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Delhi High Court seeks Prof. Arul George Scaria's Opinion on use of Music in Marriage Ceremonies

Delhi High Court seeks Prof. Arul George Scaria’s Opinion on use of Music in Marriage Ceremonies

In a case between Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL) and Lookpart Exhibitions And Events Private  Limited, Justice Pratibha Singh of the Delhi High Court has sought an expert opinion from Professor Arul George Scaria on the legislative history and scope of Section 52(1)(za) of the Copyright Act. The specific question  raised is whether use of music in marriage ceremonies and social events is exempted under Section 52(1)(za), and whether such a use may be considered as fair use. The provision reads as…

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Weekly Patent Statistics- 29 April 2022 to 6 May 2022.

Weekly Patent and Industrial Design Statistics- 29th April 2022 to 6th May 2022

This week's Patent and Design data has been compiled from the Official journal of patents and designs, published by the patent office on the 6th of May 2022. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm. INDIAN PATENT STATISTICS A total of 1,244 patent applications have been published in the 18th issue of the Patent Journal, 2022. Out of the 1,244 applications published in the journal, 540 applications account…

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Permissible Commercial Exploitation of Patents by DRDO : Legalities and its Impact

Introduction Have you ever watched episodes of the show ‘The Big Bang Theory’ wherein Sheldon, Leonard and Howard were contracted to devise a solution for the military? Such scenarios occur on a daily basis. The military, through its Defence Research and Development Organisation (hereinafter ‘DRDO’) contract or sub-contract researchers to innovate for and comply with their set standards and requirements. The result of these agreements are technological advancements that benefit the Defence Research and Development Organisation and thereby benefit the…

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Weekly Patent Statistics- 22 April 2022 to 29 April 2022.

Weekly Patent and Industrial Design Statistics- 22nd April 2022 to 29th April 2022

This week's Patent and Design data has been compiled from the Official journal of patents and designs, published by the patent office on the 29th of April 2022. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm. INDIAN PATENT STATISTICS A total of 1,016 patent applications have been published in the 17th issue of the Patent Journal, 2022. Out of the 1,016 applications published in the journal, 313 applications account…

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Weekly Patent Statistics- 15 April 2022 to 22 April 2022.

Weekly Patent and Industrial Design Statistics- 15th April 2022 to 22nd April 2022

This week's Patent and Design data has been compiled from the Official journal of patents and designs, published by the patent office on the 22nd of April 2022. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm. INDIAN PATENT STATISTICS A total of 1,287 patent applications have been published in the 16th issue of the Patent Journal, 2022. Out of the 1,287 applications published in the journal, 378 applications account…

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Latest Copyright Cases in 2022 – Part 2

This running post provides a summary of the latest Copyright cases decided by courts in India in 2022: The Polo/Lauren Company L.P. Vs. Sandeep Arora & Anr. The Petitioner sought removal of Respondent No. 1’s registered copyright, namely, ‘SPORTS POLO’ by way of a rectification petition under Section 50 of the Copyright Act, 1957. The Petitioner contended that it was the registered proprietor and user of the mark ‘POLO SPORT’ since 1967 with a device mark of a ‘horse with a person…

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Latest Trademark Cases in 2022 – Part 4

This running post provides a summary of the latest Trademark cases decided by courts in India in 2022: Lenskart Solutions Pvt. Ltd. v. M/s. Lenspark Optician The Plaintiff, an eyewear company selling various products throughout the country, contended that had it adopted and used the fanciful and inherently distinctive trademark “LENSKART” since 2009. Additionally, the Plaintiff contended that it was the owner and proprietor of the copyright in the original artistic work contained in the label. Lastly, the Plaintiff claimed that…

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Weekly Patent Statistics- 8 April 2022 to 15 April 2022.

Weekly Patent and Industrial Design Statistics- 8th April 2022 to 15th April 2022

This week's Patent and Design data has been compiled from the Official journal of patents and designs, published by the patent office on the 15th of April 2022. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm. INDIAN PATENT STATISTICS A total of 1,008 patent applications have been published in the 15th issue of the Patent Journal, 2022. Out of the 1,008 applications published in the journal, 343 applications account…

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Weekly Patent Statistics- 1 April 2022 to 8 April 2022.

Weekly Patent and Industrial Design Statistics- 1st April 2022 to 8th April 2022

This week's Patent and Design data has been compiled from the Official journal of patents and designs, published by the patent office on the 8th of April 2022. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm. INDIAN PATENT STATISTICS A total of 1,659 patent applications have been published in the 14th issue of the Patent Journal, 2022. Out of the 1,659 applications published in the journal, 407 applications account…

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Latest Patent Cases in 2022 – Part 1

This running post provides a summary of the latest patent cases decided by courts in India in 2022: MSN Laboratories Pvt. Ltd v. Novartis Ag. The present suit was an appeal filed before the High Court of Telangana against an ad interim injunction order passed by the City Civil Court, Hyderabad. The lower court held that the Novartis Ag had established prima facie case of infringement against MSN Laboratories Private Limited. Novartis Ag filed the suit concerning a novel and inventive…

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