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Intellectual Property

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22,000+ patents granted so far this year, will the IPO reach the 25,000 figure?

weekly patent news - Patent statistics

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of the Patents and Designs Office published by the patent office on the 13th of December 2019. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm. Indian Patent Statistics A total of 1633 patent applications have been published in the 50th issue of the Patent Journal, 2019. Out of the 1633 applications published in the journal, 211 applications account for early publications while 1422 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A...

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Arsenal Bears the Brunt of Mesut Özil’s Comments, Jason Mraz Sues Coors Lights, Taylor Swift Cancels Licensing of Her Music Catalogue, Netflix’s New Original: Spotify’s Story and more

Copyright and Entertainment Law News

Petition Signed to Remove Netflix Comedy "First Temptation of Christ"; Arsenal Bears the Brunt of Mesut Özil's Comments on Uighur Muslims; Copyright Infringement Suit Against Vampire Facial Doctor; Jason Mraz Sues Coors Lights; Heirs to Tom Petty Resolve their Legal Disputes; Taylor Swift Shuts Down Licensing of Her Music Catalogue; Netflix's New Original Series: Spotify Startup Story; Youtube’s App Becomes Most Frequently Used Music App in India; US Reaches 1 Trillion Milestone for Music and Video Streams and more. Entertainment Law News Petition Signed to Remove Netflix Comedy "First Temptation of Christ" The New Christmas Netflix Special has outraged hundreds of...

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Patent News: India ranks 13th in international patent filings, WIPO calls for comments on Artificial Intelligence and IP Policy and more

India and foreign patent news

In this week’s Patent News – India ranks 13th in international patent filings; BananaIP to host one day seminar on “How to obtain a patent in one year in India”; Bristol-Myers awarded $750 million in patent infringement lawsuit with Gilead; Nokia and Daimler to settle SEP patent dispute through mediation; Abraxis Bioscience withdraws complaint against Sun Pharma; Hong Kong to launch new Patent System; WIPO calls for comments on – Impact of AI on IP Policy; U.S.A and China reach consensus on issues regarding IPR protection; ARIPO publishes Notification of Amendments to the Harare Protocol 2019;  EUIPO hosts Technical Workshop...

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Dancing with Intellectual Property: A Presentation by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala

Dancing with Intellectual Property

On December 13th, 2019, BananaIP Counsels conducted a seminar titled "Dancing with Intellectual Property" at its office in Bangalore. The event was attended by dancers, performers, and dance instructors, and witnessed active exchanges on the need for IP awareness for those in the field. Dr. Kalyan, Managing Partner of BananaIP Counsels, started the session with a discussion on the different types of intellectual property that could exist in a dance performance, and how each form of IP could be protected. He elucidated the protectable elements in a dance performance, and the commercial and legal benefits of protecting each element, and how...

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Yoga Sequence is not Dance Choreography for Copyright Protection

Yoga Sequence is not Dance Choreography for Copyright Protection

Bikram Choudhury, a self-proclaimed yoga guru, published a book in 1979 entitled 'Bikram’s Beginning Yoga Class', which contained a sequence for promoting wellbeing and energy levels, among others. His book contained twenty six yoga asanas and two breathing exercises selected, arranged and organised in a sequence. The sequence is required to be performed at 105 degree Fahrenheit to produce optimum results. Though the yoga poses were based on Hatha Yoga, Bikram claimed that he developed specific poses in a sequence to provide health benefits, and urged readers of his book to practice them in the order provided. He registered a...

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Novartis Trademark JALRA to be acquired for 200 crores, Private Company Acquires .Org Registry and more

Trademark News

Novartis Trademark JALRA to be acquired for 200 crores, Injunction against Nike’s slogan, and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES USV to acquire JALRA trademark for 200 crores USV Pvt Ltd, Mumbai based drugmaker is in advanced discussions to acquire the trademark 'JALRA', the anti-diabetic drug from Novartis, for a deal valued at over 200 crores. JALRA in isolation or in combination is used to treat type II diabetes in patients. JALRA contains Vildagliptin; the patent for the same, owned by Novartis is set to expire in a month. Thus we can expect to...

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655 Registration Certificates Issued this Week, 7738 New Trademark Applications Filed this Week and more

655 Registration Certificates Issued this Week, 28% Increase in total applications disposed through show cause hearings, and more. 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 had an overall increase in its working capacity as can be seen from the statistics in the table below. The total number of registrations granted has increased by twelve percent (12%). Similarly, the total number of applications published in the trademark journal have increased by twenty six percent (26%), with a decrease of thirty three percent (33%) in...

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Can Photographs infringe Dance Choreography Copyright?

Can Photographs infringe Dance Choreography Copyright?

Can you take photographs of a dance performance and publish them in an article or a book? This question came up before a US Court in the 1980s, a few years after choreography was added as a copyrightable work under the US Copyright Law. The case related to a popular choreographic work of George Balanchine, a renowned ballet master. Balanchine choreographed his own version of the ballet The Nutcracker, set to music by Tchaikovsky. The Nutcracker was a very popular ballet, and was performed by the New York City Ballet Company every christmas season. Tickets for all shows were always...

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The Fight for Martha Graham’s Copyrights and Trademarks in Technique, Style, Choreography, Sets, Jewellery, Costumes and Music

The Fight for Martha Graham's Copyrights and Trademarks in Technique, Style, Choreography, Sets, Jewellery, Costumes and Music.

Martha Graham is well known for her modern dance technique, choreography, sets, costumes, jewellery and other creative work, and she is today a legend in dance circles. Her unique technique and style is referred to as Martha Graham Technique or Graham's Technique after her name. Martha Graham was quite protective of her creative work, and allowed very few dance companies to perform her choreographies during her life time. In her effort to finance her creative work and promote/disseminate her technique/style, Martha Graham formed Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance ("Centre") and Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance ("School"). Both of...

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Cyber Monday Sales Amount to USD 9.4 billion, Scheme of Differentiation Brought to You by Apple Music, Instagram to Verify Ages of New Users and more

E commerce and Licensing

India’s Position Improves on B2C eCommerce Index; Smart Phone Sales Amount to USD 9.4 Billion spent on Cyber Monday; Setback to Pharmaceutical Sales Online; The Scheme of Differentiation Brought to You by Apple Music; Instagram to Verify Ages of New Users; BBC’s CBeebies Now Available on Voot Kids App; Michelin Guide, Trip Advisor and its Subsidiary: A Strategic Alliance; Jay-Z's music back on Spotify after Two Year Hiatus and more. India’s Position Improves on B2C eCommerce Index The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s (UNCTAD) Business-to Consumer (B2C) eCommerce index 2019 pegs India in the 73rd position out of the 152...

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