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Upcoming IP Event: When Do You Really Need a Music License? (24th January, 2020)

When do you really need a music license_

BananaIP Counsels, through Intellepedia, is happy to announce a seminar titled “When Do You Really Need a Music License?”, an event for live performers, musicians, event organisers, and venue managers, on 24th January, 2020 at its office.   You may register online for the event here: Register Online Event Information You do not always need a copyright license or permission for using  recorded music, lyrics or musical compositions. While some uses require you to pay and get a license, many uses do not require the permission of the copyright owner. Most social events, student activities, ceremonies, private uses, etc., do not require copyright licenses from...

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Upcoming IP Event: Copyright for Writers and Publishers (6th January 2020)

Creative Expression and Copyright Protection

BananaIP Counsels, through Intellepedia, is happy to announce a seminar on "Creative Expression and Copyright Protection", an event for writers, novelists and publishers, on 6th January, 2020 at its office. You may register online for the event here: Register online Event Information With the emergence of novel and innovative publishing models, authors, writers and novelists have the choice of numerous publication options. They no longer need to wait for a nod from a publisher, whose considerations are often not limited to the quality of their literary work. Today's authors can  write and publish their work in digital form on their own social media platforms...

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Dancing with Intellectual Property: A Presentation by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala

Dancing with Intellectual Property

On December 13th, 2019, BananaIP Counsels conducted a seminar titled "Dancing with Intellectual Property" at its office in Bangalore. The event was attended by dancers, performers, and dance instructors, and witnessed active exchanges on the need for IP awareness for those in the field. Dr. Kalyan, Managing Partner of BananaIP Counsels, started the session with a discussion on the different types of intellectual property that could exist in a dance performance, and how each form of IP could be protected. He elucidated the protectable elements in a dance performance, and the commercial and legal benefits of protecting each element, and how...

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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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Can You Own a Colour? T-Mobile/Deutsche Telekom Certainly Thinks So, Bentley Disrobed by Bentley Clothing, Medi-cured via Compromise, The Harry Potter Accessories Juggernaut, and more

Can you Own a Colour? T-Mobile/Deutsche Telekom Certainly Thinks So, Bentley Disrobed by Bentley Clothing, Medi-cured via Compromise, The Harry Potter Accessories Juggernaut Doesn’t Stop, and more brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES Medi-cured via Compromise Medicare Hygiene Ltd., an Ahmedabad-based manufacturer and exporter of medical products, had filed a trademark-infringement suit against Vivan Medicare Pvt. Ltd., another medical products manufacturer. The suit alleged that the latter’s use of the word ‘Medicare’ and the ‘medi’ as a prefix and suffix in the names of its products encroached upon Medicare Hygiene’s trademarks, causing confusion amongst consumers....

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Decrease of 60% in Disposal Through Trademark Hearings This Week, 1832 Less Applications Published in Trademark Journal This Week and more

Decrease of 60 percent recorded in the total applications disposed through Show Cause Hearings,  decrease of 1832 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. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK "A brand is nothing but an expression of the consumer’s loyalty and trust." - Phil Dusenberry INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS Last week, the Indian Trademark Office had an overall decrease in its working capacity as can be seen from the statistics in the table below. The total number of applications disposed through...

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Court Dismisses “Tardigrades” Suit, Infringement of Ms. Pac-Man, IMI Music Report, and more

Court Dismisses “Tardigrades” Suit, Bandai Namco Sues AtGames for Ms. Pac Man Infringement, Italy Investigates Newspaper Piracy on Messaging Services, IMI Releases Digital Music Report 2019, Court Summons Kinjal Dave in Copyright Infringement Suit, TamilRockers Leaks Latest Releases, and more.   International News Court Dismisses “Tardigrades” Suit Video game developer Anas Abdin, the creator of unreleased game “Tardigrades” had filed a copyright infringement suit in a New York Court, against CBS, the producer of the popular series Star Trek. The court has now granted CBS’ motion to dismiss, finding that there were no substantial similarities between Abdin’s video game and the series, Star...

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‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Win for Google, Project Voldemort, Dating Apps at War, and more

IP Privacy and Antitrust News

Start-Up Offers Huge Database of AI-Generated Images, US Copyright Office Denies Registration of Dunhill’s ‘Engine Turn’ Pattern, Patagonia Sues Third-Party Seller for Infringement and Misuse, UK Drug Makers Admit Breaching Anti-Trust Laws, Snap Shares Facebook’s ‘Project Voldemort’ with FTC, Google Wins ‘Right to be Forgotten’ Battle in the EU, Wild Accuses Tinder of Bullying, Facebook Suspends Several Apps for Misusing Data, and more. US Copyright Office Denies Registration of Dunhill’s ‘Engine Turn’ Pattern   The US Copyright Office has refused to grant copyright protection to a fabric pattern created by British men’s wear brand Dunhill, whose application had been previously refused for...

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Court Tosses Claim on Unregistered Copyright, CEOs Demand Federal Privacy Law, Antitrust Probes Against Facebook, Google, Uber, Tencent and Car-Makers, and more

IP Privacy and Antitrust News

IP, Privacy and Antitrust This Week: Audible Files Motion to Dismiss Publishers Suit, Court Rejects Copyright Infringement suit over Gilda Radner Documentary, Tencent Music Shares Fall After Probe into Record Label Ties, Old Antitrust Laws May Hinder Probe into Facebook and Google, DOJ to Probe Automakers’ Emission Deals with California, SC Orders Investigation into Uber Practices, Conservative Party May be Liable for Data Breach, 51 Tech CEOs Demand Federal Data Privacy Law in Open Letter, and more. Audible Files Motion to Dismiss Publishers Suit The Amazon-owned audiobook company, Audible, has filed a motion to dismiss the suit and opposing the application for...

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