Trade Marks and Publicity Rights PPT by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala at GNLU

This presentation was delivered by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala at GNLU as a part of the entertainment law course offered for LLB students. The presentation covers:

  • Introduction to trade mark law;
  • Trade Mark protection ladder;
  • Trade Marks and Movie Titles;
  • Protection of trade marks in series;
  • Merchandizing and trade mark protection;
  • Famous films and trade mark protection;
  • Disparagement and trade mark use;
  • Names, Registrations and Actions;
  • Basics of Publicity Rights and Celebrity Rights;
  • Publicity Right jurisprudence in India;
  • Daler Mehndi case and factors;
  • Kajal Aggarwal case;
  • Sonu Nigam case;
  • Exceptions to Publicity Rights Violation; and

With the help of cases, examples and multi-media Dr. Kalyan’s presentation gives insights into various facets of Trade Marks, Publicity Rights and their role in the entertainment business.

About Dr. Kalyan Kankanala

Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala manages the largest new age Intellectual Property Firm, BananaIP Counsels, headquartered at Bangalore, India. In addition to helping clients maximize business value from intellectual assets, Dr. Kalyan also consults for United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and teaches at premier institutions such as National Law School of India University, Bangalore, and Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB).