Latest Copyright cases, 2021- Part 5

Latest Copyright Cases – 2021 – Part 5

M/s. Sun TV Network Ltd. v. M/s. Nitin Productions & Anr Defendant Nitin Productions assigned the copyright of the film “HUDUGAATA” in favour of the Plaintiff after receipt of the agreed consideration. By virtue of the agreement, the Plaintiff became the absolute copyright owner of the aforementioned film which included satellite rights, radio rights and other similar rights perpetually. However, Defendant M/s. Public TV, telecast songs from the film without obtaining prior permission. The Plaintiff, which held the copyright of…

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Latest Copyright Cases 2021, Part 4

Latest Copyright Cases – 2021 – Part 4

Saregama India Limited v. Next Radio Limited & Ors. The Apex Court, in the instant case, set aside an interim order passed by the Madras High Court, which held that copyrighted material cannot be broadcasted without prior notice as per Rule 29(4) of the Copyright Rules, 2013. The High Court had modified specific provisions of the Rule and applied it to the broadcasters, by opining that the Rule lacked flexibility and created difficulties for the broadcasters. The mandate to furnish…

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Latest Copyright Cases 2021: Part 3

Latest Indian Copyright Cases – 2021 – Part 3

Muthoot Finance Limited vs Shalini Kalra & Ors In this case, the Plaintiff, Muthoot Finance Limited, a non-banking financial institution, provided business and personal loans against the deposit of gold jewellery. As a part of this business the Plaintiff had to maintain proprietary and confidential information related to its vast customer base in the form of a database which in turn constituted a ‘literary work’ as under Section 2(o) of the Copyright Act, 1957 and it also amounted to trade…

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Indian Copyright Statistics-July and August 2021

Indian Copyright Statistics-July and August 2021

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/…

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Copyright and Entertainment Law news

Weekly News Update: Copyright and Entertainment Law

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…

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Indian Copyright Statistics-May to July 2021

Indian Copyright Statistics-May to July 2021

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…

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Indian Copyright Statistics

Indian Copyright Statistics-March to May 2021

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,…

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Case Brief Sun Pharma vs Cipla

CASE BRIEF : Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited vs Cipla Limited

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,…

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Latest Indian Copyright Cases

Latest Indian Copyright Cases – 2021 – Part 2

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…

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UPDATED PATENT, TRADE MARK, COPYRIGHT AND OTHER ACTS

Updated Patent, Trade Mark, Copyright and other Acts

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…

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