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The Wind from the West – Playwright Ananda Rao’s Padamati Gali

Padamati Gali

Note: This is not an IP post, and has only one reference to copyright protection. It comes; It changes; And it goes. It changes lives, lives of farmers, who provide food to the world. For many of us, the wind is nothing more than a phenomenon. But for farmers and their families, it is a life changing event. Seventy two years after independence, farmers in India continue to live uncertain lives. Their struggles are not much different from those before independence. The protests, the marches, the strikes, and the sacrifices prevail, and the fight is still on. Only the adversary has changed. This...

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Weekly Copyright News: Facebook to Share Chats with Police, Artist Sues Ariana Grande, ‘Fiji Water Girl’ Suit, and more

Facebook to Provide User Chat Details for Sensitive Cases to Delhi Police, MEITy Invites Counter Comments on Draft Intermediary Rules, Vegas Artist Sues Ariana Grande for Using Art in Music Video, Creators of Netflix’s ‘Wild Wild Country’ Sued for Copyright Infringement, ‘Fiji Water Girl’ Sues Fiji Water for Unauthorised Use of Images, Spotify in Talks to Acquire Gimlet, TikTok and Sony Collaborate to Promote Thriller ‘Escape Room’ Copyright Quote The Copyright Bargain is a balance between protection for the artist and rights for the consumer. Robin Gross Copyright Statistics There is an increase of 14% in the total number of copyright applications filed last week as compared to the previous week....

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Patents and Women – Presentation by Ms. Vinita Radhakrishnan at IIM – Ahmedabad

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This talk on Patents and Women was delivered by Ms. Vinita Radhakrishnan at the at the Fourth International Conference on Creativity and Innovation at/for/from/with Grassroots [ICCIG 4] held at IIM, Ahmedabad. In this presentation Ms. Vinita talks about - Enrollment of Women in higher education, Women participation in research and development activities, Women recipients of civilian awards for their contribution to science and technology in India, Women participation in startups and entrepreneurship among women, among others. You may view the full presentation below. [slideshare id=130478710&doc=iimapresentation-190204141804] About Ms. Vinita Radhkrishnan Ms. Vinita, a senior partner at BananaIP, specializes in Bio/Pharma patent law and Patent Strategy. She heads...

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Job Opening at BananaIP – Intellectual Property (IP) Attorney

The featured image shows a person holding a board with the words we are hiring. BIP counsels is hiring for the position of IP Attorney. To apply, click here

BananaIP (BIP) Counsels is pleased to announce an opening for the position of IP Attorney with the Media & Entertainment Division. Please see details below for more information. Job Description Title – IP Attorney Department – Media and Entertainment Job Description – 1) Media & Entertainment, Intellectual Property Law related work Contract drafting Litigation Management Agreement review Legal Opinions 2) Trademark/ Copyright Search, Filing and Prosecution 3)  Filing and Prosecution CTC – Negotiable Location – Mumbai/Bangalore Pre-Requisites Applicants must have the following qualifications and capabilities. Education: B.A LL.B./LL. M in Entertainment Law Experience: 1 Year experience in the relevant industry Skills: Excellent oral and written...

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Patenting Indoor Cricket

This post was first published on March 30, 2011. In this fast moving world, where people hardly find any time to enjoy, cricket was also dying with the reduction in number of spectators. The main reason could have been the length of games where test cricket is played for 5 days and the 50 over version would last for around 8 hours. Introduction of a new variant “twenty-20”made an immediate impact and attracted more people to the ground as well as to the galleries since the game is more of attacking type and last long for just 4 hours. This variant...

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Cricket Pitch Patent

This post was fist published on March 26, 2011. Cricket is a sport which originated in England and slowly spread across the world. At present more than 100 countries play cricket as per ICC rules. This gentlemen's game is most popular among commonwealth nations but it still has to gain popularity in other parts of the world like sports such as football, tennis, etc. Cricket lovers keep organizing cricket matches at different venues to promote the game. In Aug 2009, some players including Kapil Dev played cricket on snow at an altitude of 3,454 meters above sea level on Jungfrau Mountain...

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Doctrine of unclean hands- Now a defense in trademark infringement!

The image depicts a pack of cards by the mark 555. The court in a infringement case over the mark 555 held that the principle of unclean hands will apply to trademark cases. Click on the image to read the full post.

This post was first published on March 22, 2011. The Indian Courts, in the recent past have continuously surprised us by pulling one trick after the other when it comes to dealing with Intellectual Property cases. This time around it is the Bombay High Court while dealing with a trademark infringement matter in the recent case of M/S.J.K. Sons vs M/S.Parksons Games & Sports (decided on March 18, 2011).The facts involve M/S Parksons Games & Sports (respondents) being the owners of the trademark '555' for playing card. The respondents have used the mark 555 in conjunction with other marks such as...

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Patenting Bowling Machines – We are not talking about Anil Kumble or McGrath

This post was first published on March 22, 2011. We are midway through the fascinating Cricket World Cup 2011 now. So far, we witnessed domination of test teams over rookies (Ireland Vs England match was an exception for this). Competition will get tougher as the tournament proceeds. As expected, spinners are dominating batsmen but top class pacers from Australia and South Africa too proved worthy. The factors which will help players keep going is nothing but hard work and practice. The hard core practice sessions in the nets will definitely help improving player’s performances. During practice, players help each other to improve...

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Weekly Trademark News: Amul Sends Legal Notice to Google, 20th Century Fox in a Legal Battle, Japan Patent Office Bans Era Trademark and Other News

Indian Trademark Statistics for February (First Week), 20th Century Fox in Legal Battle Over its Upcoming Movie, Valentine Makeup Collection by Kylie Jenner, Amul Sends Legal Notice to Google, Pithora Arts GI and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK “Within every brand is a product, but not every product is a brand”- David Ogilvy INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS The Indian Trademark Office has had a mixed week. The total number of applications examined by trademark office has increased by five six percent (6%). The total number of hearing notices issued has increased by...

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Is GPL so Viral? – The New Phase of OSS License Enforcement and Compliance

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This post was first published on 20th March, 2011. General Public License (GPL) is one of the most stringent open source licenses. Being a license created by Free Software Foundation, it may be termed as a strong copyleft license. One of the primary objectives of the license is to spread the philosophy of free software foundation to make source code available for copying, use, modification and distribution. Any derivative work of a software governed by GPL will also be governed by GPL and source code must be made available during distribution. Programs that are integrated with software governed by GPL are...

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