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Intellectual Property

BananaIP Counsels > Intellectual Property (Page 11)

Salient Features of the Indian Bayh Dole Act

This post was first published on April 26, 2011. To keep up with the global competition it is necessary to promote creativity and harness innovation at the domestic level.  Over the years the government has been funding a number of academic and research institutions for the purposes of research and development but most of such funding fail to yield any revenue to the research institution or the government due to lack of interest towards protecting and utilising the resultant intellectual property. This lack of interest is due to a number of reasons such as lack of IP awareness, insufficient incentive mechanism...

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Kindle eBooks and Amazon Marketplace – The Non-Compliance Continues

Amazon's Kindle eBooks need no introduction. Everyone is aware of them, and since the launch of the Kindle eBook store in India, Amazon claims that its publisher and customer base is growing fast. In 2018, Amazon also launched Audible, its audio book store in India. So far, I have used the term Amazon loosely to refer to several of its entities. For purposes of this post, two entities of Amazon are relevant. One, Amazon Asia Pacific Holdings Private Limited (Amazon APAC" (Registered in Singapore), and Two, Amazon Seller Services Private Limited "Amazon India" (Registered in India). Amazon APAC licenses and...

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The Wind from the West – Playwright Ananda Rao’s Padamati Gali

Padamati Gali

Note: This is not an IP post, and has only one reference to copyright protection. It comes; It changes; And it goes. It changes lives, lives of farmers, who provide food to the world. For many of us, the wind is nothing more than a phenomenon. But for farmers and their families, it is a life changing event. Seventy two years after independence, farmers in India continue to live uncertain lives. Their struggles are not much different from those before independence. The protests, the marches, the strikes, and the sacrifices prevail, and the fight is still on. Only the adversary has changed. This...

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Weekly Copyright News: Facebook to Share Chats with Police, Artist Sues Ariana Grande, ‘Fiji Water Girl’ Suit, and more

Facebook to Provide User Chat Details for Sensitive Cases to Delhi Police, MEITy Invites Counter Comments on Draft Intermediary Rules, Vegas Artist Sues Ariana Grande for Using Art in Music Video, Creators of Netflix’s ‘Wild Wild Country’ Sued for Copyright Infringement, ‘Fiji Water Girl’ Sues Fiji Water for Unauthorised Use of Images, Spotify in Talks to Acquire Gimlet, TikTok and Sony Collaborate to Promote Thriller ‘Escape Room’ Copyright Quote The Copyright Bargain is a balance between protection for the artist and rights for the consumer. Robin Gross Copyright Statistics There is an increase of 14% in the total number of copyright applications filed last week as compared to the previous week....

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Patents and Women – Presentation by Ms. Vinita Radhakrishnan at IIM – Ahmedabad

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This talk on Patents and Women was delivered by Ms. Vinita Radhakrishnan at the at the Fourth International Conference on Creativity and Innovation at/for/from/with Grassroots [ICCIG 4] held at IIM, Ahmedabad. In this presentation Ms. Vinita talks about - Enrollment of Women in higher education, Women participation in research and development activities, Women recipients of civilian awards for their contribution to science and technology in India, Women participation in startups and entrepreneurship among women, among others. You may view the full presentation below. [slideshare id=130478710&doc=iimapresentation-190204141804] About Ms. Vinita Radhkrishnan Ms. Vinita, a senior partner at BananaIP, specializes in Bio/Pharma patent law and Patent Strategy. She heads...

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Job Opening at BananaIP – Intellectual Property (IP) Attorney

The featured image shows a person holding a board with the words we are hiring. BIP counsels is hiring for the position of IP Attorney. To apply, click here

BananaIP (BIP) Counsels is pleased to announce an opening for the position of IP Attorney with the Media & Entertainment Division. Please see details below for more information. Job Description Title – IP Attorney Department – Media and Entertainment Job Description – 1) Media & Entertainment, Intellectual Property Law related work Contract drafting Litigation Management Agreement review Legal Opinions 2) Trademark/ Copyright Search, Filing and Prosecution 3)  Filing and Prosecution CTC – Negotiable Location – Mumbai/Bangalore Pre-Requisites Applicants must have the following qualifications and capabilities. Education: B.A LL.B./LL. M in Entertainment Law Experience: 1 Year experience in the relevant industry Skills: Excellent oral and written...

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Cricket Pitch Patent

This post was fist published on March 26, 2011. Cricket is a sport which originated in England and slowly spread across the world. At present more than 100 countries play cricket as per ICC rules. This gentlemen's game is most popular among commonwealth nations but it still has to gain popularity in other parts of the world like sports such as football, tennis, etc. Cricket lovers keep organizing cricket matches at different venues to promote the game. In Aug 2009, some players including Kapil Dev played cricket on snow at an altitude of 3,454 meters above sea level on Jungfrau Mountain...

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Patenting Bowling Machines – We are not talking about Anil Kumble or McGrath

This post was first published on March 22, 2011. We are midway through the fascinating Cricket World Cup 2011 now. So far, we witnessed domination of test teams over rookies (Ireland Vs England match was an exception for this). Competition will get tougher as the tournament proceeds. As expected, spinners are dominating batsmen but top class pacers from Australia and South Africa too proved worthy. The factors which will help players keep going is nothing but hard work and practice. The hard core practice sessions in the nets will definitely help improving player’s performances. During practice, players help each other to improve...

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Weekly Trademark News: Amul Sends Legal Notice to Google, 20th Century Fox in a Legal Battle, Japan Patent Office Bans Era Trademark and Other News

Indian Trademark Statistics for February (First Week), 20th Century Fox in Legal Battle Over its Upcoming Movie, Valentine Makeup Collection by Kylie Jenner, Amul Sends Legal Notice to Google, Pithora Arts GI and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK “Within every brand is a product, but not every product is a brand”- David Ogilvy INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS The Indian Trademark Office has had a mixed week. The total number of applications examined by trademark office has increased by five six percent (6%). The total number of hearing notices issued has increased by...

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Is GPL so Viral? – The New Phase of OSS License Enforcement and Compliance

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This post was first published on 20th March, 2011. General Public License (GPL) is one of the most stringent open source licenses. Being a license created by Free Software Foundation, it may be termed as a strong copyleft license. One of the primary objectives of the license is to spread the philosophy of free software foundation to make source code available for copying, use, modification and distribution. Any derivative work of a software governed by GPL will also be governed by GPL and source code must be made available during distribution. Programs that are integrated with software governed by GPL are...

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