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Public Notice issued by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade has issued a Public Notice in reference to the advisory issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India, as part of the precautionary measures to be taken for the COVID-19 pandemic. The rapid spread of the disease, has led to all the stakeholders raising concerns, due to which all hearings relating to copyright matters scheduled from 17.03.2020 to 31.03.2020 have been adjourned. These cases will be rescheduled in due course of time. A copy of the notice may be...

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Indian Copyright Orders and Judgments – 2020

Super Cassettes Industries Pvt. Ltd. vs. Prime Cable Network and Anr., Delhi High Court, CS(COMM) 594/2016 The plaintiff, in this matter, is in the business of producing and marketing music cassettes, compact discs, etc., in addition to producing and distributing films. Defendant no.1 is a large provider of ground cable network services in the State of Uttarakhand and defendant no.2 is an individual working for defendant no.1. The plaintiff claims to be the owner of a large number of copyrights in music and literary works, films and sound recordings, including Hindi film songs, non-film songs, and songs in regional languages. As...

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Copyright Statistics 2020

COPYRIGHT STATISTICS A total 0f 3903 applications for copyright registrations have been filed during the period of January and February, 2020. The maximum number of applications have been filed for Literary/Dramatic works and the minimum number of applications have been filed for Cinematograph Works. Month Literary/Dramatic Work Artistic Work Musical Work Cinematograph Work Computer Software Sound Recording Total January 1193 495 19 16 130 107 1960 February 1217 441 27 20 173 64 1943 Total 2410 936 46 36 303 171 3903   Authored and compiled by Neharika Vhatkar (Associate, BananaIP Counsels)  The Copyright Statistics Bulletin is brought to you by the Consulting/Strategy Division of BananaIP Counsels, a Top IP Firm in India. If you have any questions, or need any clarifications, please write to [email protected]  with the subject: Copyright Statistics. Disclaimer: Please note that the news bulletin has...

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Summary of Indian Copyright, Entertainment Law Cases and Rules of 2019

Summary of Indian Copyright and Entertainment Law Cases of 2019

High Court Cases Delhi HC: Website Cannot Use TOI and ET Content Bennett, Coleman & Company Limited & Anr. Vs. Mr. Ajay Kumar & Ors., CS(COMM) 21/2019 Decided on: 01.05.2019 Court: Delhi High Court The Delhi High Court has passed an order restraining the owners of the website www.sscias.com from using content from the ‘Times of India’(TOI) and the ‘Economic Times’(ET) on their website. This order requires the website owners to stop using, advertising, promoting, and making available for download any content from the TOI and ET newspapers. The court passed this order in a suit alleging trademark infringement, copyright infringement and unfair competition, filed by...

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Intellepedia Presents a Seminar on Intellectual Property for Business and Financial Benefit

Intellectual Property for Business and Financial Benefit

We’re holding a half day IP seminar, Intellectual Property for Business and Financial Benefit on February 14th at BananaIP Counsels in Bangalore. Spaces are reserved exclusively for Senior-level individuals, R&D Leaders, Technology and Innovation Driven Startups. How to take advantage of IP in today’s business context in India? Intellectual Property has today emerged as an important business tool in India. From financial  valuation and increasing business revenues to gaining business advantage and market share, IP is being used effectively by large and small companies as well as startups to gain business and  competitive advantage. The increase in number of patent, trademark, industrial...

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Singer Josh Stone Files Infringement Suit Against Ariana Grande, Google wins Infringement Lawsuit, Apple Faces Infringement Suit for ‘Servant’ Show, and more

Copyright and Entertainment Law News

Singer Josh Stone Files Infringement Suit Against Ariana Grande; Eden Project Artist Sues Botanic Garden Over Infringing Sculptures; EWHC Dismisses Infringement Claim against Google; Spotify and Time Warner End Indian Licensing Dispute; Apple TV+ Show ‘Servant’ Faces Copyright Infringement Suit; Federal Court orders Ed Sheeran to Reveal Concert Revenues and more. Singer Josh Stone Files Infringement Suit Ariana Grande Adding to the spate of infringement suits filed against popular musicians lately, pop star Ariana Grande has landed in hot water over the chorus of her song ‘7 Rings’. Singer Josh Stone has filed a copyright infringement claim against Grande and Universal...

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Affidavit Filed to Dismiss Chhapaak Lawsuit, YouTube’s Takedown System Criticised, Miley Cyrus Reportedly Settles Copyright Lawsuit, AI Generated Article Granted Copyright and more

Copyright and Entertainment Law News

Affidavit Filed to Dismiss Infringement Suit Against Chhapaak; YouTube’s Takedown System- A Hassle for Content Creators; Miley Cyrus Reportedly Settles Copyright Infringement Lawsuit; New York’s MTA Issues Copyright Infringement Notice to Mapmaker; Shenzhen Court Grants Copyright to AI Generated Article; Supreme Cites ‘Fair Use’ Defence in Infringement Suit and more. Affidavit Filed to Dismiss Infringement Suit Against Chhapaak Meghna Gulzar, producer of the movie ‘Chhapaak’ filed an affidavit in the Bombay High Court in a copyright infringement lawsuit filed against her, by Rakesh Bharti who claimed that he had acquired the rights to produce a film based on a story similar to...

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2019 Intellectual Property Statistics in India – Up, Up and away!

Intellectual Property Statistics 2019 for patents, industrial designs, copyrights, trademarks and geographical indications

For many, 2019 appeared to be a tumultuous year, legally and politically, while for others it was a year of radical but welcome changes. The view remains divided. Intellectual Property in India however, appears to have had a reasonably good year saving some deeply tragic losses such as that of IP luminary, Prof. Shamnad Basheer. In this post, we bring to you a recap of the patent statistics from 2019 and a comparison of these numbers with the statistics from 2017 and 2018. The data provided herein is calculated for the respective calendar years (January to December). The data is likely...

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Copyright Statistics 2019 Recap

Copyright Statistics 2019 Recap A total of 21,153 applications for copyright registrations were filed in the year 2019. There was an increase of 3126 applications in comparison to the total number of applications for the year 2018, which was 18,027. There was an increase of 17.3% in the total number of copyright applications filed during the year 2019 as compared to 2018. The majority of applications filed in the year 2019 were for literary/dramatic works, followed by artistic works and the least number of applications were filed for musical works. Monthly Applications In the year 2019, the least number of applications were made during...

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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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