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IP Commercialization/Licensing

BananaIP Counsels > IP Commercialization/Licensing (Page 5)

EC Issues Notices to TV Channels, Stalls Modi Biopic; Twitter Removes Trump Tweet; GoT Final Season Merchandise, and more

Filmmakers Issue Notice to Sunil Shetty for Interfering in Daughter Athiya’s Film, PVR Approaches SEBI against Screwvala Tweets, EC Issues Notice to Zee TV and &TV for Promoting Govt Schemes, EC Stalls Release of Modi Biopic, Twitter Removes Trump’s Video Citing Copyright Infringement, Rappers TeeFlii and 2 Chainz Face Copyright Infringement Charges, Reddit to Mass Delete Content from Piracy Thread, Vodafone Ireland to Follow ‘Three-Strike’ Policy for Infringers of Copyright, Viacom’s Pluto TV Scores 700 Hours of Content in Latest Deal with BBC Studios, Amazon Looks to Expand Latest Video Streaming Product, Cinepolis Hosts India’s First Movie Marathon, Game of...

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Election Commission Clears ‘PM Narendra Modi’ Biopic, Ban on TikTok App in India and more

  Election Commission Clears 'PM Narendra Modi' Biopic, Directs CBFC to Decide, High Court Rejects PIL Seeking Ban on PM Narendra Modi’s Biopic, Madras HC Asks Centre to Issue Ban on TikTok App, Lucifer Leaked Online Soon After Release, Twitter Accused of Censorship After Takedown of Anti-Abortion Movie Account, Mercedes Strongly Defends Street Art Infringement Claims, Ulta Sued Using Artist’s Work to Sell Face Masks, Urban Outfitters Faces Copyright Infringement Claim Over Gender-Neutral Fragrances, Game of Thrones Creators Ink Licensing Deal with Whiskey Company,Sony Sells Stake in Crackle and Invests in Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment and more COPYRIGHT QUOTE  The copy...

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EC Notice to Makers of Modi Film, EU Approves Copyright Directive, Nike Wins ‘Jumpman’ Suit, AI Music, and more

EC Issues Notice to Makers of film ‘PM Narendra Modi’, Kesari Leaked Online One Day After Release, PUBG Mobile Users Receive ‘Healthy Reminder’, EU Approves New Copyright Rules, Peloton Removes Workout Videos as USD 150 Million Suit Looms, PUBG and NETEASE Settle “Battle Royale” Copyright Lawsuit, Nike Wins 'Jumpman' Copyright Infringement Suit, Record Labels Sue Charter for Non-Action Against Music Pirates, Spotify Acquires Parcast to Expand Original Podcast Content , Warner Music Signs Deal for AI-produced Music, and more. Copyright Quote I oppose piracy and want to see intellectual property protected because that is what fosters and rewards innovation. – Jared Polis National News EC...

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‘Bala’ Infringement Suit, No Political Ads at IPL, IPRS License to YouTube, and more

Director Files A Suit Against Makers of ‘Bala’, Delhi Health Director Asks Centre to Restrict Tobacco Ads at Filmfare, No Political Ads During IPL 2019, Music Publishers Sue Peloton, Universal Music Wins ‘Generic Lyric’ Copyright Infringement Suit, Court Dismisses $4 Million Award Against Zillow , RNC Fends Off Copyright Infringement Claim Filed by Montana Photographer, Discovery India Partners with Dailyhunt for Short-form Content, Google Obtains IPRS License for YouTube, Facebook Signs Music Deals with T-Series, Zee and YRF , Hotstar Gets IPL Broadcast Rights in UK , Angry Birds Maker Rovio Overhauls Merchandise Licensing, and more. Copyright Quote “Every film must be...

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T-Series Gets Infringement Notice, ‘#MeToo’ Filmmaker Challenges CBFC, GTA V Infringer Settles, and more

Filmmaker Sends Notice to T-Series for Khandaani Shafakhana;  '#MeToo' Filmmaker Challenges CBFC Order to Change Movie Name; MEITy Clarifies TOI Headline Threatening Twitter; GTA V Copyright Infringer Agrees to Settlement; Marc Jacobs Requests Dismissal of Nirvana’s Smiley Face Logo Lawsuit; VidAngel Liable for Wilful Copyright Infringement; Artists Temporarily Drop ‘Fortnite’ Charges after SCOTUS Ruling; Netflix Dives into Anime Craze with Numerous Japanese Studio Partnerships; Citizen Watches Collaborates with Captain Marvel, Sponsors World Premiere; Disney And Accenture Create Unique ‘Dumbo’ Posters; Dailymotion Collaborates with NBA G League to Provide Premium Sports Content, Copyright Tip of the Week, and more. Copyright Quote Of all...

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Patanjali Forces Removal of Defamatory Videos, Registration Needed for Infringement Suit, Netflix sued for FYRE, and more

  Delhi High Court Directs YouTube to Take Down Video Defaming Patanjali, Uri Makers Lose Piracy Battle After Recent Surgical Strikes, Spotify India Hits One Million Users in its First Week, Copyright Office Allows Scanned Signatures in Applications, SCOTUS: Copyright Registration a Must to File Infringement Suit, FYRE Festival Attendee Sues Netflix for Copyright Infringement, Warner Bros. Shuts Down ‘The Departed’ Campaign Claiming Copyright Infringement, Fox Loses Huge ‘Bones’ Lawsuit Involving Profit Participation, Coogi Sues Nets, Nike and NBA over Notorious B.I.G Themed Merchandise, Disguise Inc. Signs Multi-Year Licensing Agreement to Create Pokémon Costumes, WB Brings Hello Kitty! to Hollywood, Mötley...

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Kindle eBooks, FDI eCommerce Policy and Amazon Marketplace – Non-compliance Continues Contd.

Amazon Marketplace Non Compliance

Amazon Seller Services Private Limited ("Amazon") runs the eCommerce marketplace at www.amazon.in, and among other products, Amazon facilitates sale of eBooks and/or eBook subscription licenses on the platform at its Kindle eBook Store at https://www.amazon.in/Kindle-eBooks/b?ie=UTF8&node=1634753031. In my opinion, Amazon's business and approach with respect to eBooks does not comply with the recent FDI eCommerce guidelines by virtue of the following: By exclusively permitting only its group company Amazon Asia Pacific ("Amazon APAC") to sell eBooks on its marketplace; By giving preferential treatment to Amazon APAC's eBook products on the Marketplace; By requiring authors to publish exclusively on its marketplace through...

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Extracting IP Value

This post was first published on May 10, 2011.   Intellectual Property (IP) plays a very important role in providing competitive and business advantage to a company. In order to maximize competitive advantage, a company must make the best and most of its intellectual assets. Extracting optimal value from IP does not start or end with protection. During a recent talk at a gathering of about fifty leading Indian companies, ninety percent of them stated that emphasis is always on protection and not much beyond that. The emphasis on protection is good for companies that never thought about IP ten years back...

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Kindle eBooks and Amazon Marketplace – The Non-Compliance Continues

Amazon's Kindle eBooks need no introduction. Everyone is aware of them, and since the launch of the Kindle eBook store in India, Amazon claims that its publisher and customer base is growing fast. In 2018, Amazon also launched Audible, its audio book store in India. So far, I have used the term Amazon loosely to refer to several of its entities. For purposes of this post, two entities of Amazon are relevant. One, Amazon Asia Pacific Holdings Private Limited (Amazon APAC" (Registered in Singapore), and Two, Amazon Seller Services Private Limited "Amazon India" (Registered in India). Amazon APAC licenses and...

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Ahmedabad Shopping Festival Trademark Row, Walt Disney and Reliance Retail Merchandise Collaboration, India’s First GI Store in Goa and Other News

Indian Trademark Statistics for January (Fourth Week), National IP Awards-2019, Las Vegas Resorts Settles Trademark Dispute, Popsugar Files Trademark for Twinning, Ahmedabad Shopping Festival Trademark Row Resolved and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK “Brands are avenues of value innovation in a creative engagement between companies and their customers” - Tenaya Group INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS The Indian Trademark Office has had a mixed week. The total number of hearing notices issued by trademark office has increased by five hundred and seventy one percent (571%). The total number of registrations granted has increased...

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