Intellectual Property : Sipping on IP
Well I am guessing the title of this post may have piqued your interest. ‘Sipping on IP’ is an initiative taken by BananaIP Counsels, where everyone gathers over coffee and lets ideas, discussions and conversations about intellectual property brew. There are no ground rules and the conversation can be about varied topics from more current pressing issues to any IP related concept. It is a great way to connect, take a break and learn from your peers.
Let’s see what we sipped on previously.
Gaurav, Anchita, Sambhabi, Anjali, Sudha, Anirudha, Sanjeevani discussed about the importance of writing “Without Prejudice” clause in a legal notice. Then all of us discussed the entire process of filing a design and the particulars accompanying such application. Further, Sambha also told us about the Nice classification.
Gaurav, Sharada, Nithin and Anchita discussed on how calligraphic works and signatures can be copyrighted as artistic works. In addition to this, we discussed with examples about how it is advisable to obtain a NOC from the TMR through form 60 and then seek copyright protection when a logo is to be copyrighted as an artistic work and protected as a trademark.
Sudha, Gaurav, Anchita and Anirudha discussed about the recent case filed against the producers of the film Krishh for copyright infringement and the decision in Oracle v. Google copyright case, which Google won.
Anirudha, Gaurav, Anchita, Nithin, Anjali and Sudha discussed the meaning of nominative fair use with respect to various cases such as the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium v. Security University decision and other instances where this doctrine has been applied.
Anchita, Nithin, Sudha, Sambhabi, Sanjeevani and Shubhu discussed the source of the right to dub and the assignment of such right. Further, we discussed the importance of brand usage guidelines which can prevent a mark from becoming generic.
Anchita, Sambhabi, Sachin, Nithin, Shubu and Sudesh discussed the recent trademark dispute between Dr. Pepper and Coca-cola regarding the trademark ‘Zero’. We also discussed the importance of correctly attributing any third party content, and adhering to the requirements of a Creative Commons License to avoid any copyright infringement.
After a fun impromptu speech activity held earlier in the day it was no surprise that some question were still on our mind. Anchita, Anirudha, Gaurav, Anjali, Nithin, Sambhabi, Sanju, Shubu and Sudha discussed all the IP related questions that were asked during the impromptu speech activity.