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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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Sound Recording, Literary & Musical Works and Right to Royalty

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  Continued from Part 2, read part by clicking here. Music Broadcast Private Limited v. Indian Performing Right Society Limited, SUIT NO. 2401 OF 2006 Facts of the case The Plaintiff (Music Broadcast Private Limited) engaged in business of establishing, operating and maintaining FM Radio broadcasting stations in various cities of India sought a declaration that the Defendant (IPRS) is not entitled to demand or recover royalty and/or license fee in respect of broadcast of sound recordings at its FM Radio Stations. Further the Plaintiff sought a permanent injunction restraining the Defendant from demanding or claiming or making any claim in respect of or...

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Recent copyrights cases, Entertainment Trademark News, International copyright updates, copyright tip of the week and more.

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  Recent copyrights cases, Entertainment Trademark News, International copyright updates, copyright tip 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 right to be attributed as an author of a work is not merely a copyright, it is every author's basic human right." Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala Indian Copyright Cases Metro Tyres v. MRF - ASCI The Delhi High Court recently passed a judgment in Metro Tyres v. MRF, the judgment upheld the rights of ASCI (Advertising Standards Council of India) to decide on allegations of copyright...

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Copyright cases, Copyright infringement, Entertainment technology, Licensing, Copyright Board, Copyright tips and more

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  Copyright cases, Copyright infringement, Entertainment technology, Licensing, Copyright Board, Copyright tips and more, presented by the Media & entertainment law attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s Premier New Age IP Firm. Entertainment quote of the week Of all the creative work produced by humans anywhere, a tiny fraction has continuing commercial value. For that tiny fraction, the copyright is a crucially important legal device. - Lawrence Lessig Copyright Cases Plagiarism charges against Hindi movie titled ‘Hindi Medium’ Shiboprosad Mukherjee and Nandita Roy, filmmakers of a Bengali film called Ramdhanu have alleged copyright infringement against the makers of the Hindi movie titled ‘Hindi Medium’. Mukherjee has...

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Ilayaraja v. S.P. Balasubramanyam

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  Ilayaraja's copyright notice to S.P. Balasubramanyam asking the singer to pay royalties for performance of his musical compositions in USA has provoked debates, arguments and discussions on various fronts. To the question, does S.P Balasubramanyam need a license to perform his own works (songs he sang and recorded for films)? ; The answer is a simple and straight forward – Yes! S.P Balasubramanyam has to take two licenses for each song he wishes to perform - one for the lyrics, and one for the musical composition. For several years, music composers and record labels in India turned a blind eye...

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Censorship, Publicity Rights, Licensing, Merchandizing, Technology, Blockchain, Cases, Copyright Tips and more

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Censorship, Publicity Rights, Licensing, Merchandizing, Technology, Blockchain, Cases, Copyright tips and more, presented by the Media & entertainment law attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s Premier New Age IP Firm. Quote of the Week "Every film must be assessed through the eyes of the contemporary, Intelligent, Informed Spectator with a distracted mind, and not the outdated, Innocent, gullible Spectator of the past. The rapid progress of entertainment technology, and the emergence of novel modes and means of content distribution obviates the need for censoring public exhibition of films." - Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala, Renowned IP Attorney, Author and Professor. Copyright Cases Bhjopuri producer loses Copyright case...

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Review Committee Reports, Benegal Committee report, Mudgal Committee report, Censorship Model (Part 4)

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  Continued from Part 3, read part 3 by clicking here.   Review Committee Reports The Benegal Committee and the Mudgal Committee constituted in 2016 and 2013 were tasked with the job of making recommendations for the process of film certification in India, Uniform, Non-Discriminatory and Non-Discretionary among others.[11] Though both the reports agree that the existing system of film certification is fraught with subjectivity, they diverge in their recommendations for making it objective. While the Mudgal Committee, in line with its mandate, recommends making the certification mechanism objective and transparent by amendments to principles and changes in the process, the Benegal Committee recommends  a...

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Film Expression and Censorship in India: An Introduction (Part 1)

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  Expression in the form of films is unique and special in many ways. Films merge life-like moving pictures, sounds, and other effects to tell a story, or send a message unlike any other form of expression. When the film is shown to a captive audience in a closed, dark environment, with the aid of advanced technology, its impact is heightened substantially. It is believed that one does not experience the same euphoria, emotion and engagement if the same film is seen on a television or computer at home. The impact of the film is therefore presumed to be higher when...

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