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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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Novartis Trademark JALRA to be acquired for 200 crores, Private Company Acquires .Org Registry and more

Trademark News

Novartis Trademark JALRA to be acquired for 200 crores, Injunction against Nike’s slogan, and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES USV to acquire JALRA trademark for 200 crores USV Pvt Ltd, Mumbai based drugmaker is in advanced discussions to acquire the trademark 'JALRA', the anti-diabetic drug from Novartis, for a deal valued at over 200 crores. JALRA in isolation or in combination is used to treat type II diabetes in patients. JALRA contains Vildagliptin; the patent for the same, owned by Novartis is set to expire in a month. Thus we can expect to...

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655 Registration Certificates Issued this Week, 7738 New Trademark Applications Filed this Week and more

655 Registration Certificates Issued this Week, 28% Increase in total applications disposed through show cause hearings, and more. These statistics have been compiled from the official journal of the trademark office published weekly on Mondays. INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS Last week, the Indian Trademark Office had an overall increase in its working capacity as can be seen from the statistics in the table below. The total number of registrations granted has increased by twelve percent (12%). Similarly, the total number of applications published in the trademark journal have increased by twenty six percent (26%), with a decrease of thirty three percent (33%) in...

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Can Photographs infringe Dance Choreography Copyright?

Can Photographs infringe Dance Choreography Copyright?

Can you take photographs of a dance performance and publish them in an article or a book? This question came up before a US Court in the 1980s, a few years after choreography was added as a copyrightable work under the US Copyright Law. The case related to a popular choreographic work of George Balanchine, a renowned ballet master. Balanchine choreographed his own version of the ballet The Nutcracker, set to music by Tchaikovsky. The Nutcracker was a very popular ballet, and was performed by the New York City Ballet Company every christmas season. Tickets for all shows were always...

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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 Business of Building, Managing and Monetizing Intellectual Property Assets

Intellepedia Seminar - Building an Intellectual Property Framework for your Organization

Today, Intellepedia successfully conducted  its yearly seminar on "Building an Intellectual Property Framework for your Organization". In line with the tradition, the seminar brought together leading IP experts and senior management of companies to discuss business aspects of intellectual property, and ways to build, manage and commercialise IP assets. This year's seminar hosted two reputed IP professionals, Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala, Managing Partner of BananaIP Counsels, and Mr. Ram Sitaraman – Principal Engineer, Heading IPR at Mahindra & Mahindra. Representatives from more than 25 companies took part in the seminar, which witnessed discussions and exchanges pertaining to IP developments from...

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Eris Acquires Novartis Trademark for $13 Million, New Amendment to China’s Trademark Law in Effect, Harry Porter Spins Jewellery Magic, Whose Domain is VisitQatar.com? and more

Weekly Trademark News

Eris Acquires Novartis Trademarks for $13 Million, HUL Active Wheel Keeps Active Sangita Out of Stores, New Amendment to China’s Trademark Law in Effect, Harry Potter Spins Jewellery Magic, Crocs are Frozen, OYO Forays into Thailand, Whose Domain is VisitQatar.com?, and Manipur Black Rice Gets GI, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES HUL Active Wheel Keeps Active Sangita Out of Stores Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL), the FMCG major has filed for a trademark injunction to restrain Sambhu Das, an individual from selling or marketing his detergent powder "ACTIVE SANGITA" in packets/labels similar to HUL’s product...

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1008 More Renewal Notices Issued this Week, 30 Percent Decrease in TM Registrations this Week and more

Trademark Statistics

30 Percent Decrease in TM Registrations this Week, 1008 More Renewal Notices Issued this Week and more. These statistics have been compiled from the official journal of the trademark office published weekly on Mondays. INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS Last week, the Indian Trademark Office had an overall decrease in its working capacity as can be seen from the statistics in the table below. The total number of registrations granted has decreased by thirty percent (30%). Similarly, the total number of applications published in the trademark journal have decreased by eight percent (8%), with an increase of thirty seven percent (37%) in the total...

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35% Increase in the Total Registrations Granted this Week, 837 More Hearing Notices Issued this Week and more

35% Increase in the Total Registrations Granted this Week, 837 More Hearing Notices Issued this Week and more. These statistics have been compiled from the official journal of the trademark office published weekly on Mondays. INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS Last week, the Indian Trademark Office had an overall increase in its working capacity as can be seen from the statistics in the table below. The total number of registrations granted has increased by thirty five percent (35%). Similarly, the total number of applications published in the trademark journal have increased by fourteen percent (14%), as well as an increase of nine percent (9%)...

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Rubik’s Cube Owners Puzzled after Losing EU Trademark, Snapdeal Joins INTA, Scottish Whisky Wins GI Battle

Trademark News

Rubik’s Cube Owners Puzzled After Losing EU Trademark, Snapdeal Joins INTA, Scottish Whisky Wins GI Battle, Trademark Refused to Vegan Deli, Then Granted to Nestlé, and more brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES Snapdeal Joins International Trademark Association Indian e-commerce marketplace Snapdeal has announced that it has become a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA). The INTA is a global not-for-profit advocacy association, comprising of 7,200 members across 187 countries, primarily, brand owners and professionals, which is dedicated to supporting trademarks and related intellectual property to foster consumer trust, economic growth, and innovation. The...

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