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Weekly Copyright, Media, and Entertainment Law Updates

This week’s copyright, media, and entertainment law updates are as below:   MRT Music files for Copyright Infringement against Congress and Bharat Jodo Yatra The Twitter Accounts for the Indian National Congress Party, and the Bharat Jodo Yatra, faced a temporary bloc recently over claims of copyright infringement. The order to block the Twitter accounts temporarily was passed by a Bangalore District Court, on complaints made by MRT Music. They alleged that the accused had used the made unauthorized use of the…

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Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks announces Trade Marks Agent Examination 2023 and Patent Agent Examination 2023

The Office of CGPDTM announces Trade Marks Agent Examination 2023 and Patent Agent Examination 2023

The office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks (CGPDTM) has announced on 15/11/2022 that the Trade Marks Agent Examination 2023 and Patent Agent Examination 2023 are likely to be held on 07/05/2023. Read more Continue Reading The Office of CGPDTM announces Trade Marks Agent Examination 2023 and Patent Agent Examination 2023

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Patent Application Naming AI as Inventor in India - Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala opposes Stephen Thaler's Patent application.

Patent Application Naming AI as Inventor in India – Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala opposes Stephen Thaler’s Patent application

The question of whether Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be an inventor in a patent application has been the subject of debate for a while now. There are arguments for and against this issue, and a few models have been proposed to resolve some of the legal problems. Read more Continue Reading Patent Application Naming AI as Inventor in India – Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala opposes Stephen Thaler’s Patent application

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Can a delay in filing request for examination be condoned? Court clarifies

Missed filing a request for examination? court says, condonable under exceptional circumstances.

Facts of the case: The Petitioner in this case filed two writ petitions challenging the order of the Respondent (herein referred to as Patent Office) dated 03.05.2016 in respect two of the Petitioner’s applications bearing numbers 8846/CHENP/2011 & 8907/CHENP/2011. The patent applications were filed before the Indian patent office on 29.11.2011 and 30.11.2011 respectively as PCT national phase entries. The petitioner engaged the services of a New York based firm called Greenberg Traurig for filing and prosecution of the national phase…

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Patents filed by Young Inventors!

On the occasion of Children’s Day, BananaIP brings to you patent applications granted to or filed by young inventors before the Indian IP Office. This post carries titles, patent application numbers, drawings, abstracts, fields of invention and the names of the inventors for five patent applications. Read More Continue Reading Patents filed by Young Inventors!

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Use of Music in Marriage ceremonies – Prof. Arul Scaria’s report to The Delhi High Court

Use of Music in Marriage ceremonies – Prof. Arul Scaria’s report to The Delhi High Court

In the case of PPL versus LOOKPART EXHIBITIONS (CS (COMM) 188/2022 & I.A 4772/2022), The Delhi High Court asked Professor Arul George Scaria to provide an expert opinion on Section 52(1)(za). The Court asked Professor Arul to particularly provide an opinion on the scope and extent of the Copyright Exception with respect to the use of Sound Recordings in marriage ceremonies and related festivities. In furtherance, Professor Arul gave his opinion to the Court, which was mentioned in the Court’s…

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How to Uncover Inventions for Patent Filings: A Simple Guide

How to Uncover Inventions for Patent Filings: A Simple Guide

Identifying and generating inventions for patent filings can be a daunting task, especially for larger companies with multiple divisions and products. However, uncovering new inventions for patent filings doesn’t have to be difficult. Read More Continue Reading How to Uncover Inventions for Patent Filings: A Simple Guide

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What are the Benefits of Working with a Patent Attorney?

What are the Benefits of working with a Patent Attorney?

A patent attorney can help companies to protect their inventions and to commercialise their technology. They can provide advice on the patentability of an invention, on the drafting of patent applications, and on infringement and validity issues. In addition, they can offer other services, such as freedom-to-operate opinions, due diligence reports, and patent portfolio management. Read More Continue Reading What are the Benefits of working with a Patent Attorney?

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Justice Pratibha Singh clarifies the jurisdiction of High Courts over Patent Revocations and Appeals

Justice Pratibha Singh clarifies the jurisdiction of High Courts over Patent Revocations and Appeals

Over the last two years, the orders of Justice Pratibha Singh have clarified several aspects of patent law and practice, and have made important contributions to transparency and consistency of patent proceedings. On November 10, 2022, Justice Pratibha Singh clarified one ambiguous aspect of patent law with respect to the jurisdiction of High Courts in different proceedings. Read More Continue Reading Justice Pratibha Singh clarifies the jurisdiction of High Courts over Patent Revocations and Appeals

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