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Weekly Anti-Trust and Privacy Updates

Weekly Anti-Trust and Privacy Updates

This week's Antitrust Updates are as follows: Optus Data Breach – Australian Government Blames the Company over the Breach The Australian telecommunication giant, Optus, was the victim of a large data breach of over 10 million customers. The leaked data included personal details (home addresses, drivers’ licenses, passport numbers) of the customers. An anonymous account ‘optusdata’ appeared online claiming responsibility for the attack, and published data of over 10,000 customers online, with a demand for ransom. The Australian Government blamed Optus…

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Weekly Patent and Industrial Design Statistics – 23rd September 2022 to 30th September 2022

This week's Patent and Design data has been compiled from the Official journal of patents and designs, published by the patent office on the 30th of September 2022. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm. INDIAN PATENT STATISTICS A total of 1126 patent applications have been published in the 39th issue of the Patent Journal, 2022. Out of the 1126 applications published in the journal, 368 applications account…

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Weekly Trademark Updates

This week’s trademark updates are as follows: Delhi High Court prevents website from using the trademark "Live Law" because of "intent to cash in on goodwill." The Delhi High Court has issued an ad interim injunction in favour of Live Law Media Private Limited, the business that owns the legal portal livelaw.in, preventing "Tiya Law Library" and a Haryana-based attorney from using the mark/name "Live Law" until further orders and ordering the internet service providers to block access to the website…

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Weekly Updates: Copyright and Entertainment Law

This is a weekly post on copyright and entertainment law updates. Meta Responds to Copyright Infringement Lawsuit by Epidemic Sound Swedish Music Label, Epidemics Sound AB has accused Meta of violation of several thousand copyrights held by Epidemics Sound AB by allowing the users to stream, download and incorporate the sound recordings in their videos, on the music libraries of platforms such as Instagram and Facebook. Meta, in response has filed a motion to dismiss the case, alleging that Epidemic Sound’s…

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Weekly Patent and Industrial Design Statistics – 16th September 2022 to 23rd September 2022

This week's Patent and Design data has been compiled from the Official journal of patents and designs, published by the patent office on the 23rd of September 2022. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm. INDIAN PATENT STATISTICS A total of 1601 patent applications have been published in the 38th issue of the Patent Journal, 2022. Out of the 1601 applications published in the journal, 437 applications account…

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Weekly Updates: Copyright and Entertainment Law

This is a weekly post on copyright and entertainment law updates. Ajay Devgan’s ‘Thank God’ faces backlash over religious concerns An Uttar Pradesh-based lawyer has recently instituted a suit against the Indra Kumar, the director of the film ‘Thank God’, and the actors Ajay Devgan and Siddharth Malhotra, stating that the upcoming movie is likely to hurt religious sentiments. The suit was filed after the trailer of the film depicted Ajay Devgan portraying the Hindu deity Chitragupta, and allegedly using foul…

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Weekly Trademark Updates

This week’s trademark updates are as follows: Its TATA vs TAATAS.COM The TATA Group has recently filed a lawsuit with World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Centre seeking the recovery of the domain name taatas.com on the grounds that it was identical to the well-known TATA trade and services mark. The Panel did recognize that the marks were phonetically similar and that the plaintiff had a legitimate interest in reclaiming the domain because of their reputation in India and…

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Weekly Anti-trust and Privacy Updates

This week’s anti-trust and privacy updates are as follows: CCI Approves Jio Cinema-Viacom18 Amalgamation CCI, following investments of BTS Investment 1 Pte. Ltd. (BTS1) and Reliance Projects & Property Management Services Ltd. (RPPMSL), approves the merger of Jio Cinema OTT with Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Ltd. The amalgamation comes after major investments in April by Bodhi Tree Systems in Viacom 18, making Viacom 18 one of the largest TV and digital streaming companies in India. CCI Investigation Finds India’s Largest Hospital…

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Weekly Update: Copyright and Entertainment Law

This is a weekly post on copyright and entertainment law updates. Zee sues Rajat Sharma, India TV for airing episode of late Bal Thackeray Zee Media Corporation Ltd filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against journalist Rajat Sharma and his news programme India TV, alleging that India TV had aired, without authorization, an old footage of late Shiv Sena chairman Bal Thackeray. It was claimed that the impugned footage was taken from a 1993 episode of Zee Media’s program ‘Aap Ki Adalat’,…

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Weekly Patent and Industrial Design Statistics – 9th September 2022 to 16th September 2022

This week's Patent and Design data has been compiled from the Official journal of patents and designs, published by the patent office on the 16th of September 2022. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm. INDIAN PATENT STATISTICS A total of 2080 patent applications have been published in the 37th issue of the Patent Journal, 2022. Out of the 2080 applications published in the journal, 643 applications account…

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