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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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Lauren Conrad Sued Over Infringing Photograph, Russian Internet Firm Sues Twitch, Court Orders USD 1 Billion Penalty for Cox Communications and more

Copyright and Entertainment Law News

Lauren Conrad Sued Over Infringing Photograph; Russian Internet Firm Sues Twitch; Court Orders USD 1 Billion Penalty for Cox Communications; Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Filed Against Makers of Music Documentaries; MJ’s Estate Settles Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Against Disney; Crackdown on Bombay Pubs Playing Copyrighted Songs Without Licence and more. Entertainment Law News Lauren Conrad Sued Over Infringing Photograph Reality TV star Lauren Conrad has recently been sued by a photographer named Jason Cook, who claims that Conrad used his picture on her blog, without his permission. Cook has stated that, in an article written about yoga teacher Jessamyn Stanley, which was later posted...

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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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Dancing with Intellectual Property: A Presentation by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala

Dancing with Intellectual Property

On December 13th, 2019, BananaIP Counsels conducted a seminar titled "Dancing with Intellectual Property" at its office in Bangalore. The event was attended by dancers, performers, and dance instructors, and witnessed active exchanges on the need for IP awareness for those in the field. Dr. Kalyan, Managing Partner of BananaIP Counsels, started the session with a discussion on the different types of intellectual property that could exist in a dance performance, and how each form of IP could be protected. He elucidated the protectable elements in a dance performance, and the commercial and legal benefits of protecting each element, and how...

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The Fight for Martha Graham’s Copyrights and Trademarks in Technique, Style, Choreography, Sets, Jewellery, Costumes and Music

The Fight for Martha Graham's Copyrights and Trademarks in Technique, Style, Choreography, Sets, Jewellery, Costumes and Music.

Martha Graham is well known for her modern dance technique, choreography, sets, costumes, jewellery and other creative work, and she is today a legend in dance circles. Her unique technique and style is referred to as Martha Graham Technique or Graham's Technique after her name. Martha Graham was quite protective of her creative work, and allowed very few dance companies to perform her choreographies during her life time. In her effort to finance her creative work and promote/disseminate her technique/style, Martha Graham formed Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance ("Centre") and Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance ("School"). Both of...

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The Dance of Intellectual Property

Dancing with Intellectual Property

"The body says what words cannot." - Martha Graham Dancers express ideas, stories, feelings, thoughts, etc., by movements, static or dynamic. They express and interact through their body, often accompanied by music, in artistic costumes, settings and lighting. A dance performance integrates several elements of creativity, many of which are protectable as intellectual property in the form of copyrights, industrial designs, and patents. Representations used by dancers can be protected as trademarks, and their identity under the publicity rights regime. Protecting IP provides dancers, choreographers, dance musicians, artists and lighting experts, the opportunity to license, merchandise and commercialise their work. In today's business...

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Upcoming IP Events – Fasttracking Patents, IP for Dancers, and IP Strategy

BananaIP's Intellepedia is organising three IP Events during the next two weeks. While two of them are being held at BananaIP's office, the IP Seminar on "Building IP Frameworks for Organisations" is being held at ITC Gardenia. You may register for the events by visiting the links provided hereunder. Serial No. - Title - Date/Time - Venue - Registration Link Fastracking Patents in India: Getting a Patent in One Year - 29th November 2019 (2PM to 4PM) - BananaIP's Office (3rd Floor) - Register Online Dancing with Intellectual Property - 8th December, 2019 (2PM to 4PM) - BananaIP's Office (3rd Floor)...

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Amitabh Bachchan’s Film Accused of Copyright Infringement, IPRS files FIR Against YRF, Madhubala’s Biopic by Imtiaz Ali Put on Hold and more

Copyright and Entertainment Law News

Amitabh Bachchan’s Film Accused of Copyright Infringement; Supreme Faces Copyright Infringement Suit Over Camo Print; Nirvana Files Copyright Infringement Suit Against Marc Jacobs; IPRS files FIR Against YRF for Allegedly Duping Artists and Musicians; Jay Z Settles Copyright Infringement Lawsuit; Taylor Swift’s Former Label No Longer Blocking Her Live Performances; Madhubala’s Biopic by Imtiaz Ali Put on Hold and more. INTERNATIONAL NEWS Supreme Faces Copyright Infringement Suit Over Camo Print Supreme, the American designer clothing, is being sued for allegedly using a copyrighted camouflage print on a range of its clothing apparel. According to the complaint, filed by Montana-based fashion company ASAT Outdoors,...

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