Weekly IP News
Hello Readers! Hope you all had a great weekend. Let us take a quick look at what happened in the past week, with this Weekly Warm up.
This post discusses the recent copyright controversy between Kriti, a short film by Shirish Kunder and Bob, a short film by Aneel Neupane.The short film, Kriti, was uploaded on YouTube on June 22, 2016. This short film by Shirish Kunder had gained immense popularity within two days of its online release. Both the short films have been taken down by YouTube, following the allegations of copyright infringement. This post highlights the legal angle which exists in this plagiarism row.
This post discusses the John Doe order that was secured by the makers of ‘Sultan’. The movie was released on 6.07.2016. Ahead of the release of the much awaited movie ‘Sultan’, Yash Raj Films approached the Bombay High Court, seeking for an interim injunction to fight piracy. The post also discusses the grounds which the plaintiff has to satisfy to obtain a John Doe order. The post contains the scanned copy of the order which was passed by Justice G. S Patel .
This post discusses the latest EU trademark dispute regarding the use of the word ‘Maccoffee’. In 2008, a Singaporean Company had applied for registration of the word ‘MacCoffee’ for its foods and beverages line at the EU trademark office.McDonald’s opposed this registration stating that 13 of its registered trademarks already contained the words ‘Mac’ and ‘Mc’. It also opposed the registration by arguing that, the registration of the word ‘MacCoffee’ would lead to consumer confusion and the Singaporean Company would unjustly benefit from the global reputation which McDonald’s possesses.The post discusses the decision of the European Court in favour of McDonald’s, restraining the Singapore based company from using the word ‘Mac’ as a prefix on its foods and beverages. The post also contains the grounds on which the European Court refused registration for the mark ‘Maccoffee’.