A compilation of the statistics for the Indian copyright applications during the months of July-August 2021, is given below.
JULY AND AUGUST 2021
In the month of August 2021 there has been a decrease of 7% in the total number of copyright applications filed, as compared to the month of July 2021. A total of 3364 applications were filed in July 2021 and a total of 3127 applications were filed in August 2021. The majority of applications were filed for literary/…
This is the weekly news update for copyright and entertainment law.
Tencent sues ByteDance over infringement claims
Tencent, the Chinese technology conglomerate, has recently sued ByteDance, which is another Chinese internet technology company that owns the short video platform “Douyin”. According to the claims made by Tencent, infringing content from the show “Crime Crackdown” was being made available on Douyin. Crime Crackdown was produced by Tencent’s film production subsidiary, Tencent Penguin Pictures, which owns the rights to the show.
Douyin has stated…
A compilation of the statistics for the Indian copyright applications during the months of May-July 2021, is given below.
MAY AND JUNE 2021
In the month of June 2021 there has been an increase of 1865% in the total number of copyright applications filed, as compared to the month of May 2021. A total of 121 applications were filed in May 2021 and a total of 2378 filed in June 2021. The majority of applications were filed for literary/ dramatic works…
A compilation of the statistics for the Indian copyright applications during the months of March-May 2021, is given below.
MARCH AND APRIL 2021
In the month of April 2021 there has been a decrease of 4% in the total number of copyright applications filed, as compared to the month of March 2021. A total of 2275 applications were filed in March 2021 and a total of 2187 filed in April 2021. The majority of applications were filed for literary/ dramatic works,…
FACTS OF THE CASE
In this case, Cipla Limited, the Respondent/Plaintiff, filed a suit for permanent injunction before the Madras High Court. The suit was against Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Limited, the Applicant/Defendant, as it infringed the Respondent/Plaintiff’s copyright and registered trademarks as follows:
The Applicant/Defendant imitated and substantially reproduced the artistic packaging, trade dress and labels of the Respondent/Plaintiff’s ‘BUDECORT RESPULES’ and ‘DUOLIN RESPULES’ which amounted to infringement of their copyright in artistic works. These were Budeonide Nebuliser Suspension BP,…
This running post provides a summary of the latest Indian Copyright cases in 2021, decided by various Courts and tribunals in the country.
1. Mr. John Hart Jr. & Anr. vs. Mr. Mukul Deora & Ors, High Court of Delhi, CS (Comm) 38/2021
In this case, Plaintiff No. 1 claims to be vested with the exclusive copyright to make a movie adaptation of the book “The White Tiger” authored by Mr. Aravind Adiga by virtue of a Literary Option/Purchase Agreement dated…
Following the ordinance abolishing the IPAB, we updated all relevant intellectual property statutes to reflect the amended provisions. We are hereby sharing the links to the amended statutes along with word and pdf versions of the Acts in accessible formats. You may read about the changes in different statutes in the series of posts we had carried earlier at the following links: Patents Act, Trade Marks Act, Copyrights Act, Plant Varieties Act, and Geographical Indications Act.
The list below provides links…
BananaIP and NASSCOM have launched a first of its kind 'Master Class on IP for Start Ups. The event is supported by India AI, Start Up Karnataka and IT-BT Department. The registration is now open, and any Start Up or Entrepreneur may register for free. You may view the registration details at this link
Why a Master Class?
Intellectual Property is today an important business tool for Start Ups. It helps them protect their creativity and innovation, and gain exclusivity…
Google wins against Oracle’s Code Theft Claim, Musician sues Rockstar Games for Copyright infringement, COPA sues Craig Wright over Bitcoin Copyright claim, Youtube introduces ‘Checks’ for Copyright violations, Marshmello wins ‘Happier’ Copyright case against ARTY and Sky wins Copyright infringement claim against show Pirater.
Google wins against Oracle’s Code Theft Claim
The US Supreme Court decided in favor of Google in a case filed by Oracle. The complaint filed by Oracle accused Google of copying their software code used to make…
The President of India on fourth of April 2021 promulgated “The Tribunals Reforms (Rationalization and Conditions of Service) Ordinance 2021”. This Ordinance abolishes the various tribunals set up under the following acts:
THE CINEMATOGRAPH ACT, 1952
THE COPYRIGHT ACT, 1957
THE CUSTOMS ACT, 1962
THE PATENTS ACT, 1970
THE AIRPORT AUTHORITY OF INDIA ACT, 1994
THE TRADE MARKS ACT, 1999
THE GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS OF GOODS (REGISTRATION…