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Weekly Patent News: Indian patent statistics, Interesting Inventions, SIPP Scheme, EPO signs MOU for SEP’s and more

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“Indian Patent Statistics, Interesting Inventions, Indian Patent Office releases latest list of facilitators under SIPP Scheme, Call for papers on Intellectual Property and Sports, US Federal Circuit rules against Cisco in a patent infringement law suit, WIPO’s Global IP Services Report shows record - breaking growth in Asia, EPO, CEN and CENELEC sign MoU to support and promote SEP’s” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Quote of the Week “People equate patents with secrecy, that secrecy is what patents were designed to overcome. That's why the formula for Coca-Cola was never patented. They kept...

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A Progressive Step Towards Regulating The eCommerce Sector – In response to Professor Arul’s 101 Article on Decimating Digital Competition

NATIONAL E-COMMERCE POLICY DRAFT

I write in response to Professor Arul George Scaria's article in Bloomberg where he argues that the Draft National eCommerce Policy ("eCommerce Policy") will decimate digital competition. Arul bases his arguments on issues in the policy with respect to data ownership/sharing and intellectual property protection, and states in strong words that the policy is discriminatory, anticompetitive, protectionist, and violative of individual rights. While I agree with Arul's comments relating to anti-piracy measures and open access, I find several of his arguments unsustainable in the context of the policy's objectives and eCommerce business in India. Data Ownership and Sharing Contrary to Arul's explication...

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Weekly Copyright News: ‘Bala’ Infringement Suit, No Political Ads at IPL, IPRS License to YouTube, and more

Director Files A Suit Against Makers of ‘Bala’, Delhi Health Director Asks Centre to Restrict Tobacco Ads at Filmfare, No Political Ads During IPL 2019, Music Publishers Sue Peloton, Universal Music Wins ‘Generic Lyric’ Copyright Infringement Suit, Court Dismisses $4 Million Award Against Zillow , RNC Fends Off Copyright Infringement Claim Filed by Montana Photographer, Discovery India Partners with Dailyhunt for Short-form Content, Google Obtains IPRS License for YouTube, Facebook Signs Music Deals with T-Series, Zee and YRF , Hotstar Gets IPL Broadcast Rights in UK , Angry Birds Maker Rovio Overhauls Merchandise Licensing, and more. Copyright Quote “Every film must be...

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Draft E-Commerce Policy Has a Long Way To Go

The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) issued a notification announcing the Draft National E-Commerce Policy on 23rd February, 2019 and inviting comments and suggestions from stakeholders. The Policy recognises the substantial growth of e-commerce and some of the opportunities and regulatory hurdles that accompany it. The Policy addresses the various concerns that have accompanied the rapid digitization of the economy and has chosen certain key areas that needs prioritization. Additionally, the Centre has highlighted the importance of harmonization of e-commerce policies across Ministries and Departments of the Government. To these ends, the Policy covers certain aspects of...

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Weekly Trademark News: Samsung Trademark Infringement, Scotch Whisky Association Loses Trademark Battle, Sirsi Supari GI and Other News

Indian Trademark Statistics for March (Third Week), Scotch Whisky Association Loses Trademark Battle, The Voice of Wrestling Trademark, Miniso Not Mini Any more and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK “The investment you make into a brand makes its name worth it" - Bernard Kelvin Clive INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS In the last week, the Indian Trademark Office has had a mixed week. The total number of registrations granted as well as renewals notices issued has increased by thirty nine percent (39 %). Similarly, the total number of applications examined has increased by twenty...

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Weekly Patent News: Patent Statistics, Interesting Inventions, Microsoft sues Foxconn Technology, EPO’s annual report and more

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“Patent Statistics, Interesting Inventions, Union Cabinet approves proposition for compliance of 3 key International Agreements, UAHS hosts National Conference on Biodiversity and Plant Genetic Resource Conservation, Microsoft sues Foxconn Technology for non - payment of royalties, EPO publishes conference report titled: “Talking about a new revolution: Blockchain”, 2018 Annual Report  published by the European Patent Office and other news updates” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Quote of the Week “Patents are the best and most effective means of controlling competition. They occasionally give absolute command of the market, enabling their owner to name...

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My Fair Writer – Fair Use Principles for Writers: Copyrights and Writers Part 12

As discussed in the previous post, the unauthorised exercise of any exclusive rights in a copyrighted work amounts to copyright infringement. However, copyright law provides certain exceptions to this rule, which are known as ‘fair use’ exceptions. Although the Copyright Act provides for a number of exceptions, this post discusses only the few exceptions which are relevant for writers. Fair Dealing Works belonging to another person may be copied for various purposes like research, criticism, reporting of current events. However, in each of these situations, the law requires that the writer use the work in a manner that amounts to ‘fair dealing’....

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Weekly Copyright News: T-Series Gets Infringement Notice, ‘#MeToo’ Filmmaker Challenges CBFC, GTA V Infringer Settles, and more

Filmmaker Sends Notice to T-Series for Khandaani Shafakhana;  '#MeToo' Filmmaker Challenges CBFC Order to Change Movie Name; MEITy Clarifies TOI Headline Threatening Twitter; GTA V Copyright Infringer Agrees to Settlement; Marc Jacobs Requests Dismissal of Nirvana’s Smiley Face Logo Lawsuit; VidAngel Liable for Wilful Copyright Infringement; Artists Temporarily Drop ‘Fortnite’ Charges after SCOTUS Ruling; Netflix Dives into Anime Craze with Numerous Japanese Studio Partnerships; Citizen Watches Collaborates with Captain Marvel, Sponsors World Premiere; Disney And Accenture Create Unique ‘Dumbo’ Posters; Dailymotion Collaborates with NBA G League to Provide Premium Sports Content, Copyright Tip of the Week, and more. Copyright Quote Of all...

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Weekly Trademark News: Alibaba Settles Trademark Dispute with Alibabacoin, 7-Eleven Stores Soon in India!, NBA Fanwear Apparel and Other News

Weekly Trademark News - BananaIP Counsels

Indian Trademark Statistics for March (Second Week), Trademark Battle over a Whiskey Brand, NBA Fanwear Apparel in India, Harley Davidson and its Bizarre Trademarks, Erode Turmeric GI and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK “Value of a Trade Mark is directly proportional to your Aggression and Risk Ratio.” – Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS In the last week, the Indian Trademark Office has picked up its pace in the past week. The total number of applications examined has increased by thirty eight percent (38 %). Similarly, the total number of registrations...

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Patent Statistics, Interesting Inventions, Bombay HC orders Nuziveedu to pay Monsanto, Delhi HC dismisses suit filed by Crocs Inc and more patent news updates

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“Patent Statistics, Interesting Inventions, Bombay HC orders Nuziveedu to pay 138 crores to Bayer – Monsanto, Delhi HC dismisses suit filed by Crocs Inc., Pakistan revises IP Fee schedule showing an increase of 50% in costs, DepEd, Manila signs MoA with WIPO to introduce IP in basic education and other news updates” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Quote of the Week “Patents are the best and most effective means of controlling competition. They occasionally give absolute command of the market, enabling their owner to name the price without regard to the cost of...

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