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If I Could Copyright… My Book: Copyrights and Writers (Part 5)

If I Could Copyright… My Book: Copyrights and Writers (Part 5)

As stated in our earlier posts, copyright registration is not mandatory, as copyright comes into existence the moment a work is expressed in a tangible form. However, writers are generally advised to get copyright registration for the work to make sure that the ownership of the work is duly established and to avoid disputes related to ownership. As copyright registration certificate acts as a proof of ownership right, it is advised that the copyright registration application is filed in the real name of the person/entity having the right in the work. The application process for registering a copyright is simple, and...

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Weekly Trademark News: Lord Ganesha for Beer? The Roald Dahl Animated Series on Netflix, Yellow Belly Beer in Trouble, and other news

Weekly Trademark News Updates

Indian Trademark Statistics for December (First Week) 2018, HBO Sound Trademark, Chhota Bheem Fights Counterfeiters, Lord Ganesha for Beer? Erode Turmeric GI Accepted and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK “Mass advertising can help build brands, but authenticity is what makes them last. If people believe they share values with a company, they will stay loyal to a brand” -Howard Schultz INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS In the last week, the Indian Trademark Office has picked up its pace. The total number of the applications disposed through show cause hearings has increased by sixty-six...

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Independent Touch of Creativity: Copyrights and Writers (Part 3)

If I Could Copyright… My Book: Copyrights and Writers (Part 5)

Writings expressed on tangible forms are copyrightable only if they are original and creative. The thresholds are low, but they still have to be satisfied. Originality Originality checks whether a writing has been independently created. The question is not about similarity of works, it is about independence of expression. As long as a writer has independently written her work, it will not matter if the work is similar or identical to another work. Example: If X writes a poem, and it is identical to a poem written by Y, X's poem will be considered original if she has written the poem independently, and...

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Weekly Copyright News Updates – Copyright Statistics, BCCI, Facebook, PokerNews and More

Weekly Copyright News Updates - Intellepedia

Quote “Unfortunately, viewing pirated films online has always been a norm rather than an exception.” Dr. Kalyan C Kankanala Copyright Statistics There is an increase of 206% in the total number of copyright applications filed last week as compared to the previous week. A total of 447 applications were filed for copyright registration during the last week. The majority of applications were filed for literary works and artistic works. S. No Type of Work Number of Applications filed in the Previous Week (5th November 2018 to 11th November, 2018) Number of Applications filed in the Recent Week (12th November 2018 to 18th November, 2018) Change Percentage Change 1. Literary Work 87 265 178 Increase of 205% 2. Musical Work 1 5 4 Increase of...

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Job Opening at BananaIP – Intellectual Property (IP) Associate

IP Associate Opening at BananaIP Counsels

Job Title: Intellectual Property (IP) Associate Department: Consulting and Designs Job description: Contract drafting Design Filing and Prosecution Trademark Oppositions Litigation Management Drafting of  Legal notices, responses, and opinions Joining Date: As soon as possible Probation Period: 6 months from the date of joining Location: Kanakapura Road, Bangalore Education: LLM/LLB Experience: 0 - 3 Years Skills: Excellent oral and written communication skills Well Versed with Intellectual Property Law Application Process Interested candidates must send the following documents along with a cover letter by email ([email protected]) CV highlighting the candidate’s background; A short personal statement indicating your suitability for the job; and A short write-up on any topic related to Intellectual...

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Intellectual Property and Licensing – A Presentation by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala at IIM – Bangalore

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IIM-B Presentation on Intellectual Property and Licensing from BananaIP Counsels   Intellectual Property Patents Copyrights Trade Marks Trade Secrets Industrial Designs Plant Varieties Traditional Knowledge Patents Subject Matter - Invention Useful Novel Non-Obvious Term: 20 Years Rights: Make, Use, Sell, Offer for Sale, and Import. Copyrights Subject Matter: Expressions Original Creative Literary, Dramatic, Artistic, Photographic, Sound Recording, and Cinematographic Works Term: Life Plus 60 Years Rights: Reproduce, Adapt, Distribute, Communicate to Public, Public Performance, Public Display ...

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Nitin Nair delivered an invited talk, as a part of the Programme on “Intellectual Property Rights for Software” held on 08-10 August, 2018 at Centre for Ai & Robotics (CAIR), DRDO, Bangalore.

His talk focused on the changing face of protecting software related inventions in India. This session includes a look at relevant sections of act, legal decisions, and alternate forms of protection. The presentation is attached herewith.   Computer Related Inventions (CRIs) in India from BananaIP Counsels...

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