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John Doe Order for Masaan!

The Featured Image is of a film strip. The post is about a John Doe order obtained by Phantom films, to prevent any online piracy and copyright infringement of their film Masaan. To read the post click here.

The Bombay High Court passed a John Doe order favoring Phantom Films to prevent the piracy of the movie “Masaan”. Masaan is a movie produced by Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane under the Phantom Films banner. The order was not only issued against unknown persons, who are potential infringers but Sonali Cable Vision, SpectraNet (an ISP), Manish Realties, Macassar Productions, and Sikhya Entertainment were also named as defendants. This was a step taken towards curbing the nefarious act of piracy. Phatom Films filed a complaint after they came across websites hosting several links to download the said movie. These links lay dormant...

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Intellectual Property (IP) in India: A Decade of Progress Part 2

The featured image is of the Lion Capital which consists of the Ashoka Chakra, with a horse and bull on either sides, and an hoisted Indian flag below it. The Lion Capital is the national emblem of India. The image is related to the post as it is a part of the Sinapse Series"Intellectual Property (IP) in India: A Decade of Progress". To read the post click here.

  The post below gives the statistics of patent filings, grants and revenue generated in India in the past decade. Intellectual Property is an essential component for the development of a country. Intellectual property rights confer exclusive rights on creators and inventors who contribute to the betterment of the society through their creations in different fields of knowledge. The Intellectual Property systems not only boost the collective knowledge of the society but also escalate its dissemination. In the past few decades, the Indian IPR ecosystem underwent radical transformation. During 2013-14, 42,951 patent applications were filed. A marginal decrease of 1 .65% witnessed in filing...

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IP Books : Self Publishing in India- A Worthwhile Proposition?

The featured image is a collage of Dr. Kalyan Kankanala's intellectual property books. The post talks about legal issues of self- publishing. To read the post click here.

Over the last five years, self publishing in India has spawned a new breed of authors, publishers,intermediaries, and agents. India is among the top ten content publishers of the world, and is one of the top three markets for english publications. During the last ten years, the emergence and growth of e-book and print on demand publication modes has made it easy and convenient to self publish, earn high royalty rates, and reach out to international markets. Today, more than twenty percent of Indian books on best seller lists of Amazon Kindle are said to be self published, and the...

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Misunderstood World of Patents!

This post was first published on 26th August, 2014.   The concept of law or the legal system is not new. But when someone says “I work in Intellectual Property Law, as a Patent Advocate,” he is often met with a look of incredulity. The path of Patents is less traveled and it is no surprise that there are several misconceptions regarding Patents in the mind of the layman. Here's unraveling some of the most common myths about Patents. 1. I've got an Idea. I should get a patent. This is a very common misconception about patents. Patents are not granted to merely ideas. To patent an idea, there...

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Pirate Bay Founders Acquitted

The featured image is of a hand holding the paper cut out of the pirate bay logo which is a pirate ship. The image is pertinent to the post as it is about the acquittal of the Pirate bay founders in a copyright infringement case in Belgium. To read the post click here.

Much like their previous logo of the mythological creature Hydra and their supposed slogan “if you cut off one head, many more will arise”, Pirate Bay never seems to go away or be out of the headlines! The founders of the infamous torrent site, Gottfrid Svartholm, Fredrik Neij, Peter Sunde and Carl Lundström finally caught a break. Recently a Belgian Court, at Mechelse found the quartet not guilty on charges of criminal copyright infringement and abuse of electronic communications. Founded in 2003 by the fiercely anti-copyright organization “The Piracy Bureau”, as the name suggests, Pirate Bay has been plagued by legal allegations...

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Case Review: Exegesis Infotech vs. Medimanage

The featured image is of the copyright symbol on a bomb. The image is pertinent to the post as it is about a copyright infringement case . To read the post click here.

Case title-Exegesis Infotech (India) Pvt. Ltd. & Anr v. Medimanage Insurance Broking Pvt. Ltd. Citation- Notice of Motion No. 1290 of 2014 in Suit No.784 of 2014,Order Pronounced on 15th July, 2015 Facts The Plaintiff in this case, Exegesis, had been commissioned by the Defendant, Medimanage, to develop a customized software, for the purpose of their insurance broking business. It was Exegesis’s claim that it had complete authorship over the software code of the aforementioned software, which Medimange had also obtained on the pretext of testing. Medimanage was now trying to use and deal in such source code without the express permission from Exegesis....

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Thou shall not re-tweet!

The image has the logo of microblogging website Twitter. The post is about a beverage company being sued by a photographer for allegedly using his copyrighted work for a social media ad campaign. The photographer is also suing others for copyright infringement who have re-tweeted or shared his photograph. Click on image to view the post.

  Dennis Flaherty, an American photographer is suing the beverage manufacturer Big Red Inc. for using his copyrighted photograph of Fort Alamo at night, in a social media marketing campaign. Well, this doesn’t seem out place, right? Companies making unauthorized use of a copyrighted work should be held responsible, and in many cases they are. But what if I were to say that Mr. Flaherty is not just suing Big Red, its employees and affiliates but also every other person who shared and/or re-tweeted the photograph? So, before we get into the details of this complaint, which may also seem a bit...

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BananaIP’s Managing Partner, Dr. Kalyan, delivers keynote address at Mahindra Research Valley’s Intellectual Property and Knowledge Management Day.

Dr. Kalyan delivered a talk on the role of patents in fuelling the fire of innovation at the “Intellectual Property and Knowledge Management Day” organized by Mahindra Research Valley, Chennai, a key research wing of the Mahindra Group. As a part of the celebrations, the leading inventors of Mahindra Research Valley were also felicitated for their contributions. Date : 22/07/2015 [button link="http://www.sinapseblog.com/events-mahindras-patents-force-fuels-the-fire-of-genius/"] Read more[/button]...

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Intellectual Property (IP) in India: A Decade of Progress Part 1

The featured image is of the Lion Capital which consists of the Ashoka Chakra, with a horse and bull on either sides, and an hoisted Indian flag below it. The Lion Capital is the national emblem of India. The image is related to the post as it is a part of the Sinapse Series"Intellectual Property (IP) in India: A Decade of Progress". To read the post click here.

This post gives trade mark statistics for the last decade. Trademark applications are filed to register a trademark with a national or regional Intellectual Property (IP) office.A 2011 report showed that the five countries filing the most trademarks were China, USA, India, Brazil and South Korea. The statistics revealed a major shift in the preference of multinational brand owners towards emerging markets, evidenced by the change in the composition of the top 10 countries with the most number of published trademarks, from 2012 to 2013 . The 2013 list was led by China, and the top echelon consisting of United Kingdom, Germany, and Canada was replaced this...

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Kumbh Mela gets a Modern Touch

The featured Image is of the Kumbha Mela. The post is about the Kumbhathon, which a technological innovation by MIT's Media lab Head Ramesh Raskar, which provides tech-based solution to various problems encountered during the Kumbha Mela. To read the post click here.

KumbhMela, arguably the biggest religious gathering in the world, set to be held in Nashik this year, brings to mind thousands of Babas dipping in the holy waters of Ganga-Godavari, and for the 70s enthusiasts, twins getting lost in childhood and finding each other after 20 years, or heroes singlehandedly saving the city from an epidemic or terrorist attack! These scenarios seem popcorn worthy in the movies to us but are the real sleep depriving possibilities that plague the administration. A gathering of 100 million is after all no joke. The KumbhMela is held every twelfth year in the cities...

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