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Weekly Copyright News: ShareChat Bans 50,000 Profiles, ‘Rifleman’ Rights Tussle, Reddit Shuts Down SoccerSteams, and more

ShareChat Removes 50,000 Profiles to Curb Unlawful Content, ‘Rifleman’ in Tussle over Legal Rights, Baidu Sues Bytedance and Maimai for Copyright Infringement and Defamation, Reddit Shuts Down SoccerStreams Following Copyright Complaints, US Court Dismisses Music Labels' Lawsuit against Russian Stream-Ripper, Disney Loses USD 1 Billion in Streaming Investments, Viacom to Buy Pluto TV Copyright Quote The copy price of the future is the copyright. – Mathias Dopfner Copyright Statistics There is an increase of 22% in the total number of copyright applications filed last week as compared to the previous week. A total of 350 applications were filed for copyright registration during the last week. The majority of applications were...

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Be wise in choosing your IP Service provider

This image depicts a magnifying glass. This image is relevant because this post talks about factors to be taken into consideration before choosing your Intellectual Property service provider. Click on the image to view full post.

This post was first published on 2nd February, 2011. Intellectual Property Services is not a business of a few anymore. With the  development of the IT and other R&D based business, there are any number of IP Service providers mushrooming around the IT and BP hubs. Therefore, there is a huge number to choose from and a person in need of such services is obviously sceptical about making the choice. We are currently in the age of information and it is a highly informed world we are living in. No matter what we do, it is highly important for us to learn...

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Job Opening at BananaIP – Intellectual Property (IP) Associate

IP Associate Opening at BananaIP Counsels

Job Title: Intellectual Property (IP) Associate Department: Consulting and Designs Job description: Contract drafting Design Filing and Prosecution Trademark Oppositions Litigation Management Drafting of  Legal notices, responses, and opinions Joining Date: As soon as possible Probation Period: 6 months from the date of joining Location: Kanakapura Road, Bangalore Education: LLM Experience: 0 - 3 Years Skills: Excellent oral and written communication skills Well Versed with Intellectual Property Law Application Process Interested candidates must send the following documents along with a cover letter by email ([email protected]) CV highlighting the candidate’s background; A short personal statement indicating your suitability for the job; and A short write-up on any topic related to Intellectual...

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Blindness and Accessible Books: From Marrakesh to Marella Gunta Palem

The Marrakesh Treaty

Marrakesh is a busy city in Morocco. It is a popular tourist destination. The Marrakesh Treaty to facilitate accessibility of published works to persons with blindness was signed in and named after the city. Marella Gunta Palem is a small, agricultural village in the State of Andhra Pradesh, India. Less than hundred families live in the village, which has basic information and communication infrastructure. It has been approximately six years since the Marrakesh Treaty was signed, and just more than two years since it came into force. India was the first country to ratify the treaty, and at the time, it was...

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Abbott’s HIV drug patent “not an invention”

This post was first published on 18th January, 2011. In a recent case, reported here by Sandeep, the patent office denied patent grant to Abbott’s HIV drug application (application No:339/MUMNP/2006, WO2005/039551), stating that the subject matter did not constitute an invention. Abbott’s application was rejected as a result of the pre grant oppositions filed by Initiative for Medicines, Access & Knowledge’ (I-MAK), Cipla (Mumbai), Matrix Laboratories (Secunderabad) and Okasa Pharmaceuticals (Mumbai). The complete specification of Abbott’s application was entitled “SOLID PHARMACEUTICAL DOSAGE FORM” and had the  conventional priority of US application No. 10/650,178 dated 28th  August, 2003. The complete specification had 37...

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Weekly Trademark News: What’s in a Name Rihanna? Oyo to Expand to Philippines, ‘Puma x Maybelline’ Athleisure Makeup Collection, and Other News

Indian Trademark Statistics for January (Third Week), The Hotel Ritz Paris Wins Trademark Battle, Drake Loses Exclusive Rights Over ‘6IX’, Lindsay Lohan Discotheque, Naga Cucumber GI, and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK “Branding is not just about being seen as better than the competition. It’s about being seen as the only solution to your audience’s problem” – John Morgan INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS The Indian Trademark Office has picked up its pace in the past week. The total number of applications examined by trademark office has increased by ten percent (10%). The...

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Protect Your Website from Copyright Liability

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This post was first published on 15th January, 2011. In the era of “world wide web”, being a website owner comes with its own set of risks. One of such risks comes from the material posted on the website or from the look and feel of the website, which is often lifted from various sources without paying much attention to the “Copyrights”. Many of the website owners are not aware of what Copyrights are and what problems may occur due to incorporation of protected material on their websites. In simple words, website owners must abstain from copying anything on their website...

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Patent and Design statistics in India : Recap 2018

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What happened to patent filings in India in 2018? Did they increase? Or did they decrease? How many patents were granted and how did they compare with the previous years? Which city filed the most patents in 2018 and how did the other cities fare? In this post, we bring to you a recap of the patent statistics from 2018 and a comparison of these numbers with the stats of 2017. Publications A total of 37554 applications were published between January 2017 and December 2017, while a total of 39123 patent applications have been published between the 1st of January 2018 and...

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On Your Marks !!!

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This post was first published on 13th January, 2011. Consumer recognition and goodwill derived through trade marks provide great  business and competitive advantage to a company. Trade Marks today occupy a large percentage of the financial value of a company and trade mark value is often much more than a company's tangible asset value. Interbrand valuation results show that Coca Cola is the most valuable trade mark in 2010 and is worth 70,452 million dollars. The top ten brands as per Interbrand are: Top Ten brands of 2010 1. Coca-Cola 70,452 ($m) 2. IBM 64, 727 ($m) 3 Microsoft 60,895 ($m) 4 Google 43,557 ($m) 5 GE 42,808 ($m) 6 McDonald's 33,578 ($m) 7 Intel 32,015 ($m) 8 Nokia 29,495 ($m) 9 Disney 28,731 ($m) 10 Hewlett-Packard 26, 867 ($m) Source: http://www.interbrand.com/en/best-global-brands/Best-Global-Brands-2010.aspx In a...

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Weekly Patent News: Indian Patent Statistics, Interesting inventions, Patent Agent Examination Final Results, IIPLA conference, BananaIP updates, Patent Infringement news and more

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“Indian patent statistics, Interesting Inventions, Blind Assistance Shoes, Smart cane to detect and notify obstacles, 2018 Patent Agent Examination final results declared, IIPLA 5th Dubai IP Congress 2019 concludes, DIPP hosts CII Partnership Summit, 2019, Apple loses $440 million patent battle, Qualcomm's patent infringement suit against Apple not tenable says German Court , Oakley alleges design patent infringement, Orexo wins patent infringement battle against Actavis and other Weekly Patent News updates” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Quote of the Week “Inventors change the world more than the generals and statesmen.” - Paul Nizan,...

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