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Facebook signs Licensing Deal with Saregama, Amazon and Slack sign Licensing Deal, OTT Release of Films irks Multiplex Owners and more

E commerce and Licensing

Facebook signs Licensing Deal with Saregama, Amazon and Slack sign Licensing Deal, Spotify and Saregama Sign Licensing Deal for India, OTT Release of Films irks Multiplex Owners and Gilead Inks Licensing Deal with Cipla for Remdesivir. Facebook signs Licensing Deal with Saregama Saregama recently signed a licensing deal with Facebook, which was just a couple of weeks after it signed a similar deal with Spotify, the music streaming platform. This deal will allow Facebook users to access Saregama’s wide range of music and add it to their videos, stories including their Facebook profile, via music stickers and other creative content. Since India...

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Michael Jordan’s Tequila Brand Sued for Copyright Infringement, Vox Media faces Infringement Lawsuit by Photographer,HBO Discontinues Free Streaming of Shows and more

E commerce and Licensing

Michael Jordan’s Tequila Brand Sued for Copyright Infringement, Vox Media faces Infringement Lawsuit by Photographer, HBO Discontinues Free Streaming of Shows, Netflix’s Subscriptions Surge Due to COVID-19 and Apple Music Now Streaming on Samsung’s Smart TV. Michael Jordan’s Tequila Brand Sued for Copyright Infringement Cincoro, a tequila company started by Michael Jordan, the famous basketball player, and four other NBA (National Basketball Association) owners, is being sued by photographer, Anaïs Ganouna. The infringement lawsuit has been filed against Cincoro, by Ms. Ganouna, in the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Ms. Ganouna claims that her company, Frank &...

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Advisory & Consultations for Artists During Lockdown

Advisory & Consultations for Artists During Lockdown

With the onset of COVID 19 and the extended lockdown, artists, singers, dancers, actors and performers have rapidly adopted online options to reach their audiences.  If you are providing web based classes or are giving live and recorded performance online, have you taken the necessary measures to protect your intellectual property? There are several laws and regulations that apply to your intellectual creations, from copyrights and trademarks, to cyber laws.  There are also elevated concerns at this time due to the increased misuse and infringement online by people looking to illegally benefit from others’ songs, choreography, films, and performances.  Online platforms...

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Selena Gomez files infringement lawsuit against FHL, District Court Upholds Social Media Terms of Use, NFL Quarterback Files Infringement Lawsuit Against Amazon and more

Copyright and Entertainment Law News

District Court Upholds Social Media Terms of Use, Selena Gomez files infringement lawsuit against FHL, NFL Quarterback Files Infringement Lawsuit Against Amazon, Pirate IPTV Service Faces Infringement Lawsuit, TikTok Threatened with Copyright Infringement Lawsuit, Apple Accused of Selling Pirated Music. District Court Upholds Social Media Terms of Use The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, recently passed an order that upheld the terms of use of the social media website, Instagram, with regard to a copyright infringement lawsuit. This lawsuit was filed by a photographer named Sinclair, against Mashable, a digital media and entertainment platform, after the...

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SXSW 2020 to be Launched on Amazon Prime Video, WMG and Spotify Sign New Deal

E commerce and Licensing

Selena Gomez files infringement lawsuit against FHL, District Court Upholds Social Media Terms of Use, SXSW 2020 to be Launched on Amazon Prime Video, Warner Music Group and Spotify Sign New Deal.   SXSW 2020 to be Launched on Amazon Prime Video The South by Southwest (SXSW) film festival, which is held in Austin, Texas, every year, has now been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The festival organisers have decided to hold the SXSW virtually this year, by launching it on the streaming platform, Amazon Prime Video. The films that were earlier going to be premiered at the SXSW festival in March,...

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US District Court Rules in Favour of Videogame Developer,School Lessons on Harry Potter in Britain, Kickstarter Campaign Infringes Nintendo’s Copyright and more

Copyright and Entertainment Law News

US District Court Rules in Favour of Videogame Developer, School Lessons on Harry Potter in Britain, Kickstarter Campaign Infringes Nintendo’s Copyright, Supreme Court Upholds Sovereign Immunity of States and more. US District Court Rules in Favour of Videogame Developer In a recent judgment the US District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled that the unlicensed use or depiction of tattoos of the NBA (National Basketball Association) players in their videogame avatar did not amount to copyright infringement. A tattoo company called Solid Oak Sketches, which claims to hold an exclusive copyright licence for the tattoos of NBA players Eric...

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Zomato Acquires Uber Eats India for USD 350 million, Heineken Partners with James Bond, Apple Signs Deal with NBA, and more

E commerce and Licensing

Amazon to Launch Fleet of 10,000 ED Vehicles in India by 2025; Zomato Acquires Uber Eats India for USD 350 million; TikTok Signs Sub-Licensing Agreement to Monetise India Operations; Brand Heineken 0.0 Partners with James Bond; Spotify to Acquire Podcasting Network ‘The Ringer’; Apple Signs Music Deal with NBA and more. Amazon to Launch Fleet of 10,000 ED Vehicles in India by 2025 In a bid to increase energy efficiency and minimise adverse environmental impact, eCommerce giant Amazon has announced its commitment to deploying 10,000 electronic delivery vehicles (EDV) in 20 Indian cities by 2025. The vehicles will be three wheelers as...

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Intellectual Property (IP) Seminar at Cochin, Kerala: Register for Free

Getting a Patent Grant in One Year in India & Intellectual Property for Business & Value Creation

Intellectual Property is an important tool for every company, small or big, in today's business context. The seminar and discussion provides an understanding of the value of IP for business in the context of latest developments in India and across the world. It also provides insights into strategies for fast tracking patent grants. Sessions Session 1: Intellectual Property and Business Value This session focuses on how companies can take advantage of their IP assets to gain business and commercial benefits. It provides some strategies, tips and tricks to navigate the IP territory in India. Session 2: How to get a Patent in 1 Year This...

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Forever21 To Enter eCommerce Market, Amazon Partners with India’s Future Retail, Music Streaming in US Crosses 1 Trillion Streams and more

E commerce and Licensing

eCommerce Companies in India Face New Challenges; Amazon Issues Security Warning for Honey Browser Extension; Forever21 To Enter eCommerce Market; Amazon Partners with India’s Future Retail; AIMRA Demands Price Equality from Mobile Manufacturers; Music Streaming in US Crosses 1 Trillion Streams and more. eCommerce Companies in India Face New Challenges Fitch Solutions, a financial risk management firm, released a statement last week outlining key concerns that are relevant to international eCommerce players in India. It said that a new eCommerce policy is in the works and is expected to take effect in March. The government has been mulling the idea of...

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Apple Strikes New Chip Licensing Deal, Disney Prepares for UK Streaming Service Debut, Warner Bros Launches New Film Trailer using TikTok and more

E commerce and Licensing

Apple Strikes New Chip Licensing Deal; NBC’s Streaming Service to Include Lionsgate Movies; Disney Prepares for UK Streaming Service Debut; Warner Bros Launches New Film Trailer using TikTok; Disney Launches Official ‘Baby Yoda’ Merchandise, Strikes Back Against Unauthorised Sellers and more. Licensing News Apple Strikes New Chip Licensing Deal Apple has struck a new licensing deal with British chipmaker, Imagination Technologies, more than two years after a high-profile breakdown in the companies’ relationship. The longstanding bond between the two companies was hit by Apple’s decision to focus on developing its own graphics processor units (GPUs) for its tablets and smartphones. This sparked a dispute,...

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