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Intellectual Property News and Analysis – Intellepedia

Google Inks Copyright deal with French Newspapers, Wixen Music Publishing sues Triller for USD 50 Million,Facebook introduces revised Rights Manager Tool and more.

Copyright and Entertainment Law News

Google Inks Copyright deal with French Newspapers, Wixen Music Publishing sues Triller for USD 50 Million, Facebook introduces revised Rights Manager Tool, Apple faces Copyright Infringement Lawsuit, The Band, Lady A sued for copyright infringement, Obama’s Publisher sued by Ex-White House Photographer, NBC Universal sued over infringing Script and TikTok removes videos for violating Guidelines. Google Inks Copyright deal with French Newspapers Google has recently signed copyright agreements with six French newspapers, including dailies Le Monde and Le Figaro, following the order of an appeals court in France. The court directed Google to consult publishers and news agencies before using their content and...

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Indian Copyright Amendments 2020/21- Proposals of the Working Group on IP and Public Interest

Indian Copyright Amendments 2020/21- Proposals of the Working Group on IP and Public Interest

A group of intellectual property teachers have come together to propose amendments to the Copyright Act, 1957, in order to further creativity in the digital context. Entitled "Like-Minded IP Teachers’ Working Group on Intellectual Property and Public Interest [Copyright Amendment 2020-21)," the document published by them primarily proposes amendments to copyright exceptions and definitions. In their words, the purpose of the document is as follows: "This document, prepared by a group of like-minded IP teachers, provides a list of amendments which are essential to make the Copyright Act, 1957 capable of furthering creativity in the digital context and addressing some of...

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Policybazaar Trademark Infringement, Levi’s Collaborates with Hello Kitty for Face Masks and more

Trademark News

Policybazaar Trademark Infringement, Narasapur Crochet Lace Applied for GI, Plant Based Dairy Alternatives Cannot use the Term “Milk” in the EU and more brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES Delhi High Court Restrains Policybazaar’s Trademark Infringers In a recent application for injunction before the Delhi High Court, PB Fintech, the operator of policybazaar.com and paisabazaar.com websites, obtained a favourable order against several infringing websites. The suit was filed against eight rogue entities, which were allegedly operating websites that incorporated PB Fintech’s ‘Policybazaar’ and ‘Paisabazaar’ trademarks, which led consumers to believe that these websites were associated...

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Indian Copyright Orders and Judgments – 2020

Disney Enterprises, Inc. and Ors. vs. Kimcartoon.to and Ors., Delhi High Court, CS(COMM) 275/2020 The plaintiffs in this matter were companies incorporated in the United States of America, involved in the business of creation, production and distribution of motion pictures and cinematograph films. The defendants in this lawsuit included several rogue websites that had provided users with free access to pirated content. The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY), were also included as co-defendants by the plaintiffs, along with several ISPs (Internet Service Providers). The Plaintiffs filed a lawsuit against the defendants for streaming...

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L’Oreal Faces Trademark Opposition from Marshmello, Instagram vs. Instakarma and more

L’Oreal Faces Trademark Opposition from Marshmello, Phonetically Generic Trademark Protectable?, BoAt Collaborates with Designer Masaba and more brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES Phonetically Generic Trademark Protectable?  The Delhi High Court, in a recent decision, vacated an interlocutory injunction granted to Delhivery Private Limited, a logistics and transport services provider. The interlocutory injunction was granted against Treasure Vase Ventures Private Limited, which had adopted a trademark ‘DELIVERE’, which was found to be similar to Delhivery Private Limited’s registered trademark ‘DELHIVERY’. On appeal, the Delhi High Court held that both marks were derived from the...

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Indian Patent Office (IPO) Notices, Updates and Notifications – 2020

Indian Patent Office (IPO) Notices, Updates and Notifications - 2020

RGNIIPM to host webinar on IPR for one week Intellepedia Publication Date: 16th November 2020 RGNIIPM will be hosting a series of online webinars on IPR for a period of one week from 14th December 2020. The webinars cover a wide range of topics like – Patent filing process and PCT, Patent Search, Filing and processing of Trademark & GI applications, Filing and processing of Copyright and Designs. As per the public notice issued on 12th November 2020, all participants will be awarded a certificate. You may click here for more information on the webinars. Patent Rules amended second time this year, major changes...

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Revised Patent Examination Guidelines by CNIPA, patent infringement news and more

Weekly Patent News

In this week’s Patent News – RGNIIPM to host webinar on IPR for one week; Caltech files patent infringement lawsuit against Dell Technologies; eBuddy Technologies institutes lawsuit against LinkedIn Corporation for patent infringement; Coolpad withdraws patent infringement lawsuits filed against Xiaomi; Arçelik and L.G Electronics settle all patent infringement disputes; CNIPA publishes draft of second Revised Patent Examination Guidelines. IPO NEWS UPDATES RGNIIPM to host webinar on IPR for one week RGNIIPM will be hosting a series of online webinars on IPR for a period of one week from 14th December 2020. The webinars will cover a wide range of topics like – Patent filing...

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Indian Patent Cases and Judgments of 2020

Indian Patent Cases and Judgments of 2020

Dhaval Diyora vs. Union Of India And Ors Decided on 5 November, 2020 by Bombay High Court WRIT PETITION (L) NO.3718 OF 2020 In this case, the Bombay High Court dealt with the question of whether a pre-grant representation can be filed while the decision of the Controller of Patents to reject a patent application is on appeal before the IPAB. The Court held that pre-grant representation cannot be filed while the decision of the Controller is on appeal because the time limit to file the same comes to an end once the decision on a patent application is made by the Controller....

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Grants decrease by 39% this week, 23480 patent applications granted till date

Weekly Patent News - Patent and industrial design statistics

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of Patents and Designs published by the patent office on the 13th of November 2020. 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 751 patent applications have been published in the 46th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 751 applications published in the journal, 354 applications account for early publications while 397 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total...

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Over 2000 FERs issued this week, grants increase by 58%

Weekly Patent News - Patent and industrial design statistics

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of the Patents and Designs published by the patent office on the 6th of November 2020. 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 742 patent applications have been published in the 45th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 742 applications published in the journal, 324 applications account for early publications while 418 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A...

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