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Copyright assignment/licensing issues in movie sequels

Narendra Hirawat & Co. (Appellant/Original Plaintiff) Vs. M/s. Alumbra Entertainment & Media Pvt. Ltd. & Ors. (Respondents) THE HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT BOMBAY COMMERCIAL APPEAL (L) No. 30 OF 2017   Brief facts: The blockbuster movie “Sarkar” was released in 2005 starring the legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan. The film was produced by K Sera Sera Productions Ltd., (hereinafter referred to as KSS). A sequel movie “Sarkar Raj” was released in the year 2009. This case revolves around the agreement between KSS, RGV Film Factory (hereinafter referred to as RGV), and Z Picture Company (hereinafter referred to as ZPC), which was executed on 31st of March 2008...

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Raabta Copyright infringement case update, New Registrar of Copyrights appointed, Lower GST demanded by Entertainment industry, Forever21 and Urban Outfitters sued over Tupac T-shirts and more

Indian Copyrights and Entertainment Law Updates, International Copyrights and Entertainment Law Updates, BIP Tip of the week and more presented by the Media & Entertainment Law attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s Premier New Age IP Firm. Copyright quote of the week “Copyright law has got to give up its obsession with 'the copy.' The law should not regulate 'copies' or 'modern reproductions' on their own. It should instead regulate uses; like public distributions of copies of copyrighted work; that connect directly to the economic incentive copyright law was intended to foster” - Lawrence Lessig, Indian Copyrights and Entertainment Law Updates Magadheera makers withdraw copyright...

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Creativity, Illegality and Intellectual Property

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Thinking, understanding, reasoning, and articulating creativity is very difficult, if not impossible. Creativity is shapeless, and any defined approach to creativity defeats its ends. It is into this unstructured, boundless, and absolutely free world that the concept of intellectual property was introduced. IP, in its unduly glorified form, seeks to give shape to certain understandable elements of creativity and endeavors to protect the same. Copyrights seek to capture some elements of expression, Patents elements of invention, and so on. By laying down some parameters, they try to bring certainty to the uncertain, clarity to the ambiguous, and limits to the limitless....

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Indian Copyright News and Updates

  Indian Copyright and Entertainment Law News and Updates, International Copyright and Entertainment Law Updates, Entertainment Trademark Updates, Licensing and Merchandising Updates, BIP Tip of the Week and more presented by the Media & Entertainment Law Attorneys and Experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s Premier New Age IP Firm. Copyright Quote of the Week “A brainy person does not abuse copyright; instead he respects it and upholds it.” – Maximillian Degenerez. Indian Copyrights and Entertainment Law Updates Gautham Gambhir moves to court for restraining a Delhi Pub from using his name Cricketer Gautham Gambhir has approached the Delhi High Court to restrain a Delhi-based pub from using his name as...

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Indian Copyright News and Updates

  Copyrights & Entertainment Law News: Indian Copyright and Entertainment Law Updates, International Copyright and Entertainment Updates, Entertainment Trademark Updates, Licensing and Merchandising Updates, BananaIP News and Updates, Copyright Tip of the Week and more presented by the Media & Entertainment Law attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s Premier New Age IP Firm. Copyright Quote of the Week “There is no sense in owning the copyright unless you are going to use it. I don’t think anyone wants to hold all of this stud in a vault and not let anybody have it” – Hilary Rosen Indian Copyrights and Entertainment Law Updates  Magadheera team takes Raabta...

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Employment to Entrepreneurship: Arnab Goswami, Times Now, Republic TV and Intellectual Property

  The row between Arnab Goswami and The Times Group (Bennett Coleman & Co.) elucidates some problems an employee turned entrepreneur may face from her/his erstwhile employer. Arnab Goswami was the star of Times Now, a television news channel, and his catch phrase, "The Nation Wants to Know," is extremely popular, to say the least. At the end of 2016, Goswami decided to quit Times Now on what appears to be not very amicable terms. In the first week of May 2017, Goswami launched his television channel called 'Republic TV' from his venture, ARG Outlier Media. Goswami's new venture received great public...

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Republic TV accused of copyright infringement, Eminem’s copyright infringement case, Samsung’s Gear VR Headset copyright infringement, FIFA merges with Megalicense Entertainment and more

Copyrights & Entertainment Law News: Indian Copyright News and Updates, International Copyright Updates, Entertainment Licensing & Merchandizing Updates, Digital Licensing News, BananaIP Copyright Tip of the Week and more presented by the Media & Entertainment law attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s Premier New Age IP Firm. Copyright Thought of the Week We're on the path of creating monopoly business practices out of copyright law. - Robin Gross Indian Copyright News and Updates Arnab Goswami of Republic TV is accused of Copyright theft Bennett, Coleman & Co Ltd (BCCL) which owns the Times Network has filed a criminal complaint against Arnab Goswami, the founder of...

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Indian Copyright News and Updates

  Copyrights & Entertainment Law News: Indian Copyright News and Updates, Entertainment Trademark News and Updates, International Copyright Updates, Entertainment Patent News, Entertainment Licensing Updates, BananaIP Copyright Tip of the Week and more presented by the Media & Entertainment law attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s Premier New Age IP Firm Copyright Thought of the Week “Originality is undetected Plagiarism.”    --William Ralph Inge Indian Copyright News and Updates Supreme Court rejects IRRO appeal in DU copyright case. The Honorable Supreme Court recently rejected a Special Leave Petition filed by the Indian Reproduction Rights Society (IRRO) in the DU copyright case stating that IRRO was...

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Entertainment Trademark News, International Copyright Updates, Merchandising and more

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Recent Copyright Cases, Entertainment Trademark News, International Copyright Updates, Entertainment and Copyright Licensing and Merchandizing, Copyright thought of the week and more, presented by the Media & Entertainment law attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s Premier New Age IP Firm. Copyright Thought of the Week “Entertainment Law is not as Entertaining as Entertainment”  Dr. Kalyan C Kankanala Recent Copyright Cases Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEEL) vs. Sony Pictures Networks India Pvt Ltd ZEEL filed a Copyright infringement suit before the Bombay High Court claiming that it’s popular show, ‘India's Best Dramebaaz’, a televised talent hunt for child actors in the 5-12 year age group has been...

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INDIAN TRADEMARK LAW ON PROTECTION OF MOVIE TITLE – PART 3

IP News Center : INDIAN TRADEMARK LAW ON PROTECTION OF MOVIE TITLE

  SCENARIO IN THE UNITED STATES REGARDING PROTECTION OF MOVIE TITLE The interests of the American motion picture, television industries and home videos are safeguarded by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). Since its inception in 1922, it has been playing an important part in protecting the commercial interest of the movie makers both in the US and internationally. Registering a film title with the United States Patents and Trademark Office (USPTO) is available with respect to movie titles; however, the protection granted is not absolute. The fundamental requirement of the USPTO with regard to registration of titles as trademarks requires that...

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