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An overview of the recent amendment to IT (Intermediary) Rules, 2021

An overview of the recent amendment to IT (Intermediary) Rules, 2021

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology notified the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Amendment Rules, 2022 (hereinafter referred to as the “2022 Amendment”) to the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, in the official gazette on the 28th of October, 2022. The Amendment was notified following a public consultation on the proposed draft of the amendments released in June by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. The 2022 Amendment…

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Weekly Copyright, Media, and Entertainment Law Updates

This week’s copyright, media, and entertainment law updates are as below: Kerala District Court Issues Injunction Order Against ‘Varaha Roopam’ The Palakkad District Court in Kerala, issuing an injunction order in the copyright infringement suit against the song ‘Varaha Roopam’ of the superhit Kannada film ‘Kantara’, restrained the producer- Hombale Films, the director- Rishabh Shetty, the distributor in Kerala- Prithviraj Productions Pvt. Ltd., and streaming platforms from exhibiting, streaming, distributing or communicating to the public the film Kantara with the synchronised…

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Weekly Trademark Updates

This week’s trademark updates are as follows – Protecting GI Goods The GI Tags can and are being utilized to prevent counterfeits from chipping away the revenue of the original products protected as a GI. The Gulbarga Tur Dal (pigeon pea) is a good example of the same. During a training program held in October 2022, 16 users were awarded the “Authorized User Certificate” (AUC) for the Gulbarga Tur Dal, which is a product provided with a GI Tag. The AUC…

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How to Choose a Patent Attorney: Important Considerations When Choosing

How to Choose a Patent Attorney: Important Considerations When Choosing

When you have an idea for a new product, it’s exciting. But until you file for a patent, that idea is also very fragile. If someone else comes up with the same ideas and files for a patent first, your idea could be stolen from you before you even get a chance to protect it. Read More. Continue Reading How to Choose a Patent Attorney: Important Considerations When Choosing

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Weekly Patent and Industrial Design Statistics – 21st October 2022 to 28th October 2022

Indian Patent and Industrial Design Statistics for the week – 21st October, 2022 to 28th October, 2022 has been compiled from the Official journal of Patents and Designs. The data is presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm. Continue Reading Weekly Patent and Industrial Design Statistics – 21st October 2022 to 28th October 2022

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Weekly Trademark Update Bulletin- PhonePe v MobilePe, Entrepreneur Magazine Vs. The Senior Examiner of Trade Marks, Delhi and more

This week’s trademark updates from BananaIP Counsels include PhonePe v MobilePe, Entrepreneur Magazine vs. The Senior Examiner of Trade Marks, Delhi, and The Battle of Sadda Pind. Read More Continue Reading Weekly Trademark Update Bulletin- PhonePe v MobilePe, Entrepreneur Magazine Vs. The Senior Examiner of Trade Marks, Delhi and more

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Why should I perform a Freedom to Operate (FTO) analysis before launching my product?

Why should I perform a Freedom to Operate (FTO) analysis before launching my product?

As a product developer, you likely put a lot of time and resources into developing your product. You want to be sure that you will not face any legal issues when you launch your product. This is where a Freedom to Operate (FTO) analysis comes in. Read More Continue Reading Why should I perform a Freedom to Operate (FTO) analysis before launching my product?

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How to Encourage Employee Inventors in Your Company to File for More Patents

How to Encourage Employee Inventors in Your Company to File for More Patents

As employee inventors continue to file more patents with the Patent office, it’s important that you encourage them to do the same within your company. There are many ways in which a company can encourage its employee inventors to file for more patents. If you’re ready to help your company get even more value out of your employee inventor program, you should follow these tips. Read More Continue Reading How to Encourage Employee Inventors in Your Company to File for…

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