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Intellectual Property

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IPR policy guidelines published, Heads of UKIPO, EPO and USPTO discuss global patent system and more

India and foreign patent news

DPIIT floats draft guidelines for implementation of IPR policy in academic institutions, Capcom wins patent infringement lawsuit in Japan, Bridgestone claims victory in China in patent infringement case, Heads of UKIPO, EPO and USPTO discuss global patent system and more patent news. Patent News updates from India DPIIT floats draft guidelines for implementation of IPR policy in academic institutions The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has published a 23-page ‘Draft model guidelines on implementation of IPR policy for Academic Institutions’ prepared by the Cell for IPR Promotion & Management (CIPAM). The draft proposes guidelines in respect of Ownership of...

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Patent statistics – general dip in publications and grants this week

weekly patent news - Patent statistics

These patent and design statistics have been compiled from the official journal of the patents and designs office published by the patent office every week on Fridays. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Indian Patent Statistics A total of 887 patent applications have been published in the 37th issue of the Patent Journal, 2019. Out of the 887 applications published in the journal, 45 applications account for early publications while 842 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 358 applications...

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CASE Act, Publicity Rights Suit Against Facebook and Reddit, and more

Chhichhore Leaked on Tamilrockers, Netflix Faces Third Suit over Fyre Festival Documentary, German News Publisher Sues Google for Non-Payment, Nintendo Seeking Damages from Infringing Website, CASE Act to Ease Financial Burden of Fighting Copyright Theft, US Court Declares Use of Picasso’s Works Fair Use, USD 10 million Right of Publicity Lawsuit Filed Against Facebook and Reddit, Netflix Partners with Dharmatic Entertainment, Spotify Acquires SoundBetter, Disney to Sell Gaming Division and more.   National News Chhichhore Leaked on Tamilrockers The notorious website, Tamilrockers, known for leaking highly anticipated movies and tv shows, irrespective of their language or genre has added Nitesh Tiwari’s Chhichhore, starring Sushant...

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Trademark Registrations Granted Go Down by 28 Percent this Week

he featured image is of TM which is the abbreviation for Trademark. the post is aboutthe new trademark rules, 2017. To read more click here.

These statistics have been compiled from the official journal of the trademark office published weekly on Mondays. INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS Last week, the Indian Trademark Office have had a decrease in its work pace. The total number of applications disposed through show cause hearings has decreased by thirty eight percent (38%). Similarly, the total registrations granted has decreased by twenty eight percent (28%). However, there has been an increase of seventeen percent (17%) in the applications published in the trademark journal. Weekly Indian Trademark Statistics Particulars Last Week This Week Change in % Total Trademark Applications Examined by Trademark Office 8604 6917 A decrease of 19% Total Applications Disposed through Show Cause...

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Relevance of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

This post was first published on November 18, 2014.

 

Here is the first post in the series of Student Blog Contest. This post is authored by Pallavi Singh.

Intellectual Property Rights are legally recognized exclusive rights to protect creations of the mind. Along with human creativity and inventiveness, IPR is all around us. Almost every product or service that we use in our daily lives is the result of a long chain of big or small innovation, such as changes in design or improvements that make a product look or function the way it does today. Take for example, the ballpoint pen. Ladislao Biros’ famous patent on ballpoint pens was in many ways a breakthrough. But, like him, many others have improved the product and its designs and legally protected their improvements through the acquisition of IP Rights. The trademark on your pen is also Intellectual Property and it helps the producer market the product and develop loyal clientele. Common types of IPR include copyright, trademarks, patents, industrial design rights and in some jurisdictions trade secrets.

Saaho Plagiarism, Forever21 Sued for Ariana Grande Look-alike, BBC Pays for Privacy Violations, and more

COPYRIGHT STATISTICS There is a decrease of 12% in the total number of copyright applications filed for the month of August as compared to the month of July. A total of 1664 applications were filed in the month of August, 2019. The majority of applications were filed for literary works and artistic works. Sl. No Type of Work Number of Application Filed in the Month of July 2019 Number of Application Filed in the Month of August 2019 Change Percentage Change 1 Literary/ Dramatic Work 1099 1024 75 Decrease of 6% 2 Artistic Work 498 511 13 Increase of 2% 3 Cinematograph Work 17 9 8 Decrease of 47% 4 Sound Recording 154 0 154 Decrease of 100% 5 Software 125 120 5 Decrease of 4%   Total 1893 1664 229 Decrease of 12%   Weekly Entertainment Law Updates, by BananaIP Counsels: Director and Artist...

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A Case for Statutory Licensing of Music for Broadcasting

After the Wynk decision of the Bombay High Court, which came to the conclusion that internet broadcasting is not covered under Section 31D of the Copyright Act, the record labels are on  a drive to convince the Government, industry and academics that statutory licensing does not provide fair value to sound recording holders. Their efforts seem to have doubled and tripled after publication of the draft Copyright Rules, 2019, which  proposed to include internet broadcasting within the scope of statutory licensing scheme under Section 31D. Led by the Indian Music Industry, the record labels are arguing that fair value for...

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Weekly Trademark News Bulletin: Suzuki Declared as a Well-Known Trademark, The Dindigul Lock Gets GI Tag, Cornetto Defends its Little Horn and Other News

Weekly Trademark News

Indian Trademark Statistics for September (First Week), Ariana Grande Sues Forever 21 for 10 Million, Salman Khan to Launch Gym Franchise and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK “Brand is the promise, the big idea, the expectations that reside in each customer's mind about a product, service or company. Branding is about making an emotional connection” -Alina Wheeler INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES Cornetto Defends its Little Horn Unilever PLC, filed a trademark infringement case against Royal Ice Cream for manufacturing, marketing and selling “KORNETTO” brand ice-creams which is deceptively similar to Unilever’s well-known CORNETTO ice-cream....

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Trademark News Bulletin: Indian Trademark Statistics

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These statistics have been compiled from the official journal of the trademark office published weekly on Mondays. INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS The Indian Trademark Office has had a slow week. The total number of applications published in the trademark journal have increased by sixty one percent (61%). However, there has been a decrease of fifty one percent (51%) in the total hearing notices issued, and also a decrease of twenty two percent (22%) in the total applications disposed through show cause hearings. Weekly Indian Trademark Statistics Particulars Last Week This Week Change in % Total Trademark Applications Examined by Trademark Office 12424 8604 A decrease of 31% Total Applications Disposed through Show Cause...

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Digital Rights Management

This post was first published on December 24, 2014.

 

Laws alone cannot eliminate copyright infringements. For the Copyright Law to take its course, there have to be effective detection of infringements and identification of infringers. Furthermore, as with any property rights, owners of copyrighted content have to take certain measures to protect their copyrights before expecting law enforcement to aid them. DRMs and ETMs are such measures a copyright owner is expected to take in order to protect his copyrights in the digital world. The term Digital Rights Management (DRM) broadly refers to a set of policies, techniques and tools that guide proper use of digital content. Simply put, a DRM system manages the appropriate use of content.

The major functionalities of this system are numerous. They include facilitating packaging of raw content into an appropriate form for easy distribution and tracking, protecting content for tamper-proof transmission, protecting content from unauthorized use and enabling specifications of suitable rights, which define the modes of content consumption. DRM systems also facilitate the delivery of content offline on CDs and DVDs; deliver content on-demand over peer-to-peer networks, enterprise networks, or the Internet; and provide ways of determining the authenticity of content and of rendering devices. Some of the popular controlled access techniques in use are encryption, electronic signature, digital watermarking etc.

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