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BananaIP Trade Mark,5% GST on Packaged Foods, Hinder Trade Mark Infringement, Kolkatti Jewelry GI and more.

“Indian Trade Mark Statistics for September 2017 (Second Week), TATA Trade Mark Infringement, Los Pollos Hermanos Trade Mark, Hinder Rock Band and Wingler in a Legal Battle over Hinder, Kolkatti Jewelry to be Applied for GI Registration and more,” brought to you by Trade Mark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. TRADE MARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK “Within every brand is a product, but not every product is a brand” -- David Ogilvy INDIAN TRADE MARK STATISTICS The productivity of the Indian Trade Mark Office has been considerably low compared to the previous week’s status. The total number of applications disposed through show cause...

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Patent Law News Update

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  Interesting Patents, Amazon’s parachute-dropping drone, Facebook - electronic payment service, Recent Patent Grants, Glenmark obtains US FDA approval, Pharma Patents, Whirlpool Patent Infringement, Stupid Designs, Patent Search, Patent Tip and more, presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s Premier New Age IP Firm. Patent Quote of the week “Abraham Lincoln said, Patents Add Fuel to the Fire of Genius. What the great man did not say is that Too Much Fuel Can Burn the Genius” ― Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala, Renowned IP Attorney, Professor and Novelist Patent stats from the Indian Patent Office While there has been a slight decrease of 16.05% in the sum...

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IP Filings for Dance Companies, Music Bands and Performing Artists

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BananaIP is happy to announce the Program for Performing Arts, an initiative aimed at helping dance companies, music bands, drama companies, singers and performing artists protect, manage and commercialize their creative work. The Program has three primary goals: Build IP Knowledge and Culture among Performing Artists; Protect, Manage and Commercialize creative work of artists and companies; and Mitigate IP risks for performances and related commercialization, licensing and merchandizing activities. Towards the said goals, BananaIP's attorneys will work closely with select performing arts companies and artists, and help them move up the IP value chain. Free Copyright and Trade Mark Filings The program, will...

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Superheroes trademark, NDTV and Discovery Network fight over Foodistan trademark, Textile Ministry plans for new certification mark, Nintendo initiates opposition proceedings against POKE GO, Ratnagiri Alphonso Mangoes to get GI Tag and more.

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Interesting trademarks, Delhi Public School Trademark Dispute, Foodistan Trademark Dispute, Geographical Indication updates and Domain name infringement news, brought to you by the Trademark Team of BananaIP We wish all our readers a very happy World IP Day. On this World IP Day we hope that all stakeholders will take diligent and honest efforts to protect intangible assets. Trademark quote of the week " The talent for discovering the unique and marketable characteristics of a product and service is the most valuable asset of a trademark " -- Primo Angeli TRADEMARK STATS FROM THE INDIAN TRADEMARK OFFICE The Trademark Registry has been a little slow this...

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Entertainment Law Updates, International Copyright Updates, Entertainment Licensing and Updates, Government Updates, Copyright thought of the week and more.

Entertainment Law Updates, International Copyright Updates, Entertainment Licensing and Updates, Government Updates, Copyright thought of the week and more presented by the Media & Entertainment law attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s Premier New Age IP Firm. Copyright Thought of the Week “The Copyright bargain: a balance between protection for the artist and rights for the consumer” -Robin Gross [Founder – IP Justice] Entertainment law News and Updates Supreme Court accepts the plea against ‘pre-censorship’ of films. The cine veteran, Amol Palekar has filed a writ petition in the Supreme Court requesting court’s intervention in revamping the censor board and challenging the constitutional validity of...

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Entertainment Trademark News, International Copyright Updates, Merchandising and more

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Recent Copyright Cases, Entertainment Trademark News, International Copyright Updates, Entertainment and Copyright Licensing and Merchandizing, Copyright thought of the week and more, presented by the Media & Entertainment law attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s Premier New Age IP Firm. Copyright Thought of the Week “Entertainment Law is not as Entertaining as Entertainment”  Dr. Kalyan C Kankanala Recent Copyright Cases Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEEL) vs. Sony Pictures Networks India Pvt Ltd ZEEL filed a Copyright infringement suit before the Bombay High Court claiming that it’s popular show, ‘India's Best Dramebaaz’, a televised talent hunt for child actors in the 5-12 year age group has been...

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INDIAN TRADEMARK LAW ON PROTECTION OF MOVIE TITLE – PART 3

IP News Center : INDIAN TRADEMARK LAW ON PROTECTION OF MOVIE TITLE

  SCENARIO IN THE UNITED STATES REGARDING PROTECTION OF MOVIE TITLE The interests of the American motion picture, television industries and home videos are safeguarded by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). Since its inception in 1922, it has been playing an important part in protecting the commercial interest of the movie makers both in the US and internationally. Registering a film title with the United States Patents and Trademark Office (USPTO) is available with respect to movie titles; however, the protection granted is not absolute. The fundamental requirement of the USPTO with regard to registration of titles as trademarks requires that...

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INDIAN TRADEMARK LAW ON PROTECTION OF MOVIE TITLE – Part 2

IP News Center : INDIAN TRADEMARK LAW ON PROTECTION OF MOVIE TITLE

Apart from applying for registration of a movie title under the Indian Trademarks Act, there are a number of industry associations to which the film makers look up to regarding protection of their film titles. Indian Motion Picture Producers' Association (IMPPA), Association of Motion Pictures and Television Program Producers (AMPTPP) and Film and Television Producers' Guild of India, Film Writers' Association and Western India Film Producers Association (WIFPA) are the associations that play a big role in protecting the commercial interest of movies. Producers and writers of movies can apply to be members of these associations which enable them to...

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Censoring The Intelligent Film Spectator

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The recent Udta Punjab, Jolly LLB, Lipstick under my Burkah and Ka Bodyscapes decisions of the Central Board of Film Certification ("Censor Board") have raised questions and spurred debates about the   need for censorship by prior restraint in India. Judicial Review of some of the Censor Board's decisions, and their close to complete reversal by Courts highlights the subjectivity in the certification system, and one cannot help wondering if the circumstances under which the Cinematograph  Act, the  legislation that  brought prior restraint of films into effect , continue to prevail in today's social context. When the Constitutional validity of the...

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INDIAN TRADEMARK LAW ON PROTECTION OF MOVIE TITLE – Part 1

IP News Center : INDIAN TRADEMARK LAW ON PROTECTION OF MOVIE TITLE

The name or title is undoubtedly one of the most important aspects of a movie which creates a distinct identity for it among audience. Around the globe, the movie makers give a lot of thought and importance in choosing a unique distinct title or name for their film so that the movie could prove to be popular and a blockbuster hit among all classes of audience. This association of title to a film brings the interested audience to watch the film in theatres as well as associate it with producers which makes it commercially viable. While choosing a title for a film,...

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