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Suggestions on the Amendment of the Copyright Act, 1957- Part II

Suggestions on the Amendment of the Copyright Act, 1957- Part II Section 18 Reasons for suggested amendments A frequent issue pertaining to Section 18, which outlines the rights which may be assigned and the exceptions, has been the right to receive royalties with respect to works forming part of a cinematograph film or sound recording. The current provision does not permit the author to waive or assign the right to receive equal share of royalties for the utilisation of such works, other than to copyright societies or to his legal heirs. More importantly, the proviso does not enlist the rights in the cinematograph...

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Suggestions on the Amendment of the Copyright Act, 1957- Part I

Suggestions on the Amendment of the Copyright Act, 1957- Part I The Hon. Registrar of Copyrights, through an email dated 14th October, 2020, invited suggestions on the amendment of the Copyright Act, 1957 in the light of changes brought about by use of internet, digitalization and an increasingly globalized market for digital content. On behalf of BananaIP Counsels, we have submitted the following recommendations and suggestions to the Registrar, and await positive changes in the Act. We appreciate the Registrar’s recognition of the changed situation brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need to revisit and carry out corresponding changes to...

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Jio Announced as Official Women’s T20 Sponsor, Nestle and California Pizza Kitchen Engaged in Trademark Spat, and more

Jio announced as official women’s T20 sponsor, MPL scores new deal with BCCI, Salem Sago applied for GI and more brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES Delhi High Court Vacates Interim Injunction Against the use of “Stanley” for Cables & Wires The Delhi High Court, in a recent decision, vacated an interim injunction granted against Mr. Sunil Agarwal, a manufacturer of cables and wires under the name ‘STANLEY’. The suit was instituted by Stanley Switchgear, a prominent manufacturer of switches, sockets, fuses, and other electronic appliances, but not including cables and wires. Stanley Switchgear...

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HIGH COURT OF DELHI RULES GOVERNING PATENT SUITS, 2020

HIGH COURT OF DELHI RULES GOVERNING PATENT SUITS, 2020

The High Court of Delhi has published a draft of the proposed “The High Court of Delhi Rules Governing Patent Suits, 2020” for comments and suggestions from the members of the bar. The framing of Rules is under Section 158 (Power of High Courts to make rules) of the Patents Act, 1970. The proposed rules may be accessed at http://delhihighcourt.nic.in/writereaddata/Upload/PublicNotices/PublicNotice_G3SK9Q0PX99.PDF. Comments and suggestions may be sent to the office of the Registrar General of the High Court of Delhi by e-mail to jr- [email protected] before 6th November 2020.   Introduction: By virtue of powers conferred on the High Court under Section 158 of...

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TikTok and Shopify sign E-commerce Deal, Sony Pictures Entertainment Merges Film and Television Divisions, LG Electronics Launches Streaming Platform and more.

E commerce and Licensing

TikTok and Shopify sign E-commerce Deal, Sony Pictures Entertainment Merges Film and Television Divisions, LG Electronics Launches Streaming Platform, Spotify reports surge in Subscriptions for Q3, Andhra Pradesh Govt. asks Centre to ban several Betting Apps and Websites, Reliance Jio Launches Online Gaming Competition and PUBG Mobile Officially Suspends Services in India. TikTok and Shopify sign E-commerce Deal The short-form video app TikTok, has recently signed a deal with Shopify, the Canadian e-commerce platform, to allow merchants to create “shoppable” video ads that drive customers to online stores. Shopify stated that, after its merchants select the product which they would like to promote,...

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Changes to UK IP Law from 1st January 2021, Indian Designs added to WIPO Global Design Database, AI related patent applications double and more

Weekly Patent News

In this week’s Patent News – Indian Designs added to WIPO Global Design Database; EPO invalidates Amgen’s patent claims protecting drug - Praluent, rules in favor of Sanofi and Regeneron; TikTok Inc. files suit for declaratory relief against Triller; Jury verdict directs Apple to pay $500 million to VirnetX by way of damages; UK IPO publishes information on the changes to UK intellectual property law from 1st January 2021; USPTO hosts ID5 6th Annual Meeting, commemorates the 5th anniversary of the ID5 forum; SAIP organizes IP20+ Global Intellectual Property Challenges Forum and other news updates. INDIAN DESIGNS NEWS Indian Designs now added...

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520 patent granted this week, 61% increase in grants

Weekly Patent News - Patent and industrial design statistics

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of the Patents and Designs published by the patent office on the 30th of October 2020. 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 761 patent applications have been published in the 44th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 761 applications published in the journal, 289 applications account for early publications while 472 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A...

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Patent (Amendment) Rules, 2020 come into force – Here are the changes

Patent (Amendment) Rules, 2020

On the 20th of October, 2020 the Central Government through an Official Gazette notification published the Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2020, containing the revised rules. In summary, amendments have been made to the timeline and content required while submitting the Statement of Working of Patents (Form 27) for a granted Patent and in respect of the requirements for filing priority documents and its verified English translation for PCT national phase applications in India. The highlights of the Revised Rules 2020 are broadly set out below: 1. Statement of Working of Patent (Form 27) The amended rule 131(2) now states: “(2) The statements referred to in sub-rule...

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Pakistan to Challenge India’s Basmati GI in Europe, Formula1 Partners with Confirmed360, and more

Pakistan to challenge India’s Basmati GI in Europe, LEGO and Adidas Pen Multi-Year Partnership, Nintendo Cracks Down on Tiktok Star, and more brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES Madras High Court Grants Temporary Injunction Against the Use of Thirumala Dairy In a recent decision, the Madras High Court issued a temporary injunction in favour of Thirumala Milk Products Ltd. (“TMP”), restraining Kunte Group from using the mark ‘Tirumalaa Dairy’, which was found to be confusingly similar to TMP’s registered trademarks ‘Thirumala’ and ‘Tirumala’. The suit was filed by TMP, after it came to their knowledge...

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Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2020, LDC’s request WTO to extend transition period and more

Weekly Patent News

In this week’s Patent News – Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2020 come into force; Nokia seeks injunction against Lenovo for patent infringement; LDC’s request WTO to extend transition period under the TRIP’s for 12 years; CNIPA and EPO to launch pilot program for Chinese Applicants to designate EPO as an additional ISA. INDIA PATENT NEWS UPDATES Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2020 come into force from 20th October 2020 Last year, in the month of May, the Indian Patent Office published the draft Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2019. The Office had invited objections and suggestions from all persons with regard to the proposed amendments. On 22nd...

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