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Disney Bags 8 Major Advertisers for Star Wars Finale, LVMH Looks for Revenue from Virtual Fashion, Universal Unveils New Trolls Tour Line-Ups and more

Flutter-TSG to Form Largest Online Betting Company; Disney Bags 8 Major Advertisers for Star Wars Finale; LVMH Looks for Revenue from Virtual Fashion; Matrubharti Raises INR 3.24 Crore in Angel Funding; Universal Unveils New Trolls Tour Line-Ups; Plastic Ban Spells Trouble for eCommerce Companies; Udaan Raises USD 585 Million in Series D; Simon Group Invests in Rue Gilt and more. Licensing News Flutter-TSG to Form Largest Online Betting Company UK betting giant, Flutter Entertainment, is all set to buy Canadian online gaming company, The Stars Group (TSG), to form the world’s largest online betting company worth. Flutter which signed an all-shares deal worth...

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Meghan Markle Sues Newspaper, Google Refuses to Pay French Publishers, Tech Giants to Face Another Antitrust Inquiry and more

Meghan Markle Sues Newspaper; Google Refuses to Pay French Publishers; Telegram Facing PIL to Ban App; FPIs Oppose Localisation Norms for Data Protection; Tech Giants to Face Another Antitrust Inquiry, Comcast Accuses Google; Malaysia Fines Grab for Abuse of Dominance; 'Fake News' Law Goes into Effect in Singapore and more. Meghan Markle Sues Newspaper American actress and now Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle, has initiated legal proceedings against the publisher of the UK daily newspaper the Mail on Sunday and its parent company, DMG Media, after the newspaper published a handwritten letter she had sent to her estranged father. The decision was...

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Copyright Statistics

COPYRIGHT STATISTICS There is a decrease of 3% in the total number of copyright applications filed for the month of September as compared to the month of August. A total of 1621 applications were filed in the month of September, 2019. The majority of applications were filed for literary works and artistic works. Sl. No Type of Work Number of Applications Filed in the Month of August 2019 Number of Applications Filed in the Month of September 2019 Change Percentage Change 1 Literary/ Dramatic Work 1024 845 179 Decrease of 17% 2 Artistic Work 511 586 75 Increase of 14% 3 Cinematograph Work 9 21 12 Increase of 133% 4 Sound Recording 0 50 50 Increase of 50% 5 Software 120 119 1 Negligible change   Total 1664 1621 43 Decrease of 3%   Authored and compiled by Neharika Vhatkar (Associate, BananaIP Counsels) The Copyright Statistics...

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Script Writer Sues Paramount, Jerry Seinfeld Wins Over Time Barred Infringement Claims, Facebook Blocks Links to The Pirate Bay and more

Script Writer Sues Paramount; Travis Scott Settles Infringement Suit for USD 20 Million; Jerry Seinfeld Wins Over Time Barred Infringement Claims; Facebook Blocks Links to The Pirate Bay; Iranian Music Streaming Site Blurs Out Images of Female Artists; Delhi HC Orders Facebook and Google to Remove MeToo Posts; Bombay HC Provides Relief to IMPAA and more.   International News Script Writer Sues Paramount Joe Carlini, a script writer has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit in a California court against major production house Paramount Pictures, screenwriters and other associated entities.  Carlini has alleged that some ideas in the 2019 movie “What Men Want” were stolen...

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Apple in Trouble over Memoji, Srivilliputtur Palkova Gets GI Tag, MTR Badam Drink’s Hot Win Against Counterfeiters, and more

Trademark News

MTR Badam Drink’s Hot Win Against Counterfeiters, Srivilliputtur Palkova Gets GI Tag, Apple in Trouble over Memoji and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES MTR Badam Drink’s Hot Win Against Counterfeiters MTR Foods, a well-known FMCG in India since 1924, is the registered trademark owners of the brand name “MTR”. Among its several products, Badam Drink Mix is one of the most popular. Recently it was brought to MTR’s notice that several shops and supermarkets in Tamil Nadu were selling badam drink mixes with the trademark “MTR” resembling the real MTR’s appearance/trade dress. In...

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Trademark Registrations Granted Go Down by 27 Percent this Week

Trademark Statistics

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 have had a decrease in its work pace. The total number of hearing notices issued has decreased by thirty seven percent (37%). Similarly, the total renewals notices issued has decreased by thirty one percent (31%). However, there has been an increase of fifty one percent (51%) in the total applications published in the trademark journal. Weekly Indian Trademark Statistics Particulars Last Week This Week Change in % Total Trademark Applications Examined by Trademark Office 9024 8891 A decrease of 1% Total Applications Disposed through Show Cause...

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Gandhiji’s views on Exclusivity and Intellectual Property

Gandhiji's Exclusivity and Intellectual Property

Mahatma Gandhi's views on exclusivity over intellectual creations are fraught with uncertainty, and merely a matter of one's understanding, probably influenced by individual biases, opinions and inclinations. Scholars have over the years used the ambiguities in Gandhiji's views to arrive at inferences and conclusions that further their own understandings, philosophical underpinnings and ends. It is difficult to clearly state what Mahatma Gandhi's stand was with respect to intellectual property, and easy to opine that his stand on the subject is filled with ambiguity. From strands of Gandhiji's quotes and opinions from secondary sources, and work of respected scholars like Shyamkrishna...

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IPO sees increase in patent activity

weekly patent news - Patent statistics

The Patent and Design Statistics illustrated below have been compiled from the Official Journal of the Patents and Designs Office published by the patent office on Fridays, every week. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm. Indian Patent Statistics A total of 1139 patent applications have been published in the 39th issue of the Patent Journal, 2019. Out of the 1139 applications published in the journal, 183 applications account for early publications while 956 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A...

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AICTE and CIPAM spar over invention guidelines, USPTO invites comments on patenting inventions developed by AI and more

India and foreign patent news

In this weeks patent news - AICTE differs with CIPAM’s guidelines for on-campus inventions, to approach ministry, USPTO extends date for comments on “Artificial Intelligence (AI) Patents”, Nokia sues Lenovo for patent infringement, EU parliament challenges EPO on plant patentability, Aftechmobile sues Apple Inc. for patent infringement, Canon Inc., ends patent infringement dispute against LLC VTT and LLC Pallady, European Patent Office to host Patent Information Conference 2019,   EUIPO hosts IP Horizon 5.0 in Alicante, Spain, Intellectual Property Office of Australia launches Global Artificial Intelligence Platform (GAIN) and more. Patent News updates from India AICTE differs with CIPAM’s guidelines for on-campus inventions,...

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Court Dismisses “Tardigrades” Suit, Infringement of Ms. Pac-Man, IMI Music Report, and more

Court Dismisses “Tardigrades” Suit, Bandai Namco Sues AtGames for Ms. Pac Man Infringement, Italy Investigates Newspaper Piracy on Messaging Services, IMI Releases Digital Music Report 2019, Court Summons Kinjal Dave in Copyright Infringement Suit, TamilRockers Leaks Latest Releases, and more.   International News Court Dismisses “Tardigrades” Suit Video game developer Anas Abdin, the creator of unreleased game “Tardigrades” had filed a copyright infringement suit in a New York Court, against CBS, the producer of the popular series Star Trek. The court has now granted CBS’ motion to dismiss, finding that there were no substantial similarities between Abdin’s video game and the series, Star...

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