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Weekly Copyright News: Facebook to Share Chats with Police, Artist Sues Ariana Grande, ‘Fiji Water Girl’ Suit, and more

Facebook to Provide User Chat Details for Sensitive Cases to Delhi Police, MEITy Invites Counter Comments on Draft Intermediary Rules, Vegas Artist Sues Ariana Grande for Using Art in Music Video, Creators of Netflix’s ‘Wild Wild Country’ Sued for Copyright Infringement, ‘Fiji Water Girl’ Sues Fiji Water for Unauthorised Use of Images, Spotify in Talks to Acquire Gimlet, TikTok and Sony Collaborate to Promote Thriller ‘Escape Room’ Copyright Quote The Copyright Bargain is a balance between protection for the artist and rights for the consumer. Robin Gross Copyright Statistics There is an increase of 14% in the total number of copyright applications filed last week as compared to the previous week....

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Patents and Women – Presentation by Ms. Vinita Radhakrishnan at IIM – Ahmedabad

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This talk on Patents and Women was delivered by Ms. Vinita Radhakrishnan at the at the Fourth International Conference on Creativity and Innovation at/for/from/with Grassroots [ICCIG 4] held at IIM, Ahmedabad. In this presentation Ms. Vinita talks about - Enrollment of Women in higher education, Women participation in research and development activities, Women recipients of civilian awards for their contribution to science and technology in India, Women participation in startups and entrepreneurship among women, among others. You may view the full presentation below. [slideshare id=130478710&doc=iimapresentation-190204141804] About Ms. Vinita Radhkrishnan Ms. Vinita, a senior partner at BananaIP, specializes in Bio/Pharma patent law and Patent Strategy. She heads...

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Job Opening at BananaIP – Intellectual Property (IP) Attorney

The featured image shows a person holding a board with the words we are hiring. BIP counsels is hiring for the position of IP Attorney. To apply, click here

BananaIP (BIP) Counsels is pleased to announce an opening for the position of IP Attorney with the Media & Entertainment Division. Please see details below for more information. Job Description Title – IP Attorney Department – Media and Entertainment Job Description – 1) Media & Entertainment, Intellectual Property Law related work Contract drafting Litigation Management Agreement review Legal Opinions 2) Trademark/ Copyright Search, Filing and Prosecution 3)  Filing and Prosecution CTC – Negotiable Location – Mumbai/Bangalore Pre-Requisites Applicants must have the following qualifications and capabilities. Education: B.A LL.B./LL. M in Entertainment Law Experience: 1 Year experience in the relevant industry Skills: Excellent oral and written...

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Cricket Pitch Patent

This post was fist published on March 26, 2011. Cricket is a sport which originated in England and slowly spread across the world. At present more than 100 countries play cricket as per ICC rules. This gentlemen's game is most popular among commonwealth nations but it still has to gain popularity in other parts of the world like sports such as football, tennis, etc. Cricket lovers keep organizing cricket matches at different venues to promote the game. In Aug 2009, some players including Kapil Dev played cricket on snow at an altitude of 3,454 meters above sea level on Jungfrau Mountain...

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Patenting Bowling Machines – We are not talking about Anil Kumble or McGrath

This post was first published on March 22, 2011. We are midway through the fascinating Cricket World Cup 2011 now. So far, we witnessed domination of test teams over rookies (Ireland Vs England match was an exception for this). Competition will get tougher as the tournament proceeds. As expected, spinners are dominating batsmen but top class pacers from Australia and South Africa too proved worthy. The factors which will help players keep going is nothing but hard work and practice. The hard core practice sessions in the nets will definitely help improving player’s performances. During practice, players help each other to improve...

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Weekly Trademark News: Amul Sends Legal Notice to Google, 20th Century Fox in a Legal Battle, Japan Patent Office Bans Era Trademark and Other News

Indian Trademark Statistics for February (First Week), 20th Century Fox in Legal Battle Over its Upcoming Movie, Valentine Makeup Collection by Kylie Jenner, Amul Sends Legal Notice to Google, Pithora Arts GI and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK “Within every brand is a product, but not every product is a brand”- David Ogilvy INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS The Indian Trademark Office has had a mixed week. The total number of applications examined by trademark office has increased by five six percent (6%). The total number of hearing notices issued has increased by...

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Is GPL so Viral? – The New Phase of OSS License Enforcement and Compliance

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This post was first published on 20th March, 2011. General Public License (GPL) is one of the most stringent open source licenses. Being a license created by Free Software Foundation, it may be termed as a strong copyleft license. One of the primary objectives of the license is to spread the philosophy of free software foundation to make source code available for copying, use, modification and distribution. Any derivative work of a software governed by GPL will also be governed by GPL and source code must be made available during distribution. Programs that are integrated with software governed by GPL are...

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Speed Guns and Fast Bowlers

This post was first published on 19th March, 2011. In earlier days, Cricket was considered a gentlemen's game but not anymore. Nowadays, we see a  lot of rivalry between the teams like India v/s Pakistan, Australia v/s England. To win the match of rivalry, players employ different game strategies such as Bodyline bowling strategy adopted by England against Australia in famous Ashes series 1932-33 series. Fast bowlers were the main part of this strategy to counter exceptional batting skill of Sir Don Bradman. Since then, express bowlers have been holding a special place in cricket. One very important advancement in cricket technology...

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Patent Publication In India

This post was first published on 14th March, 2011. In India, just like in other jurisdiction once an application for filing the patent has been made, the application shall be published for public inspection by 18 months from date of filing or priority date. Indian Patent Act 1970 makes it mandatory to publish the patent applications for Public inspection in the official gazette. Such publications in official gazette shall be issued every Friday by patent office. Indian Patent office provides publication of official gazette in their website mentioned below: http://ipindia.nic.in/. This is a very progressive step taken by the Patent office which...

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Trade Secrets and Patents – A Pharmaceutical Perspective by Ms. Vinita Radhakrishnan

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This talk on Trade Secrets and Patents was delivered by Ms. Vinita Radhakrishnan at the IIPLA 5th IP Conference held at the Carlton Palace Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). You may view the full presentation below. [slideshare id=130475180&doc=iiplapresentation-190204133117] Topics Covered in the presentation include: 1. The shift from traditional medicine to modern medicine 2. Making a choice between patents and trade secrets 3. Pros and Cons of Trade Secrets and Patents 4. IP Protection Models 5. Invention based IP strategy 6. Industry based IP strategy 7. Industry Trends 8. Top 10 pharma companies and their patenting trends 9. Patent trends (decrease in patents filed) 10. Number of patent applications filed by pharma...

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