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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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Upcoming IP Event: Copyright for Writers and Publishers (6th January 2020)

Creative Expression and Copyright Protection

BananaIP Counsels, through Intellepedia, is happy to announce a seminar on "Creative Expression and Copyright Protection", an event for writers, novelists and publishers, on 6th January, 2020 at its office. You may register online for the event here: Register online Event Information With the emergence of novel and innovative publishing models, authors, writers and novelists have the choice of numerous publication options. They no longer need to wait for a nod from a publisher, whose considerations are often not limited to the quality of their literary work. Today's authors can  write and publish their work in digital form on their own social media platforms...

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Google and Youtube Lose Copyright Infringement Battle,Liam Hemsworth Sued for Copyright Infringement,Diego Maradona Cries Foul Against Dolce and Gabbana and more

Copyright and Entertainment Law News

Google and Youtube Lose Copyright Infringement Battle; Disney and Lucas film Sue Mouseprint Media LLC for Copyright Infringement; Bella Hadid Sued for Posting Infringing Pictures; Liam Hemsworth Sued for Copyright Infringement; Diego Maradona Cries Foul Against Dolce and Gabbana; Rebel Wilson Hit with Federal Law Suit for Infringement; Lawsuit Against Apple: Apple Music Streams without Proper License; Mighty Music Player Now Compatible with Amazon Music; The Holy Trifecta to Create an Open-Source Smart Home Standard and more. Entertainment Law News Google and Youtube Lose Copyright Infringement Battle Suneel Darshan, proprietor of Shree Krishna International, a film production company, filed a permanent injunction...

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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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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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Facebook Acquires VR Game Studio, Germany’s Ecommerce Estimated to Hit Euro 68 Billion, Viacom Launches Branded Ecommerce Sites and more

E commerce and Licensing

Facebook Acquires VR Game Developer Studio; App-Based Bus Aggregator Shuttl Raises USD 36 Million; Germany’s Ecommerce Estimated to Hit Euro 68 Billion by 2019; Pinterest Launches Online Shopping Feature for Small Businesses; Musician Gene Simmons and IMG Ink Licensing Deal; Viacom Launches SpongeBob and MTV Branded Ecommerce Sites and more. Facebook Acquires VR Game Developer Studio Video game developer Beat Games, known for its popular virtual reality game Beat Saber, is being acquired by social media giant Facebook. Beat Games will now become part of Oculus Studios, Facebook’s virtual reality gaming group. According to Oculus, this move is to offer more development...

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