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Court Gives ‘Mission Mangal’ the Green Signal, Copyright Infringement Suits against P&G and Lady Gaga, Amazon to Acquire Stake in Future Retail, and more

Copyright and Entertainment Laws News

‘Mission Mangal’ Gets Green Signal from Bombay High Court, Modi Government Plans to Ask YouTube to Pull Down Trailer of ‘Lynch Nation’, Upcoming Bollywood Release Batla House Faces Legal Trouble, RIAA Finds Widespread Infringement Through Online Retailers, Composer Sues P&G for Use of Whistle Tune in Old Spice Ads, Singer Accuses Lady Gaga of Copying Award-Winning Hit 'Shallow', Columbia University Sues for Ownership of Encyclopedia Iranica, Bundesliga and Athletia Partner Up to Tackle Piracy, Amazon to Acquire Stake in Future Retail, Alibaba Aims to Acquire NetEase’s E-Commerce Arm Kaola, Amazon Launches Marketplace Appstore for Sellers, and more. NATIONAL NEWS ‘Mission Mangal’ Gets...

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Palani Panchamirtham Gets GI Tag, Chupa Chups Travels to Japan, Durian Trademark Infringement and Other News

Weekly Trademark News

Indian Trademark Statistics for August (Second Week), Selena Gomes Files New Trademark, Tupperware to Open 30 Franchise-Run Stores, Ginsu Carves Licensing Program with JRL, Palani Panchamirtham Gets GI Tag and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK “Define what your brand stands for, its core values and tone of voice, and then communicate consistently in those terms”- Simon Mainwaring INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS Last week, the Indian Trademark Office has had a mixed week. The total number of applications published in the trademark journal have increased by twenty three percent (23%). Similarly, the total renewals...

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Indian Patent Statistics Interesting Inventions, Patent Dispute Settlement, Patent License Agreement and more

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Patent News Bulletin: Indian Patent Statistics, Indian Design Statistics, Interesting Inventions, Sony & Fujifilm settle patent dispute, OPPO signs patent license agreements with Intel and Ericsson and more” presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Indian Patent Statistics A total of 1360 patent applications have been published in the 32nd issue of the Patent Journal, 2019. Out of the 1360 applications published in the journal, 158 applications account for early publications while 1202 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 438 applications have been...

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Salient Features of the Proposed E-Commerce Guidelines for Consumer Protection

Salient Features of the Proposed E-Commerce Guidelines for Consumer Protection

The Government of India has recently unveiled the draft of the E-Commerce Guidelines for Consumer Protection, 2019, seeking inputs from stakeholders. The Ministry has given time until September 16, 2019 for the stakeholders to provide their suggestions, and to understand the applicability of the Guidelines in general. The two-fold objective of the Guidelines is: to ensure maximum consumer protection by checking fraud and unfair trade practices; and to protect the legitimate rights and interests of the consumers. The prime highlight of the Guidelines is the priority given to the interests of the customers transacting online. The guidelines consist of six sections in all,...

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Twitch Bans Gamers for Streaming a Copyrighted Debate, Flipkart Enters the Video Streaming Market, Karigar Store-Latest Addition on the Amazon Website and more.

Copyright and Entertainment Laws News

The Information and Broadcasting Ministry is All Set to Monitor Digital Media; US Senate Judiciary Committee approves the Small-Claims Copyright Bill (CASE Act); Twitch Bans Gamers for Streaming a Copyrighted Debate; Flipkart Enters the Video Streaming Market; Facebook to Launch a Dedicated News Section; Karigar Store-Latest Addition on the Amazon Website; Fed-Ex Ends Partnership with Amazon and more. NATIONAL The Information and Broadcasting Ministry is All Set to Monitor Digital Media For the purpose of monitoring the media better, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry issued a notification on 7th August 2019, declaring that it is on the hunt for an agency for compiling...

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Shamnad Basheer, a Pioneer in the IP World Passes Away

We are  deeply saddened to learn about the untimely demise of Shamnad Basheer, a pioneer in the IP world. We will truly miss him and extend our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. Shamnad's passing away leaves a void  in Indian Intellectual Property that cannot be easily filled. We will always remember  his contributions to IP law and policy, and will never forget his dedicated efforts towards making medicines accessible. BananaIP pays its tributes to  Shamnad, a noble and distinguished IP professional, who has left a legacy that will always be remembered....

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Idhayam Trademark Battle, PayPal Files Infringement against Lenmo, Bata Aims to Launch 500 Franchise Stores in India and Other News

Weekly Trademark News

Indian Trademark Statistics for August (First Week), Kodaikanal Hill Garlic Gets GI Tag, Maurizio Collaborates with Filippo, Ola Expands Operations in Australia, Stan Lee Comes to Life: All American Licensing Partners with POW and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK “The investment you make into a brand makes its name worth it” - Bernard Kelvin Clive INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS Last week, the Indian Trademark Office have had a mixed week. The total number of applications disposed through show cause hearings has increased by eleven percent (11%). Similarly, the total applications published in the...

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eCommerce Guidelines for Consumer Protection, 2019 – Draft for Comments

Salient Features of the Proposed E-Commerce Guidelines for Consumer Protection

Government of India has recently published the eCommerce Guidelines for Consumer Protection, 2019, for comments of stakeholders. The guidelines follow the draft FDI policy for eCommerce entities and seek to protect consumer interests. They primarily focus on fraud, unfair trade practices, privacy protection, and transactional controls. They apply to eCommerce entities following the inventory model as well as marketplace model including intermediaries. Both products and services made available through eCommerce platforms are covered. The eCommerce guidelines seek to further tighten the regulatory framework governing eCommerce companies in India, which have been having a free reign for a while now. The present...

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AI named as inventor in patent, AI to be inducted in Patent Office’s operations, 3M versus Saint-Gobain and more

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“Patent News Bulletin: Indian Patent Statistics, Indian Design Statistics, Interesting Inventions, Artificial Intelligence based automated music composing model, Alert system to prevent smuggling of valuable trees,  IPO clarifies on submission of Declaration under Rule 14.17 via ePCT, AI to be inducted in Patent Office’s operations, 3M settles patent lawsuit with Saint-Gobain, Vodafone faces patent infringement suit in Europe, China to amend patent law, USPTO proposes hike in patent fees, AI named as inventor in patent and more” presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Quote of the Week “Anyone who invents is an...

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Netflix Finances Mumbai Based Digital Studio, Katy Perry Loses Copyright Battle, ByteDance to Launch its Search Engine in China and more.

Copyright and Entertainment Laws News

‘Judgementall Hain Kya’ Makers Accused of Copyright Infringement; Netflix Finances Mumbai Based Digital Studio; Katy Perry Loses Copyright Battle; Netflix Targets Smaller International Markets; ByteDance to Launch its Search Engine in China; Rural Products to be Sold through E-Commerce Platforms and more. NATIONAL ‘Judgementall Hain Kya’ Makers Accused of Copyright Infringement Flora Borsi, a Hungarian photographer, has accused the makers of the recently released Bollywood movie, Judgementall Hain Kya, of plagiarising her work in one of their posters. She uploaded a picture of the poster and the photograph clicked by her side by side on Twitter and has claimed that the makers of...

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