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Upcoming IP Event: Copyright for Writers and Publishers (6th January 2020)

Creative Expression and Copyright Protection

BananaIP Counsels, through Intellepedia, is happy to announce a seminar on "Creative Expression and Copyright Protection", an event for writers, novelists and publishers, on 6th January, 2020 at its office. You may register online for the event here: Register online Event Information With the emergence of novel and innovative publishing models, authors, writers and novelists have the choice of numerous publication options. They no longer need to wait for a nod from a publisher, whose considerations are often not limited to the quality of their literary work. Today's authors can  write and publish their work in digital form on their own social media platforms...

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Google and Youtube Lose Copyright Infringement Battle,Liam Hemsworth Sued for Copyright Infringement,Diego Maradona Cries Foul Against Dolce and Gabbana and more

Copyright and Entertainment Law News

Google and Youtube Lose Copyright Infringement Battle; Disney and Lucas film Sue Mouseprint Media LLC for Copyright Infringement; Bella Hadid Sued for Posting Infringing Pictures; Liam Hemsworth Sued for Copyright Infringement; Diego Maradona Cries Foul Against Dolce and Gabbana; Rebel Wilson Hit with Federal Law Suit for Infringement; Lawsuit Against Apple: Apple Music Streams without Proper License; Mighty Music Player Now Compatible with Amazon Music; The Holy Trifecta to Create an Open-Source Smart Home Standard and more. Entertainment Law News Google and Youtube Lose Copyright Infringement Battle Suneel Darshan, proprietor of Shree Krishna International, a film production company, filed a permanent injunction...

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Upcoming IP Events – Fast tracking Patents, Music of Copyrights, and Learn Patent Searching and Data Analysis Skills/Techniques

Upcoming Intellectual Property (IP) Events by Intellepedia

BananaIP's Intellepedia is organising three IP Events during the next four weeks. They are being held at BananaIP's office in Bangalore. You may register for the events by visiting the links provided hereunder. At a Glance Fastracking Patents in India: Getting a Patent in One Year - 20th December 2019 (2PM to 4PM) - BananaIP's Office (3rd Floor) - Register Online The Music of Copyrights - 3rd January , 2020 (2PM to 4PM) - BananaIP's Office (3rd Floor) - Register Online Learn Patent Searching and Data Analysis Skills/Techniques - 10th January , 2020 (2PM to 4PM) - BananaIP's Office (3rd Floor)...

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Dream11 Scores Big, Nike’s Battle for its Swoosh, Flipkart Collaborates with Nokia and more

Trademark News

Dream11 Scores Big, JJ Chicken to Tap Indian Market, Flipkart Collaborates with Nokia and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES Nike Fights for its Swoosh Nike Innovate, the registered trademark owners of the marks NIKE, SWOOSH device and NIKE AIR filed a suit seeking permanent injunction against Shoesnation, a retail trader of footwear based out of New Delhi and Himanshu Gupta & Shubham Garg trading as M/s. SRG Plastic Company (hereinafter referred to as ‘Defendants’) from using SWOOSH device along with the mark FITZE. Nike alleged that Defendants’ mark has artistic features, getup, layout,...

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2.76 Lakhs Trademarks granted so far this Year by Indian Trademark Registry

Trademark Statistics

109% increase in total number of applications published in the trademark journal this week, a decrease of 2338 in the total number of hearing notices issued this week and more. 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 had a mixed week in its working capacity as can be seen from the statistics in the table below. The total number of applications published in the trademark journal have increased by hundred and nine percent (109%). Similarly, the total number of renewal notices issued have...

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22,000+ patents granted so far this year, will the IPO reach the 25,000 figure?

weekly patent news - Patent statistics

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of the Patents and Designs Office published by the patent office on the 13th of December 2019. 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 1633 patent applications have been published in the 50th issue of the Patent Journal, 2019. Out of the 1633 applications published in the journal, 211 applications account for early publications while 1422 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A...

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Arsenal Bears the Brunt of Mesut Özil’s Comments, Jason Mraz Sues Coors Lights, Taylor Swift Cancels Licensing of Her Music Catalogue, Netflix’s New Original: Spotify’s Story and more

Copyright and Entertainment Law News

Petition Signed to Remove Netflix Comedy "First Temptation of Christ"; Arsenal Bears the Brunt of Mesut Özil's Comments on Uighur Muslims; Copyright Infringement Suit Against Vampire Facial Doctor; Jason Mraz Sues Coors Lights; Heirs to Tom Petty Resolve their Legal Disputes; Taylor Swift Shuts Down Licensing of Her Music Catalogue; Netflix's New Original Series: Spotify Startup Story; Youtube’s App Becomes Most Frequently Used Music App in India; US Reaches 1 Trillion Milestone for Music and Video Streams and more. Entertainment Law News Petition Signed to Remove Netflix Comedy "First Temptation of Christ" The New Christmas Netflix Special has outraged hundreds of...

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Patent News: India ranks 13th in international patent filings, WIPO calls for comments on Artificial Intelligence and IP Policy and more

India and foreign patent news

In this week’s Patent News – India ranks 13th in international patent filings; BananaIP to host one day seminar on “How to obtain a patent in one year in India”; Bristol-Myers awarded $750 million in patent infringement lawsuit with Gilead; Nokia and Daimler to settle SEP patent dispute through mediation; Abraxis Bioscience withdraws complaint against Sun Pharma; Hong Kong to launch new Patent System; WIPO calls for comments on – Impact of AI on IP Policy; U.S.A and China reach consensus on issues regarding IPR protection; ARIPO publishes Notification of Amendments to the Harare Protocol 2019;  EUIPO hosts Technical Workshop...

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Dancing with Intellectual Property: A Presentation by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala

Dancing with Intellectual Property

On December 13th, 2019, BananaIP Counsels conducted a seminar titled "Dancing with Intellectual Property" at its office in Bangalore. The event was attended by dancers, performers, and dance instructors, and witnessed active exchanges on the need for IP awareness for those in the field. Dr. Kalyan, Managing Partner of BananaIP Counsels, started the session with a discussion on the different types of intellectual property that could exist in a dance performance, and how each form of IP could be protected. He elucidated the protectable elements in a dance performance, and the commercial and legal benefits of protecting each element, and how...

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Yoga Sequence is not Dance Choreography for Copyright Protection

Yoga Sequence is not Dance Choreography for Copyright Protection

Bikram Choudhury, a self-proclaimed yoga guru, published a book in 1979 entitled 'Bikram’s Beginning Yoga Class', which contained a sequence for promoting wellbeing and energy levels, among others. His book contained twenty six yoga asanas and two breathing exercises selected, arranged and organised in a sequence. The sequence is required to be performed at 105 degree Fahrenheit to produce optimum results. Though the yoga poses were based on Hatha Yoga, Bikram claimed that he developed specific poses in a sequence to provide health benefits, and urged readers of his book to practice them in the order provided. He registered a...

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