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Social Dimensions of Copyright Infringement and Enforcement: A Quick Reflection in the context of Sci-Hub Litigation

SOCIAL DIMENSIONS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT AND ENFORCEMENT

Like-Minded IP Teachers’ Working Group on Intellectual Property and Public Interest   Social Dimensions of Copyright Infringement and Enforcement: A Quick Reflection in the context of Sci-Hub Litigation☨   Jointly prepared by:   Prof. (Dr) N. S. Gopalakrishnan[i] Dr Arul George Scaria[ii] Dr M. Sakthivel[iii] Ms Anjana Girish[iv] Dr Vishnu Shankar P.[v] Prof. (Dr) T. G. Agitha[vi] Prof. (Dr) Anirban Mazumdar[vii]   Pathbreaking technological innovations have always contributed to different kinds of social tensions to which societies and legal systems have struggled to find amicable solutions[viii]. Unprecedented innovations in the field of information technology, which we started witnessing towards the end of last century and rapidly growing even today, is no exception to...

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Job Opening: Intellectual Property (IP) Associate – Bangalore

Job Opening - Intellectual Property (IP) Associate

BananaIP Counsels, A Leading Intellectual Property (IP) firm is looking to immediately hire lawyers for the position of IP Associate in it's IP Strategy and Legal Advisory team. For further details, please refer to the job description below: Job Title: Intellectual Property (IP) Associate Department: IP Strategy and Legal Advisory (IP Law, E-Commerce Law, Data/Privacy Law) Media and Entertainment Law, Technology Law and other related laws) Job description: Strategic IP Advise and Opinions IP conflict management and resolution Contract drafting and review Oppositions, Revocations, Rectifications and other proceedings Litigation Management and Dispute resolution Legal notices, opinions and reports Research and Publication Blog contributions ...

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BananaIP Wishes You a Very Happy New Year 2021

New Year Greetings from BananaIP

Dear Friends, As we bid adieu to a tough and testing year, we feel extremely fortunate and grateful to have you by our side. We wish you a Very Happy and Healthy New Year filled with Joy, Love, Success and Prosperity. Thank you so much for your kind support and patronage, and wishing you a creative, innovative and successful Business in 2021. With warmest Regards, Team BananaIP Your Trusted and Valued IP Partner www.bananaip.com...

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Burberry Initiates Infringement Suit Against Rapper Burberry Jesus, WhiteHat Jr. Stops WhiteHat Sr. for Now, and more

Burberry Initiates Infringement Suit Against Rapper Burberry Jesus, WhiteHat Jr. Stops WhiteHat Sr. for Now, and more

Indian Case Law WhiteHat Jr. Stops WhiteHat Sr. for Now The Delhi High Court, in a recent decision, passed an interim order against a YouTuber, for allegedly infringing upon and causing harm to the trademark of WhiteHat Jr., a platform that teaches coding to young children. Pradeep Poonia, who operates the YouTube channel ‘WhiteHatSr.’, as well as the twitter handles ‘WhiteHatSr.’ and ‘WhiteHatPoonia’ had consistently posted tweets and videos questioning the integrity and legitimacy of WhiteHat Jr. and its instructors. While WhiteHatJr. contends that these acts amount to trademark infringement, Poonia responded, stating that as he is not gaining any commercial benefit...

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A Session on Intellectual Property for the working executives program at IIM Bangalore

A Session on IPRs and Licensing by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala

Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala (view profile) conducted a session on “IPRs and Licensing” for the working executives program at IIM Bangalore on December 12th, 2020. Please find the presentation on Intellectual Property rights below [slideshare id=240084785&doc=iimbdec2020-201214054452]   About BananaIP Counsels BananaIP’s Patent Attorneys are among the leading patent practitioners in the country. They work with clients such as Mahindra and Mahindra, Samsung, HCL, Eureka Forbes, to name a few. Our patent attorneys have strong technical and legal expertise in areas such as IT/Software, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Data Analytics, Electronics and Telecommunication, Mechanical, Automotive, Green Energy, Traditional Medicine and Bio/Pharma domains. The firm is...

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Launching Strategic Inventor – A Free DIY Platform/System to Draft and File Patents

Launching Strategic Inventor - A Free DIY Platform/System to Draft and File Patents

BananaIP is happy to announce the launch of Strategic Inventor, a DIY platform, system and technology that enables inventors draft and file patents on their own. Strategic Inventor platform/technology may be used free of charge to draft as many applications as one wishes. All an inventor needs to do is register on the platform, and start using it once the registration is approved. By using the technology to draft patent applications, the inventor can do away with, or minimize the cost of acquiring patents.   What does the technology do? Strategic Inventor facilitates patent specification drafting through its step wise approach, simple and...

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Facebook Trademark Infringement, Time Magazine Sued Over TIME100 Talks Series and more

Facebook Trademark Infringement, Time Magazine Sued Over TIME100 Talks Series and more

Indian Case Law Facebook Restrains Bakery from Using its ‘Facebake’ Trademark Delhi High Court recently granted a temporary injunction against a bakery, selling its goods under the name ‘Facebake’. The suit was instituted by social media giant, Facebook, who contended that  the bakery was causing confusion in the minds of the public by offering goods for sale under a name that was confusingly similar to their well-known ‘Facebook’ trademark, as well as operating the website www.facebake.in. A single bench of the Delhi High Court noted that if interim relief was not granted, it would impact Facebook’s legal rights and business interests. The...

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

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

IPO to start accepting applications under PPH Pilot Program from 7th December 2020 Intellepedia Publication Date: 30th November 2020 As per the latest public notice issued by the Indian Patent Office (IPO), the IPO will start accepting applications under Chapter 5 of the PPH Guidelines, the for 2nd year term, from 7th December 2020. The acceptance of these applications is in furtherance to the Bilateral Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot program that is in effect between the Indian Patent Office (IPO) and the Japan Patent Office (JPO). The number of applications will be limited to 100 requests. Further, the number of PPH requests...

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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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Delhi High Court Patent Rules: Comments

DELHI HIGH COURT PATENT RULES

The Delhi High Court published the draft of the proposed High Court of Delhi Rules governing Patent Suits, 2020 on 9th of October 2020 and has invited comments regarding the same. The rules are proposed to be issued under Section 158 of the Patents Act. In the context of ambiguities surrounding Patent litigation in India, these rules are a welcome step towards clarity and certainity with respect to the procedure. A copy of the rules may be viewed here Some comments and observations of BananaIP's Patent department with respect to the rules are provided here under, for the benefit of our...

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