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India lacks IP Expertise, Game of Thrones leaks, New South Wales government sued for royalties and more weekly copyright and entertainment news

Indian Copyright Statistics, IP related expertise lacking in India: Parrikar, New South Wales government sued for royalties,  Game of Thrones  Leaks carried out by former Iranian Military Hacker,  Amrita Pandey to head media distribution and OTT for Disney in SEA markets and more is presented by the Copyright and Entertainment Law Attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s Premier New Age IP Firm  COPYRIGHT QUOTE OF THE WEEK “The problem with the Indian IP system is not expertise or scholarship, it is with prejudice and bias”- Dr. Kalyan C Kanakanala, renowned patent and  trade mark attorney. INDIAN COPYRIGHT STATISTICS There was an increase of 20.28% in...

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Free Patents, Trademark registration for Startups (Government schemes for startups)

The featured image shows a board with the heading startup plan. A flow chart additionally shows a light bulb indicating idea with an arrow leading to the question does it work? if yes money, if no back to idea. To read this post on government schemes for startups, click here.

  Startups (SUP’s) are back in the news again. From the Government of Bihar bringing in a new policy for startups and announcing a 67 million dollar fund (Approx. 500 crores) just a couple of days ago, to the Central government proposing a disbursement of about 5 Crores of collateral free loan for SUP’s, startups are everywhere in the news. The Startup India Action Plan completed a year this January and several schemes have already been laid down based on the action points listed in the action plan. One such scheme that we intend to discuss in this post is the...

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IP for Start-ups : A Presentation by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala at CII Hyderabad

The following presentation was delivered by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala at the one day Seminar on ‘IPR Management for Startups in Electronics and ICT Sectors’ on 6th May 2016, in Hyderabad, organized by Andhra Pradesh Technology Development & Promotion Centre (APTDC) of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in association with Department of Electronics and IT (DeitY). Participants of the seminar included Budding Entrepreneurs, Managers/Executives in Startups and Professionals in various functional areas of Startups such as Research & Development, Marketing, Brand Management, Business Development, Directors, Design, Legal and IP departments who seek to integrate IP strategy into the Business Management...

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IP Related Schemes for Startups and SMEs

The featured image shows an open hand painted in the indian tricolor. The post is about the various Intellectual Property related schemes that are available for businesses. To read more click here.

Scheme for Start-up Intellectual Property Protection (a.k.a Startup India): Eligibility Criteria: Any business entity registered in India, which is less than FIVE years old, whose annual turnover is less than Rs. 25 Cr in any of the preceding financial year, which is “working towards innovation, development, deployment or commercialization of new products, processes or service driven by technology or intellectual property”, certified by the Startup Promotion Board can avail the benefits under this scheme. Benefits relating Intellectual Property: Fast track examination of Patents and disposal. Setting up a panel of “Facilitators” who will advise on different Intellectual Property Rights (filing of...

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StartUp India: Patents and Business

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In the past year the Indian startup industry has made tremendous strides with some large acquisitions, layoffs, new entries from abroad, move towards app only solutions and sky high valuations. One thing however has been clear; the focus continues to be on technology based enablement of services and solutions, or consumer internet, and such a focus will continue for the next several years. Intellectual property, particularly patents, can become an essential part of a startups’ foundation, identify, USP and valuation. Here are some key factors why patents can play an integral role in startups: Patents provide the “freedom to operate” and...

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Patent and Other Government Policy for Start-Ups

The image says news as the it is about lastest IP policy for start-ups unveiled recently. To read more click here.

  On 16th January, 2016, Prime Minister of India unveiled the Government's Start-Up policy. The primary objective of the policy is to promote economic growth and employment opportunities. To promote a culture of starting up, the Prime Minister announced the following among others: Three Year Tax cuts for Start-Ups, which are started after March, 2016; Quick start and quick closure of start-ups. It was announced that one can start in a day and close in 90days; Self-attestations for labour, employment and other regulatory compliances; No Government inspections for three years; A start-up fund will be set up to support and hand...

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IP a Key Part of PM Modi’s Pitch for Start-ups to Make in India and Stay in India

  Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his team on a whirlwind promotional tour in the US are drumming up interest in what India can offer to start-ups.  It is no longer a secret that the Indian start-up scene is hot as evidenced by the throngs of venture capitalists vying for a piece of the next Flipkart or Ola.  There isn’t a limitation of people in India with ideas and the talent to build successful start-ups, however there are serious concerns about the difficulties of doing business here.  Part of Prime Minister Modi’s mission in undertaking this trip to the US is to...

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NSRCEL'S IP For Start-ups at IIMB a Grand Success

Featured Image is of the IIMB, as the post is about an NSRCEL organised panel discussion on intellectual property for start-ups in the IIMB auditorium on 5th September. To read the post click here.

The program organized by NSRCEL, IIMB's  entrepreneurship cell on 5th September, 2015, was a great success. More than five hundred aspiring entrepreneurs registered for the event, and close to two hundred were on campus. Many others joined the event online and viewed the webcast. Proceedings The event started with an introduction to the start-ups series of NSRCEL, and their role in promoting entrepreneurship. Once the preliminaries, by Mr Keshav were out of the way, Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala gave his keynote address. (Image: Dr. Kalyan, Managing Partner BananaIP Counsels, giving the keynote address) Broadly, Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala spoke about the value of IP...

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IP, Patents for Start-ups and Entrepreneurs XII-IP Licensing

You have cultivated an IP portfolio for your start up with trademarks, copyrights, patents, know-how, trade secret and designs, what now?  These assets of your organization can be retained through their life and can be used tactically to keep competitors at bay.  However, there are instances where your IP rights could be shared with others in return for compensation.  This is referred known as IP licensing, where if you do an outright sale of the IP asset it is considered an assignment or complete transfer. IP licensing is preferred by many IP owners as there are several advantages over an outright...

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Importance of IP For Start-ups and Entrepreneurs (Part XI): IP Valuation for Start-ups

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  Starting up can be exhilarating, rewarding, and exhausting.  With your focus being on product development, managing investments, building key partnerships, and attracting the right employees, your intellectual property and its role can sometimes be relegated to the backburner.   Intangible assets such as Copyrights, Trademarks, Trade Secrets and Patents are playing an increasingly central role in start-ups and their transactions.  The creation of intellectual property, it’s licensing and commercialization is the new reality.  As a part of any valuation by a prospective investor or acquirer of your start-up, an IP due diligence is the starting point.  Based on this reality, it...

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