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Accessibility of Science to Persons with Blindness: Miles and Miles To Go

Accessibility

In my earlier post, I spoke about the legal framework for access of information and data to persons with blindness and other disabilities from the copyright and disabilities statute perspectives. In the article, I pointed out that access has been placed at less than one (1) percent and that the proportion of access is diminishing as the universe of information is expanding at a rapid rate. Sources and forms of information are changing so fast that   that accessibility is finding it impossible to catch up for various reasons. Publications, data and materials   are some of the basic elements of scientific...

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Trademark and Copyright Statistics in India: Recap 2018

In this post, we bring to you a recap of the Trademark and Copyright statistics from 2018 and a comparison of these numbers with the statistics of 2017. COPYRIGHT YEAR IN REVIEW 2018 Copyright Applications Filed in 2018   Work   No. of Applications in 2018 Literary/Dramatic 9,652 Artistic 4,698 Music 323 Cinematograph 306 Sound Recording 710 Computer Software 2,143 Total 17,832 Copyright Applications Filed Monthly in 2018                           Month Literary/Dramatic Artistic Music Cinematograph Sound Recording Computer Software January 949 387 39 28 45 152 February 756 339 35 11 70 101 March 898 346 31 51 42 153 April 840 404 17 14 35 587 May 778 390 31 27 142 157 June 710 410 26 21 87 215 July 837 305 28 43 60 124 August 737 433 30 42 37 121 September 770 410 23 42 52 90 October 688 437 23 4 37 145 November 864 406 20 14 67 153 December 825 431 20 9 36 145 Total 9,652 4,698 323 306 710 2,143 Total Registered Applications Between 2017 & 2018 Year (2017) Year (2018) Change Percentage Change 16,603 16,717 114 Increase of 0.7% Total Filed Applications Between 2017 & 2018 Year (2017) August - December Year (2018) August - December 7951 7141  *Data Provided for 2017 is August 2017 onwards as information before then is not available.  Judicial Precedents Dealing with Copyright Law during the Year 2018 Court/Tribunal No. of Orders Supreme Court...

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Weekly Copyright News: ShareChat Bans 50,000 Profiles, ‘Rifleman’ Rights Tussle, Reddit Shuts Down SoccerSteams, and more

ShareChat Removes 50,000 Profiles to Curb Unlawful Content, ‘Rifleman’ in Tussle over Legal Rights, Baidu Sues Bytedance and Maimai for Copyright Infringement and Defamation, Reddit Shuts Down SoccerStreams Following Copyright Complaints, US Court Dismisses Music Labels' Lawsuit against Russian Stream-Ripper, Disney Loses USD 1 Billion in Streaming Investments, Viacom to Buy Pluto TV Copyright Quote The copy price of the future is the copyright. – Mathias Dopfner Copyright Statistics There is an increase of 22% in the total number of copyright applications filed last week as compared to the previous week. A total of 350 applications were filed for copyright registration during the last week. The majority of applications were...

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Be wise in choosing your IP Service provider

This image depicts a magnifying glass. This image is relevant because this post talks about factors to be taken into consideration before choosing your Intellectual Property service provider. Click on the image to view full post.

This post was first published on 2nd February, 2011. Intellectual Property Services is not a business of a few anymore. With the  development of the IT and other R&D based business, there are any number of IP Service providers mushrooming around the IT and BP hubs. Therefore, there is a huge number to choose from and a person in need of such services is obviously sceptical about making the choice. We are currently in the age of information and it is a highly informed world we are living in. No matter what we do, it is highly important for us to learn...

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Job Opening at BananaIP – Intellectual Property (IP) Associate

IP Associate Opening at BananaIP Counsels

Job Title: Intellectual Property (IP) Associate Department: Consulting and Designs Job description: Contract drafting Design Filing and Prosecution Trademark Oppositions Litigation Management Drafting of  Legal notices, responses, and opinions Joining Date: As soon as possible Probation Period: 6 months from the date of joining Location: Kanakapura Road, Bangalore Education: LLM Experience: 0 - 3 Years Skills: Excellent oral and written communication skills Well Versed with Intellectual Property Law Application Process Interested candidates must send the following documents along with a cover letter by email ([email protected]) CV highlighting the candidate’s background; A short personal statement indicating your suitability for the job; and A short write-up on any topic related to Intellectual...

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Blindness and Accessible Books: From Marrakesh to Marella Gunta Palem

The Marrakesh Treaty

Marrakesh is a busy city in Morocco. It is a popular tourist destination. The Marrakesh Treaty to facilitate accessibility of published works to persons with blindness was signed in and named after the city. Marella Gunta Palem is a small, agricultural village in the State of Andhra Pradesh, India. Less than hundred families live in the village, which has basic information and communication infrastructure. It has been approximately six years since the Marrakesh Treaty was signed, and just more than two years since it came into force. India was the first country to ratify the treaty, and at the time, it was...

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Abbott’s HIV drug patent “not an invention”

This post was first published on 18th January, 2011. In a recent case, reported here by Sandeep, the patent office denied patent grant to Abbott’s HIV drug application (application No:339/MUMNP/2006, WO2005/039551), stating that the subject matter did not constitute an invention. Abbott’s application was rejected as a result of the pre grant oppositions filed by Initiative for Medicines, Access & Knowledge’ (I-MAK), Cipla (Mumbai), Matrix Laboratories (Secunderabad) and Okasa Pharmaceuticals (Mumbai). The complete specification of Abbott’s application was entitled “SOLID PHARMACEUTICAL DOSAGE FORM” and had the  conventional priority of US application No. 10/650,178 dated 28th  August, 2003. The complete specification had 37...

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Weekly Trademark News: What’s in a Name Rihanna? Oyo to Expand to Philippines, ‘Puma x Maybelline’ Athleisure Makeup Collection, and Other News

Indian Trademark Statistics for January (Third Week), The Hotel Ritz Paris Wins Trademark Battle, Drake Loses Exclusive Rights Over ‘6IX’, Lindsay Lohan Discotheque, Naga Cucumber GI, and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK “Branding is not just about being seen as better than the competition. It’s about being seen as the only solution to your audience’s problem” – John Morgan INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS The Indian Trademark Office has picked up its pace in the past week. The total number of applications examined by trademark office has increased by ten percent (10%). The...

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Protect Your Website from Copyright Liability

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This post was first published on 15th January, 2011. In the era of “world wide web”, being a website owner comes with its own set of risks. One of such risks comes from the material posted on the website or from the look and feel of the website, which is often lifted from various sources without paying much attention to the “Copyrights”. Many of the website owners are not aware of what Copyrights are and what problems may occur due to incorporation of protected material on their websites. In simple words, website owners must abstain from copying anything on their website...

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Patent and Design statistics in India : Recap 2018

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What happened to patent filings in India in 2018? Did they increase? Or did they decrease? How many patents were granted and how did they compare with the previous years? Which city filed the most patents in 2018 and how did the other cities fare? In this post, we bring to you a recap of the patent statistics from 2018 and a comparison of these numbers with the stats of 2017. Publications A total of 37554 applications were published between January 2017 and December 2017, while a total of 39123 patent applications have been published between the 1st of January 2018 and...

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