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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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What’s in a Name Rihanna? Oyo to Expand to Philippines, ‘Puma x Maybelline’ Athleisure Makeup Collection, and Other News

Indian Trademark Statistics for January (Third Week), The Hotel Ritz Paris Wins Trademark Battle, Drake Loses Exclusive Rights Over ‘6IX’, Lindsay Lohan Discotheque, Naga Cucumber GI, and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK “Branding is not just about being seen as better than the competition. It’s about being seen as the only solution to your audience’s problem” – John Morgan INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS The Indian Trademark Office has picked up its pace in the past week. The total number of applications examined by trademark office has increased by ten percent (10%). The...

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Copyright for Old Songs, Cases Against Accidental Prime Minister, Court Dismisses Raymond MD’s Plea, Works from 1923 in Public Domain and More

Weekly Copyright News Updates - Intellepedia

Bombay High Court to Decide on Copyright for Old Songs, Accidental Prime Minister: Multiple Cases Filed, Private FM Channels Allowed to Broadcast All India Radio News till May 31, Supreme Court to Take Action against Officials Using Section 66A of Information Technology Act, Court Dismisses Raymond MD’s Plea against Father’s Autobiography, Music Labels Seek to Block Unauthorized Downloads of YouTube Audio, Renowned Classic Works from 1923 Now in the Public Domain, Behavior Interactive and Bethesda Resolve Copyright Infringement Dispute Amicably, CD Baby Artists Earn Over $100 Million in 2018 COPYRIGHT QUOTE OF THE WEEK “Copyright? Copy RIGHT: Steal ideas, steal facts, but...

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IPAB Rules BSA Well-Known, Cartier’s Battle for Love, Tirur Betel Leaf GI and other news

Indian Trademark Statistics for January (First Week), 3D Cutemoji by Huawei, American Airlines & Expedia Settle, Cartoon Network Merch, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK “People do not buy Goods and Services. They buy relations, stories and magic”- Seth Godin INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS The Indian Trademark Office has had a mixed week in the past week. The total number of applications examined by trademark office has increased by thirty three percent (33%). The total number of hearing notices issued has increased by eighty five percent (85%). However, the total renewal notices issued has...

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Draft Intermediary Rules, Japan Extends Copyright Protection, Ubon Collaborates with YoYo Honey Singh and more

Weekly Copyright News Updates - Intellepedia

MEITy Publishes Draft Intermediary Rules, Major Year-end Releases Leaked Online, Amul Allowed to Air Edited Commercials, Japan Extends Copyright Protection to 70 Years, Nirvana Sues Marc Jacobs for Copying ‘Smiley Face’, Netflix Removes Comedy Episode at Saudi Demand, CBS, Showtime Face Copyright Infringement Suit, Soulja Boy Forced to Stop Selling Knock-Off Video Game Consoles, Fox Announces Alita Merchandise, Ubon Collaborates with YoYo Honey Singh for Song ‘Makhna’. COPYRIGHT QUOTE OF THE WEEK The point of copyright law is not to give people absolute control over everything they write. It's to compensate artists and authors for the works that they create. - Jason Schultz INDIAN...

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