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Flipkart Wins a Domain Infringement Case, Lacoste Loses a Bite of its Crocodile, Jungle Book Activity Books Coming, Mizo Banana GI, and Other News

Weekly Trademark News - BananaIP Counsels

Indian Trademark Statistics for March (First Week), Taylor Swift and her Bizarre Trademarks, McDonald’s Loses to Supermac, Flipkart Fights its Domain Squatter and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK “Representations that do not make sense are the best Trade Marks” – Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS In the last week, the Indian Trademark Office has had a very slow week. The total number of applications published in the trademark journal has decreased by eighteen percent (18%). Similarly, the total number of registrations granted has decreased by forty Three percent (43%) and...

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Your Book or Mine – Writers’ Moral Rights: Copyrights and Writers Part 10

A writer has two types of rights in his/her work: moral rights and economic rights. Economic rights are most often brought up in a discussion on copyright law, as they could lead to direct commercial benefits for the writer as well as other parties involved in a transaction. As seen in the previous post, the rights to publish a work, make it available to the public, and make and distribute copies of that work are important rights for a writer to make a living. Although moral rights do not directly help the commercialisation of a writer’s work, they are essential...

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Patent Statistics, Interesting Inventions, New Draft Manual of Patent Office Practice and Procedure, National Policy on Software Products and more

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“Patent Statistics, Interesting Inventions, Draft Manual of Patent Office Practice and Procedure 2019 published, National Policy on Software Products – 2019, receives sanction from the Union Cabinet, Huawei and Samsung end patent infringement dispute, Blackberry and Twitter in a tussle, NI – MSME to organize a 5 - day training session on Intellectual Property Rights, RGNIIPM Nagpur to launch an IP Innovation Gallery” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Quote of the Week “An invention has to make sense in the world it finishes in, not in the world it started” Tim O’Reilly, Founder of...

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Reading Between The Lines- Book Publishing Contracts: Copyrights and Writers Part 9

Reading Between The Lines- Book Publishing Contracts_ Copyrights and Writers Part 9

Getting a publishing contract is an important milestone for a writer. For some writers, that is a remarkable achievement. This is despite the fact that the value added by publishers in publishing a book has been diminishing over the years. In reality, a publisher is merely a middle man between the author and the reader, and though many publishers claim to contribute to the quality of the book, their role is mostly limited to copy editing, printing, and distributing it. The success of a published book is largely dependent on the author and his efforts, and when seen from this...

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E-Commerce Policy, Rush for Patriotic Movie Titles, Spotify in India, and more

DIPP Invites Comments on E-Commerce Policy, Bollywood Rushes to Register Patriotic Movie Titles, Spotify’s India Launch Hit by Warner Suit, IFTDA Bans Navjot Singh Sidhu from Kapil Sharma Show, Tiktok Launches Video Series on Community Guidelines, Total Dhamaal Leaked Online Soon After Release, APC: Serena Williams’ Cartoon Not Racist, Nicki Minaj Denies Copyright Infringement in Tracy Chapman Lawsuit, US Copyright Office Denies Copyright for ‘Carlton Dance’ in Fortnite Suit, US Court Allows AT&T-Time Warner Merger, Facebook Held Liable for Retaining Copyright Infringing Links in Italy, Pocket Aces Teams up with Amazon, Tip of the Week, and more. Copyright Quote Unfortunately, nothing is...

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Regulating eCommerce Marketplaces: Proposals in the National eCommerce Policy Draft

Regulating eCommerce Marketplaces: Proposals in the National eCommerce Policy Draft

The recently released National eCommerce Policy Draft ("eCommerce Policy") acknowledges the role of eCommerce marketplaces in building the network and systems to facilitate eCommerce in India. As stated in the policy, many agree that the emergence of eCommerce marketplaces have benefited small sellers and consumers. At some level, eCommerce marketplaces have also played a role in spreading eCommerce knowledge and culture. However, the growth of large eCommerce marketplaces combined with lack of an effective regulatory mechanism has created entry and growth barriers for enterprises, and has given rise to anti-competitive, oppressive, unfair, and discriminatory practices. Acknowledging some of these aspects,...

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Samsung in Trouble over Smartwatches, Lifebuoy Trademark Victory, ITC Wins GI Infringement Case and Other News

Weekly Trademark News - BananaIP Counsels

Indian Trademark Statistics for February (Fourth Week), Zumba for Fitness, GST on Brands and Logos Too?, Lifebuoy Trademark Victory, ITC Wins GI Infringement Case and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK "A brand’s job is to create a customer that creates and inspires other customers" - Think Marketing INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS In the last week, the Indian Trademark Office has had a mixed week. The total number of registrations granted has increased by twenty eight percent (28 %). Similarly, the total number of hearing notices issued has increased by fourteen percent (14 %)....

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National e-commerce Policy Draft

NATIONAL E-COMMERCE POLICY DRAFT

On February 23rd 2019, the Department of Industry and Internal Trade released a draft outlining the National e-commerce policy, curated to address the major developments taking place in the field of e-commerce and digital trade. The Policy addresses the various concerns that have accompanied the rapid digitization of the economy and has chosen certain key areas that needs prioritization. Additionally, the Centre has highlighted the importance of harmonization of e-commerce policies across Ministries and Departments of the Government. The key areas of policy addressed in this draft are – (i) Data; (ii) infrastructure development; (iii) e-commerce marketplaces; (iv) regulatory issues; (v)...

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BananaIP’s Comments on the Draft Intermediary Rules, 2018

BANANAIP’S COMMENTS ON THE DRAFT INTERMEDIARY RULES, 2018

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITy) issued a notification on 24th December 2018 publishing the draft Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines) Rules 2018 to replace the rules notified in 2011. The notification, published on the MEITy website, invited comments and suggestions on the draft rules. BananaIP has submitted its recommendations and suggestions to the Ministry, and awaits positive changes in the proposed rules. We appreciate the Ministry’s recognition of the widespread misuse of social media platform to spread fake news, and the Ministry’s resolve in drafting these rules to strengthen the legal framework to make intermediaries more accountable under the...

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Patent statistics, Micro Spy Robots, Conference on IPR for Global Business, EPO discusses plant patentability, Webinar on Technology Transfer by EPO and other Weekly Patent News updates

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“Patent Statistics, Interesting Inventions, Micro Spy Robots, National Conference on “IPR for Global Business: Forward Looking Agenda for India”, held in Bangalore; Jharkhand Council on Science gives thumps up for the establishment of a Patent Facilitation Centre in Ranchi; Kibow Biotech Inc. wins patent suit in India, EPO and others hold discussion over patentability of plants; Webinar on Technology Transfer to be held by EPO” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Quote of the Week “A country without a patent office and good patent laws is just a crab and can’t travel any way...

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