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Alibaba Smashes Records with $38 Billion Singles’ Day Sales, Nike Pulls its Products from Amazon, Launch of Disney+ and more.

E commerce and Licensing

Alibaba Smashes Records with $38 Billion Singles’ Day Sales; Ferrari To Limit Licensing in Bid to Bolster Luxury Image; With Instagram’s Reel, Facebook is Stepping Up the Offensive Against TikTok; Nike Pulls its Products from Amazon; Govt. Releases New Draft Consumer Protection Rules for E-Commerce; Disney+ Launches with Massive First-Day Subscriptions; Netflix Inks Multi-Year Deal with Nickelodeon and more. Alibaba Smashes Records with $38 Billion Singles’ Day Sales Shrugging concerns of “weakening discretionary spending” and “more muted” demand from Chinese customers in the face of a domestic slowdown, Alibaba’s annual 24-hour shopping event raked in sales worth a whopping $38 billion. Singles’...

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Netflix Wins Suit Against Pablo Escobar’s Girlfriend, New Hollywood Film to Digitally Recreate Late Actor James Dean, Ariana Grande’s $10 Million Suit Put on Hold and more.

Copyright and Entertainment Law News

Netflix Wins Suit Against Pablo Escobar’s Girlfriend; James Dean to be Brought Back from the Dead; Internet Service Providers Liable for Illegal Uploads and Downloads; Singapore Retailer Jailed over Devices Illegally Streaming Premier League Matches; Ariana Grande’s $10 Million Fight Against Forever 21 Paused; Chanel West Coast Sued by Sharon Stone Over “Sharon Stoned”; Tencent Wins Copyright Infringement Suit Against NetEase and more. Netflix Wins Suit Against Pablo Escobar’s Girlfriend Virginia Vallejo, the Columbian author, whose character was famously portrayed on the Netflix crime drama series chronicling the life of notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar, has lost a copyright suit against Netflix...

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Fast tracking #Patents in India: Join us on 23rd November, 2019, to discuss strategies for expediting #PatentGrants

Fast tracking #Patents in India: Join us on 23rd November, 2019, to discuss strategies for expediting #PatentGrants.

Changes in patent rules and proactive steps of the patent office now make it possible to acquire patent grants within one year from the date of filing a patent application. The cost for  acquiring the patent speedily is not very high, and business/financial benefits are significant. BananaIP Counsels, a top-ranked patent firm in India, has over the years helped several of its clients acquire quick patent grants in India and internationally. The firm's highly specialised patent attorneys use substantive and procedural strategies to help its clients hasten the process of acquiring a patent. Some of its clients' patent applications have received...

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Privacy Fears Around Google Sharing Data with Hospitals,Microsoft to Honour California’s Data Privacy Law and more.

Privacy Fears Surround Google (Again) Amidst Data-Sharing Deal with Hospital Network; Microsoft to Honour California’s Data Privacy Law Across the US; Chinese National Pleads Guilty to Stealing Trade Secrets; Sandra Bullock and Ellen DeGeneres File Suit Against Fake Ads and more.  Privacy Fears Surround Google (Again) Amidst Data-Sharing Deal with Hospital Network After acquiring the fitness tracking company Fitbit, Google continues its foray into the $3.5 trillion health sector through a partnership with Ascension, a major US hospital network. The two companies aim to collaborate on tools to analyse health information and assist doctors by making it easier to search for specific...

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California Joins Facebook Investigation, Amazon Accused of “Tying” by Online Merchant, Facebook Pulled Up Over Fake Ads and more.

This is Part II of the IP Privacy and Anti-trust news for the week of 11th November, 2019. Part I is available here. California Joins the Facebook Investigation Cavalcade; Amazon Accused of “Tying” by Online Merchant; Lavazza Dragged to Court by Amazon Reseller; Tik Tok Responds to Allegations of National Security Risk; Facebook Pulled Up Over Fake Ads and more.  California Joins the Facebook Investigation Cavalcade Over the last couple of months, nearly every US state has announced investigations into antitrust or privacy-related matters of Google or Facebook, or both. Conspicuous by its absence from that list was the home of Big Tech...

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Increase of 91% in Applications Disposed Through Show Cause Hearings, Decrease of 2354 in Applications Published This Week

Increase of 91 percent recorded in the total applications disposed through Show Cause Hearings, a decrease of 2354 in the number of applications published in the Trademark Journal this week and more. These statistics have been compiled from the official journal of the trademark office published weekly on Mondays. INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS Last week, the Indian Trademark Office had an overall increase in its working capacity as can be seen from the statistics in the table below. The total number of applications disposed through show cause hearings has increased by ninety one percent (91%). Similarly, the total renewals notices issued have increased...

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Sex and the City Bakery Comes to Bangalore, Case Closed: HBO Nabs TrueDetective.com, Drake v. Canada ft. Cannabis, Adidas and Prada: Blurring the Lines between Sportswear and Luxury Fashion, and more

Sex and the City Bakery Comes to Bangalore, Case Closed: HBO Nabs TrueDetective.com, Drake v. Canada ft. Cannabis, Adidas and Prada: Blurring the Lines between Sportswear and Luxury Fashion, and more brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES No Stars for Biryani M Anees Ahmed, the proprietor of Ambur Star Biryani Hotel in Vadapalani, Chennai, won an injunction against Raja, the proprietor of Dindigul Star Briyani in Karur, for the use of the suffix ‘Star Biryani’ in the names of the latter’s restaurants in Tamil Nadu. Mr. Ahmed claimed that several unscrupulous traders, like Mr. Raja,...

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Innovation in India and Bangalore figures in the World IP Report, 2019

Innovation in India and Bangalore figures in the World IP Report, 2019

WIPO released the World IP Report, 2019, yesterday. The press release on WIPO's website states that millions of patents and scientific publications over decades were reviewed to arrive at its findings. At a general level, the IP Report's findings are as follows: Innovative activity has become more collaborative and transnational over the years, but collaborations are limited to a few large clusters in a small number of countries. 69 percent of patents and 48 percent of scientific activity happens at around 30 metropolitan hotspots in China, Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea and the United States of America (U.S.). In...

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Google Acquires Fitbit Amidst Anti-trust Investigation,T-Mobile and Sprint Merger Approved Despite Antitrust Concerns,Facebook Introduces New Corporate Logo and more.

Internet Service Provider Protects Customer Data; Google Acquires Fitbit Amidst Anti-trust Investigation; T-Mobile and Sprint Merger Approved Despite Antitrust Concerns; EC Opens Anti-trust Investigations Against French Retailers; Facebook Introduces New Corporate Logo and more. Internet Service Provider Protects Customer Data Ziggo, an internet service provider, has refused to hand over sensitive information about its customers, to the film company Dutch Filmworks (DFW). DFW is the distributor of the film ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ and in an attempt to prevent any further piracy of its film, had asked Ziggo to handover the named and addresses of 377 people who had illegally downloaded the film. A...

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Bombay High Court to hear urgent IP matters in chamber, CGPTDM-WIPO’s PCT Seminars in India again and more

"CGPTM to organize WIPO-IPO PCT Roving Seminars, High Court of Bombay directs hearing of urgent IP matters “in chamber”, U.S.A files suit against Gilead Sciences for alleged patent infringement and other news updates"

In this week’s  Patent News - CGPDTM to organize WIPO-IPO PCT Roving Seminars; RGNIIPM to organize Public Training Programs in the field of IP; Bombay High Court directs hearing of urgent IP matters in-chamber; U.S government sues Gilead Sciences for patent infringement; Zimbabwe Intellectual Property Organization and WIPO host Africa Intellectual Property Rights Conference; Liberia IPO to host the annual Administrative and Ministerial Councils Meeting; EPO signs Validation Agreement with government of Georgia, and more. INDIA PATENT NEWS CGPDTM to organize WIPO-IPO PCT Roving Seminars The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the Indian Patent Office (IPO) have collaborated once more in order...

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