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25 Mar
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Film Expression and Censorship in India: Intelligent, Informed Spectator standard (Part 5)

Continued from Part 4, read part 4 by clicking here. Any concerns with respect to the content of films after certification may be addressed using the well accepted contemporary social standards test.[12] In other words, a film’s contents must be assessed based on today’s social context, norms and standards. The test must therefore assess a film from […]

24 Mar
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Copyright News and Entertainment Law Updates: Censorship, Publicity Rights, Licensing, Merchandizing, Technology, Blockchain, Cases, Copyright Tips and more

Censorship, Publicity Rights, Licensing, Merchandizing, Technology, Blockchain, Cases, Copyright tips and more, presented by the Media & entertainment law attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s Premier New Age IP Firm. Quote of the Week “Every film must be assessed through the eyes of the contemporary, Intelligent, Informed Spectator with a distracted mind, and not the outdated, […]

24 Mar
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Film Expression and Censorship in India: Review Committee Reports, Benegal Committee report, Mudgal Committee report, Censorship Model (Part 4)

Continued from Part 3, read part 3 by clicking here.   Review Committee Reports The Benegal Committee and the Mudgal Committee constituted in 2016 and 2013 were tasked with the job of making recommendations for the process of film certification in India, Uniform, Non-Discriminatory and Non-Discretionary among others.[11] Though both the reports agree that the existing […]

23 Mar

Film Expression and Censorship in India: Censorship cases, Udta Punjab, Had Anhad, Lipstick under my Burkah (Part 3)

Continued from Part 2, read part 2 by clicking here. Select Censorship Cases Religion, Women, Drugs, Decency, public order, Sovereignty and Integrity, all form the basis for CBFC’s decision with respect to Udta Punjab, Had Anhad and Lipstick under the Burkah films. The disputes and controversies around the said films reflect the subjectivity inherent in CBFC’s […]

22 Mar
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Trademark News: Interesting Trademarks, Domain Name Disputes, Cybersquatting, TM Merchandizing, Licensing, Trademark tips and more

Interesting Trademarks, Domain Name Disputes, Cybersquatting, TM Merchandizing, Licensing, Trademark tips and more, presented by the Trademark attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s Premier New Age IP Firm. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK Your brand is what other people say about you when you are not in the room – Jeff Bezos. Trademark Stats from the Indian […]

22 Mar
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Film Expression and Censorship in India: Film Certification Principles, CBFC Guidelines and Principles (Part 2)

Continued from Part 1, read part 1 by clicking here. Film Certification Principles The guidelines issued by the Central Government under the Act and the principles therein guide the CBFC in forming opinions and making decisions with respect to certification.[7]  The Guidelines expound the permissible restrictions under the constitution and the provisions of the Act. They […]

20 Mar
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Patent News: Indian Patent Office, Patent grants, Futuristic Patents, Patent Conferences and Seminars, Patent Licensing, Patent Tips and more

Patent stats from the Indian Patent Office, Patent Publications by City, PCT Filing Statistics from India, Patent cases, Amazon’s Delivery Drone Patents, International Round Table on Evolving Jurisprudence on Patent Remedies by NLSIU, WIPO patent statistics, Patent Licensing and more, presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s Premier New Age IP Firm. Patent quote of the Week “You can […]

18 Mar
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An introduction to patent search, keyword search and semantic searches

The following article is brought to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP (BIP)Counsels, India’s premier new age IP firm. This article briefly explains patent searching and how semantic searches plays an important role in addition to keyword searches and how the two differ from one another. Inventors and entrepreneurs frequently want to perform patent searches on their […]

17 Mar
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Copyright News and Entertainment Law Updates: Copyright Infringement, Entertainment tax, Beauty and the Beast, Swarovski, Copyright tips and more

Copyright Infringement, Entertainment tax, Beauty and the Beast, Swarovski, Copyright tips and more, presented by the Media & entertainment law attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s Premier New Age IP Firm. Quote of the Week “Kill Piracy; Save Creativity.” – Pirates of Bollywood, Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala, Renowned IP Attorney, Author and Professor. Recent entertainment case […]

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