of fees for expedited review by cash or demand draft. Case law on copyright in football fixtures (English court), binding nature of conditions of grant of trademark and patentability of process involving chemical reaction in a particular sequence are also covered in this issue. The news section reports an English village fight to cheese rights and attempt to trademark first line of a popular film song in India.
04 April 2013