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Trump winning battles in U.S and China.

  The presidential elections in the United States of America have now concluded with Republican Presidential nominee Donald J. Trump winning a closely contested election. There has been a lot of speculation about IP laws and its progress under Trump’s term, but unfortunately there hasn’t been much information released in his agenda. Although Trump has substantial personal experience protecting and enforcing his own trademarks, including attempts to protect more controversial marks such as 'you're fired.' One of the recent cases being, a Chinese construction company named Liaoning Construction Company, unrelated to Trump’s businesses had beaten him to the trademark just two weeks before...

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Indian Performing Right Society v. Aditya Pandey & Ors.

The featured image shows the word copyright written over a grey background. The post summarises the case The Indian SingersRights Association v. Chapter 25 Bar and Restaurant. To know more, please click here.

Facts IPRS (Indian Performing Right Society) has its grievance against the broadcasters of Private FM Radio Channels and Event Organizers for paying royalties to only the owners in copyright of the sound recording but not to the authors of the lyrical or musical scores. The Single bench of the Delhi High Court Justice S.Ravindra Bhat ruled in favor of the radio broadcasting channels and IPRS then appealed to the Supreme Court, which delivered its judgement in September.  Question of Law The question of law that arises at this point is whether it is enough to obtain permission from the copyright owner of the derivative work...

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Sephora Cosmetics prevail over footwear, British MNC GlaxoSmithKline wins trademark infringement suit against GSK and more.

Trademark Infringement

Hello Readers!! There has been a lot that has been brewing over the past few weeks with respect to Trademarks. We have decided to recapitulate the trademark news which have recently hit the headlines in our segment, Weekly Trends. Let us take a quick look at what happened in the past weeks, with this weekly update. Sephora – cosmetics prevail over footwear  Sephora is a prominent cosmetic company with French origin that recently got embroiled in a case with a local company in India. The reason for the dispute is that the local company sells footwears under the name ‘Sephora’ which is...

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Patent News

The featured image shows the word patent written in blue on a white background. The post is about the latest Patent updates. To know more, please click here.

Hello Readers!! There has been a lot that has been brewing over the past few weeks with respect to Patents. We have decided to recapitulate the patent news which have recently hit the headlines in our segment, Weekly Trends. Let us take a quick look at what happened in the past weeks, with this weekly update. Indian government wants the country to be an early adopter of the upcoming 5G technology The Indian government wants the country to be an early user of the 5G technology which is expected to be rolled out on a commercial basis in the year 2020. As...

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Dish Tv India faces Copyright infringement suit

The featured image shows the word copyright written in blue colour on a white background. The post is about latest entertainment and copyright news. To know more, please click here.

  Hello Readers!! There has been a lot that has been brewing over the past few weeks with respect to Trademarks. We have decided to recapitulate the trademark news which have recently hit the headlines in our segment, Weekly Trends. Let us take a quick look at what happened in the past weeks, with this weekly update.   Dish Tv India restrained from operating in Middle East and North Africa As you may or may not know Dish TV India Ltd.was caught in a copyright infringement suit involving one U.A.E. based company Gulf DTH FZ LLC (OSN) with respect to its Direct-To-Home (DTH) services....

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Trademark News

The featured image shows the mark TM. The post is about latest Trademark news. To know more , please click here.

  Hello Readers!! There has been a lot that has been brewing over the past few weeks with respect to Trademarks. We have decided to recapitulate the trademark news which have recently hit the headlines in our segment, Weekly Trends. Let us take a quick look at what happened in the past weeks, with this weekly update. Delhi High Court restrains Career Launcher rival from using its trademark The Delhi High Court has  recently restrained a competing coaching institute from using the Career Launcher name or its CL trademark after Career Launcher filed a trademark infringement suit against this competitor. The renowned coaching...

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Indian Patent Office to conduct Seminars & Workshops to spread awareness regarding National IPR Policy; Amazon Technologies Inc.gets a patent for a system to manage to manage data centres and much more.

The featured image shows the word patent written in blue on a white background. The post is about the latest Patent updates. To know more, please click here.

Hello Readers!! There has been a lot that has been brewing over the past few weeks with respect to Patents. We have decided to recapitulate the patent news which have recently hit the headlines in our segment, Weekly Trends. Let us take a quick look at what happened in the past weeks, with this weekly update. Indian Patent Office to conduct Seminars & Workshops to spread awareness regarding National IPR Policy  The Indian Patent office has decided to chalk out a detailed annual plan to spread awareness about the IPR policy through seminars and workshops in schools and universities. O. P...

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Redrawing the boundaries of ownership

  Imagine the situation where the manufacturer of your car restricts you to drive your car only on weekdays or compels you to fill fuel at a specified fuel station. Yes, this could be a reality if the US Federal court judgement in the Lexmark vs Impression Products is not reversed by the US Supreme Court. Earlier this year, the Federal Circuit ruled en banc in Lexmark v. Impression the most significant exhaustion ruling since the Supreme Court’s Quanta decision. The ruling of US Federal court in Lexmark case has invited sharp criticism from the antitrust perspective. The ire from antitrust lobby seems to be...

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Entertainment and Copyright news

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In today’s edition of Weekly Trends, we bring to you copyright law related news. Let us see the trending headlines for the past couple of weeks. Section 31D of the Copyright Act, 1957 (as amended) to include internet broadcasting organizations Section 31D of the Copyright Act, 1957 titled “Statutory license for broadcasting of literary and musical works and sound recording” was inserted vide the 2012 Copyright Amendment Act. The Section mainly lays down certain mandatory compliances for the broadcasting organizations desirous of communicating to the public by way of broadcast or by way of performance of a literary or musical work and...

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Star Wars Maker sues Lightsaber Academy over Trademark Violations

The featured image shows the words 'Star Wars' written in yellow colour on a black background. The post is about the recent trademark dispute between the creator of the movie Star Wars and Michael Brown. To know more, please click here.

One cannot deny the fact that in the past few decades people around the globe, especially in America, have grown following the Star Wars series and the endearment for the same has only escalated with time. The franchise began in 1977 with the release of the film Star Wars by 20th Century Fox which became a worldwide pop culture phenomenon and the rest as they say is history. Since its inception Star Wars has turned into an eminent brand and anyone using the brand name or anything related to it even remotely cannot blame anyone for getting under the scanner. The...

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